- File Size: 1400 KB
- Print Length: 261 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1974060624
- Publication Date: August 5, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073SYDP68
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,137,948 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Delina’s tale is one of rags to riches with a fantasy twist. Rejected as a child for looking different, it is that difference that later singles her out as a Dragonblood and the rightful ruler of her land. Of course, there are battles to be fought on the way to claiming her thrown. In true reluctant hero fashion, Delina isn’t immediately sold on the idea of being a ruler, but her close human companion Merric helps her to realize her importance.
This story follows the typical hero structure in that there is a journey Delina must pursue to achieve her goal with many obstacles and lessons to learn along the way. As the story develops, so does our hero, gaining new and majestic powers along the way. Most important, Delina transforms, in more ways than one. She starts out as an outcast; living this almost peacefully savage life and in time becomes the epitome of royalty, relying on and serving the people she will rule. There may even be sweet romance in our hero’s future.
I think this story has all the classic elements that true heroic fantasy fans will love with enough tweaks and twists to keep you interested til the end. I also love that this story portrays a strong female character who doesn’t use sex appeal to advance her story in any way.
This whole story is filled with archetypes of good, bad, loyal, and other characters that will teach young readers well-learned lessons and will remind older readers of the merits they hope to see in themselves. I think this story is ideal for fantasy lovers and suitable for the whole family.
Delina is a great character. She's strong yet vulnerable, reluctant to embrace her destiny but with too big a heart to let the evil of Kargoth take over the land. The young hunter, Merrick, is a good character as well but definitely does not overshadow Delina.
Dragonblood Throne: Legacy, like much swords-and-sorcery fantasy books, covers familiar territory, but I still enjoyed it immensely. Unlike Dragon Rising, which was written as a stand-alone, this book has now transformed into Book One of a series, which included a new ending and an inkling of what is to come. I look forward to Book Two!
After being isolated for most of her life, she struggles to trust a young warrior that she’d nursed back to health. Although she feels an attraction (beyond physical) to him, her dealings with others makes her extremely cautious. With an unknown past and mysterious eyes, she’s been labeled a witch, and lost most of her family due to the same. Her only companion is a saber toothed panther (Morlok) who has protected her since she was a child.
Once Merrick convinces Delina of impending dangers, she journeys with him and learns more about herself and her family. Not only is she a dragonblood, she’s the rightful ruler of Almar. Now, she must choose to embrace her heritage and become who/what she’s meant to be, or she can reject that heritage and succumb to the forces of Kargoth: the malefic usurper who murdered her father.
Dragonblood Throne Legacy is full of magic, fantastical creatures, and intrigue. There were a few places that caused my brow to raise, but the story as a whole is a good one. All of the expected fantasy elements are present with some new creatures called Malcoraths as well. Author Fallwell redefines what a dragon is, and entwines those aspects into a forward-moving plot.
Being a lover of characterization, I’m always searching for “why” a character displays certain behaviors. I never truly understood Kargoth’s motivations for his abominable acts, but that didn’t take away from my reading enjoyment.
Easily 4.5 stars and recommended for fantasy lovers: young and old.