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- Print Length: 304 pages
- Publisher: Seventh Star Press; 2nd edition (April 5, 2011)
- Publication Date: April 5, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004VFNJIA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Kallon Redheart is the last of the reds. He lost his mother and father at a young age. As a result he has turned his back on the dragon nation. In fact everyone thinks him long dead.
Riza has left her family behind. She refuses to accept the role in life assigned to her. She knows there is more in store for her. She travels far to find a new life.
Their paths crossed when Riza is surrounded by three men determined to cause her harm. Kallon steps in and rescues her taking her back to his cave. Riza stays with Kallon for the night. The next day he no longer wants her around so she leaves looking for the town.
The dragon hunter has entered the area and hears the locals talk of a dragon. He learns of Riza and her encounter. He uses the town’s people to find her.
Riza gets very lost after leaving Kallon’s cave and wanders around after dark. She hides in a barn and Armitage, the dragon hunter, finds her. He helps her get a job as a cook in the town’s tavern. She does her job well and gains friends in the owner and the regulars but she has those who watch her. Armitage waits to confront her about the dragon. When the town’s people demand she be punished for consorting with a dragon, Armitage must save her from the mob. Then Kallon must then save her from the dragon hunter.
More is going on than any of them know. Intrigue is running rampant at the dragon council. The wizard, Orman, and Riza get caught up in a dragon’s plan for power. Redheart has to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save them both.
I love dragons and was excited to read this story. Kallon has placed himself in exile after losing everything. He is a grumpy, lonely dragon. Then Riza stumbles into his life. He saves her and then doesn’t know what to do with her. You can feel his indecision. You can just picture the scene as he purposely makes her leave.
Riza is a great character. She is strong willed and open-hearted. She accepts there is more to life than what she was viewed as. I love that she set out to find it. Her bravery was front and center the whole story. She refused to let Armitage tell her what to do. I can just imagine the glares she would give him. She was caught up and used as a pawn in the dragon intrigue that involved the dragon possibly going to war with humans. The author created a great villain that was conniving and manipulating. He thwarted Kallon’s attempts at every turn. Kallon had to accept help from the most unexpected places and believe in the unknown to make things right. It was a good read. I give it a 4 out of 5.
That being said, however, there are some things that I had issues with. First being world building, and the second character development. Bear also in mind that I have not read the last two books yet, so there might be some additional work done to expand things for me. These issues are only for RedHeart and not for the series in general.
World-building in the story could have been a lot more thorough. There really isn’t a lot to tell about their “world”. So far, we know there are two countries, but you don’t really get the sense of what the world seems to be. There is very little sense of “place” in the book, other than one place which had the most detail about the place and which has stuck the most in mind. We know it’s there, I mean, there are people and dragons that are going through a story there, but an idea of the land and the country is missing. Yes, there is a little, but not as much as one would like. They say that the devil is in the details, and there was, well, precious little of that. You do get a sense of why that is so at the end of the book, so I hope there will be more forthcoming in the next two books.
Character development is another place which could have used a lot more work. The story seemed to focus more around the action of the story, rather than the back-stories of the characters. The stories behind the characters were not, at least in this book, explored enough. Both Kallon and Riza’s pasts seemed to be rife with tragic potential, but they were merely given a paragraph here and there during the story left at that.
Like I said, it was an entertaining, quick read. There is room for improvement and hopefully the remaining books will flesh out some of the things that left me puzzled in this book.
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