Son of Dragons (Legends of Oblivion Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Now I must say that I adored the character of Mirhana in this. I always love finding a character that is relatable, in a sense, to me. She is a very strong girl who has gone through quite a lot compared to her brother. At least if you consider his life and hers before he was turned into the Vaer. She has been a bit unlucky in love, sometimes by just time and other times by the undead changing them and her having to kill them herself. But, as they say, "It is better to have loved...", right? But it isn't until she meets Prince Landon, who obviously doesn't tell her he is a prince due to his whole thing about wanting to do for hisself, that she realizes all the others were minor players compared to him. And no matter what she does, she cannot shake the feeling that they are pretty much meant for each other.
Now besides all heart-to-heart, love stuff that goes on, we actually do have quite a bit of action. The characters, who initially start out on their own separate paths, meet up and head out on a journey together to end the Warloc's reign. Or at least the threat of his new reign through his protege, the mysterious Sorceress. No one knows who this chick is, but she is bound and determined to end at least one of their lives to keep the prophecy stating his demise at their hands from coming true. And boy does she have quite a few tricks up her sleeve. She will do anything to bring him back.
Now, while this book does see our heroes and heroines reach the Sorceress and attempt to stop her, I was a bit confused by the ending. Or should I say the outcome of the "battle" that ensues. I actually had to go back a few pages in the second to last chapter just to figure out what had happened. It just felt too abrupt. And along with that, I felt some of the scenes throughout the story were a bit rushed. Some of them felt like they could have been developed more, and by developing them more they could have added so much more to the story. This actually felt like it could have been two books instead of one with just a bit more detail both into their journey and in the last part of the book where they face the Sorceress. Because, I must admit, I actually kind of expected that final scene where they find the Sorceress and attempt to thwart her plans should have been it. And with a bit more detail, it could have been.
I really did love this, and I would definitely read another book in this series if it is in the works. I really want to know what is going to happen next after that epilogue of "WHAT!!!" I mean, seriously, I so want the good guys to win. But I also kind of don't want to lose any of them. Well, the important ones anyway. The main ones. But there is one that I could definitely live without right now after reading this last book. *insert ominous music here* I just get a bad vibe with this person. Like I cannot trust them any more. And I have a feeling that person is going to play a big part in the next book. And it is not going to be pretty.
Celeste and Brock remain true to their characters as seen in previous stories. The new characters that are introduced (Mirhana, Landon, Jeslyn, and Gillespie) are all just as well-developed. Their physical descriptions as well as the descriptions of their "powers" make them easy to picture.
Once again the different creatures that they encounter are described in detail. I can almost feel how soft Melwyn's fur is or smell the odor of the deadwalkers. There are so many more that I loved but I can't say anything without giving too much about the story away.
The settings are amazing. I felt like I was sitting there watching everything happen. I don't want to give anything away but I want to go to the place where Landon discovers who he truly is!
The storyline is exciting and fast-paced with a lot of twists. It isn't so complicated that you can't easily follow it either. Everything flows very well and I found myself literally biting my nails (I know, I know, bad habit) toward the end of the book.
I would recommend at least reading Cursed in Shadow before reading this one.
The main character is a twin born Elf named Mirhana. Picture a cross between Buffy the Vampire Slayer (television, not the movie) the pretty Elvin love interest in the Trilogy of the Rings, The Sorceress from 'The Scorpion King', and Sigourney Weaver from any of the Sci-Fi parts she has had, and make her a real badass, and you have described a pale imitation of Mirhana.
The book has unrequited love, evil mechanisms by bad actors, and a refreshing spin on the old themes that you find in all the rest of these fantasy books. I do not want to tell you the whole story here. To get that, you have to buy the book.
If you enjoy tales of the sword and sorcery variety, with strong female characters that are more likely to hack a lad up than to weep on his shoulders, then this is the book for you. My former wife once pointed out that I have a thing for these strong women characters. I am fairly sure she did not mean that nicely, but she was right. My ex was no Buffy.
As to the book, the cover is well done, the story flows well, you will not be distracted by typos or ragged composition, and the story telling is a thing of wonder. If you like fantasy, or just well written literature, this will make a good weekend of reading for you.