Dragon's Call Dragon Heir, Book 1 Ann Gimpel Paranormal, Magic Realism, Dystopian, Urban Fantasy Ann Gimpel Books, LLC August 13, 2019 332
After her Celtic kin proved too big a bunch of bastards to bother with, Rowan sought solace among witches.
The first book in a magic-laced, fast-paced fantasy trilogy. With dragons.
After the Breaking, not much was left. I assumed it was a case of magic gone bad—until I discovered my goddess mother had broken the world. She didn’t like it that I’d turned my back on the pantheon. My long tenure among witches rubbed salt into the wound.
After a confrontation where Mommy Dearest fessed up—and lacked the decency to bat an eyelash about the widespread destruction she’d caused—I was digesting what to do next when a dragon showed up.
Yes. A dragon.
The beast didn’t talk with me or anything, but it flew overhead wreaking havoc on a goblin horde. Witches are old souls with kind hearts, but they’re not particularly strong magically, so I was grateful for the help.
And suspicious as hell. Why a dragon? Why here and why now? More importantly, why was he—she?—helping me? Part of me didn’t want to know, and another part was certain I’d find out anyway.
I had all intentions of writing a brief review for this book. That idea fell apart after a couple of chapters, because this is a damn good book!
The story of Rowan, and to a large part Bjorn, also slowly became a “can’t put it down” story and I loved it, she wants to know who her father was and what she is and the journey to find out is riveting.
What would a great fantasy story be without a “save the world” plot? That is what we have here, this is a world (our world actually, or what is left of it after a horrible event) where few humans survive, and things from your nightmares roam the world.
Never been a dystopian fan of any sort which should give you an idea how good this story was. I will leave you with the fact that as soon as I finished this book (which has no cliffhanger BTW) I bought the other 2 books of this trilogy. I am going to call this 4.5 Stars for a great story.