A prince with a quest. A commoner with mysterious powers. And dragons that demand to be freed - at any cost.
Prince Corin has been chosen to free the dragons from their bondage to the Empire, but dragons aren’t big on directions. They have given him some of their power, but none of their knowledge. No one, not the dragons nor their riders, is even sure what keeps the dragons in the Empire’s control. Tam, sensible daughter of a well-respected doctor, had no idea before she arrived in the capital that she is a Seer, gifted with visions. When the two run into each other (quite literally) in the library, sparks fly and Corin impulsively asks Tam to dinner. But it’s not all happily ever after. Never mind that the prince isn’t allowed to marry a commoner: War is coming to Caithen. Torn between Corin’s quest to free the dragons and his duty to his country, the lovers must both figure out how to master their powers in order to save Caithen. With a little help from a village of secret wizards and a rogue dragonrider, they just might pull it off.
©2014 Anne Leonard (P)2014 Penguin Audio
The story should really be 4 1/2 stars out of five, but I decided to round up because of the overall satisfaction I am still feeling from finishing it.
Alright, so I didn't realize that this was a YA book going in, but despite that I still enjoyed it. The plot moved fairly quickly (I found it only seemed to slow down when the young couple was together), the characters were fairly likable and not too perfect, and I thought the dragons were handled nicely. The supporting cast were very supporting, but a little thin for my tastes. The two main characters were the only two I would consider really fleshed out.
Don't go into this expecting a deep, dark story of impenetrable depths.
DO read if you want an enjoyable romp in a land with dragons and romance.
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