Never an ordinary dragon, Nyra grew up forbidden to breathe fire or fly. Like her mother before her, she has only known a life of enslavement, held in thrall by mountain dragons, which need Nyra’s ripening wings to secure hunting for the future.
But at the cusp of her first flying lesson, new rumors whisper through the herd. Mother pursues friendships in forbidden places, blurring the succinct enemy line. In a whirlwind of realization, Nyra uncovers a secret in plain sight, one thought unknown to her enslavers and putting her at the focal point of rebellion should it come into play.
And come it does, but through an ill-timed accident, killing the slaves’ last chance of escape...or so it seems. To survive, Nyra must overcome old lies and terrible truths, each weaving a war she was never meant to encounter.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would definitely recommend "Waters of Nyra" to fantasy lovers of all ages. The story brings to mind that of "The Golden Compass" and "Watership Down" with its depth and unique perspective, and the narration suits it perfectly.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Waters of Nyra: Volume I?
No spoilers, but I will say that the story unfolds in an almost exponential manner. As you see more of Nyra's world, the details become more and more intriguing and leave you craving more.
Which scene was your favorite?
Honestly, I really like the prologue, which was not featured in the original published version. It brings a sense of urgency to the story. But beyond that, it fleshes out the character of Thaydra, whose complexity might otherwise be overlooked.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, as mentioned before, the narration is brilliantly done. The pacing works wonderfully for this story in this medium.
Any additional comments?
I can't wait for Volume II, as soon as it is released! The story is not complete without it, and I look forward to hearing the voices brought to the characters of the sequel.