Reviewed: January 16th, 2022
Released: November 24th, 2020
Genre: YA Fantasy
One boy must earn the trust of a blind dragon and hunt down an elusive sorceress before she can rekindle the war that nearly destroyed their world.
As the Kingdom of Maldobar emerges victorious from the brutal invasion of the Tibran Empire, much of the land is left in utter ruin. With his home destroyed and family gone, 16-year-old Thatcher Renley has no one left to turn to. And when he’s mistaken for a Tibran soldier and banished to a wartime prison camp, Thatcher knows his only hope for freedom lies in appealing to Queen Jenna directly.
But getting out of the prison camp might be the least of his worries— especially after he stumbles across a feral dragon locked in an iron cell.
As far as dragons go, Fornax is a lost cause. The battle that killed his rider also left him blind and too aggressive for any knight to control. But Thatcher can’t deny feeling drawn to the beast. Does he have what it takes to calm Fornax and join the proud ranks of Maldobar’s dragonriders? Only time will tell. And with a bloodthirsty Tibran witch threatening to rekindle the chaos of war, everyone’s time may be running out.
Helen’s thoughts: 5/5
This is not the first book I’ve read from Nicole Conway’s but it is the first in her Dragon series. I was excited to see that this is the third series in this world and am looking forward to reading the earlier books.
Even though this is the first book in the third series, Conway does an excellent job of setting up the characters and the world if you are first time reader like I was.
Conway has created a wonderful world with compelling characters. So compelling you will want to read the earlier books and find out about some of the other characters. Hunter is categorized as a children’s books, which surprised me. I thought it would be at least teens/YA so don’t be surprised if the plot is not overly complex, but it doesn’t matter as the characters are so engaging. Adults will enjoy this as well.
An excellent adventure, which starts with full on action and never stops. Thatcher and Murdoc are great characters, and you know there is more to both than it seems. There relationship is core to the story and snippets are revealed as the story progresses. The dragons are amazing, and i can’t wait to find out more about them.
I recieved an ARC from Hidden Gems and this is my honest review.
About the author:
Nicole is an award-winning, #1 international bestselling author from North Alabama. With a passion for relatable, authentic characters and exciting, fast-paced plots, Nicole is best known for her series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES. Other published works include THE DRAGONRIDER LEGACY SERIES, SPIRITS OF CHAOS SERIES, MAD MAGIC SAGA, and THE DRAGONRIDER HERITAGE SERIES (Coming Winter 2020).
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