Monday, August 31, 2015

The Dragon Stone Trilogy Book Review

Is Elias strong enough to save himself and halt the evil that is spreading across the land?

Publication Date: July 31, 2015
Genre: Epic Fantasy, Young Adult

Sequestered deep in the capital, the tyrannical Emperor Vosper weaves a plan to destroy all the dragons. He succeeds in driving them to the very brink of extinction. Only a handful of dragons and riders remain; living in exile in the desert. When young Elias Dorgumir finds a carved dragon stone in the forest, it brings empire soldiers to his doorstep, and puts Elias on the run with a bounty on his head.

With some help from his friends, Elias must escape the emperor's wrath and try to make it to the safety of the dwarf caverns. Elias holds the key to the salvation of the dragon race. Is Elias strong enough to save himself and halt the evil that is spreading across the land?

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The evil emperor Vosper gathers his troops in the east, poised to conquer the entire continent. His target is the rebel city of Parthos, a constant thorn in his side, and the last sanctuary of the Dragon Riders.

Besieged from all sides, the remaining Dragon Riders come out of hiding. Forced to fight for their lives, they leave the safety of the desert, traveling across the land to gather intelligence and shore up forgotten alliances.At the center of it all is Elias Dorgumir, the key to an ancient prophesy, and Vosper will do anything to get his hands on him. Is it too late for the Dragon Riders to save Elias and stop Vosper from destroying the only refuge they have left?

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As the races of Durn stand on the brink of war, the power-hungry emperor plans his conquest of the entire continent.

The dragon riders are fragmented. They have been scattered across the land; weakened by the discovery of a traitor in their own ranks.

Are the riders strong enough to defeat Vosper before he destroys them all?

My Thoughts:

I have to admit that I absolutely loved every single one of these books! And to make my day even better was the fact that sometime last year, I reviewed the fourth book, The Balborite Curse, so now all I need to finish the series is Book 5 and 6!! I can hardly wait to see what happens with the Dragon's and if they are able to have babies!!

If you love reading YA Fantasy books or books that have witches and magic, then you are going to fall in love with this series of books. The first 3 books have been compiled into one big book, which I love, because it's only one book that I have to keep up with instead of 3 separate ones plus the 4th one I somehow managed to review last year without even reading the first 3 and it still made sense.

But, I did dig it up and read it again so when I get the last 2 books, I am up to speed on what has happened in the last 4 books. I absolutely love reading about Dragon's and their mystical Dragon Riders (which is what they are called in the books). Each rider has some magic and can do spells while a few of them can really be powerful, which makes the less magical riders a little testy.

You have a little bit of everything in this series, romance, magic, betrayal, dragons, witches, elves, dwarves, tree sprites and an odd assortment of very bad creatures who do most of the dirty work. It's not overly violent and there are definitely not many romantic scenes, so young adults and teens can read this series.

I can't wait to get the last 2 books!!!

Happy Reading!
Kristian Alva was born into a family of writers and teachers. She worked as a staff writer and a ghostwriter before publishing her own manuscripts. She currently lives in the United States with her family. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading all genres, especially epic fantasy.


Kristian Alva said...

Hi Mary! Thank you for the kind review. I really appreciate it and do keep reading. The third trilogy will be released very soon!