Dragon Redeemer by Amy Bearce is the third installment of the World of Aluvia series where dragons are now the focus!
And have you looked at that cover?? It’s one of my favorites, and I can’t stop looking at it!
Check out my reviews of the first two books:
“Four years have passed since a fairy swarm released the voice of prophecy in Nell Brennan. In that painful moment, a skilled warrior became a reluctant leader and defender of Aluvia’s magic. Now a new enemy threatens their still-fragile lands, one Nell feels powerless to stop even with help from the voice within her.
A mysterious dark alchemist from the Ice-Locked Lands is rising to power on the strength of his sword arm and an ice-breathing dragon obedient to his command. He promises unlimited magic to his followers and death to those who defy him. If he takes over the ports, his corrupt elixirs will disrupt the delicate balance of peace between Aluvia’s people and all magical creatures.
The voice of prophecy sends Nell and her friends to their enemy’s treacherous domain to find a sword of legend. Only the sword’s magic can prevent a return to a world of dying fairies and caged merfolk. But Nell’s up against the toughest foe she’s ever faced. In order to defeat him, she must master the unimaginable power of the sword―and the unwanted magic inside herself.“
If you’ve been following this series, you will know that each book continues on with a new character, and with this book, we get to follow the strong heroine, Nell, as she battles this mysterious threat to their peaceful world. I was really happy that she was going to be the perspective as she was always one of those interesting characters that you want to know more about.
I will say that this book is more like Book 1, Fairy Keeper, with the quest to save their world. The concept of the Dragon was one of my favorite parts to this installment. He’s like the underdog of magic; he’s the silent threat that shot out of nowhere. And since he wears his dragon mask all the time, it’s funny how his trusty followers have no clue who he is. They only know he is this VERY POWERFUL man who wants world domination with minimal death in the process.
As I dove more and more into the story, Nell’s development began to trickle into a crossroads. You could tell that she isn’t deeply confident in herself and the power that is possessing through her. It’s a puzzle that spans from cover to cover. I think in all, this story is mostly derived on her development and how the magic’s history collides with the present.
There is a lot of action in this story, especially with DRAGONS!! One of my favorite parts in reading this was the wide variety of creatures that come into the picture. Most of them are not seen in the first two books, so prepare to be surprised. There were definitely parts that grabbed your attention and others that made you want to slap the villagers. It’s a rollercoaster of a quest.
Overall, I gave this book a high 4 out of 5 stars. You are pulled throughout this world, and the series successfully comes to an end. And that ending is both sweet and climatic. There is a distinctive chapter towards the end that nicely wraps everything in a bow.
I really enjoyed reading this series, and I highly recommend it to any reader who loves magical creatures and unique fantasy worlds.
Published: 23 May 2017
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
How I Read It: eBook from Publisher
*Disclaimer: I requested a copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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