Wednesday 4 May 2016

#bookreview: The Dragon Chronicles

The Dragon Chronicles (The Future Chronicles)The Dragon Chronicles by Ellen Campbell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I dunno. I expected to be more excited about this anthology. I think it started off pretty well,became pretty much "meh" in the middle and then picked up again at the end.

Some of the more notable stories that I liked, in no particular order, are:

Grey (Chris Pourteau): Grey tells the story of the friendship between Amanda, a young girl, and Grey, the last dragon in the world. It's sweet - and somewhat predictable, but incredibly heartwarming.

Ten Things You Should Know About Dragons (Elle Casey): This was funny, whimsical, and the perfect way to start the anthology. Very tongue-in-cheek humour, but also very serious at the same time. After all, Dragons can kill you, even if you're their Dragon Rider.

Tasty Dragon Meat (K.J. Colt): This was somewhat folksy - and a complete story arch (as compared to some of the others that felt a little unfinished).

Transparency (Alex Albrinck): Transparency is a tale of forbidden love between ice dragons and fire dragons. I liked it, despite the fact that it was never entirely clear how the half-breeds came about.

The Storymaster (Vincent Trigili): A little more lore-like, this is the tale of the last dragon and dragonmaster in the world.

Judgment (Monica Enderle Pierce): I have a love/hate relationship with Westerns. Some I love, some I hate... it's rarely anywhere in between. Luckily, Judgment ended up in the love side of it, because it would be really sad to end this book with a story I hated.

Note: I received a review copy of this ebook via NetGalley.

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