Saturday, 1 September 2012

My review for Draykon by Charlotte E English

This was a good book. I really enjoyed it!

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, September 1, 2012
By Yvonne Lee (United Kingdom)
This review is from: Draykon (Draykon Series) (Kindle Edition)
At first when I started to read this, I found it a bit confusing, and couldn't figure out what was happening. Also I struggled with the many strange names.
However, the further I got into the book the more I enjoyed it.
Llandry, the main character in the story, makes jewellery. In a cave she finds a beautiful gem called istore. She has no idea it's more than a gem...or that there would be such terrible consequences, when people started to buy the items she made with it.
I loved the characters in this book, especially another main character, Eva. She is strong, whereas Llandry is shy and easily panicked. I also liked two of the male characters. Brave Tren who tried so hard to look after Eva. And then there's the dishy Devary. Each character in the book is unique and I found myself interested in each one, which is a testament to the author's excellent writing skill, as there are a lot of them.
I loved all the different animals as well.
The twist with Llandry at the end of the book really took me by surprise, as did the abrupt way the story ended...a real cliff hanger. I hope there's a sequel! I would love to think Llandry and Davary get together.
In some ways the story reminded me of one of my favourite TV shows, Primeval. In the book, gates to different worlds begin to open, allowing strange and sometimes dangerous creatures to come through. In primeval there's a similar situation, but they are called anomalies.
Once you get into it, Draykon is an exciting read. If like me, you enjoy a good fantasy. Then you'll like this, it's brill!

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