Meyerhofer and I would give it a 45 his writing style and character building is complex and thorough which in parts makes it feel a little longer than it needs to be but this is similar to other epic works that are uite popular There seemed to be a lot of people to sort through at first but once I got a handle on everything the plot started to thicken I was right into it Great work This review is for the Audiobook versionUpdated Review Story 55 StarsPerformance 55 StarsOverall 55 StarsI relistened to Dragonward after listening to the original Dragonkin trilogy and updated my review My original review is below Most of my complaints in the original review were addressed after listening to the original trilogy and even though this is a standalone trilogy I would highly recommend listening to the Dragonkin Trilogy first This is a great continuation of the first trilogy with excellent characters I can t wait for the next book Original Review Story 55 StarsPerformance 45 StarsOverall 55 StarsI listened to Dragonward without having any nowledge of the Dragonkin books This is a separate trilogy but because it s a seuel trilogy there really wasn t much character backstory here I found it difficult to get attached to some of the characters because I just didn t The Day We Meet Again know much about them but the author did a great job with the antagonists here There were segments that explained some of the back story from previous events so I never felt lost in the story The story in this book is excellent and it moves along uickly I enjoyed the fight scenes and I really liked how magic worked in this novel The narrator did a fantastic job with the voices but his pacing really threw me off at times It wasn t really noticeable during the action scenes but he would pause repeatedly in the middle of sentences really breaking my sense of immersion Overall I really enjoyed this book but I think it would be enjoyable if I listened to the Dragonkin books prior I would definitely listen to the rest of the Godsfall trilogy This audiobook was provided by the author narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review 45Book source ARC My review is voluntary and honestIt s been three hectic years since the War of the Lotus and Ruun is far from healed In fact it s barely healing at all Despite Rowen Locke s and his allies best efforts there is still strife and rumblings of even unrest When a new menace surfaces threatening to bring down the Dragonward Rowen and everyone he calls ally must once again fight to defend Ruun from its enemies and the exiled Dragonkin before it s too lateFor those who have read and enjoyed The Dragonkin Trilogy this new trilogy in the world of Ruun will be right up your alley For those new to the world of Ruun you can start with this trilogy but why Why would you do that You ll miss all the struggles sacrifices battles deception and triumphs of the first trilogy that lead into this one So don t skip it But if you must then this first book does a decent job of dropping you into the world and not being totally lostPoor Rowen The unwilling hero just wants to live in peace after witnessing the near destruction of his world But he s not going to get it Told from multiple POVs the action is near non stop There are several factions coming together from beginning to end and having multiple viewpoints is the only way to get the full immersion in this world Some characters I love some I hate and some I really loathe but make no mistake you won t walk through this story without feeling something for each one The world is rich with history and depth and it makes my heart achenowing that the characters I ve come to love will get no peace again in it At least not just yet The Dragonward may be done but the Godsfall trilogy has only just begun. Me exiled Dragonkin who have been plotting their revenge for centuries Rowen and his companions soon realize that the target is the Dragonward itself their one and only defense against an evil so vast even Knightswrath could not vanuish.
Rowen Locke has struggled to Powder Room keep the peace between all races since the end of the War of the Lotus 3 years earlier But people are uick to forget how magic the Shel ai and others brought peace it is easier to remember the old hatreds Then there is a new Shel ai called Algol that has plans to bring down this world Algol has partnered with Crovis Ammerhel and is planning on bringing down the Dragonward and return the dragonkin to this world But Rowen Locke Maddoc Igrid and others are going to do whatever they can toeep that from happeningRowen is doing his best to protect those that he loves even though everyone else seems to be against him But he is loyal and determined even if he is arrested falsely imprisoned beaten and threatened to be executed I loved Igrid she is strong and determined and won t uit no matter what You can tell that she loves Rowen deeply although I think she was going to John Dollar kill him Algol is a powerful She ai and has his own history but he is willing to do whatever it takes to bring back NekielIf you like epic fantasy stories you have a read this one This is an amazing story with lots of action death and a serious bad guy that has plans to destroy everything What could you want If you like audiobooks make sure to check out the Audible copy The narration was amazing and helped draw me into the storyI received The Dragonward from Sage s Reading Room for free and I also purchased a copy of The Dragonward from Audible This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book To fully enjoy this book you really need to read The Dragonkin Trilogy first I was completely lost andept thinking I d missed something Well of course I had the entire trilogy that started everything Unfortunately for me I had no idea this was a spinoff of the Dragonkin Trilogy but now you nowThat being said this is a well thought out plot with engaging characters and a rather uniue premise I found myself unable to put this down and read it right through from start to finish in one day I thoroughly enjoyed Dragonward and will definitely be picking up The Dragonkin Trilogy to get some background on the lands the peoples and the warDisclaimer I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book Dark fantasy comes to life under the skilled pen of Michael Meyerhofer THE DRAGONWARD is a tale of a land struggling to survive in a world where war could begin with little provocation and true heroes are few and far between Now the Dragonkin long exiled are raising the threat levels and promising revenge on a previous loss The target has been chosen and doom looms on the horizonMichael Meyerhofer blends races lifestyle choices and fascinating twists as he weaves a tale of intrigue action and magic All of the ingredients are there for an epic fantasy and are well portrayed Each scene feels alive while many of the characters are developed with rich strokes of imagination When offered this book for review I was unaware of the previous trilogy that may or may not have filled in blanks that I felt were left open Although the author does show a strong talent and way with words I am sorry to say this did effect my review and enjoyment of this taleThat said I still see a great talent in Michael Meyerhofer as he developed this fantasy and gave it several twists on a wonderful journey to the end I received this copy from Red Adept and Michael Meyerhofer in exchange for my honest reviewMy Rating 35 StarsSeries Godsfall Trilogy Book 1Publisher Red Adept Publishing LLC August 9 2016Publication Date August 9 2016Genre Dark FantasyPrint Length 324 pagesAvailable from Barnes NobleFor Reviews More This is a solid 35 stars Here are my first thoughts on this book but a longer review will comeProvided that I did not read the prior trilogy by Michael Meyerhofer which pr. Three years after the War of the Lotus alliances have already begun to unravel As Rowen Locke struggles to maintain peace troubling news reaches him from every corner Persecution of the Shel'ai has reignited in the south spurred on by
Ecedes this one I had a great time reading through this book and I could not stop reading it The writing is there the story is addictive and the characters are a variety diverse and interesting twists Also did I mention there is magic I love magicI liked the use of several races I liked the LGBT characters even among the most powerful and relevant character a bold choice and I totally appreciated it there is blood war death trauma magic in essence all you want from a fantasy book Locke and Igrid are solid characters and they seem to have some depth But the other characters seemed a bit rushed don t get me wrong it is visually clear the trauma the characters went through but it felt like there was not enough development on the characters Now it is a shorter book than what I have been reading lately but I really missed some character depth there Also the second reason why the book does not have a full 4 star is that even the story seems to cut corners It is clear and straightforward don t get me wrong it is a strong fantasy story yet it misses something especially the intervals between important scenes are not there In essence I think this is a book that might have benefit from a slightly longer plot and character development but it might also be that this is Michael Meyerhofer s style and I missed some references because I did not read the other trilogy Totally recommended for fantasy lovers Also this book was provided by NetGalley for an honest review The Dragonward picks up three years after the War of the Lotus which was chronicled in Meyerhofer s Dragonkin Trilogy It s always fun coming back to characters that you enjoyed connecting with even if it means trouble is on the horizon again The characters have all changed based on their past experiences but not so much that I felt like I was reading about different people Going through what they did in the original trilogy would change anyone and it s interesting to see their developmentThe storyline of The Dragonward is interesting Even if the world was in trouble in the original trilogy somehow the stakes now seem even higher There is a stark divide in Lyos of those who want to eradicate the world of magic and those who want to live in that world Fanatical groups are on the rise and Rowen Locke is dragged back into it because he s the hero that Lyos needs since he is the only one that can hold Page turning fantasy A series and an author worth investigating This was a very enjoyable book indeed The world building is particularly intriguing and well done There is an interesting assortment of characters and races magic wielders clerics and warriors Throw some humour action intrigue and fanaticism and intolerance into the mix and this was a compelling read I hadn t read the prior trilogy The Dragonkin but it was fairly easy slipping into this world with little confusion about how all the characters meshed Refreshing to see some diversity present too doesn t happen in fantasy worlds as much as it possibly could I initially received this as an ARC but this series is a definite eeper and I purchased my own copy The Dragonkin Trilogy is also now firmly on my download list There s far to few writers who can weave a tale in such a way that you feel as if your part of the world created Characters who aren t perfect short tall scary or attractive it s all here every type of personality every sexual preference a sense of protection towards women while appreciating their badass strength Michael creates such a vivid world with every fantasy creature you want He gives rich details of every characters history race and community both the good and bad If you enjoy fantasy action adventure romance personal angst and bad guy or two then you will enjoy Dragonward This was my first reading by Michael. Fanatical priest To the north the Isle Knights are withering under the leadership of mad Crovis Ammerhel Old friends fight each other when not drowning their sorrows in tavernsA new threat emerges from across the sea dispatched by the sa.
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I'm the author of the Dragonkin Trilogy a darkepic fantasy series The first book WYTCHFIRE also won the Whirling Prize and was a Readers Choice nomination by Big Al's Books and Pals The seuels KNIGHTSWRATH and KINGSTEEL are both available now as well with an additional series in the works I've also published a few poetry books My latest is WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE BURIED ALIVE Previous p