Sep 29, 2013

Shadows of the Realm by Dionne Lister

Shadows of the Realm
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Title: Shadows of the Realm
Author: Dionne Lister
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 5 Stars

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This is an epic fantasy adventure book with lots of action, intrigue, creaturas and dragons, for young adult to adult.

Bronwyn and Blayke are two strangers being drawn into the same war. Their world is facing invasion from the Third Realm. While they move unknowingly toward each other, they are watched, hunted, and sabotaged. When the Dragon God interferes, it seems their world, Talia, will succumb to the threat. Can they learn enough of the tricks of the Realms before it’s too late, or will everything they love be destroyed?

The young Realmists’ journey pushes them away from all they’ve known, to walk in the shadows toward Vellonia, city of the dragons, where an even darker shadow awaits.

This book's been given the Grub Street Reads seal of approval.


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My Thoughts


Jump into a world of fantasy!

Brilliant world building that really took me to another world. The breathtaking imagery had me eagerly devouring each word. I really enjoyed the imaginative world and its memorable inhabitants. Filled with adventure, intrigue, and dragons you will not want to put this book down!
The voice of the story was beautiful and fun. It really drew me into the heart of the story. I love the intricate plot of the story and seeing this new world through the eyes of the two characters Bronwyn and Blayke whose worlds are both being torn apart by the same war. They are strangers, but their plight is the same.

This story also had some intriguing coming of age elements that I thought were very well executed. The two different viewpoints were handled nicely and added to the depth of the story instead of  detracting from it like different switching different viewpoints can do sometimes.

This book was an exciting adventure story that every dragon lover should read! I cannot wait for the rest of this series.

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