Review: Dragon Road – Joseph Brassey

When portal-mage Harkon Bright and his apprentice are asked to help select a new captain for the immense skyship Iseult, they quickly find themselves embroiled in its Machiavellian officer’s court. Meanwhile, their new recruit, Elias, struggles to adapt to his unexpected gift of life while suffering dark dreams of an ancient terror.

As the skies darken and storm-clouds gather on the Dragon Road, the crew of the Elysium come face to face with deadly intrigues, plots from beyond death, and a terrible darkness that lurks in the heart of a thousand-year storm.

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As original and exciting as the first book, DRAGON ROAD brings back all of Brassey’s particular magic technicalities and ass-kicking characters.

If the cover art is anything to go by, a phrase used by every single reviewer in existence when they’re trying to take up your time and fill in as many blank spaces as they can, the story itself splashes your imagination with color and spectacles you’re not likely to find in an action movie.

The second installment in Brassey’s DRIFTING LANDS trilogy thus far sets the stage for the next level of awesome in regards to our two young and in love protagonists: Aimee and the dashing (if troubled) Elliot. With a freak accident causing the young portalmage’s master to randomly vanish, it’s up to Aimee and her boyfriend (this will happen in the final book, mark my words) team up with friends old and new to take on a terrifying necromancer.

As stories go, I enjoyed spending time with characters I won’t easily forget but, let’s be honest, any opportunity given to me to read about the world created by this author is a treat I can’t wait to devour.

 

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