Telryn “Trip” Yert has always been a little odd, with hunches that are too accurate to explain. Magic is feared and forbidden in Iskandia, so he’s struggled his whole life to hide his eccentricities. As a boy, he was forced to watch his mother’s execution. Her crime? Witchcraft.
Understandably, Trip wants nothing to do with the power that lurks within him, always threatening to reveal itself. Instead, he dedicates himself to serving as an officer in the king’s army, to battling pirates and imperial conquerors. He longs to become a soldier as respected and renowned as the legendary General Zirkander.
But his country is in need of more than a soldier.
After disappearing for over a thousand years, dragons have returned to the world. A few of them are willing to be allies to mankind, as they were millennia before, but far more want to destroy or enslave humans and claim the world for themselves.
There are few people left with the power to fight dragons. For reasons he doesn’t understand, Trip may be one of those people. But if he chooses to learn more about his heritage and the power he can wield, he risks losing everyone he loves and everything he longs to be.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A fantastic start to a new series following on from the totally awesome Dragon Blood series - even better it was free on Kindle. This first book in a new series focuses on a small team of relatively junior officers who have been brought together by General Ridgewalker Zirkander for a mission to find swords and other magical artifacts capable of slaying the dragons which have somehow opened a portal back into the world and to ultimately destroy that portal. Telryn 'Trip' Yert and his friend Lu "Leftie" Lymander are dragon flier pilots. Trip has a secret, he gets hunches which are almost always right and sometimes, when he doesn't pay attention, he can break things without touching them. Rysha Ravenwood is a strange recruit to the elite troops, from a noble family she is scholarly and short-sighted with an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of dragon lore. The team also includes Jaxi (the soul blade), Captain Kaika the explosives expert, Major Blazer, Duck and a morose Cofah soldier. If you like fantasy road trip plots with sarcastic sentient magical artifacts and pompous dragons then this is the novel for you. There's plenty of battles, big and small, humour, magic and a cracking plot. Highly recommended.