Saturday, October 15, 2016

Forged in Dragonfire: Flame of Requiem, Book 1 --by Daniel Arenson

Fiction / Fantasy

326 pages
3 Stars

I love the cover! Purple dragons grab me every time.  The story? Not so much. The characters are shallow and not developed. They are not even believable. Meliora was born and raised to be the mate/wife/broodmare of her brother. But, gosh, someone forgot to tell her that. Oh, my.

And the angst. OMG! Telling me once that the slaves had it rough would have been enough. I have an imagination. I mean, lets get real, I buy books about dragons, I can figure it out, y'know? Violence and sex exist, I get it. But I don't need it to be gratuitous just to jack up the word count.

In short, this book was twice too long. I finished it because I thought it was one I'd received free in exchange for an honest review. It wasn't, I paid for it. I will not read the next two in the series. I don't care enough about any of the characters to slog through any more.

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