Book Title: The Isle of Dragons
Author: L.A Thompson
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Target Audience: Young Adult
Publication date: 11th December 2020
Why I chose this?
I’ll be frank, and I chose this because the author had the same name/initials as I did for the first 20 odd years of my life. The synopsis didn’t sound too bad either.
What it’s about
A sixteen-year-old girl is on the run, banished from her family’s noble fiefdom, and resolute to save her father who has been expelled to a faraway land of untamed magic. In this provocative and fast-paced fantasy adventure, Jade Sol must survive on her wits and determination while unravelling the secrets and lies of the royal court. She discovers that their machinations not only threaten her and her family but the world itself.
What I Thought
First I would like to thank NetGalley and Cameron Publicity & Marketing Ltd for the eARC of Isle of Dragons.
This book was exactly how it was described, a fast-paced steampunk style adventure. Poor Jade, Miria and Dan could never seem to get five minutes before something else happened to them.
It took me a little bit to figure out what the centipedes, bulls and birds were exactly and the differences between them but I think this is because a lot was going on at the same time and it was when they were being repaired that I took more notice of the descriptions.
On Netgalley this book comes under General Fiction (Adult) | Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Teens & YA. Now to me, this was more of a teen read than YA or General Fiction (adult). I’d probably put it in the same age bracket as Howl’s Moving Castle, Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series.
I’d say about 40% of this book is them preparing to go on the adventure that is promised as part of a trilogy. Once you get past the halfway mark it’s an adventure like I’ve never read before and it’s certainly one that my daughter would enjoy.
This is a quick read and I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
Have you read Circus of the Dead: Book Two? Let me know in the comments