Book Title: Night of the Dragon
Author: Julie Kagawa
Target Audience: Young Adult
Publication date: March 31st 2020
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So, it’s the old kick down the door and slaughter anything that moves approach, after all, is it? Seems to be our favorite
Why I chose this?
This was one I requested from NetGalley not thinking I’d get chosen for it. So before this, I made sure I read book two in the series so that I can catch up with Yumeko and Co.
What it’s about
Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has given up the final piece of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers in order to save everyone she loves from imminent death. Now she and her ragtag band of companions must journey to the wild sea cliffs of Iwagoto in a desperate last-chance effort to stop the Master of Demons from calling upon the Great Kami dragon and making the wish that will plunge the empire into destruction and darkness.
Shadow clan assassin Kage Tatsumi has regained control of his body and agreed to a true deal with the devil—the demon inside him, Hakaimono. They will share his body and work with Yumeko and their companions to stop a madman and separate Hakaimono from Tatsumi and the cursed sword that had trapped the demon for nearly a millennium.
But even with their combined skills and powers, this most unlikely team of heroes knows the forces of evil may be impossible to overcome. And there is another player in the battle for the scroll, a player who has been watching, waiting for the right moment to pull strings that no one even realized existed…until now.
I am loving the colour of this book. This was isn’t a calming as the predecessors but let’s face it, it probably isn’t especially with the outcome of the Soul of the Sword. I do like the use of the circles within each cover and the use of the dragon within it.
What I Thought
This book left me with a fair few emotions that I wasn’t expecting. I seriously didn’t think it would get me but that ending was everything after taking the time to get to know these characters and join them on the journey to the Harbinger of Change. I have enjoyed this series from start to finish and I’m really happy with how it ended.
I would highly recommend reading the other two books in the series first so that you can keep up with all the action the group has gone through to get to where they are now. Also, the characterisation was definitely on point with this, you could see the change in each one whether for the better or worse, but the growth of each was there.
You know when you read a well-written story when you can picture the adventure in your mind and follow the path the characters are taking. The action and adventure in this series is none stop. Just when you think that Yumeko will get a well-deserved break it all starts up again.
It was a welcome distraction during these hard times and one story I won’t be forgetting in a hurry. I would highly recommend this YA series.
My thanks to HQ Young Adult for an eARC via NetGalley of Julie Kagawa’s ‘Night of the Dragon’ in exchange for an honest review.
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