Author: Terry Maggert
Published Date: March 7th 2015
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Cities Fall. Dragons Rise. War Begins.
The war for earth began in Hell. First came the earthquakes. Then came the floods. Finally, from the darkened mines, caves and pits, the creatures of our nightmares boiled forth to sweep across the planet in a wave of death.
Mankind, on the run and unprepared, is not alone. We have dragons.
Emerging from their slumber, giant dragons select riders to go to war. Their forces strike back at the legions of demons that attack on the night of every new moon. The Killing Moon, as it becomes known, is the proving ground for warriors of skill and heart. Among the riders is Saavin, a brave young woman from the shattered remains of Texas. Her dragon, Banshee, is swift and fearless, but they will need help to fight a trio of monstrous creatures that Hell is using to take cities one by one.
With the help of French Heavener, a warrior of noble intent, Banshee and Saavin will launch a desperate defense of New Madrid, the last city standing. But first, they’ll have to go into the very cave where demons bide their time until the sun fades and the moon is black.
The hope of mankind rests on dragon’s wings and the bravery of Saavin and French.
They have the guts. They have the guns.
They have dragons.
Well done Terry Maggert!!! Please make this an audiobook! ;)
I became hooked on Maggert’s work when I read/listened to The Forest Bull, and followed it up with Mask of the Swan! He’s got a great style, strong way with words, and creates such well-developed characters; I tend to miss them when the book is over. I’ve been lucky enough to get a copy of this book, and I GRABBED it because it involves dragons. I’m obsessed with dragons, but not in the sexy romance way, but more the majestic, clever creatures that have the potential to be! Many authors choose to make dragons the villain, which is fine, but there are also those times where the dragons do something amazing. They are brave and honorable. That’s what I love most.
Maggert brought this to me in this latest novel. He crafts a world where humans ban together with dragons to fight demons. I mean, come on! In what world does that NOT sound cool? It’s well written, fast paced, and has some very memorable scenes and characters, as I would expect from Maggert reading his previous books. This book was no exception; it was almost above and beyond what I expected. Like a page out of the big name dragon books, like Eragon, the dragons in this story are unique and memorable as well, treated as almost human, with personalities that stand out. We aren’t just treating them as mounts, but treating them as friends and warriors. His villains are interesting, and have a depth to them that you don’t often see. He makes sure you really get to a place where you know both the hero and villain so well!
All in all, this book was outstanding. Maggert belongs right next to those big fantasy names with this latest book. It had action, adventure, great writing, well thought out characters including the dragons, and some humor hidden underneath it! I think he hit this one completely out of the park and I’m SO glad I read it ,and I hope for more! Among my favorite dragon books thus far!
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