Enter the lands of Leland Province, where dragon and human societies have long dwelled side by side. Superstitions rise sharply, as a severe drought strips the land of its bounty, providing fertile ground for the darker ambitions of Fordon Blackclaw, Dragon Council Leader, who seeks to subdue humans or wipe them off the face of the land.
As the shadow of danger creeps across Leland Province, a young dragon named Kallon Redheart, who has turned his back on dragons and humans alike, comes into an unexpected friendship. Riza Diantus is a young woman whose dreams can no longer be contained by the narrow confines of her village, and when she finds herself in peril, Kallon is the only one with the power to save her. Yet to do so means he must confront his past, and embrace a future he stopped believing in.
A tale of friendship, courage, and ultimate destiny, Redheart invites readers to a wondrous journey through the Leland Dragon Series.
Redheart by Jackie Gamber
Paperback, 294 pages
Published April 2011, by Seventh Star Press
When i started reading Redheart i thought it was something similar to Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn. But as the chapter passed, i saw it was going differently at each chapter. Maybe the concept of the dragons vs humans are the same but there are more.
You see a full world of dragons with their mythology,history,ideas. Violent and evil dragons, coward dragons, good dragons. I loved how well was the world created, without leaving you questions. I liked how the dragons were fearsome but they were times their reactions and feelings remind you of humans. You could come closer to them and understand them better. I liked how a dragon fall in love with a human.
Kallon is one of the best characters created in the book. His character had more depth than any other. His history and ideas were better seen and he actually learned a lot and matured. Next, was Jastin the slayer with his weird actions at times but somewhat honorable. And lastly, Riza the girl who wanted to be free.
With a surprise ending, Redheart made me want to read more. The book starts slowly, but moves faster and with more excitement after each chapter.Definitely, worth a read from the dragon lovers and an introduction book in fantasy for younger readers.
Thanks Seventh Star Press for providing a copy of the book.
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