The Rise of the Dragon Lord has been my favorite book in the series
So far, The Rise of the Dragon Lord has been my favorite book in the series. Kessler’s evocative writing in this book will pull the full spectrum of emotions from you—from abject terror to empathy and unceasing hope, and above all, love. All along, the series has been leading us to the climactic battle for Terra and continues to do so in a thrilling and captivating way. As with Wrath of the Faithful, the best part of this story is the characters themselves and the personal journey each must take as they tackle heavy choices and consequences. I eagerly await the next installment in this series.
Amazing second book in a fantastic series
October 25, 2016
This book starts out with a bang. Lightning and a Dragon on thin ice, literally. It grabs your attention and never lets go. The descriptions are so detailed that you can picture everything in your mind, but not so detailed that it slows the story. We join our friends Scree, Arak, and their group as they go legend tripping looking for Ice Dragons. So many stories, do they really exist? Scree and Arak will surely find out if the lightning doesn’t strike them first.
I loved the first book as being introduced into a world of Dragons and Octopi was amazing. This book is an even bigger adventure. I hope these books are made into audiobooks as some stories are meant to be told out loud, and these are stories that should be heard. Of course, you need an actual copy of the book also to enjoy the fantastic drawings throughout. This, like the first book, is an awesome adventure for all ages. The new characters introduced are fresh and add to the journey. Drakor is a complex and fascinating addition. The characters draw you into their enchanting and sometimes dangerous world. Scree and Arak remain my favorite characters. The pace is perfect. It is truly a journey that makes you wonder what will happen next. I can not recommend this book enough.
Another amazing story by JS Burke!
By Pygmy Amazon Reviews
Dragon Lightning (Dragon Dreamer Book 2)
The golden dragons and their octopi friends go in search of the legendary ice dragons. Another amazing story by J. S. Burke. Her stories are about compassion, friendship, dreaming big and striving to accomplish the improbable.
After reading through this second Dragon Dreamer book, I am convinced that her books would make a great addition to elementary school libraries and classrooms. There is so much education slipped into this fun, youthful, fantasy world. Science and exploration along with environmental issues, cultural diversity and acceptance, charity and generosity, political systems with different leadership structures engaging in cooperative trade agreement treaties, etc… all in an enjoyable, entertaining package of dragons and octopi with a squid tossed in for good measure. The adventure is expertly penned and draws in even the mature reader. The older reader recognizes the educational value and the children are introduced to valuable life lessons in a fantasy world of intriguing adventure and interesting characters.
Arak could quest for hours in trance, his mind far away. He was different, a worthless dreamer, and so he was tormented by other young dragons. Arak left the clan, flying far over the sea, and crashed in a fierce storm. Scree, a shape-shifter octopus, found and healed him. A great friendship begins . . .
Arak returns to the Winter Festival, where dragons carve glaciers with fire and toss lightning bolts in the clouds. But a terrible illness strikes the clan. When Zarina falls ill, he vows to save her. Then an undersea volcano erupts, which triggers a towering tsunami and a deadly chain of events. Can Arak use his unique gifts and a dangerous dream to save the dragons?
“The Dragon Dreamer”
is a stand-alone book I of the Dragon Dreamer series: Young Adult Science Fantasy. “The Dragon Dreamer” received IAN First Place for Best First Novel. It’s also an IAN Finalist for Best Science Fiction and for Best Fantasy Book. This series is written for ages 9 and older.
Brian P. Lane
Truly refreshing and enjoyable.
First, this book is a real page-turner. Yes, it is written for a younger audience, but this reader feels it is best read by all ages. This author has touched the heart of all things real: friendship, honor, caring, and kindness.
This story revolves around Arak, a young dragon who is tired of being told what to do and picked on like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was in his story. Arak ventures out to prove himself but alas, he gets in a bit of a mess. To the rescue comes Scree, an octopus of unbelievable understanding. And the adventures begin, some good, some bad, but all meaningful.
As for the writing in this book, I was amazed. The amount of information given to the reader is crafted so well you feel as if you are in this world. Character development and communication are refreshing and clear. Also, the underwater world which this author is very familiar with is expressed and explained to give the reader a clear understanding and appreciation for marine life.
I will personally recommend this book to all readers.