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Nothing can make my blood race faster than the speed of light than dragons and if is a girl awakening them, I am in absolute fantastical bliss.
Ylanda was a patriarchal land where women were not considered good enough to become Neshu combat master. But when the nomads invaded the land, to fight them, the king needed all able men to join. Her brother was not of a sound mind, so Rain went to the medicine woman to get a powder which helped her disguise as a boy, gave her the power of the dragons, and then she started hearing one such dragon calling her.
My first book by author Jillian Boehme, Rain awakened a passion in me, a need to read the book, despite the late hour. Rain was simply awesome; she fell and got up so many times that I couldn’t help but admire her.
In some ways, Rain was not courageous to begin with until the dragon showed her the path, and slowly and surely, the author added layers to her character, and in each step, she became more than she was before. She centered herself and found that core in her that every woman has and became the warrior that she was meant to be. She was the who would wold lead the dragons in the fight to protect their king.
I loved the way the others in her team ably supported her and added the emotions to her. Respect for Jasper, friendship for Dalen, brotherhood with Forest, and enmity with Sedge. A stronger worldbuilding and better descriptions would have uplifted the prose and made it haunting.
This was Rain’s story through and through where she learned all the moves, fought bravely, and sacrificed everything to prove she was a warrior and not just a girl. She showed her king and the land she lived in that she was worthy of all glory befitting a powerful warrior.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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JILLIAN BOEHME is known to the online writing community as Authoress, hostess of Miss Snark’s First Victim, a blog for aspiring authors. In real life, she holds a degree in Music Education, sings with the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and homeschools her remaining youngster-at-home. She’s still crazy in love with her husband of more than thirty years and is happy to be surrounded by family and friends amid the rolling knolls of Middle Tennessee.
If Rain weren’t a girl, she would be respected as a Neshu combat master. Instead, her gender dooms her to a colorless future. When an army of nomads invades her kingdom, and a draft forces every household to send one man to fight, Rain takes her chance to seize the life she wants.
Knowing she’ll be killed if she’s discovered, Rain purchases powder made from dragon magic that enables her to disguise herself as a boy. Then she hurries to the war camps, where she excels in her training—and wrestles with the voice that has taken shape inside her head. The voice of a dragon she never truly believed existed.
As war looms and Rain is enlisted into an elite, secret unit tasked with rescuing the High King, she begins to realize this dragon tincture may hold the key to her kingdom’s victory. For the dragons that once guarded her land have slumbered for centuries . . . and someone must awaken them to fight once more.
Publication Date: 10th September 2019
Publisher: Tor Teen