How was it?
The King’s Dragon snuck up on me when I read it. I wanted a quick read and didn’t expect to be so enthralled in the story as I was. Since this one is a continuation the feeling stayed.
The multiple POVs remain both an asset and a source of frustration because however interesting each character turns out to be, once you’re with them, you kind of want to stay even if you’re dying to see how the others are fairing.
The relationships and history between the characters are comparable to the best dramas and soaps – it’s a compliment. Without being a cheesy angsty mess the authors continue to deliver a story with compelling characters that you want to root for. After being teased with it in Fire and Valor one we finally saw other relationships blossom with Sir Sidonie and Rhiannon, and two “enemies” – Maddox and Gillian – brought closer as the one we had, Tris and Bet, strengthened.
Similar to the growing number of POVs, the world-building is expanding, and we finally got to meet the Torndals and another clan. It made the geopolitical context of Llangard more tangible and entertaining. And with new characters, new bonds are formed, and old ones are rekindled, well on their way to being favorites of mine.
The Prince’s Dragon ends in more of a cliffhanger ending, which makes me want to jump to The Assassin’s Dragon right away. This sequel did not disappoint and is a continuation of The King’s Dragon.