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Always a meticulous planner, Darrak Hunter leads a dull life until his dreams become plagued with visions of a peculiar and distant world. Waking up to a brilliant purple sun looming ominously in the sky, Darrak is met by a mysterious violet-eyed sorcerer who whisks him away from the struggling Earth.
Thrown into the clutches of a foreign world where magic is reality and not all is as it seems, Darrak embarks on a journey where he is forced to come to terms with his past and do what he can to shape the future. Accompanied by a talented swordswoman, a prince, and a beautiful young sorceress, he must overcome cunning plots of treachery and betrayal to discover the strength to stand against a destructive black magic and an enemy who is a master at deception.
The Dragonath Chronicles are a change from most typical fantasy stories. There is plenty of magic and a medieval type royal realm setting as most fantasy books have, but you won’t find elves, dwarves or orcs (at least none so far!). It’s hard to write something in this genre that hasn’t already been done, but O’Connor introduces The Dragonath Chronicles, with The Lost Heir and a vibe all its own.
While I enjoyed Awakening it is a series that is definitely more helpful to read in order, and I loved reading The Lost Heir to catch up on how the story began and get the history of the characters. I finished Awakening wanting the chance to read The Lost Heir and now that I have…I want to re-read Awakening since I can read it more in context 🙂
Because of his Earthly ties Darrak, the main character, draws you in at the beginning of the book, and interestingly enough, the passive aggressive villain (who ends up being less villainous than one thinks), Princess Mionee, had me conjuring up images of Frozen‘s Princess Elsa…just my opinion take it for what it’s worth 😉 And while neither of those characters may win your fandom, there are plenty of others that you have the chance to cheer for (or not!).
The Lost Heir is recommended by the US Review of books and I have to agree that the plot line of this series is good, and if you enjoy fantasy stories definitely deserves a chance.
I am now waiting for the next book in the series!
One person will receive a copy of The Lost Heir in a giveaway sponsored by Andi O’Connor:
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