Might of the Dragon, Jessica Drake

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Separated from her dragon and stranded in enemy territory, Zara Kenrook has been branded as a traitor and a deserter by her own people.

In order to survive, she temporarily teams up with Salcombe, posing as his high society wife and pretending to help him while desperately searching for a way to foil the impending war and reunite with Lessie. With no allies to aid her, and danger lurking around every corner, Zara’s chances of success grow slimmer by the day.

But insurmountable odds have never stopped Zara before, and she’s not about to give in.

Not when the price of failure is not just the fall of Elantia, but of dragonkind itself…


Genre: NA Fantasy
Title: Might of the Dragon
Series: Dragon Riders of Elantia #3
Author: Jessica Drake
Publisher: Dynamo Press

Source: Jessica Drake
Pages: 209
Date: 7.27.18
Rating: 3.5/5

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Dear Reader,

The series has been pretty interesting so far and I really love Lessie, but this one fell a little flat for me, mainly because of how confused I felt about everyone. Personally, I get frustrated with politics and assholes who don’t get punched because of their “status”, and don’t even get me started on the bullshit when it comes to military superiors. And I get that they’re always gonna be there, that’s not my problem. My problem is when Zara, this outspoken young woman who does what she wants (even when she’s trying to follow the rules) doesn’t actually speak up. There were a lot of stances where she’d get spoken over and talked down on, and instead of using that mouth of hers, she waits til after they’ve stopped talking to start saying some one/two-worded pleas– pleas! –for them to hear her out.

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But of course she has no problem just breaking out and turning into a legit deserter, right? Right. I’m just so frustrated right now. Zara’s not the complete bad-ass I met in the first book and a lot of her actions are either one way or another, and people are changing on me, and the flow of it’s really weird. I don’t know. I really wanted to like this, but her inability to speak out like she normally did was just too much for me. I honestly kept critiquing everything that I came upon, wondering why she didn’t just shout it out, wondering why every single asshole has to monologue before she can say her peace. I really didn’t get a lot of it, and it all just felt too convenient because of that. If there’s one thing I dislike a lot, it’s convenient plots or moments that just seem like place holders than legit moments. So would I recommend this? I don’t know. I know I’d totally recommend the first book because I like Elantia and Lessie a lot, but this installment was more of a confusing miss for me than anything else.

Happy Reading,

A Little Darling

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