The legacy of Mari and Alain blazes ahead in this brand-new sequel to the hit Audible original series The Pillars of Reality.
The world of Dematr had been locked unchanging for centuries by the Great Guilds, most people living in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry, the Mechanics reserving to themselves the technology for steam locomotives, rifles, and far-talkers while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing - until Master Mechanic Mari, dragon slayer and pirate queen, and Master of Mages Alain raised the army of the new day to free their world.
Kira of Pacta Servanda, the daughter of the two greatest heroes of her world, was six years old the day she stood on a battlement in Dorcastle, staring up at a statue of her mother while surrounded by bodyguards who fenced Kira off from the nearby crowds. As the morning sun cast the shadow of Mari's statue over Kira, she realized that she would spend the rest of her life in that shade. Then the world of Dematr learned that a new kind of ship had left the far-distant world of Urth. The ship would take only 10 years to cover the immense distances between stars. Of all the colony worlds, the ship was coming to Dematr. But for what purpose? Kira was 16 when the ship from Urth arrived, and she discovered that her world still needed heroes.
Daughter of Dragons is the first book in Jack Campbells newest trilogy The Legacy of Dragons. The novel is published by Audible Studios and was released today! I found the way in which the main protagonists were introduced as sidekicks and incredibly average, very unique. In this follow up series to the hit The Pillars of Reality series, the reader gets an in depth look at the futuristic technology from Urth. Daughter of Dragons follows Kira, Mari and Alains daughter as she goes on a grand adventure with her strange new companion. Both Dematr and Urth hang in the balance, one wrong move from Kira could spell disaster for both worlds. Situations only become worse when Mari and Alain learn that the people from Urth are keeping a very dangerous secret.
The characters in this novel are very interesting. I am both surprised and delighted at how original the conflict in this novel is. While the story centers around Kira and Jason as they attempt to stop the people from Urth; Mari and Alain also make appearances throughout the novel on a similar mission. The first book in The Legacy of Dragons series presents both a person vs person conflict as well as a person vs society conflict. The Science Fiction novel combines elements of Fantasy with a bit of Steampunk to create a creative interesting story. Kira and Mari teach the reader that you should respect and listen to your parents, even if you don’t get along with them. Likewise, Jason and his mother show that not every parent makes good decisions. I found the character chemistry throughout this novel a bit slow and mild though I don’t feel like it hindered the story in any way.
New characters meet old ones as the reader ventures back to the world of Dematr. The novel gives characters that any reader to, can relate young or old. While the novel is written for a teen audience, it is worth noting that this novel excellently switches between the perspectives of parent and child. I would recommend this book for families and teens. The novel deals with all sorts of issues from human rights to how to treat those who do you wrong. My favorite scene in this novel is Jason telling the story of Odysseus to the sailors. An interesting plot and fun characters draw the reader in and keep them listening until the last second
About the Author
John Hemry known more commonly by his fans via the pen name Jack Campbell, is an American Sci-Fi Author. With twenty-eight novels, twenty-nine short fiction works and 6 non-fiction works published as of late early 2017 he is also quite well known. Campbells first novel Stark’s War was published in April of 2000 however his earliest short-fiction, One Small Spin was published in 1997. Campbell’s Non-Fiction Interstellar Navigation, published 2000, was his first venture into the genre. A retired U.S. navy officer Campbell even speaks some Russian.
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