RaeleighReads rating: 4 out of 5 coffee cups
“Inhaling deeply, Farad released his breath in a prolonged soft sigh. “My story, little ones, is about a girl named Seeliyah. She was the bravest human, the noblest dragon, the world has ever known. And she was also my friend.””
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really liked this fantasy novel. It had all of my favorite elements: good writing, a strong female lead, believable dialogue, and an interesting plot with several twists.
Dragon Born follows the story of Seeliyah, a young human girl with dragon blood. She goes in her father’s stead to Draco Keep to try to save the dragon nation from an evil red dragon named Duk Flar. On her journey she makes several new friends and discovers the strength of her own unique gifts.
Seeliyah is a thoroughly enjoyable character. She starts out confident and a tad cheeky and she ends as a strong matriarch embodying the ideals of courage, wisdom, kindness, and generosity. I think we could all probably learn a lesson or two from a character like Seeliyah. Love thine enemy is a difficult directive to follow, but Seeliyah sees no other choice. She has an immense love for all life and strives to protect it at all costs.
This novel also contains an important message about maintaining open lines of communication and cooperation between the different races of dwarves, elves, dragons, and humans. A message that is all too relevant in today’s time and will retain its relevance throughout history.
A mixture of a coming of age story, an epic quest, and wonderfully crafted action, this is sure to delight fans of dragon novels and fantasy in general.
Some opinions you may be interested in:
“Dragon Born” will be familiar enough to most high fantasy readers, but it’s got enough originality and thoughtfulness to make it enjoyable.”– Aaron Rath on Goodreads
“Want to read more from the Author! Had me dedicated to his writing and couldn’t put the book down.”– Dee Vasquez on Amazon