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To save his family from his tyrannical mother, Julius had to step on a lot of tails. That doesn't win a nice dragon many friends, but just when he thinks he's starting to make progress, a new threat arrives. Turns out, things can get worse. Heartstriker hasn't begun to pay for its secrets, and the dragons of China are here to collect. When the Golden Emperor demands his surrender, Julius will have to choose between loyalty to the sister who's always watched over him and preserving the clan he gave everything to protect.
©2017 Rachel Aaron (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By MVF on 01-28-18

interesting--but...

I have been following the series since it began- has a great new world....I did enjoy the World building, and some of the characters. who wouldn't love a nice dragon?

but, the characters also frustrated me. I found it tedious at times. There was a lot of conversation in order to pass on a lot of information-explanations of how magic works ( too much info at times), why things were happening and so on. Many times there was a repeat of information that we, the reader, already knew-- to the point that it frustrated me and made the story a heck of a lot longer than it needed to be.

I grew tired of Julius's (dragon and hero) pacifistic stance. There were times even I rolled my eyes at his speeches and interventions. I have to admit, the author did keep true to him. I am not sure that I'm going to continue with this series but I'm glad I read at least the first two books.

The narrator is exceptional and a gifted artist. He was able to vary the voices. How he read the story made it incredibly enthralling even when it was extremely boring at times --now that is a gift.

The author Rachel Aaron, is an exceptional writer and Storyteller. Just because I didn't particularly care for this book doesn't mean I wouldn't read any more of her books. In fact, I have her on my radar now and I will probably pick up more of her stories.

I sort of recommend this book but that's my opinion if you like the first three it is good to get this book just so you can see the continuation.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 10-23-17

A uniquely creative world with an awesome voice

I say this for all the books when I say,
Despite some minor issues, this world is flourishing, creative and full of charm. I love the characters and the incredible uniqueness of events. Vikas only furthers seal the deal with his wide array of voices that truly bring this world to life. It wouldn't be the same without him.
I'm ready to continue to the definitely thrilling conclusion.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 10-08-17

amazing..loved every second of each book

just gets better and better..amazing author..what a great series..even better than eli which I also loved

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