It’s a hard life being a half dragon, and things are not getting easier for the Dragolitha in the third installment of the series.
A year has passed since the end of the last book, and Khu and Tatsuo’s child, Theo, is growing four times faster than the average child.
Meanwhile, Incindia continues to be held prisoner in Lamoongra by the eternal Lich, Ramathule’s reasons for ending the universe become clear, and Xirow and Caitlin’s relationship hits some rocks.
This is by far my favorite book in the series. The descriptions of the dead dimension, Lamoongra, are evocative, and I felt much more grounded in the scenes and with the characters than I have in the previous books.
Focusing less on the Dragolitha, some interesting character building takes place with the antagonists. I was most interested by Incindia’s journey in the world between the living and the dead, but I could have spent more time learning about space god Ramathule. Even mustache twirling villain, Xirow, and his gangster moll, Caitlin, started to flesh out as three dimensional beings.
I enjoyed learning more about the origins of some of the members of the Dragolitha. While the details were brief, it was still interesting to learn about our heros. Theo, half dragon boy wonder, provides some cute imagery as a tiny flying dragon. I was also glad to see the return of characters, such as mute shaman Fugi and her huge wolf companion, Lycidas. Even the bog squirrels from book one make a blink and you miss it appearance.
I hope the author continues improving his craft, as it makes reading his work much easier, and does justice to the imaginative world he has created. My fingers are crossed for a deeper emotional connection to the characters in book four, the final book in the series.
I award Breaking Point…
Breaking Point is available for $1.95 ebook and $6.99 print book on Amazon.
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