In the Shadow of the Dragon King by J. Keller Ford
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Seventeen-year-old, Eric, is a kick-butt squire to the most revered knight in Fallhollow. Well he would be if Sir Trogsdill allowed him to do anything even remotely awesome. Determined to prove his worth, Eric sets out to find the mythical paladin summoned to protect the realm from the evil lurking nearby.
Sixteen-year-old, David, spends his days collecting school honors, winning archery tournaments, and trying not to fall in love with his scrappy best friend, Charlotte.
Right when things start to get interesting, he is whisked away to the magical realm of Fallhollow where everyone thinks he's some sort of paladin destined to fulfill a two-hundred-year-old prophecy. He's supposed to help kill a dragon with some sort of magic key. The same key that happens to adorn the neck of an annoying squire who's too wrapped up in proving himself to be much help to anyone.
With egos as big as the dragon they need to destroy, Eric and David must get over themselves, or watch everything they know and love, burn.
My Rating: ★★★★☆
(I received this book free from the author in exchange for my honest review)
Love, love and more love. Right out of the gate I fell in love with this book. In truth it's been way to long since I read a book like this one and I can't believe it took me this long to get back into the world of magic, war, and your good old interdimensional travel. I didn't even mind the romance, not that I hate it, but something the plot gets twisted and forgotten about when the whole boy meets girl thing happens.
I don't want to give anything way, that is how good I feel about this read.
The writing was smooth, the pace was perfect with non stop action around every corner. I love the world building, it drew me in, captivated me and made me believe that this world could actually be real. I am hook on this series, and it will now be added to my top reads of the year list.
It's a magical thing to created such a vivid world, to layer it so perfect that you forget that it's fiction, even for a second, it a talent that I wish I had. J. Keller Ford is a masterful writer and I'm looking forward to the next instillment of this incredible world of art.
I highly recommend this book, I dear you to dive into this magical world, you will not want to come up for air.
Giveaway Information: Contest ends June 17th, 2016
· One (1) winner will receive a scrabble tile book cover charm (US ONLY)
· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of In the Shadow of the Dragon King by J. Keller Ford (INT)
J. Keller Ford (known to all as Jenny) is a scribbler of Young Adult and New Adult speculative fiction. As a young Army brat, she traveled the world and wandered the halls of some of Germany’s most extraordinary castles in hopes of finding snarky dragons, chivalrous knights and wondrous magic that permeated her imagination. What she found remains etched in her topsy-turvy mind and oozes out in sweeping tales of courage, sacrifice, honor and everlasting love.
When not torturing her keyboard or trying to silence the voices in her head, Jenny spends time collecting seashells, bowling, swimming, screaming on roller coasters and traveling. Jenny is a mom to four magnificent and noble offspring, and currently lives in paradise on the west coast of Florida with a quirky knight who was silly enough to marry her, and a menagerie of royal pets. Published works include short stories, The Amulet of Ormisez, Dragon Flight, and The Passing of Millie Hudson. IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON KING is her debut novel and the first installment in the Chronicles of Fallhollow Trilogy.
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