Five hundred years after the War of Fire, the ability to use magic is a death sentence and dragons are remembered as a curse. But a hidden clutch of unhatched dragons sing for their riders...and six lives are changed forever.
A thief, a soldier, a simple young woman, a rejected healer, a man dedicated to his Watch, and another sent away by a father who knows the truth. Each with a growing magic inside them and no choice but to leave the lives they had behind. The elements of magic are drawn together as the dragons' call leads them on a journey where they learn everything they've been taught to believe about magic and dragons is wrong. A journey that forges friendships and love into unbreakable bonds.
When an evil from the past rises again and one of their own is captured, they will risk everything to save a future none of them thought possible.
In this ambitious yet muddled start to the Dragon's Call series, Trosper attempts to put a new spin on the dragon-rider trope. Five centuries after the War of Fire all but eradicated the dragons and those who bonded with them, magic has been outlawed, and those who can wield it are killed before they go insane. Emallya, one of the last survivors of the War of Fire, collects six young men and women who are destined to bond with the few remaining dragon eggs in an attempt to rebuild the ranks of the Guardians of Galdrilene. However, their opponents, the malevolent Shadow Riders, are likewise seeing a resurgence, and it's only a matter of time before the two factions once again clash. Trosper aims for an epic scope, and there's some significant worldbuilding in this first installment, but an overly large cast provides too many shifting perspectives, while flat dialogue and uneven pacing further disrupt the story's momentum. The telepathic, teleporting, intelligent dragons feel derivative rather than innovative. There's a lot of potential here, but the execution falls short. (BookLife)
A wonderful story to get lost in!
I’m so in love with the world and the characters created in this thrilling story! I almost don’t want to read the next book because I’m terrified a dragon or Dragon rider is going to be killed! A definite recommendation to read!