A huge thank you to Curiosity Quills Press for allowing me to read Dragon Redeemer, by Amy Bearce in exchange for an honest review.
Dragon Redeemer is the third book in the WORLD OF ALUVIA trilogy.
Four years have passed since a fairy swarm released the voice of prophecy in Nell Brennan. In that painful moment, a skilled warrior became a reluctant leader and defender of Aluvia’s magic. Now a new enemy threatens their still-fragile lands, one Nell feels powerless to stop even with help from the voice within her.
A mysterious dark alchemist from the Ice-Locked Lands is rising to power on the strength of his sword arm and an ice-breathing dragon obedient to his command. He promises unlimited magic to his followers and death to those who defy him. If he takes over the ports, his corrupt elixirs will disrupt the delicate balance of peace between Aluvia’s people and all magical creatures.
The voice of prophecy sends Nell and her friends to their enemy’s treacherous domain to find a sword of legend. Only the sword’s magic can prevent a return to a world of dying fairies and caged merfolk. But Nell’s up against the toughest foe she’s ever faced. In order to defeat him, she must master the unimaginable power of the sword―and the unwanted magic inside herself.
Two things appealed to me when I first heard of Dragon Redeemer. The first: it was the third and final book in the World of Aluvia series. Second, Nell, who we don’t really see much of in the first two books, finally had her own stance in the story.
It has been so long (in my mind at least) since I finished reading Mer-Charmer, that I don’t really know where the story stood when I started reading Dragon Redeemer. I’m glad to say that this final instalment has a little recap here and there reminding us of what had happened in the last books. — However, since all three books in this trilogy are from different characters’ points of view, I knew I’d be okay with reading Nell’s story since she’s such a different character than all the rest.
Dragon Redeemer is an incredibly fast paced novel. I was at 41% into the story, and the action, the plot build-up was already underway. Which is something that I enjoy immensely about Bearce’s novels: Bearce doesn’t wait to get down to the action! The fast pace that this story has is a great contender for why I ended up liking Dragon Redeemer. That, and the dragons and the other mystical creatures. *heart eyes*
I also enjoyed reading about the hardships and the insecurities that Nell had, which just makes Nell’s character all that more realistic to me. In the last two books we didn’t see much of Nell, because there was just so much going on in Sierra’s, and Phoebe’s lives. However, she’s always played an important role in the novels. So I was incredibly intrigued when I found out that Nell had her own novel!
Another thing that I liked was that of the two predictions I had made, only one of them came true. An unpredictable book is a good book!
I was actually surprised that Dragon Redeemer was a quick read. There’s a lot that happens in Dragon Redeemer, which makes the story seem even faster than it already was.
Overall, I ended up enjoying Dragon Redeemer. I went into this novel with my head clear, and not expecting much. So I’m glad that I ended up liking the story.
I give Dragon Redeemer, 3 stars.