Most helpful positive review
on 17 May 2015
As war becomes more real, sides mass their allies and arsenals for the imminent onslaught. Will the dragon riders, the scattered few, answer the call to war? Or will enemies in the shadows and within consume them?
This third book of the Dragon Stones Saga brings a change in tone and energy to Alva's prose as we approach a decisive crossroads in the adventure. Some will find this shift exciting and some will find it unnerving, either way, I feel it has the right effect.
Elias and Nydeired's relationship is sweet and enjoyable to watch the two learn from each other but there is a grim sadness as they prepare for war. Elias is every more aware what war is like and has come to accept his fate, not as a prophet in a ancient tale but as a reluctant force of good. Throughout the series, I have found dragons portrayed in a different light than most main stream fantasy. Alva humanises them wonderfully and makes this war even more horrific.
Unfortunately, the book is titled Vosper's Revenge, which instantly puts into mind the Empire Strikes back. This is a bit of a giveaway that the forces of evil are going to push back, hard. Also like the Empire Strikes Back, this is my favourite in the series (so far) as it gathers speed, like the build up to the perfect storm.
A book filled with magic, dragons, dwarves, good and, of course, evil; I have said it earlier and I'll say it again. This is my favourite book of the series and I dare you to find out why. All I can really say without giving to much away, well played, Vosper, well played.