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Embers at Galdrilene (Dragon's Call Series Book 1) by [Trosper, A.D.]
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Book 1 of 3 in Dragon's Call Series (3 Book Series)
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6507 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477418687
  • Publisher: Silver Spirit; 2 edition (4 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0080R4LPK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #253,599 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The war between the Guardians and the Shadow Riders ended in total devastation. The final battle killed all the dragons and left nothing but fields of ash. A small clutch of dragon eggs was all that remained to provide hope for the future.

Five hundred years later, the ability to use magic is a death sentence and dragons are remembered as a curse. But the un-hatched dragons sing for their riders...and six lives will be changed forever.

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.

With the last of the dragons and the world at stake, they will risk everything to heed the call.

But an evil from the past rises again. Shadow Dragons ride the dawn once more...

Firstly, I am not usually into fantasy books (that is Eva's interest!) however, this book pulls you straight in with the emotional descriptions of how painful it is for a rider to loose a dragon in battle.

We get to experience this as the story starts with Emallya fighting for her life as her dragon (Rylin) lays beside her, dead.

The separation Emallya experiences from loosing Rylin is beautifully narrated as you feel every inch of her pain, anguish and lack of desire to go on as this missing piece of her life will never be seen again.

I loved the way the author built up this fantasy world by showing the reader the scenes from each character's POV, however I did feel that this style of writing repeated a few scenario's which slightly dragged for me.

In the beginning the reader is propelled into the story with all the magical action of understanding how they would survive the aftermath of this war.
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After far too long, my TBR pile finally presented me with a book I've been dying to dig into: "Embers at Galdrilene," by A.D. Trosper. And, armed with a bit `o time on my hands (courtesy of the long holiday weekend), I did just that.

Wow! Trosper really hits one out of the park on her first try. I'm no expert on fantasy, but I know what I like ... and I like this book a lot. It didn't hurt that a few early scenes reminded me of some of my all-time favorite stories (Kellinar and Serena's early flight was reminiscent of the hobbits' flight to Bree in LOTR (including an ill-fated stop at an inn and an encounter with a dark rider), and when Serena calls Kellinar a scoundrel, a similar exchange between Leia and Han flashed through my mind), but, make no mistake, "Embers" burns with a fire all its own.

Along the way, I was introduced to some awesome new adjectives--dragon-blasted and fate-forsaken being my two faves--and took great pleasure in this new adage: "beauty is only a lamp wick away."

So true!

The novel is chock full of characters--from heroes/heroines to dragons to evil ones--so I took to jotting quick notes to help me keep track at first. Trosper's characters are compelling and well described, so I don't recommend this for all readers; just the ones, like me, who may be inclined to read faster than he/she can properly digest.

Kirynn is my favorite character. Not only is she intelligent, loyal, and skilled ... but she's also totally babe-alicious and doesn't give a damn. In fact, she offers my favorite line in the book (while ruminating on her physical attraction to Vaddoc): "As long as he doesn't get too attached or try to make a claim on her, she wouldn't mind taking a turn in bed with him someday.
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There is something about dragon stories that is truly captivating and Trosper has certainly encapsulated this in her novel. This story follows the lives of young men and women as they escape a life of control and fear to find their true talents and true selves. A great deal can be read into the novel, whether you are looking for inspiration to help you find your real identity, or simply an escape from the norms of reality.

Trosper combines a few staples of real life, such as the all important tea and coffee, with the extremes of magic and the afterlife to create a fantasy that is both believable and a pleasant escape. Expect to be entertained with dragon fights, romance and witty comebacks in Trosper's creation of an idyllic world. You are even given a rare insight into the workings of a dragon's mind. This could be the ideal introduction to fantasy for any curious readers out there, but it is safe to say that any sceptics need not apply.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Wright on behalf of Bestchicklit.com
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Let me start by telling you about me. I am a devourer of books. I race though books as quickly as I can in an effort to try and lose myself in this new world I have discovered. I am some what like a serial killer in that I just can never have enough, always needing more to be sated.
Occasionally however, I come across a that I HAVE to take my time over. Not because it is complicated or to difficult to comprehend. Not because I am not enjoying it, But because I am, So very much. Because I bond with the characters. Because this new world is vast and beautiful and worth exploring slowly. Because I want to draw it out for as long as I can.
This was one of those books.
We start in the middle of a war and much emotional turmoil. You are instantly dragged into heartbreak and sadness as all war always brings. There is some really good scene setting at the beginning of this story and it sets you up well for what is it to come without being too overwhelming. The story starts at a fast pace. We meet each of the "embers" in life threatening situations. Each of them has learned that they have magic in them and it is this worlds mandate to execute magic users. As with all humanity the survival instinct is strong and you find yourself willing them to run, to escape, to get away. I found myself holding my breath in panic a couple of times as if I had been watching an exciting film.
As the "embers" come together and you learn more of what must happen and how their Dragons will come about and what it entails it is thrilling and rewarding to read. I have always enjoyed that "I wish I could do that" feeling I get from a book and this one is no exception but the scenes are set so well without being boring and long winded that you feel as if you are there.
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