Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “Eye of Fire, Dragon Soul Book 2,” by Author, @Dwallacepeach
Title: Eye of Fire (Dragon Soul Quartet) Book 2
Link to the Four Book Collection (A great savings)
Amazon Author Page: D. Wallace Peach
Publication Date: August 19, 2016
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Sea Adventures, Fantasy
IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:
“In the epic sequel to Myths of the Mirror, the black-barred cells groan open and webbed wings sweep the sky. The dragons fly free of their bonds, as do the ruthless men who enslaved them.
Armed with fresh power, Earlin leads the village of Taran Leigh in search of a new myth. Not all forgive their ruin at her hands, and fires blaze in retribution. Driven by flames from the mountains of the Mirror, Conall and his skyriders descend on Taran Leigh, complicating Earlin’s life. Malice flows with the governors as they escape down the silver-green Argantael to the sea.
Across the western sea, those wielding authority discover new forces at play. A master of fear, Phelan plots for control, skimmers raid ports for grift, the wealthy hoard, and children starve. Morgen, captain of the Seabourne, sails the archipelago without a care until visitors from the Mirror arrive and voices of conscience dare him to see. No longer can he ignore the desperately poor, the hunting of dragons, and the political manipulations that threaten to tear apart his home. Yet, he cannot save the islands alone.”
Eye of Fire is the second book in the Dragon Soul Quartet Series, following book one, The Myths of the Mirror, which I reviewed HERE.
The story begins as the ancient Droom, the seer of the stones, she who guides the myths and the people of the Tie retrieves a stone from the embers of a fire. Partially blind, the seer’s prophecies come from deep within her soul expressed as messages etched upon her Runestones. The directive she receives is clear. Change is in the air and new beginnings have merged into the people’s current reality.
As the mountain dragons who fly freely in the skies over the Mirror arrive in Taran Leigh, Conall and Torin are merged with the belonging, sitting astride their own dragons. The people waiting to attend the yearly dragon expedition are filled with awe. They feel the songs of the dragons pulling at their hearts. Soon, the community will experience what it feels like to touch the resplendent dragons and to feel the belonging surge into their hearts for themselves.
Finally, the time had come for the dragons of Taran Leigh to be freed from the confines of the lair. Once Earlin’s plan was set into motion there was no turning back. Meanwhile, in the dragon’s lair, Haral waits for the signal to swing open the doors so he can release the magnificent creatures and set them free.
Instead, the plan goes awry, and Earlin finds Haral’s crumpled body; the victim of a horrible murder. His death is the catalyst that forces the people of the Tie to grapple with the knowledge that they’re connected through the belonging to every living being. They must establish a balance within the world. However, this responsibility comes at a cost.
It is up to the brave sky riders to spread the word about the dragons and the message of the belonging. In order to fulfill this mission, they will have to outwit the governors who control their livelihood.
When visitors from the Mirror meet Morgen, the captain of the Seabourne, the man is forced to examine his conscience. In the islands, dragons are hunted and killed. The governors, ever thirsty for the gold coins that propel their lust, threaten to upend the world order.
The magnificent saga continues…
This is another haunting tale of resplendent dragons, exhilarating magic, and how the myths of the people from Taran Leigh, the Mirror, and those of the far-off islands intertwine and intersect. Their myths become the allegory from where ancient enlightenment springs. It is the belonging which brings them together and that which tears them apart.
Author D. Wallace Peach weaves a tale that will touch your heart like no other books before. This series has sent me on a spiritual quest to find my own belonging. If you read one series this year, make it this one. You’ll be glad you did! ❤
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies
*I follow the Amazon Rating System*
About the Author:
Author, D. Wallace Peach
D. Wallace Peach started writing later in life after the kids were grown and a move left her with hours to fill. Years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books, and when she started writing, she was instantly hooked. Diana lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s Coastal Mountains with her husband, two dogs, and Pinky the Cat.
For book descriptions, excerpts, maps, and behind the scenes info, please visit http://dwallacepeachbooks.com.
For her blog on all things writing, please visit http://mythsofthemirror.com.
Ready for an adventure?
The Sorcerer’s Garden
The Bone Wall
The Melding of Aeris
The Rose Shield Tetralogy:
Catling’s Bane, Book I
Oathbreakers’ Guild, Book II
Farlanders’ Law, Book III
Kari’s Reckoning, Book IV
The Dragon Soul Saga:
Myths of the Mirror, Book I
Eye of Fire, Book II
Eye of Blind, Book III
Eye of Fire, Book IV
Grumpy Ana and the Grouchy Monsters: A Children’s Space Tale
For her blog on all things writing, please visit D. Wallace Peach at http://mythsofthemirror.com.
FACEBOOK: Myths of the Mirror: @DWPeachbooks
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