The Dragonward - Michael Meyerhofer

Book source ~ ARC. My review is voluntary and honest.


It’s been three hectic years since the War of the Lotus and Ruun is far from healed. In fact, it’s barely healing at all. Despite Rowen Locke’s and his allies best efforts there is still strife and rumblings of even more unrest. When a new menace surfaces, threatening to bring down the Dragonward, Rowen and everyone he calls ally must once again fight to defend Ruun from its enemies and the exiled Dragonkin before it’s too late.


For those who have read and enjoyed The Dragonkin Trilogy this new trilogy in the world of Ruun will be right up your alley. For those new to the world of Ruun, you can start with this trilogy, but why? Why would you do that? You’ll miss all the struggles, sacrifices, battles, deception, and triumphs of the first trilogy that lead into this one. So don’t skip it. But if you must, then this first book does a decent job of dropping you into the world and not being totally lost.


Poor Rowen. The unwilling hero just wants to live in peace after witnessing the near destruction of his world. But he’s not going to get it. Told from multiple POVs the action is near non-stop. There are several factions coming together from beginning to end and having multiple viewpoints is the only way to get the full immersion in this world. Some characters I love, some I hate, and some I really loathe, but make no mistake, you won’t walk through this story without feeling something for each one. The world is rich with history and depth and it makes my heart ache knowing that the characters I’ve come to love will get no peace again in it. At least, not just yet. The Dragonward may be done, but the Godsfall trilogy has only just begun.