Dragon Forged: Fire Fruit Pie

I received the ARC for Dragon Forged to review. I haven’t read anything by Travis Simmons before, so it was nice to read a book from an author completely unknown to me. Dragon Forged is the third book in Plague Born series, but can be easily read as a stand-alone. I know it didn’t bother me that I hadn’t read the previous installations to the series.

Dragon Forged is a fantasy book, and I loved the world building and the storyline. It falls definitely in the young adult categorie, so it was a bit tame for my taste but that’s just a matter of opinion.

This recipe is insipired by the fire fruit trees in the book. They play an important role in the book, if a dragon should use its power on a fire fruit tree, the fire fruits of that tree would be impued with magic of that specific dragon. So I wanted the taste of this pie resemble that magic, have a strong flavour with a hint of surprise.

So here’s the recipe for Fire Fruit Pie.

Dragon Forged: Chronicles of Dragon Aerie Young Adult Fantasy Fiction (Plague Born Book 3)Dragon Forged: Chronicles of Dragon Aerie Young Adult Fantasy Fiction by Travis Simmons
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dragon Forged is young adult fantasy book and third in the Plague Born -series but can be read as a stand-alone just as I did.

The story has multiple POV’s and at times it made the reading a bit difficult although I think that my lack of English skills were more to blame this time.

I found the storyline interesting and I was very intrigued by the world building. Dragon plague has swept through the land and most of the humans are either killed or turned into wyverns. There are four kinds of wyverns; red, yellow, blue and green and they differ from each other by the magic they posses. There are also dragons, elves, dwarfs and drakes, so the fantasy cast is all there.

Wylan Atwater is a red wyvern and her first circuit is nothing what she expects. What was supposed to be routine duty turns into a dangerous quest to find the enemy within her own people. It also reveals many hidden truths and the world will never be the same again.

The main character for mewas Leaghan, a wizard in learning. She plays an important role towards the end of the book and I surely would like to read more of her in the future.

This is a story of what happens to a society when you let fear take over and what happens to its people, when the powers to be dictate everything and hide the truth. And it’s a story about finding courage and being true to oneself. And a story of friendship and love and acceptance. So, not only has this story multiple POV’s, it also has many dimension.

The reason I couldn’t give this book five stars was that at times it was too detailed, to a point that it affected the story flow and almost made me skip scenes. And the problem that everyone, who writes multiple POV’s has; none of the characters reach their full potential as they have to share the page time with others.


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