Here is your second review for the day!
Customary warning: This is a reminder that these are my personal opinions. My thoughts and feelings are not your thoughts and feelings. I may not always be the target audience for a book; sometimes I am. If I do not like a book, that doesn’t mean you’ll dislike it. If I love a book or simply like a book, you may hate it. Take everything I say with this knowledge. If it sounds interesting to you despite what I’ve said, then go ahead and read it. You’ll only know you like something if you read it yourself.
That being said… Spoilers ahead.
Burned by K.C. Glass
Synopsis From The Book
Renick, apprentice dragonhand, discovers that nothing can stand in the way of a dragon’s thirst for revenge.Caught between an outcast dragon and his human prey, Renick and his friends must find a way to appease the dragon’s burning anger. Together, Renick, Thane and Lainey learn new magic, rescue a kidnapped friend, and evade the dragon hunters while they try to prevent a war. What they find is that not all burns can be healed.
Initial Thoughts Before Reading:
Alright I go into this book with high expectations as compared to the first book. The first I had no idea what to expect. For this one, I know what to expect and can’t wait to read it. This book is about the tirade of a dragon who is avenging someone. (Plyth’s father?) I am hype!
Initial Thoughts After Reading:
Well it was not Plyth’s father but a vengeful dragon nonetheless. For what we learned in this book. I felt like I got little more on human culture than I did for dragon. It was not a bad book though.
The three MCs are living in their new town as apprentices, when a dragon attacks. This dragon is Dragon Kind, one of theirs, and he is attacking because he wants to get vengeance. The three try to stop him. He kidnaps Lainey. Renick and Thane try to save her and Thane gets majorly injured. Renick returns to get Gramh, Thane’s instructor, and together with the knights and the Hunters from book 1, they take down the dragon. The two hunters (one who was supposed to have died in book 1 but didn’t) are bested by Renick for the heart stone. Renick and Lainey then destroy it with Wrytha’s help. In the epilogue the hunters are talking to some man about how they were bested, and how this man needs a heart stone for more time.
What I Liked:
Expansion of the main leads; We get to see them in their apprenticeships which is always nice.
Grahm; He’s a great adult and I’m happy that the characters have some adult figures to look up to and speak to about their problems.
Lainey’s Healing; This was fantastic to see how it hurts her, and how she is learning to use it.
Renick’s decision; Not to take the dragon heart stone was a brave one and one that proves his name. Even though it was his color.
What I Would Have Liked or Changed:
More on the way the human culture works.
Time Taken To Read
“Its not the size of the blade, but the wit of he who wields it that determines a battle.” – pg 126