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Posted December 16, 2013
Dragon Rising was quite interesting. I liked the intriguing worl
Dragon Rising was quite interesting. I liked the intriguing world that author Jaime Rush has written. However, I haven't read Dragon Mine and so I did find myself a bit confused with this story so I'd recommend reading Dragon Mine first to get a foundation for this story/series and to get a better grip of this world that we are introduced to.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This novella was filled with many characters and terminologies that I couldn't wrap my head around. I felt as if I needed a glossary with me while reading because I couldn't figure who's who and what's what. Hence, it was a bit confusing. Yet, it wasn't hard to follow along with the story in Dragon Rising. I wasn't completely lost, but it still felt like pieces of the puzzle were missing. I just felt that the story was too short overall to expand on the world building and the terminologies. For that, a full length novel would be needed to appreciate this unique world and understand the terminologies provided in the story.
Another thing I should also mention is the romance. I felt as if this story was not heavy on the romance, but rather it was more focused on the suspense and mystery of finding Lyra's father and Archer's brother.
Thus, when Lyra and Archer ended up bonded at the end, it just didn't fit well with the story. Dragon Rising took place in a matter of days (or at least it felt like it) and since Lyra and Archer's romance/relationship was not explored in depth I found it strange how they ended up bonded at the end of Dragon Rising. It felt as if the author just threw that in there for the heck of a happy-ever-after.
Overall, as mentioned earlier, I'd recommend reading Dragon Mine first before Dragon Rising. Your reading experience might be better than mine. Although I didn't end up loving this novella, I can see potential with this series. I'll say give the novellas, Dragon Mine and Dragon Rising, a chance to see if this is a series for you.
Posted December 13, 2013
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