Vanx, Trevin, and Darbon, along with Prince Russet and the crew of the Sea Hawk, sail to Vanx's homeland to find an old friend who just might know the wyrm lore needed to make their quest to Dragon Isle seem survivable.
Meanwhile Coll and Duke Martin have set their shadowy schemes in motion in Dyntalla where Quazar is keeping the princess from death with all he has.
What will King Oakarm do about Duke Martin's treachery when he arrives? Will Matty the one-handed whore get her wish? Can two High Wizards of the Royal Order hold off the ogres, and the even darker thing that is seeking the Bloodstone? And what will happen on Dragon Isle, where our hero and his friends have become little more than prey under the revealing light of Aur's Moon.
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For this being the second book in this series it was easy for me to catch up and not be completely lost. I like all of the twists and turns the story takes. M. R. Mathias does a great job of weaving these characters together. I have read his other series and this one feels like its own world. Mathias does bring in some of the magical characters and of course the humans also. He has Zythians, ogres, dragons, humans, faires or wispwight, wizards, and demons. I liked how Vanx came to have Sir Poopsalot Maximus, his dog, and was able to become the hero. I even liked the ending and the way Mathias was able to have karma serve the rightful justice. I have said this after reading his other books but I would definitely recommend this book. I am also going to have to go back and read the first one then continue on with the series
The continuation of the adventures of Vanx Malic. His friend is bitten by a poisonous flower and needs the blood of the queen dragon to save her. He and his friends both human and Zyth travel to Dragon Isle in pursue of the poison. Back at castle of Dyntalla, while the eveyone else trying to defend their walls and their King from the Ogres that are trying to breach the castle walls, Duke Martin and his cohorts begin scheming to plotting on their own to steal the blood stone and kill Vanx. While it helped that I had read book 1 first this book did well as a stand alone book. The author does a good job of drawing the reader in quicker and holding our attention throughout the book. While it is part of the fantasy genre this book is well written and contents a lot of action and adventure. There are enough "real life" components to it that it doesn't seem so impossible.
This second installment in the “Legend of Vanx Malic” series is a rip-roaring fantasy adventure from start to finish. Picking up directly from where the first book left off, Vanx’s journey to acquire the one antidote that can save the Lady Gallarain from the effects of a deadly poison is a tale filled with deadly dragons, mighty ogres, and deadly sorcery. Thankfully, Vanx is aided in his journey by friends, some mighty and others weak, some old and some new, each helping in their own unique way. Told with wit, charm, and a grandiose intensity, fans of the first book will find plenty to love about this second installment by M.R. Mathias. Not only does it delve deeper into Vanx’s mysterious past and the Zythian culture that raised him, but it also lays the groundwork for many future adventures to come. Mostly though, it’s just an honest hero’s tale where good people die as often as wicked people, no matter how brave or strong they might be.