The Dragons of Nova (The Loom Saga Series #2)

The Dragons of Nova (The Loom Saga Series #2)

by Elise Kova

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The Dragons of Nova (The Loom Saga Series #2) by Elise Kova

Kova balances very different setting[s]… Both threads are compelling in their own right, with a mix of new and familiar characters, tension, action and real stakes, and they're interwoven with skill.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619845534
Publisher: Keymaster Press
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Series: Loom Saga Series , #2
Pages: 490
Sales rank: 193,588
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Elise Kova, USA Today bestselling author of the fantasy series Air Awakens, has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. The holder of a master's degree in business administration, she currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida. Visit her at elisekova.com.

Tim Campbell is a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. He has performed hundreds of titles in a variety of genres and was a finalist for the 2017 Voice Arts Awards best narration performance in nonfiction.

Erin Moon, a professional AEA/CAEA/SAG-AFTRA actor, is the AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator of over 150 novels. As a narrator, Erin is celebrated for her facility with accents and singing, and has frequently portrayed characters with British, Irish, French, Italian, and Scottish accents.

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The Dragons of Nova (The Loom Saga Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Kathleen Stebbins More than 1 year ago
Having been a huge fan of Kova's Air Awakens series, I had to jump right in when she started writing the Loom Saga. I WILL TRY NOT TO GIVE SPOILERS!! With book two,we follow Ari's adventures high above the Loom in the clouds of Nova, where the dragons and the king reside. It's a dangerous game that's for sure, testing Air's patience in not killing every dragon she sees, while trying to hide like a wraith among them all without being seen. Cvareh is trying his hardest to seem unsuspecting as his sister and the King play a ruthless game of Chess. I really love the world of Loom, it's original and I can almost feel the grit between my fingers. I am even more in love with the opulence that is the Dragons. This fantasy adventure has a good pace, fantastic writing for fighting, and the characters are well fleshed out and develop well throughout the books. We do get to see more of Florence, and it's nice because I felt she was a bit one sided as a character in the first book tagging along after Ari, now we get to see her in her element, and see her blossom within the guilds and the resistance. I look forward to the third installment, and I'm waiting on the edge of my seat!
haddieshaven More than 1 year ago
This will be as non-spoiler as I can possibly make it. I'm not going to rehash the entire plot. You've got the synopsis right up there, so this will most likely just be my final reactions. Firstly, unless you have read the first book, you will be lost. Second, The Dragons of Nova picks up where TAoL leaves off. Both Ari and Cvareh in Nova. Elise outdid herself with this book. Everything about the Loom/Nova world is fantastic. Each character brings something to the story. There were a few twists that totally threw me off the trail, but they were really good twists. Major Kova's writing is phenomenal. She puts a lot of hard work and effort into her books. There is no way this book could be any better if someone else had written it. Unfathomable. ***DISCLAIMER: I did request an ARC of this book from Key Master Press for honest review, but also bought myself a copy of the book. Thank you so much to the publisher and to Elise Kova for this opportunity!***
Lafara12 More than 1 year ago
Congrats to Elise Kova on another great story! The Dragons of Nova is a great and solid sequel to The Alchemists of Loom, we continue to find out more information about this world where the story takes place and also more about the place where the dragons live, Nova; so of course the world building expands and Elise doesn't disappoint. The book starts right after where the first one ended, so you know Cvareh and Arianna are going to Nova. She needs to be sure if she can trust the dragons, specifically Cvareh and her kin but that trip will also put our characters in difficult positions, secrets from the past will be revealed and then there's also their own feelings, so you know this is gonna be complicated. It was great to know more information about Ari's past, there's some interesting twists to the story and personally I truly enjoyed to read about how her relationship with Cvareh continues to unfold. You also have some new POV's in this book, I won't say which they are to avoid spoilers buy they add to the story and it also lets you know what their motivations are, to get a bigger picture of it all. And speaking of other characters I was also a fan of Florence on this book; it's great to see how she's gaining confidence and becoming quite a force to be reckoned it. I will say The Dragons of Nova has a slower pace than the first book, there isn't as much action but rather intrigue and a bit of politics but I while I did miss some of the fights this wasn't boring, Elise's writing and the story kept me engaged and by the time the book ends I was wishing I had the third book because that one's gonna intense!! I cant wait!! Completely recommended!!
Booknut101 More than 1 year ago
The Alchemists of Loom introduced a battle of wills, a burning ember of a revolution. Now, in The Dragons of Nova, that ember steadily becomes a flame as the players take their places on the board. The romance element between Cvareh and Ari is so bittersweet. Both are burdened with so much - the fate of Loom is practically sitting on Ari's shoulders, whilst the future of Cvareh's Court is under constant threat. Despite literally being from different worlds, these two are so, so alike. Elise Kova highlights their shared fire, their tenacity and drive. Two warriors, drawn together in spite of the odds stacked against them. The Dragons of Nova met my expectations...and then exceeded them. There were so many perfectly executed twists and turns - a build up of tensions worthy of a Game of Thrones episode! The last few chapters had me glued to each page, holding my breath, and praying that my much-adored cast of characters was going to survive. I could never have guessed the book's epic ending or how devastated it would leave me! A million Kudos to Elise Kova for raising the stakes and setting the stage for an amazing Book #3.
msneddon More than 1 year ago
A very strong entry to the series, Dragons of Nova turns everything up. The stakes are higher as the political tensions of one world's near civil war brings it ever closer to a brewing rebellion from the world below it. And when people like the dragons do their political maneuvering by dueling to the death, every claw swipe keeps you reading faster and faster. While midpoints in trilogies can often feel like a weak bridge between the beginning and the climax, Kova manages to escalate the action and intrigue in a way that keeps the reader turning each page while holding their breath. None of this is done at the sacrifice of setting as we learn so much more about the titular dragons and their Nova and even the lower world of Loom. The exploration and expansion of the lore opened up a new level of understanding and appreciation, not only for the setting, but also the characters motives. This book doesn't just bridge, it builds. I'm not ashamed to say I was surprised quite often by this book, and it's nail biting ending has me itching for the finale.
drakenfyre More than 1 year ago
Dragons of Nova picks up right where The Alchemists of Loom left off. Like the first book this is told from multiple points of view. Arianna, Cvareh and Florence are the main three with the introduction of Cvareh’s sister Patra and the Yveun the King of Nova. Petra and the King are and have always been rivals because they belong to different Dragon Houses. Petra wants to see Yveun dead because she doesn’t agree with the decisions he makes and the power he holds over everyone. Seeing how these two viewed each other and despised each other and their views was like watching a very detailed and intricate sword dual. Meanwhile back on Loom, Florence is still working on gathering the different guilds to come together and face the Dragons. She is facing roadblock after roadblock, but she never gives up. I have come to admire Florence more and more in this book. She is like the Vagabond in the book, never really belonging to any one guild, but seeing and learning about herself and the guild views by interacting (as much as the guilds let her) with them. I have a feeling that in the 3rd book, Florence will truly shine and have a major impact on the resistance against the Dragons. There is a good amount of violence in this book, and it fell in pretty well with what was going on in Nova, and how their society works. You also see how the Fenthri, Chimera, and non ranked dragons are treated. If you are not a ranked member of the houses, you don’t seem to matter. I highly enjoyed this book and I cannot wait to see what happens to Arianna, Florence and Cvareh in the third book The Rebels of Gold.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting and maddening! An excellent read that keeps you from caring when you last ate or slept!
EmilyAnneK17 More than 1 year ago
Intent on achieving her goals, Ari convinces Cvareh to take her to Nova, the dragon world. Cvareh and his sister continue working on their plan to overtake the dragon king's throne, and they need Ari's skills as a master alchemist to do so. Politics, deceptions, and betrayals begin to pile up. The Dragons of Nova was very interesting. The world, characters, and goals were already established in The Alchemists of Loom, allowing for The Dragons of Nova to pick up immediately where the former left off. Now, there is a new setting, Nova, and the complicated politics of the dragon Houses to contend with. As before, the Nova and the rest of the world are beautifully beautifully crafted and described. Nova is very different from Loom, but similarly fantastic. The romance definitely took a dive into the serious side. Ari and Cvareh struggle with the attraction and mistrust before growing satisfyingly close. As a content warning ... the romance is pretty explicit by the end of the book. The plot was complicated. Multiple POVs, layered schemes, and differing loyalties abounded. Ari and Cvareh had different goals which were difficult to align sometimes. And let's not forget Flor, who was left with the alchemists on Loom. While Ari, Cvareh, and the other characters were on Nova pursuing their goals, Flor was on Loom working toward a rebellion against the dragons. The book frequently featured her side of the story, perhaps preparing for book three when all the schemes will presumably come to a head with war. Definitely complicated as well as fascinating. I enjoyed this book and would gladly recommend it to fans of epic, adult fantasy. I received a complementary copy of this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
NovelKnight More than 1 year ago
Kova does it again with another fabulous action-packed (and UNIQUE) story. I read The Alchemists of Loom at the beginning of this year after binge-reading her other series, Air Awakens, and can’t get enough of this author’s work! The Dragons of Nova picks up where the previous book leaves off, with Arianna and Cvareh in the clouds and Florence doing what she can to help the Alchemists. There are new perspectives in this book as well as familiar ones and I loved how the story bounced around between them while never losing focus. This did lead to some pacing issues. There were several storylines that needed to come together by the end so the book moved slower than the previous ones. I think what sold this book for me was Florence. She was more of a secondary character in the first book but she played a larger role in her own right on Loom this time around. I wish she'd had more page time, to be honest, because it felt like her story was once more sidelined in favor of Ari and Cvareh but hers held the most interest for me. In fact, less Cvareh and more Florence. And I can't believe I'm even saying that, but I felt that a lot of his scenes ended up being very Ari-centered and though I liked getting his side of things as well but just wanted Flor more! Yet, as always, I can't say anything less than praise for Kova's characters. I first fell in love with her cast in the Air Awakens books and I should have known that we'd have our hearts crushed and turned upside down in The Dragons of Nova but I foolishly believed we were safe. Hah. Not. Emotions and tension ran high. The fate of two worlds resting in the hands of a few individuals. It's enough to stir up trouble. This sequel really expands on the world that Kova started with in The Alchemists of Loom. The bulk of the scenes take place on Nova, the domain of the Dragons. Including Petra, Cvareh's sister, as a point-of-view character brought the court dynamics to life and provided insight into a completely different race from the Fenthri on Loom. Now, as a sequel, it's really hard to not compare this to the first book and I have to say that I think it was better and "worse." The Dragons of Nova provided room for Florence to really come into her own as a main character. It provided the space to expand an already intricate world. And it felt like an entirely new dynamic. But it did move slower with the flood of new information and while the action was great and I felt the tension throughout the story, it wasn't quite as strong as the first book. This might have been related to the pacing or just the story in general. Despite that, I can honestly say that Kova delivered a strong sequel to continue the Loom Saga and I have no doubt that the third book, The Rebels of Gold, will blow the first two out of the water!
BooknerdJackie More than 1 year ago
*I received an ARC from Keymaster Pres via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion in any way!* The Dragons of Nova is the second book in Elise Kova’s Loom Saga, therefore I won’t be summarizing the plot as it might spoil things! The book is still told from the POVs of the three main characters – Arianna, Cvareh and Florence – but the perspectives of Cvareh’s sister Petra and Yveun, who’s the King of Nova, were added! I loved how that added so much depth to the entire story! Petra and the King are and have always been rivals because they belong to different Dragon Houses. Petra wants to see Yveun dead because she's not okay with the decisions he makes and the power he has over everyone. Seeing the perspectives of the two rivals was very entertaining because the reader knew more than the respective characters. It kept me on the edge of my seat especially seeing how the characters would react to the betrayal and deviousness! The Dragons of Nova was a lot more about the actual conflict between the Dragons on Nova and the Fenthri (which are the equivalent to humans) on Loom, as well as the inner conflict on Nova between the King of Nova and Cvareh’s sister! There was a lot of scheming and plotting involved and to me it felt like a game of chess! Most of the book is set on Nova and we see the conflicts and acts of betrayal from 4 different POVs! And even though it was a lot more political, there were still had exciting parts that involved blood, gore, explosives, fights, betrayals and death which was very exciting! I am a big fan of Elise Kova’s writing style especially when it comes to her world-building. Her descriptions of Nova in this book were so extensive and vivid but it absolutely did not feel like an unnecessary info dump! The “floating islands”, the mountains, the sky, the houses and buildings, all the different colours – it was so beautifully depicted and my imagination was running wild trying to picture all of Nova the way it was described! Overall, The Dragons of Nova was a perfect sequel to The Alchemists of Loom and it definitely left me wanting more!
SeeingDoubleInNeverland More than 1 year ago
I read The Alchemists of Loom and The Dragons of Nova back to back. The Alchemists of Loom did an incredible job building the world and developing the characters. The Dragons of Nova just soared. Nova was vivid and Lush. I wanted to stay their far beyond the pages. Ari and Cvareh were definitely my favorite characters and things definitely heat up between these two. Definitely love the play on loving someone for more then just attraction and it being on a deeper level. Attraction is important but that is superficial. I was not a big fan of Flor in book 1 but I did come to like her in book 2. I think she starts to discover herself instead of living her life for Ari. If you read The Alchemists of Loom and thought there might have been a touch of something missing then do not stop because I promise you that book 2 has it. The Dragons of Nova has so much more action, swoon, twists and the lush world of Nova is so stunningly vivid!