by Mysti Parker
Book: Tallenmere #3
Publisher: Melange Books
Pub Date: June 2013
Genre: Young Adult
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In Tallenmere, fate has a way of catching up with you...
Somewhere, hidden in the waters of the Southern Sea, lies an island unlike any other. Within the amber glow of its pyrogem-laden cliffs, legend says the very heart of the dragon god Drae keeps the island, and its occupants, alive.
Loralee Munroviel, daughter of Leogard's High Priestess Arianne, had no idea what she would face when she arrived by boat ten years ago and was left alone in exile. All she knew about Draekoria's inhabitants was written in one tattered notebook. Now, her life revolves around keeping Drae's descendants happy. Never in her life did she imagine being a Dragon Keeper.
Captain Igrorio Everlyn, known as Sir Robert to his unit of Holy Paladins, has faced his share of hell, battling the evils of Emperor Sarvonn's tyranny and the dark god Tyr's abominations. But none of that compares to the ten years of hell he's been without Loralee, presumed dead.
One freak storm changes everything. Now the two of them must fight to reestablish the delicate balance of the island before the dragons take things into their own hands. Through it all, they discover the secrets that kept them, and their hearts, exiled for a decade.
My Review: Okay so this is book 3 in the series, and it is just as good as the others. So the book stars and skips ahead to 10 years. Then it skips back, so that way you can have an idea about what is going on in the present time. Which I liked about the book, though the beginning can be confusing if you don't know i was 10 years back. The present day par isn't until you pass half the book. Also before you jump some decades it talks about a shipwreck leading to a reunion. There is also the fantasy of the book that I love, paladins, priestess, necromancers, gods, half elves, elves, dwarfs, you know all the fun fantasy characters. Lets see the characters are easy to like, and in this book Loralee and Sir Robert's perspectives take over most of the book. Which wasn't bad since I liked them a lot. Now this book has an evil guy. However I figured out who it was pretty quickly in the book. Now Inessa, Omri and Drea are gods. I love when a book has gods, since after reading a book with gods I got a bit crazy for them. What else can I say? Well the book was written nice and the world built was nicely done and we weren't just thrown in super fast. I like learning about a world before you get thrown in. I do want the next book which won't be out for a while and well like others hate waiting. Why can't books just be done with a snap of your finger. This series is worth the read. It's not very much like other fantasy books, so it's always fun to have some new twists.