October 30, 2019

#BookReview: Behind the Dragon's Veil (The Dragarri Series Book 1) by @Christinaajolly

Title: Behind the Dragon's Veil 
Author: Christina Jolly

Published: September 1, 2019
Publisher: Silver Swallow Press
Format: Kindle Edition, 364 pages
Synopsis: Magical artifices, dragon-shifters, palace intrigues and meddling sorcery meet in Behind the Dragon’s Veil, the first novel in a new YA Steampunk Fantasy series. 

"Seventeen years of forced isolation has let Annarae to value freedom when she rises as queen. But ruling means surviving court and appeasing her corrupt & demanding council. She’ll risk anything to be free, even to slay a dragon." 

Behind the Dragon's Veil 

An artificer turned queen. 

After seventeen years of seclusion and secrecy, Annarae, an artificer, and now the queen of Andrandria, sits the throne and embraces freedom for the first time. When a dragon threatens her kingdom, she organizes a tournament to assemble slayers. But her problems are far from over. With a killer bent on stealing a power she doesn’t have, a queen without a husband and heir is perilous to the realm. She must marry the champion or risk losing her throne to a regent. 

A dragon turned mass murderer 

Rebellious Fallagiocrus is never one to obey his father. Ignoring the ancient treaty that expelled his dragarri species, and evading capture each time, he'll shift into his dragon form to soar the night away. He is unstoppable until the fateful night where he loses control of his body and incinerates an entire village by accident. He must win the slayer tournament to right his mistake. 

A country mage turned killer 

Ambitious Kilin is a small town battle mage fully capable of competing in the slayer tournament. If he succeeds he'll escape his personal prison and win a chance to earn a coveted position in the Maginari Academy. But unbeknownst to his main ego, his split personality was the reason behind the dragon attack. 

Tangled together in a strange fate, this unlikely crew embark on a journey to save their kingdom and themselves. 

Filled with surprise, romance, secrets and wonder, Behind the Dragon’s veil is perfect for fans of RAPUNZEL, A GATHERING OF SHADOWS and A COURT OF MIST AND FURY. 


About the Author: Christina Jolly was born and raised in sunset city, Miri, Sarawak. A homeland nestled on the northwest coast of the beautiful island of Borneo, Malaysia. She now lives in Kuala Lumpur with her husband and two adorable children. She writes fantasy for young adult and adult readers. When she's not reading or writing she enjoys makeup, gaming, encouraging her children to have fantastical imaginations about dragons and magic, and gushing over her husband’s talent for art and his ability to navigate through life.

Visit www.christinajolly.com for updates on new releases, giveaways, merchandise and more.
Rating: ★★★★
My Review: I really wanted to read this one based on the cover.  And the story did not disappoint.  It was a tale woven though a lot of characters and its one that I couldn't out down.  I read this in one sitting and can't wait for more! This one reminded me things like The Lord of the Rings, The Princess Bride, The Wizard of Oz, and others where there's a journey.  This was one epic story! 

"A dazzling read!" Sonya Celest, Founder of Epicbookz
"Perfect for fans of dragons, magic and romance. So proud of her!" Mel Bard, Book reviewer.

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