How do you like your dragons?
The wingéd beasts of legend have long been a staple of fantasy, but they've never really achieved escape velocity from the monolithic presence of the later, great Anne McCaffrey.
James Maxey's Dragon Apocalypse trilogy brings a new dimension to the leathery fire-breathers. The first book, Greatshadow, was very well received and now the second book in series, HUSH, is available on both sides of the Atlantic.
The invulnerable, super-strong warrior Infidel has a secret: she’s lost her magical powers right at the moment when she needs them most. To keep a promise to a fallen friend, she must journey to the frozen wastelands of the north.
Her quest leads her through the abstract realms of the Sea of Wine, where she uncovers a conspiracy that threatens all life. Hush, the primal dragon of cold, has formed an alliance with the ghost of a vengeful witch to murder Glorious, the dragon of the sun, plunging the world into an unending winter night.
Without her magical strength, can Infidel possibly survive her battle with Hush? If she fails to save glorious, will the world see another morning?
Elitest Book Reviews had this to say about Hush: "Earlier this year I read GREATSHADOW by James Maxey, and despite my cynical reservations it blew me away. Now we have HUSH, the much anticipated sequel that I had to wait excruciating months for. Months! With great excitement I started reading about the most original and colorful fantasy world I have encountered in recent memory."
Fantastical Librarian called Greatshadow, the first book in the series, "a fabulous read" and said "if you like straight up adventure novels, kick ass heroines and dragons – lots of dragons – then you can't miss Greatshadow". And Fantasy Nibbles says "You hit the ground running with Greatshadow, straight in with the action and you’re pulled along for a brilliant ride".
Witchbreaker, the third book in the trilogy, is due to hits shelves in January.
Posted by Michael Molcher at 6/27/2012