Thursday, January 26, 2012
Author: Janet Lee Carey
Rating: 2 stars
Summary: Wilde Island is in an uproar after the recent death of its king. The uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans is fraying, and a bloodthirsty witch hunter with a hidden agenda whips villages into frenzies with wild accusations. Tess, a blacksmith’s daughter from a tiny hamlet near the mysterious Dragonswood, finds herself caught in the crosshairs of fate when she is accused of witchery and has to flee for her life along with her two best friends.
Not even Tess’s power to see the future can help the girls as they set off on their desperate journey, but she keeps having visions of a man wielding a sword. And when she finally meets him, Tess has no idea how to handle the magnetic attraction she feels for him, or the elusive call she hears from the heart of the Dragonswood.
Review: I got to page seventy-seven before I stopped reading. Usually I love this kind of book, but this one bored me. I read another book by this author, Dragon's Keep, and it was pretty good. It's not a series, but Carey included characters from that book, though they were not major characters. Right before I returned this book, there was a line that went something like: "under the law, the dragon could kick us out." Are you kidding me? Why on Earth would a dragon follow laws? A bad book all around.