- This book is as well written as any science fiction/fantasy book. I read quite a bit of this genre and I would suggest that if this is part of a series, it would be a bestseller.
- This book is a terrific fantasy that I could not put down. The writing craft has some weakness, particularly in the point of view department. The beginning, despite hooking the reader, is confusing, in terms of who is who, what is what and so forth, a confusion that continues to haunt the reader's gulp and glide through the story. This is the first in a series - looking forward to continuing.
- This book is fully enjoyable Sci-Fi reading - easy, smooth and entertaining. Sci-Fi isn't always my choice for casual reading, but I enjoyed this.
Review for Shadows of Kings by WiloveBooks, originally posted: 06/20/12 (review submitted by author)
This is an exciting fantasy story filled with fighting, magic, elves, dragons, and other creatures. The story grabs you from page one and just keeps pulling you right along. There are a lot of characters and multiple points of view so you get to see the war from all sides. I thought the characters were well-written because I sympathized with some and hated others.
With the bloody battles and other realities of war, this book won't be for all readers, though fantasy lovers will enjoy it. This is a complete story, yet there are enough unanswered questions to tantalize you into reading the next book in the Dragon Rising Series. I know I will.