Sequel to The Lightning-Struck Heart
Once upon a time, the wizard’s apprentice Sam of Wilds got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has passed, and while Sam’s been captured five or six more times since then, things are pretty great. His parents are happy, Gary and Tiggy still eat sass for breakfast, Randall is somehow alive despite being older than the gods, the King rules with a gentle hand, Kevin the dragon is as gross as ever, Morgan sighs a lot, Ryan continues to be dashing and immaculate, and Sam is close to convincing Prince Justin they will be best friends forever.
Life is good.
Until it’s not.
Because Vadoma, the leader of the gypsy clan and Sam’s grandmother, has come to the City of Lockes with a dire prophecy written in the stars: a man of shadows is rising and will consume the world unless Sam faces his destiny and gathers the five dragons of Verania at his side.
And she brings along her second-in-command, a man named Ruv.
Ruv, who Vadoma says is Sam’s true cornerstone.
Wow! Just, wow! Destiny of Dragons (DoD) is an absolutely brilliant continuation of The Lightning-Struck Heart, (aka The Havehart Saga, at least that’s what I call it – and I capitalized it).
I can’t describe the book without mentioning spoilers; all I can say is that the entire story is awesomely epic. The gang – Gary, Tiggy, Kevin and Ryan – set off on another adventure, and for the fans that have waited for this book, it is so worth it! There is family drama, rival cornerstones, monologuing, heart-boning moments and actual boning, there is also some growing up that Sam has to do – don’t worry though, it will probably take at least 5 or 6 more books for Sam to really mature (and yes, this is a shameless request for more than a trilogy ☺) …
DoD is not a standalone, but there are references to TLSH that are detailed enough to help one understand the current shenanigans, I mean, saga. However, I highly recommend reading TLSH – it is brilliant.
One more thing, since I already knew what Gary and the gang sounded like, (thanks Michael Lesley), I kept trying to do their voices in my head (while reading). I failed miserably, so I fervently beg TJ Klune, please, please release the audiobook soon!!!
5 out of 5 stars
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