Friday, March 8, 2019

Review- The Dragon's Blade The Reborn King by Michael R Miller

I recently started reviewing for a UK review blog called Reedsy, they just launched on Monday and I'm happy to say it was a huge success! Yay
Enjoy my review of Dragon's Blade and right now you can buy it for 3.99 on Amazon

ISBN-13: 978-1729148594
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 11-16-2015
Length: 408pp
Source: Reedsy Discovery for review
Buy It: Amazon /IndieBound/Audible



Arrogant. Scornful. Full of pride. Darnuir, Prince of Dragons, cares nothing for the damage he's doing to the faltering alliance against the Shadow. He thinks himself invincible - right up till a mortal wound forces him to undergo a dangerous rebirthing spell, leaving him a helpless babe in human hands.

Twenty years pass and demonic forces are poised to sweep across the land. With the alliance between humanity, dragons, and fairies fracturing, Darnuir will have to uncover the secrets of his past, seek redemption for his sins, and rally the disparate races if they are to survive.

Only Darnuir can do this. For he's the last member of the royal bloodline and only he can wield the Dragon's Blade.

His second chance is the world's last hope.

My Review courtesy Reedsy:

Miller’s debut and first in a brand new epic fantasy trilogy is massive, an impressive alien landscape complete with a topography to fit this remarkable tale plus the flora and fauna to fill the one-of-a-kind domain using some really impressive world building blocks. Its tight- plotted and fast paced and will keep the audience’s minds engaged, with an extraordinarily uncommon stable of characters including demons, humans, fairies, dragons and trolls. The most impressive character from this vast array of players is the main protagonist Darnuir his development is truly amazing and watching his rebirth and rehabilitation to fulfill his role of ruler is memorable. The fact that these dragons are not shape shifters but are human-like only faster and stronger is another unique aspect of the story.

The first half of the novel is devoted to setting the many stages and the second half to Darnuir’s rebirth and the beautifully bloody battles and as expected with every first in an epic fantasy trilogy with much ground to cover it does fall prey to an occasional (but very few) plot lag. The most impressive of the author’s de-riddling angles is the Hall of Memories where Darnuir gets his memories restored, and as an added benefit readers get some very important blanks filled in, plus by book’s end some shocking revelations will have readers gasping, eager for the next installment and more questions answered.

Be prepared to be wowed by dazzling battle strategies, unique characters and an intriguing storyline that will keep the pages turning, readers on their toes and up way past their bedtime. Fans of the hard fantasy of Mark Lawrence and George R.R. Martin will devour this novel.

About the Author:
Michael is a young Scot living in London and getting stuck into writing his first epic fantasy series, The Dragon’s Blade. Book 1, The Reborn King, made the top 20 books in Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off 2016. The second in the trilogy, Veiled Intentions, releases in February 2017. Michael is ‘that guy’ who enjoys discussing the mad fan theories of Game of Thrones even more than the books or show, and knows more about World of Warcraft than is probably healthy.

About Reedsy:

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  1. I love the cover for this and your review definitely has me wanting to pick it up!

    1. it's a definite win for epic fantasy lovers Ali and nice thing is the entire trilogy is on shelves no waiting :)

  2. Debbie, this sounds like just the kind of new sweeping fantasy read that I have been looking for this winter. Enjoyed your review. That is quite the resounding recommendation.

  3. That sounds really good. I love dragons and stories with them in it.

  4. Sounds like a really good fantasy story, up your alley! The hero sounds like someone to cheer for.

  5. Sounds like a really great story and I love that cover. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

  6. Wow, the whole rebirth giving him a reset on life sounds like a great twist and I love that there is strong attention to setting up the story and the action sequences.

  7. Well congrats on the new endeavor, Debbie! That's awesome :)

    1. Thanks Anna. Like I really need a new endeavor right! LOL

  8. Love that cover, so I'm glad the book lived up to it and your first foray into reviewing for Reedsy worked out well!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction