Dragon Dreams | Dusty Lynn Holloway | Reviewed by Anjali
Sunday, 4 May 2014
Dragon Dreams, by Dusty Lynn Holloway, is set in a world where dragons, elves and dwarves roam the landscape. It tells the story of Nachal, a man who has continuous dreams of an elf he has never met, but one whom he has grown to love. He dreams that the elf, Auri, is killed by Obsidian, the leader of rebel dragons, and Nachal sets out to find Auri the elf, to warn and protect her. While he runs from Obisian's army, he picks up his dwarf friend, Dhurmic, and they continue on in search of Auri together.
Meanwhile, Auri herself is met by a Watcher called Liran, who tells her of her true past and who she is, and that she must go with him from her home, as she is the only one who can stop the poison that decays the land. Auri sets out with Liran, only to meet Nachal half way. The group - man, Watcher, dwarf, elven Auri...and a wolf - travel by sea, talk to dragons, get thrown about in storms and finally reach the other end, where fathers are discovered, identities changed and battles occur.
I really loved the idea that dragons are shape shifters in this story. I think it's brilliant, and the characters were great too. I did find Nachal a bit needy at times, Liran a bit broody and Auri a tad annoying, but I guess that's just a part of their character traits. I really liked Dhurmic, though, and even though his dialogue was written in such a way that in my mind he sounded like a Scottish pirate, he a fun minor character/side kick/best friend sort of flare to him. Dragon Dreams is written in third person, but from both Nachal and Auri's point of view. I found there were a few mistakes in the book, and while that was a little annoying at times, it didn't take anything away from the story.
If you're looking for a fantasy novel with dragons, dwarves, elves, evil family members, love triangles and storms, give this one a go.
Thank you to Dusty Lynn Holloway for providing me with a copy of this book for an honest review.
This review was written by regular reviewer Anjali, get to know her here.
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Anjali is a New Zealander with a love of DIY, photography, travel, Harry Potter, binge watching TV shows, and blogging over at This Splendid Shambles. Oh and books. She loves books. Her favourite genres are YA, dystopian, and fantasy.