Blurb: Stabbed. Burned by a dragon. Abandoned for the windrocs to pick over. The traitor Ra’aba tried to silence Hualiama forever. But he reckoned without the strength of a dragonet’s paw, and the courage of a girl who refused to die.
Only an extraordinary friendship will save Hualiama’s beloved kingdom of Fra’anior and restore the King to the Onyx Throne. Flicker, the valiant dragonet. Hualiama, a foundling, adopted into the royal family. The power of a friendship which paid the ultimate price.
This is the tale of Hualiama Dragonfriend, and a love which became legend.
Review: First up, that cover! While I don’t think it quite says YA, it is absolutely phenomenal and caught my eye right away. It’s impossible not to notice the scale of the dragon to it’s rider and know this is going to be an epic story!
Next up, we have the main character Lia, who can absolutely hold her own in a fight. She hasn’t had an easy upbringing by any stretch, but she makes it work and was a really engaging character to read about as she discovers the secrets of her past while off on some seriously impressive adventures.
The writing itself was also really well done. Luckily, it looks like the author Marc Secchia already has a ton of other books out as well, so I’ll be sure to check those out.
I received my copy on NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.