Slayers: The Dragon Lords
by C.J. Hill, Janette Rallison
Series: Slayers #4
Published by Rally Point Press
Publication Date January 23, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Setting: Washington D.C. Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 11-14, 15-18
Written for: Middle School, High-School/Young Adult
A spy’s life is never safe.
Tori knew that sending Aaron to Overdrake to act as a mole would have its risks. Overdrake might find out the truth about Aaron’s intentions—or even worse, convince Aaron that his revolution is necessary.
The rest of the Slayers are less than enthusiastic about Tori and Aaron’s decision. If Aaron switches sides, they’ll have to contend with three dragons during an attack—odds that will certainly doom them. Tori, however, is positive they can trust Aaron. Trusting Dirk is another matter. He’s still convinced that if he shows Tori what dragons are truly like, he’ll trigger her dragon lord side. And he’s not wrong.
Tori knows that learning how to control dragons may be the key to saving her friends, but the more time she spends with them, the more she wants to save them, not kill them. When the next face-off comes, choosing sides isn’t as easy as it used to be.
I would like to thank Janette Rallison for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
The Dragon Lords is the long-awaited fourth book in the Slayers series. For those of you who haven’t read any of the books, here is the synopsis from the first book. :
Dragons exist. They’re ferocious. And they’re smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it – these “Slayers” are descended from the original knights, and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator’s daughter who didn’t sign up to save the world.
This is a great series, written for young adults. They combine adventure and suspense with fantasy and C.J. Hill’s humor that just can’t help sneaking into her stories like this:
…seemed so incongruous. His father keeping him a prisoner, and his half-sister drawing him pictures.
This book picks up where the last one left off. The suspense continues to build as Tori has now connected to a new dragon, and through connecting she now has an emotional tie to them.
Things get progressively worse for the Slayers and their team has gotten smaller. They have to choose to stay in the fight to stop Overdrake because no one else can or will.
They were so undermanned. A small group of teenagers on a darkened field agreeing to take on a man who commanded dragons, a man who knew them each by name.
I have enjoyed all these books and am looking forward to the next one.