Feb 252014

Review: Reclamation

Review: ReclamationReclamation (Leland Dragon Series #3) by Jackie Gamber
Published by Seventh Star Press on Dec 20, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Format: eBook from Publisher
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

The exciting conclusion of the Leland Dragon Series!

Leland Province remains in danger. The sinister Fordon Blackclaw has returned from the shadows to strike at the heart of neighboring Esra, killing its Venur and making clear his intentions to retake what was once his: Mount Gore, seat of the Leland Dragon Council.

All around, the land grows weaker and weaker. Leland, once thought saved by Kallon Redheart, is without purpose, and within its borders, Murk Forest, a place of mystery and danger, has driven its inhabitants to seek aid. Esra is in flames, and the Rage Desert grows. Dragon and human alike struggle to find their way, and the wizard Orman can sense that there may be more at stake than the affairs of dragons.

Hope remains, yet it is not without obstacles. In Esra, Sela, the daughter of Kallon and Riza, found the well, a source of life, and made herself whole again. But her homecoming is not what she had imagined.

Old wounds buried deep must reopen if life is to continue. Dragons, humans, wizards, and shape shifters are all at risk as the peace between dragon and human has finally been broken.

War is here.

The stakes?

Perhaps the whole world.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This was a delightful ending to a fun series. There was an innocence to the storytelling that makes it perfect for young YA readers, but with a level of detail that will appeal to adult readers too.

Picking up immediately after book 2, the story jumps right into the action and the beginning war. As befits a trilogy ending, and a war-stopping story, the intensity and action in this book are quite high. There are few lulls as there is so much to cover and do. All of this is accomplished without rushing the story though, which is tricky to do, but was accomplished well.

I love that there are multi-generational characters working together and against each other. This book highlights as many characters from book 1 (Kallon, Justin and Blackclaw) as it does book 2 (Sela and Drell), which is a great way to tie both previous books together. There is a lot of collaboration and growth in this story, and it’s very rewarding.

Overall, while I really liked the book, I’m so sad that the trilogy is over. This was a fitting end, and I love the characters and feeling of friendship and acceptance that this book portrays. It’s a very uplifting and positive series, and I want more stories from it.

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