Fenn’s first and only memory is finding himself in the middle of a forest, face to face with a dragon spirit mocking him, all knowledge gone apart from his own name.
Lost and confused, his only hope for answers is Calidra—a woman living on the edge of the world with her partner. Forced to return home when her father dies, Calidra has put off facing her estranged mother for seven years, and she begrudgingly helps Fenn, forging papers for him so he can avoid the Queen’s Inquisitors.
But her mother is the least of her worries when they discover an ancient enemy is rising again. It should be impossible with the Iron Crown in power—and Fenn is terrified he might unwittingly be playing a part in the war’s resurgence.
Surrounded by vengeful spirits and powerful magic, Fenn’s desperate attempt to find his way home might well alter the fate of Tassar, and every power in it.
A new high fantasy series bursts into life with the DRAGON SPIRITS who reign supreme in the magic-drenched world of Tassar.
The Iron Crown lives up to the hype. It reminds me of the epic fantasy novels that I grew up with. The magic is intriguing and creates a world that is fascinating to discover as the pages rapidly turn. It is engaging, exciting, and many other things. It also has a unique take on dragons that makes it a lot of fun to read and to figure out how it all works out in the grand scheme of things. The characters are beautifully flawed, with each having a weakness to either overcome or succumb to.
The strength of this novel are the wonderful characters that the reader has the pleasure to meet throughout the course of the novel. They all are well thought out and hold their own as individuals, each with strengths and flaws. There were a couple of times I wondered about the timing of how characters ended up in certain areas but this does not effect the story at all.
It is a fun and interesting novel of adventure, mystery, and family. It will pull on the heart strings while taking your breath away with the awesomeness of adventure that awaits within its pages. The novel sets up what promises to be a great and interesting new adventure series in a wonderful fantasy world filled with dragons and griffins. Do yourself a favor and pick up The Iron Crown for your next read!
Thank you for taking the time to read my review. As always, happy reading and Stay Great!!
Disclaimer: I listened to the audio of this novel, which is fantastically done! Highly recommend the experience as R.J. Bayley once again does a fantastic job of making the story come to life.
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