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Author: Janet Lee Carey

Release Date: January 5, 2012

Publisher: Dial

Summary (Goodreads):
Wilde Island is not at peace. The kingdom mourns the dead Pendragon king and awaits the return of his heir; the uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans is strained; and the regent is funding a bloodthirsty witch hunt. Tess, daughter of a blacksmith, has visions of the future, but she still doesn't expect to be accused of witchcraft.

My Thoughts:

This book was… okay, I guess.

To me, it had a sort of … I don’t know, I guess a Merlin-type book feel.

It had dragons and fey and humans all mixed together; it even had the Pendragons.

I’m still kind of confused, though. Like if the Pendragons have part dragon, how did that happen? Because the dragons seemed like big lizard-y things in this book.

*Spoiler* It also confused me with the abuse. It seemed like almost every that the man hit their wives and children—even breaking Tess’s arm once—and it everybody else was okay with it. I know nothing about the year 1192, but I certainly didn’t think that they all beat their women. Reading this was a sort of rude awakening to that fact (if it’s true).

Also: the dragons talked, and the fey had their own little castle in the Dragonswood.

The end made me happy, but there was a cliffhanger of sorts (and I HATE cliffhangers, with a vengeance).

Read this book if you like historical fiction, with suspense, witch hunting, and dragons and fey folk, with romance thrown into the mix.

-Happy Reading!

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