Monday, February 11, 2008

A Rumor of Dragons by Michael A. Heald

A dragon that swims instead of flying. A prince with no hands. A wizard with a sword. A girl with a strange ability to talk to animals, or "senses" their feelings. They all work together to try to foil the evil plans of a great dark dragon, using their abilities to help themselves and each other. An adventure, a romance, a mystery... a classic page turner that even adds on as a cliff hanger, as it is a series

I loved how Micheal A. Heald kept the book going. It was very hard to put down, but its volume of pages often forced me to. His introduction is wonderful, a party for the youngest prince coming of age. That immediately told me the prince was not a normal one. The protagonist's nature is to go looking for trouble, so it was easy to slide from a castle to a slime-dripping cave. Heald's descriptions of the land and the characters were wonderful, only revealing certain things about the characters' appearances when the information was related to something in the plot. His writing style shows an adventure with plenty of description, which I was pleased to find. I cannot wait for the next book in his series!

Reviewer Age:13

Reviewer City, State and Country: Eagle Creek, OR USA