Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Book Review of Desolation (The Keystone Bone Trilogy #1)

Eons have shrouded the giant dragon in legend. Ancient myths soon become terrifyingly real…
Aea is an outsider. At age six the clan executed her father and when her mother and sister disappeared, Aea’s life spiraled into chaos.

Suddenly staggering out of the woods, broken by the deadly disease the Field Blight, her mother lays a desperate choice on Aea. To leave the protective forest realm and save her sister from mortal danger.

In a race against time, Aea puts the noose of the Field Blight around not only her own neck, but also that of her unborn child.

Before long, Aea discovers that the world of Erisdün is nothing like she imagined. Surviving the Field Blight might be the least of her concerns, as the great dragon dispatches his army to retrieve the Keystone Bone.

The bone of a God is the only component that will prevent the Arch Demon from breaking free. Powers as old as time itself are about to set the world on fire.

*We were given a copy of this book in exchange for our honest review*

There is so much I enjoyed while reading this story! Who doesn't love a good fantasy? 

This book gave me everything I could crave when it comes to fantasy; dragons, war, intrigue, and beings I hadn't seen before in a fantasy novel. 

This really set the book apart for me, as Aea is a Durian, a people who if they leave their sanctuary forest, become susceptible to the Field Blight. This really was intriguing for me as I hadn't read a novel with this type of character, so I found it as refreshing as discovering Hobbits for the first time. 

The story follows several characters, each with their own mission and journey. As they travel and move, the story begins to become more entwined, drawing the reader in. I will say, it did take me a bit at first to sort out all the information and what was going on in the beginning. As I kept reading though, the big picture came into focus, and I found myself wanting to read more. 

If you enjoy high fantasy, dragons and the like, this book really needs to be on your list.

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Jesper Schmidt is a Danish bestselling fantasy author who also dabbles in non-fiction. 

He is focused on helping and inspiring others, yet the art of writing was something that lived a quiet life, in the back of his mind, for many years. It was a dormant desire and, like so many of our dreams, it was placed on a list of things to do later. It was left there. Half-forgotten. For a long time. 

Every summer (well, almost) he leaves for summer vacation in Finland together with his wife and two sons. There a Finnish sauna sparked his authorship. He picked writing up from that dusty corner of his mind and hasn't stopped since. 

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