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Every year, Logan Lockwood wishes for the same thing on his birthday – to finally meet his father and get to know him. Well, on his 13th brithday, his wish does come true – but who would have that along with meeting said father, a whole lot of dangers and secrets would take a permanent hold of Logan’s life? Now, with Saint George’s day vastly approaching, and a madman trying to set the dragons free, Logan must man up and face things he never thought possible, or even real…

The first book of The Ascalon Trilogy was certainly a wonderful opening act. Kenway has a way to keep the reader turning pages and, while her timing and pace might seem weird at first, they work just fine with her storytelling voice. Her imagination was something she used to its full potential, and helped with the many surprises she kept stored for the reader. 

The only problem was the narrative POV. It wasn’t so much because it was in first-person. It was because the narrator was Logan himself. Logan was a 13-year-old boy, yet his thoughts – which, since he was the one telling the story, were visible to us readers – were too adult-like (with words and adjectives a normal teenager would never use or think) and too serious. At times he was naive, contradicting this inner serious nature of his, and this only added to the confusion. If the POV was in 3rd-person, this would all have been avoided, in my humble opinion… 

Even so, The Dragonlord’s Heir was a delightful quick read. I’m sure the teenage readers will come to enjoy it as much as I did. I can’t wait to see what else this writer has in store for us!

RATING:

3cupcakes

***I was given a free copy from the writer in exchange for an honest review. The opinion stated in this review is solely mine, and no compensation was given or taken to alter it.***

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