A Legacy of Light (The Dragon War, Book One) -- a new fantasy trilogy for fans of A Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings
The people of Requiem, an ancient kingdom, can grow wings and scales, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. For years, Requiem's holy stars have blessed the kingdom with light and magic. But now a darkness falls.
General Cadigus, traitor to the crown, has captured the throne. Bloodthirsty and cruel, he rules with an iron fist. He crushes his own people under his heel. He burns all foreign lands. The noble kingdom of Requiem fades; a dark empire rises.
In the wilderness, a small light kindles. Rebellion brews. The rebels are haggard, outnumbered, and desperate. They hide in forests and ruins. They fight for the memory of Old Requiem, for a legacy of light.
The Resistance is small, but its cry is loud: "The tyrant must fall.
I found myself drawn to the characters that fought for the resistance, and grumbling when the POV switched to members of The Red Spiral. Although I do realize their story is important too, I just wanted something to come and smite them so I could cackle.
There were times where I felt this book fell flat. The characters seemed to change too much, the prince especially, it was confusing trying to keep up with what was going on with him at times.
The ending, although frustrating, was a great way to end the first book. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. All and all, I give it 4/5 platypires.