Book Review: Dragon’s Reach by J.A. Andrews

Dragon’s Reach
by J.A. Andrews
Indie Author: Yes
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Publication Date: 5.19.2020

Genres: 
Sword & Sorcery
Epic Fantasy

Page Count: 614 Pages

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of the Keeper Chronicles, comes the Keeper Origins.

Before Queensland dominated the continent of Tallus, before anyone called themselves a Keeper, no one looked beyond their own small corner of the world.

But Sable, a reluctant thief with the power to sense the truth, would do anything to escape hers. Trapped in the slums, she’s spent years trying to pay off the debt she and her sister owe a vicious gang boss.

She finally slips out of his clutches, traveling with on odd set of companions:
a dwarf with a reluctance to go back home,
a man with miniature, mysterious, glowing tree,
a kobold with a tendency to over-help,
a playwright with a knack for getting stories out of people, and
two people with magical powers suspiciously similar to the monstrous, mythical baledin.

As Sable travels with them, she finds a taste of the freedom she’s always wanted, and discovers that her power to sense the truth in people’s words may be more powerful than she ever imagined.

But her freedom is short lived. Out on the edges of civilization, they come face to face with violent raiders. Stepping out of the nightmares of Sable’s past, these warriors are more than they seem, and herald the coming of a devastating army.

To have any hope of fighting off this looming danger, Sable must to return to the city she fled, and along with her companions, attempt an impossible task—uniting the Merchant Guild, the Northern Lords, and the powerful Dragon Priory.

Can Sable convince the land of the coming threat? Or will the approaching invaders destroy everyone and everything she loves?

Pick up the first book of the Keeper Origins Trilogy today, and begin the tale of how an orphaned thief escaped the slums, united a nation, and brought a mighty Empire to its knees.

Sabetha's Review:

5/5

The Keeper Chronicles: The Complete Epic Fantasy Trilogy was one of my top 5 reads for 2019, so when I discovered JA Andrews was releasing a prequel trilogy I was all over it!

This first installment bring me back to all the things I adore about her writing style. The way she uses words to convey emotion is phenomenal. Through out Sables journey I experienced an array of emotions as if Sable herself was speaking directly to me. < see what I did there lol have to read the book to get it. 😛

I loved the back stories for all of the characters and hope that many of them will continue to appear throughout the trilogy. The world building sets us in a much different time than we were in the Keeper Chronicles. It’s stunning to see how different yet familiar the universe is.

If you love books full of underdogs, betrayal and hidden magic, you’re going to love this series. I am on edge to discover how the next two books unfold!

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