While 200 Words or Less was originally created to focus on books that I had read before I started blogging. However this week I’ve decided to use a book that I have only just recently finished reading.
The book being Veiled Intentions (The Dragon’s Blade #2) by Michael R Miller who was kind enough to give me a copy in exchange for an honest review. I had previously read the first book The Reborn King not long after I started blogging and my review can be found here:
Veiled Intentions (The Dragon’s Blade #2).
- Michael R Miller.
- 449 pages.
- Fantasy / Epic / Traditional / Fiction.
- My Rating: 4.5 Stars out of 5.
Rectar has always had his sights set on conquering the human lands. His demonic invasion of the west is gaining momentum – an unrelenting horde unhindered by food or sleep. Now, only the undermanned Splintering Isles lie between the demons and the human kingdom of Brevia. If the islands fall, the rest of Tenalp will soon follow.
The Three Races must work together if they are to survive, but they have another problem – Castallan. The traitorous wizard has raised a deadly rebellion and declared himself King of Humans. He believes himself safe in the bowels of his impenetrable Bastion fortress, but Darnuir, now King of Dragons, intends to break those walls at all costs.
To face these threats, all dragons, humans and fairies must truly unite; yet old prejudices may undermine Darnuir’s efforts once again. And as the true intentions of all are revealed, so too is a secret that may change the entire world.
Veiled Intentions sees Miller thrusting us straight back in to his story, setting, world and characters with vigorous aplomb.
Veiled Intentions as a name fits perfectly, some obscure, others hidden and throughout the course of the book we get to see the veil being lifted. As we learn more about the characters, watching them grow, we get to see their true intentions unfolding, not everyone is who they seem and the difference between good and bad is often a murky line to tread.
It’s an action-packed read and I mean lots of action but with the action also comes the calm moments of rumination. The scope and scale is expanded with the introduction of both new characters and new settings, making the scale even grander and while Miller does use some standard fantasy models, he adds his own individual spin to them and also has plenty of his own unique ideas.
Veiled Intentions will delight fans of The Reborn King, making you remember everything you enjoyed about Miller’s work while simultaneously improving on each aspect.
For readers who haven’t read Miller’s writing, he writes ‘fast paced fantasy at it’s finest’ and is a fantasy author fully deserving of your attention.
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