The Dragonslayer's Sword by Resa Nelson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a free copy of this book for review.
This was such a fun read. We follow the life of Astrid from the time she is a small child that is bought from a bad place by a child seller. Alone and horribly disfigured she is terrified of the world but at the same time determined to find a place for herself in it. In a world full of dragons and lizard and shapeshifting humans Astrid grows up to make a life for herself and learn what true friendship is.
I love the way the story comes together as Astrid gets older. We see bits and pieces of her life reavealed and come to learn what happened to her as a child. Along with Astrid, the characters that are a part of her life are not perfect. They are flawed as humans are. Love is sometimes requited and sometimes those we love will die or betray us. The bad characters are also not all evil. There are shades of gray among the dark.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story and I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a YA fantasy set in a land with dragons and magic. Its not something I would recommend for younger children as it is a bit bloody in places. To sum it up: a very fun read!
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