Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Emerald Rider Review

The Emerald Rider (Book Four of the Dragoneer Saga)

By M.R. Mathias 

In the wake of the Confliction, the Mainland Frontier is trying to reestablish itself. Over a year has passed since their victory over the alien shape shifter and its vicious Sarax. Jenka was infused with powerful Dour magic and has assumed some of the alien’s intelligence, but immediately after the battle he disappeared with Crimzon, and no one knows when, or if, they will ever return. With little help from King Richard, who is intent to rule the islands and leave his side of the wall to its fate, Queen Zahrellion, and the other Dragoneers are struggling to make sense of their place in the world, while unbeknownst to them an evil witch is plotting terrible mayhem.

Jenka, saturated with magic to the point of near insanity, will have to focus just to stay in the world of the living. A deranged wizard, who pits magicked priests against the demons he summons, has Clover’s petrified form and no intention of giving it up. Jenka gave his word to get her back and must go alone, deep into the wizard’s temple to find her. 

Valiant escapades, wicked battles, and heart wrenching loss await readers in this fourth installment of the bestselling Dragoneer Saga. Hold onto your dragon! 

Having read The Wardstone Saga, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this saga runs along the same lines as that one. Although this is the fourth book in this saga, it is the first one that I have read. I enjoyed it enough that I’ll go back and read the first three books. Although I wasn’t lost in the story, I feel that I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the others first.

Mathias is very detail oriented, and writes so that you feel like you are in the thick of the battles. I really liked that the dragons had personalities very much like their human companions. With well-rounded characters, and fast, continuous action, it had me turning pages as fast as I could. But the true surprise was when a character’s ghost from the Wardstone Saga is spoken of. Since he was my favorite from that saga, I was thrilled.

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**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.

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M. R. Mathias
M.R. Mathias rose from unknown to award-winning, best-selling author at a pace most authors can only dream about. He is a prolific writer of epic fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories. Despite his busy writing, publishing, and promotional schedule Mathias continues to aid his fellow indie authors by posting about their books at Twitter and Facebook etc.

He shared his considerable knowledge of self-promotion in publishing The First Ten Steps. The book has become an important indie guide for navigating the often murky waters of using social media sites to get your eBook in front of avid readers.

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