Sunday, July 2, 2017

ARC Review: Destiny of Dragons by TJ Klune

From The Blurb:
Once upon a time, the wizard’s apprentice Sam of Wilds got his happily ever after in the arms of his cornerstone, Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart. A year has passed, and while Sam’s been captured five or six more times since then, things are pretty great. His parents are happy, Gary and Tiggy still eat sass for breakfast, Randall is somehow alive despite being older than the gods, the King rules with a gentle hand, Kevin the dragon is as gross as ever, Morgan sighs a lot, Ryan continues to be dashing and immaculate, and Sam is close to convincing Prince Justin they will be best friends forever. 
Life is good. 
Until it’s not. 
Because Vadoma, the leader of the Gypsy clan and Sam’s grandmother, has come to the City of Lockes with a dire prophecy written in the stars: a man of shadows is rising and will consume the world unless Sam faces his destiny and gathers the five dragons of Verania at his side. 
And she brings along her second-in-command, a man named Ruv. 
Ruv, who Vadoma says is Sam’s true cornerstone. 
The first book in the DESTINY FUCK YEAH! Trilogy (because sometimes, having a destiny is the stupidest thing ever).

Karen's rating:

If you read 'The Lightening Struck Heart' then...

you know you want this book and if you haven't read TLSH...what the hell, dude? Seriously, what are you waiting for? You need this book in your life. For one thing because it's awesome and secondly because you can't read 'Destiny of Dragons' without reading 'The Lightening Struck Heart' first and who wants to miss out on 2 awesome books when they don't have to...just putting that out there for the universe...

'Destiny of Dragons' is wait, it's epic fantasy done in an incredibly unique way. It's 400 pages of humor and feels that sucker punch you in the best possible way when you least expect it and best of all...there are dragons...Kevin is back...but there are more...because...hello? "Destiny of Dragons".

Sam has a destiny to fulfill and it involves...dragons or so David's Dragon, the dragon made of stars says...'Destiny of Dragons' is the beginning of Sam's quest and of course there's no chance that he's going anywhere without Gary, Tiggy, Kevin and Knight Commander Ryan Foxhart, his cornerstone who is the love of his life.

Along with all the awesomeness that we were given in TLSH, we get to meet a new dragon...a 1400 year old emo dragon who lives in the dessert and looks like a snake with wings. We also get to meet the white dragon who lives in the middle of the Dark Woods...sorta'...kinda'...almost...and as if this is not enough there are more dragons to come in the next part of this story...dragons, so many dragons. Hopefully there will be more of the white dragon and we'll finally meet the mated dragons who live in the mountains.
But, I'm getting a bit ahead of myself here because this story is honestly worth reading for more than the dragons...although that is reason enough in this reader's humble opinion, but for those of you who maybe don't share my love of dragons...what is wrong with you? Seriously, we need to get you therapy...kidding...not...ok, maybe a little bit. But now's not the time for that let's go back to the book because it's way more interesting. 

Aside from the humor in this book and trust me it is laugh out loud funny, there's Tiggy who...well, most adorable half giant you will ever...EVER meet. Gary the unicorn...who's still missing his horn and along with his sparkles is the drama queen to end all drama queens. Kevin the dragon, Kevin is seriously unlike any dragon I've every encountered and I gotta' say folks the only thing bigger than Kevin is his libido and that's all I'ma gonna say about that. Lastly is Ryan...I loved how much Ryan we got in this book and how much we got to see him and Sam interact. Their relationship has grown and they just seemed to be so comfortable with each other and it's not a rose colored glasses thing going on here. These two see and love each other warts and all and it's so obvious in this book how strong the connection between Sam and Ryan is and this is all topped of by moments of feelz that had me grabbing for the tissues.

Things don't stop there though there's Sam's parents, Morgan and Randell, the king and Prince Justine, Sam's grandmother and many characters in this book that whether they are good or bad they truly only add to the epic awesomeness that is "Destiny of Dragons".

Honestly I would have to write a book to explain how much I loved this was so much that I'm already waiting for the audio book to be released so I can listen to it.  

Ok I think I've rambled on enough for now. I know I haven't really said much about the book but that's what blurbs are for and most importantly I wanted to keep this spoiler free so that if you've read this far and you haven't read the book yet I've not written anything that will keep you from enjoying this story as much as I did.


An ARC of "Destiny of Dragons" was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.,13871800

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