Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own! Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, sitting right there on our shelves and e-readers… read more on Bookshelf Fantasies
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.
Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.
Why Do I Want to Read It?
This book is about dragons!
And it’s a standalone!
Okay, so that last one is a lie but it is also the reason I wanted this novel -it is rare for a young adult fantasy novel, or any fantasy novel for that fact, to be a standalone novel -and I was so very excited.
I was also very wrong.
I think that is one of the main reasons I haven’t read this novel yet because, love it or hate it, I will be committed to the rest of the clan (wait -what do you call a group of dragons? Let’s pretend it’s a clan so I don’t look weird.) until they are finished being printed.
I’m just not ready to dive into another fantasy world yet.