Author: Ellen Oh
Series: The Dragon King Chronicles, #1
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: January 2, 2013
The greatest warrior in all of the Seven Kingdoms... is a girl with yellow eyes.
Kira’s the only female in the king’s army, and the prince’s bodyguard. She’s a demon slayer and an outcast, hated by nearly everyone in her home city of Hansong. And, she’s their only hope...
Murdered kings and discovered traitors point to a demon invasion, sending Kira on the run with the young prince. He may be the savior predicted in the Dragon King Prophecy, but the missing treasure of myth may be the true key. With only the guidance of the cryptic prophecy, Kira must battle demon soldiers, evil shaman, and the Demon Lord himself to find what was once lost and raise a prince into a king.
Intrigue and mystery, ancient lore and action-packed fantasy come together in this heart-stopping first book in a trilogy.
Kira simply wasn't a character that I enjoyed, and her depth is totally lacking. I didn't want her to succeed, I didn't want her to fail...just don't care. And what an awful thing to say about a book! It's true, though. Which is pretty unusual, to tell you the truth. I just thought that Kira could've been more developed, that she could've been a better character, that I could've loved her more.
All of the characters were like that-- I didn't care whether they failed or succeeded, whether they fell in love or died, I just don't care. And I really don't want to continue this, but I need to explain how I feel. I really don't blame the book-- I went in expecting to be wowed, and when I wasn't I jumped to a lower rating.
Maybe if my hopes weren't up so high, it wouldn't have been so bad. But they were. It was just...I'm Switzerland.
But you've gotta know that I was disappointed. The story didn't drag, but I simply wasn't interested. I feel like I must've skimmed parts of the book, and I honestly...I can't continue this. I can't continue this at all-- I'm sorry guys, but I'm being a Betty Buzzkill about this book.