The Dragonswarm is the second novel in Aaron’s Dragonprince Trilogy. Here is the review I posted on Amazon just a little while ago:
I thoroughly enjoyed Aaron Pogue’s first fantasy novel, Taming Fire. It’s a great story of flawed hero, dangerous quests, magic, dragons, romance, and there’s even a psychotic wizard. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Unless you’re talking about Taming Fire‘s sequel, The Dragonswarm, in which case it gets *lots* better: doubly flawed hero, perilous quests, ever-deeper magic, MONSTER DRAGONS, romance with a solid female lead, and a psychotic wizard who gets his (sort of).
In Dragonswarm, Pogue has taken his Taming-Fire-craft and honed it by a factor of 10. Or maybe 20. At any rate, this novel has everything I look for in a great, epic fantasy yarn. Daven, its main character, grows as an individual in story context and develops as a character in trilogy context. He meets challenges I don’t expect, and he faces them in ways I don’t expect. That’s powerful page-turner magic right there! THE DRAGONSWARM is my new favorite Pogue novel, and I look forward to getting my hands on the paperback.
So hop on over and buy your copy of The Dragonswarm on Kindle for $4.99!
Oh, and if you haven’t yet, buy and read Taming Fire on Kindle for just 99 cents.
The Dragonswarm cover art oil painting by Yours Writerly; trade dress by Amy Nickerson Design.