cover of Bane of the Dragon King J. Keller Ford
Book Talk 3/8/19: Bane of the Dragon King by J. Keller Ford
Amazon’s blurb: Fallhollow is at war. The sudden deaths of the only two heirs that could have saved it has plunged the entire land into chaos. Despite all the magic thrown at him, the Dragon King still lives. Hope for any sort of victory seems faint until Charlotte discovers a secret that could change the course of history. Armed with the power to set things right, Charlotte embarks on a perilous journey with the sly and cunning Prince Izmayel Ascatar Venniver IV, Lord of the peaceful Edryd dragons. But her journey of peace is thwarted, and Hirth’s most fearsome enemy plans to use Charlotte to destroy the kingdom and claim the universe as his own. As Fallhollow and the Kingdom of Hirth descend into a battlefield of bloodshed and death, David, Trog, and the warriors of Hirth march toward war with an impossible plan to bring down the Dragon King, destroy his armies, and return the kingdom to its former glory. All they need is a little faith, a few extraordinary surprises, and a lot of magic of the most unexpected, generous kind. This book is the final dramatic and magnificent conclusion to the Chronicles of Fallhollow trilogy.
My review: David and Charlotte are at odds over how to deal with the whole Fallhollow and Hirth business. Especially when they discover secrets from the past about who they are and their roles. When a prince takes an interest in Charlotte, David is beside himself, worried that she can’t see past the prince’s smarmy-self. Charlotte and David attend Eric’s funeral, David still debating whether he should go after the flower that can bring Eric back. When Trog hears of David’s plan, he puts an end to it at once. Meanwhile, both begin training to learn more about their powers and how to wield them. In the midst of a banquet, Charlotte goes off with Prince Venniver to his homeland to seek help from his people. Danger is waiting at both’s back door and in Fallhollow. In this third and final book in the trilogy, it becomes a race to save both homes from destruction and to find peace with one another.
It was a great ending to the series! I look forward to more books by J. Keller Ford and salute her on a fantastic series!