Sun Dragon’s Song #1 by Joyce Chng & Kim Miranda
I received this novel from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
More than anything, young Ho Yi wishes to become a Sun Dragon Rider, the courageous human guardians of the magnificent beasts that roam the sky and keep watch over the land. But confined to crutches, bullies giving him a hard time, and his parents being away at war, Yo Hi is up against almost impossible odds! Can he still keep hope alive, while suffering in his tiny village, to become the valiant hero only he feels he’s destined to become?
This is just a beginning of a story and it felt more like a prologue, a fast introduction to the world and some characters, but it all felt a bit vague and even chaotic.
What did I like?
- Dragons that looked like these mythical Chinese ones, plus they were apparently eating some kind of crystals – a cool idea.
- At some point there was a mentioning of a song that supposed to carry magic, I’d love to read more about it because it was very vague.
- The setting – I like stories set in Asian-like setting, add to that a bit of magic or fantastic creatures and I’m in.