Note: this book review was originally written in a notebook on Dec 10/19
while I was on vacation last week. I've made some minor edits to it
while transcribing it.
Well, here we are: End Times in Dragon City - finished!
This book wasn't as good as Bad Times in Dragon City, although I still enjoyed it. The problem is that the main character, Max, was stuck in prison for the first while. And since the book is written from his perspective, nothing really happens until his friends break him out.
Let's back up a bit. After Max killed the dragon at the end of Bad Times in Dragon City, Max was thrown into the highest level of the Garret so he could see the damage he had wrought to the City. Freed from the dragon, the Ruler of the Dead immediately sent her armies to take out the city; her zombies are overwhelming the wall. It's only a matter of time before she breaks through.
Eventually, Max's friends break him out of prison. After catching him up on what's happening, Max decides they need to bolster the Imperial Guard and save the city. But after the Guard blow up Goblintown, no one is interested in putting aside their differences in order to band together. There's also one more problem: the dragon's corpse is decomposing in the middle of the city, a tempting target for the Ruler of the Dead. If she gains control of it, Dragon City will be lost.
While I didn't think it was as good as the previous book, I still really enjoyed End Times in Dragon City, and thought it was a very fitting end for the trilogy. I hope one day we'll get more of Max's adventures!
I'd also love to know more about this setting! How did the Ruler of the Dead first come into being? If she's been stuck on this continent, what is the rest of the world like? And what happens next for Dragon City?
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.