The Legion of Flame, The Draconis Memoria Book 2
- Author: Anthony Ryan
- Published: June 5, 2017 by Ace (US) / July 6, 2017 by Orbit (UK)
- Publisher: Ace (US) / Orbit (UK)
- Ratings: 4/5
SURVIVAL IS THE ONLY CURRENCY…
For centuries, the vast Ironship Trading Syndicate relied on drake blood- and the extraordinary powers it confers to those known as the Blood-blessed-to fuel and protect its empire. But when the drake blood lines began to fail, a perilous expedition was mounted to secure them.
Claydon Torcreek survived the fraught mission through uncharted lands in pursuit of a myth that might have secured his people’s future. Instead he found a nightmare. The legendary White Drake was awoken from a millennial-long slumber, with a thirst to reduce the world of men to ashes, and the power to compel an army of Spoiled slaves to do it.
Spurred on by a vision he desperately hopes he can trust, Clay and rebel navel officer Corrick Hilemore hijack a warship and head towards the icy southern seas, searching for an ancient secret that may give them and their allies a fighting chance.
They are aided on another front by Blood-blessed agent Lizanne Lethridge. The spy and assassin will use her diplomatic status to infiltrate deep into enemy territory on a quest for a device to save them all.
As the world burns around them, and the fires of revolution are ignited, these few Blood-blessed are the last hope for all of civilization.
This is definitely an amazon sequel! I really enjoy the first book in the series The Waking Fire and wanted to pick this one up ASAP! I tell you I was not disappointed at all!
Before I begging I will have to say this may contain spoilers so if you haven’t read The Waking Fire you may want to stay away until you do. I will try to keep this as short and spoiler free as possible.
The Legion of Flame still follows our three main characters from The Waking Fire and the author introduces a new POV by the name of Sirus, wealthy young man that has knowledge of the white drake no longer a mythical creature.
Lizanne is still my kick ass character going on a quest to find a mad artisan and she starts off in chapter 2 by letting everyone knows what needs to be done in order to survive what’s coming to them, she is also know as Miss Blood.
Clay, the unregistered Blood-blessed who in the first book ended up waking the white drake and drinking the blood pairs up with Hilmore a lieutenant they have their own quest to fight the white drake.
The pacing in this book even thought slow at time was much better than in The Waking Fire definitely more action. The world building still an incredible one with pirates, steampunk, dragons, an interesting magic system and political intrigue and lots of action.
Overall, a fantastic sequel that I couldn’t put down I read this book in less than a week and I’m a slow reader!
Have you guys read this book? if you what are your thoughts? Leave me a comment let me know if you are thinking on picking this one up.
Thank you to the Publisher for providing me with a copy of this book, in exchange for a review. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.