The Color of Dragons
Books | YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
R. A. Salvatore
Powerhouse adult fantasy author R. A. Salvatore and Erika Lewis deliver a sweeping, action-packed, romantic pre-Arthurian tale of the origins of magic (and Merlin), perfect for fans of Falling Kingdoms and Seraphina. Magic needs a spark. And Maggie's powers are especially fickle. With no one to help her learn to control her magic, the life debt that she owes stretches eternally over her head, with no way to repay it. Until she meets Griffin, the king's champion, infamous for hunting down the draignochs that plague their kingdom. Neither has any idea of the destiny that they both carry, or that their meeting will set off a chain of events that will alter every aspect of the life they know--and all of history thereafter. This epic, romantic tale will enchant readers and draw them into a thrilling world of star-crossed lovers, magic, destiny, and the paths we choose.
R. A. Salvatore
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"I hesitate to say I liked this book which is certainly not a rave review. It was interesting and kept me guessing, loved the dragon... But, the characters relationships fell very flat for me. Kind of like they never knew how they were feeling so I got no emotional response myself. For the romantic part of the story, there was absolutely no spark for me at all. Just meh. Also, the ending was very hand wavey if you know what I mean. Like, here's the epic climax, now let me tie up all the loose ends in three pages... I am... Uninspired. :("
"Great book read in a day , ok for kids to read ."
"While it wasn’t my favorite book of all time it was a fast read. I liked the story I just wasn’t a fan of the author switching which person the first-person narrative was following and it was hard to remain invested in one or both characters. Cute story, beautiful cover I just wanted more from it. 7.5/10"
"Color of Dragons is a average YA novel, nothing really to write home about but nothing that is very bad either. Now that I am finished with it, I don’t think I will think about it again.<br/><br/>The world is interesting but there really is not a lot of effort out into building out the world beyond the Walled City and they don’t really do a good job of fleshing out the Walled City. The characters and places within the Walled City are not really distinct and get kind of mixed up in my head <br/><br/>The only characters that have any kind of positive growth are Maggie and Griffin, but even that feels rushed and not given enough time. The twist at the end is super rushed and I don’t think really make sense, seems like it came out of nowhere.<br/><br/>Overall it is not super amazing and really does not hold up to other YA novels. I would try a sequel if there is one, but the expectations are extremely low"