Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
The Dragonrider’s Quest
Marius is a master healer with a murky past. Hunted for centuries by a powerful mage set on revenge, his life is lived in the shadows, a constant eye cast over his shoulder. Impending death isn’t his only concern; it’s difficult to find patients when rumors abound that you take lives, rather than save them. After all he’s Ageless, and stays that way by absorbing the energy of living things.
Aenor is a dragonrider on a mission to rise from the disgrace of past mistakes and prove herself a mighty warrior, worthy of the queen’s elite guard. When she’s sent to find Marius she doesn’t have much confidence in the Maester, handsome as he is controlled. Logic dictates that he couldn’t have survived such a brutal existence for 400 years, without committing some major sins along the way.
Together they must overcome insurmountable odds to reach the Capital and save the dying prince, but their greatest challenge will be in learning to trust each another.
This is a great debut for the author. I couldn’t put it down. It sucks the reader into the story from the very first page. I love the characters and the world Daphne has created. The plot is great. It’s fast paced and action packed. Aenor is a great main character. She is trying to prove she has changed from the person she was in the past. She has to work with another character named Maester to save the prince. First, they have to learn to trust each other. I highly recommend it to those readers who like books that have dragons in them. I look forward to reading more books by Daphne.
Daphne Ignatius was born and raised in Malaysia. She attended the University of Kansas where she earned a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.
The daughter of two high-school teachers, she was instilled with a love of the written word at an early age, and put down her first short story in unreadable long hand at the age of eight. Her earliest remembered ambition was to become an author and that desire resurfaced during an existential crisis, resulting in “The Dragonrider’s Quest”.
Daphne currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her beloved spouse where she works as an Information Technology professional during her daylight hours. Her existential crisis continues profitably with her second novel, tentatively titled “My Life as Athena”.
You can learn more about Daphne at her website: http://www.daphneignatius.com.