Title - Traitor
Author - Nicole Conway
Series - Dragonrider Chronicles #3
Genre - YA Fantasy
Published - May 2016
Publisher - Month9Books
Format - Kindle Review copy
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Can anyone survive being lost in Luntharda?
No amount of training has prepared Jaevid Broadfeather for the frontlines of battle. Now facing the true horrors of war, with Luntharda looming on the horizon, Jaevid has begun to question everything he thought about his heritage. The only thing keeping him going is his oath to protect his dragonrider brothers. But in an instant, even that slips through Jaevid’s fingers as he steps from the safety of his dragon’s saddle into the depths of his mother’s wild homeland—the kingdom of the gray elves.
Stranded in Luntharda with his partner, Lieutenant Jace Rordin, Jaevid must finally confront the demons of his own past as he uncovers the truth about a war that began before he was ever born. Armed with a new appreciation for destiny, and flanked by his trusted friends, Jaevid moves to make the final strike against an enemy that has hidden in plain sight for far too long.
One kingdom’s traitor will become the world’s last hope.
I received Traitor in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Chapter by Chapter. It’s been a rough start for Jaevid as a half breed dragon rider but he’s proved he has what it takes to make it as one. Sent to a new base to fight the war against the grey elf’s he is partnered up with Jace who is an experienced rider having killed the son’s of the grey elf king. At least Jaevid won’t be alone at the new base Felix arrives just after him to join the ranks. While getting settled at their new outpost Jaevid even get’s a chance to check in on his half-brother who’s joining the infantry.
When the call comes to send them off to fight they grey elves it’s time for Jaevid to confront his destiny one that has been a planned for a long time to change everything. While his mother was alive Jaevid never really asked about her past why she left the elves and took residency with the humans. When his partner is shot down by the princess of the grey elves it’s up to Jaevid to save him before it’s too late but in doing so he starts down the path that will change his life forever. Will Jaevid be able to do what he’s destined for or will his mom’s risk be all for nothing.
I adore Jaevid as a character he started as a boy torn between two worlds not really fitting in either but he makes it work finding his place. I admit I wasn’t sur about Jace we didn’t get to see a whole lot of him in the second book but he does prove to be a worth asset for Jaevid. I don’t have a lot of Felix or Beckah in this novel but we do have some interesting new characters to support Jaevid on his journey.
I’ve been eagerly waiting to get my hands on Traitor and as soon as I had it in my hands I decided to wait to read it with the husband. I ended up finishing it in one unable to wait for him to start it so we could read it together lie we did the prior two. The love the dragonrider concept it’s an intriguing story that captures the heart as well as the imagination. The characters are well developed I felt like I was really able to connect with Jaevid and even Jace. I’m anxiously waiting for the next novel in the series because this one leaves you wanting more. I truly enjoyed the two prior books but this one dives into the story of Jaevid’s mother’s side of the family which I enjoyed. Another beautifully written story by the author her storytelling is one of my favorite styles it’s smooth from start to finish. I can’t wait for the next novel I’m curious to see what’s going to happen next to my beloved characters. Highly recommend for fantasy of dragon and fantasy to check it out.
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About the author
Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book.
Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.
She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.
Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.