This novel contains baby dragons and adventure. It also encompasses valorous knights and humor. It’s a tale of magic and mayhem. Knights of the Dragon is an exciting tale of knights, wizards, romance and dragons. The adventure to save Leeander is on! When an exceptional baby dragon is born will it change everyone’s destiny? A dragon named Ryxa befriends a boy only to discover that his kingdom will soon be conquered by another and the boy is doomed, and so to save him and his people she hires knights to go on an adventure with her and the boy to find magic. Leeander’s knight Stone is sent out to capture a wizard in an attempt to defend the kingdom while trying hard to keep his eyes off princess Alexa, who insists on going with them in pursuit of a sorcerer. Meanwhile, a red dragon named Ella falls for a black dragon, which is taboo, and she tries hard to resist his irresistible charm. She doesn’t want her life to be left in ruins because of bonding with a black dragon.
4 out of 5 (very good)
Knights of the Dragon is the first in a fantasy series by A.J. Gallant. In it, we meet King Darius of Leeander, and his two children - Alexa and Marcus. Alexa is a strong, forthright young woman, who doesn't want to be shoe-horned into the typical "Princess" model. Marcus is her younger brother, who is always getting into scrapes. The country of Yurrosy is currently trying to take over the world. The red and black dragons are at war. The wizard of Leeander is dying.
This is a good story, with different stories within one. They do all tie together, and make sense, so that's also a good thing. With a smooth pace, excellent world-building, and a group of different and interesting characters, this book was a delight to read.
The only thing I'm not sure about is the age range for this book. For the majority of the time, I would class it as Young Adult, but then you read about Alexa and Stone kissing, and then going into a tent and "making noises". Now, they're not actually doing anything, but the inference is there.
On the whole, a great read and definitely recommended by me.
* Verified Purchase - May 2013 *