The Phoenix Born by Kaitlyn Davis
Age Group: Young Adult
Release Date: November 17th, 2015
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For the first time in a thousand years, the fire dragon has been awakened and Rhen is its
rider. But after destroying the armies that threatened the city of Rayfort, Rhen is shown a
vision in flames that changes everything. The shadow's phantom armies are coming and
the dragons are the only things that might stop them.
High in the castle at the top of the Gates, Jinji has learned something of her own. Janu,
her long lost twin, is alive. And just as the spirit shares her body, the shadow shares his.
In the blink of an eye, her quest for vengeance against the evil that killed her family has
changed to one of protection. Because she knows that if Rhen learns the truth he will do
what she cannot—end the shadow and end her brother in the process.
As the shadow grows more aggressive, Jinji and Rhen fight to find the rest of the dragon
riders. But with time running out, they are forced to face the impossible decision between
honor and love. Alliances are formed, promises are broken, and the fate of the world
hangs in the balance…
"The Phoenix Born" is the last of Kaitlyn Davis' "A Dance of Dragons" series. This is a series that I've been reading and reviewing from the beginning, so finishing this book was a bit of a bittersweet experience for me. It was interesting to see the direction the story was going, but I'm also sad to see it draw to a close.
This third and final installment in the series was one that really had me hooked. With the previous two books, we were led to believe certain things, and "The Phoenix Born" takes those thoughts and flips them around. Davis makes the reader question the things we thought we knew were "right", and showed how some times things aren't always as they seem.
Something else that I liked about this book was that we were introduced to more dragon riders. The coolness of dragons themselves aside (but seriously, dragons are awesome), I enjoyed the idea of the riders. They're connected in this special and unique way that gives them a purpose, a destiny. There were also some moments where they got to lighten the mood by playing around together with their elemental dragons.
I really did enjoy reading this book. While The first in the series too me a bit to get into, now the story is able to start right away and keep moving. However, these are not stand alone novels, so if you're interested in reading one (which I do recommend), start from the beginning.
If you're looking for a new fantasy series to read that's a way easier and faster read than the "Song of Ice and Fire" series, this might be the series for you. There's still magic, and dragons, and battles, but the story isn't weighed down like Martin's is. Davis' "A Dance of Dragons" is definitely a series that I would recommend.
Bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis writes young adult fantasy novels under the name
Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie.
Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she
picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she's
not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found
indulging in some puppy videos, watching a little too much television, or spending time
with her family. If you have any questions for her--about her books, about scheduling an
event, or just in general--you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com