The Blue Dragon’s War (The Chronicles of Calibran, #0.5)
by Sean Newton (Author), Alberto Bieri, Tommaso De Benetti (Editor)
Belrog the Minotaur tells the younger minotaurs the tale of Grom, a legendary minotaur warrior who fought the Blue Dragon in a great war. Grom was once a simple soldier, apprenticed to learn from one of the fighting Masters. General Kelkak leads them to war when a dragon and his army of orcs threaten their peaceful city. The dragon has orcs and evil elves on his side, but the Minotaurs have their own magicians and a secret company of berserk minotaurs who will fight to the death.
I liked this story pretty well. The world building is good, and I liked the history of the minotaurs. The characters are interesting, but not very complex or deep. The plot has some good scenes, but there is not a lot going on. It’s straightforward with very few twists or turning points in the story.
There is some profanity, oddly all jumbled into one chapter, and nowhere else in the book. There are a lot of typos and spelling errors in the ebook that I read. I’m not sure if that was because I received it as an ARC, and maybe an editor has cleaned it up in another edition.
I loved the cool illustrations! There are only a few illustrations, but they are really well done and detailed.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.