C.M. Surowiec Jr. – DragonSin

Title: DragonSin
Author: C.M. Surowiec Jr.
Series: Descendants of Twilight Trilogy (Book 1 of 3)
Year: 2022
Goodreads page: Link

A planet with four moons and inhabited by humans, dwarves, elves, and many other races had thrived for millennia. However, four centuries ago, Ledaedra the Dark, Queen of the Dragons, emerged with unyielding force, and her horde of ruthless dragons became a scourge to all others.
No one knows that better than sixteen-year-old Cymm Reich, who returns home to find his family massacred and village razed. An internal battle rages between remaining true to his beliefs and his growing need for revenge. While Cymm struggles to discover himself and his place in the world, he is tempted by evil and follows a path driven by vengeance. The young man begins his journey unaware he possesses a unique trait that even the deities would kill for.
As Cymm’s fears and self-doubt escalate, the benevolent Terazhan offers him a glimmer of hope to defeat the dragons responsible for murdering his loved ones. However, a dark secret entwines this gift of power, and the chain of events set in motion could change many lives forever. Meanwhile, a priestess named Lykinnia has captivated Cymm, but has her own unique issues and challenges.
Invaluable friendships and enemies are made by an upstart Cymm on his epic quest to slay the dragons.
(from Goodreads)

This book represents one of the classic quests of the fantasy knight, with his formation, the research of his weapon and the various challenges that will sculpt the character. It kinda reminded me of the adventure of a character in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

The similarity with Dungeons & Dragons however doesn’t stop there as a seasoned player could recognize other elements in this book, like the division in the alignment between colored and metallic dragons or the various monsters and races…

The hero of this book ends up being a bit atypical from the classical knight in shining armor as, in addition to the usual good traits, it will also show us a darker part of sorrow, sadness and desire for revenge.

I love the creativity the author put into world building and how exciting the fights are. This is surely thanks to how immersive the descriptions are. However this perks is quite on/off as in other points the descriptions seem a bit hasty and don’t leave the time to the reader to live the atmosphere.

There are some parts that get narrated through the whole book that I didn’t fully understand why they were there until the last quarter of the book and they are probably something that will help link this book to the followings of the trilogy.

The quest of this book ends with it but, by being this the beginning of a trilogy and thanks to what we can read in the finale, we can foresee that Cymm’s adventure will continue!
It will be interesting to see how things are going to turn out.

If you like to play Dungeons & Dragons, this book will give you the feeling of being at home while reading the adventures of Cymm. I generally recommend it to anyone looking for an epic fantasy book. 

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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