Thursday, December 19, 2013

Review ~ The Dragon Within by Cindy Lyle

The Dragon Within (The Creation Chronicles #1)
by Cindy Lyle
YA Fantasy
Published: October 22nd 2013
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Deep within the mortal world of Eiddoril, war rages and the blood of innocents flows freely. Once protected by the four elements-Earth, Fire, Water and Air-Eiddoril was a peaceful, beautiful land. Now, after three hundred years of being ravaged by an evil lord and abandoned by their creators, the people and land of Eiddoril are dying. In the kingdom of Gareth, an orphan girl is raised as one of the royal family. But when she begins to have vivid nightmares it leads her to question where she really came from. Her questions lead her to Fitch, an old magic user, who helps her discover a shocking truth. Karah is not human, but instead part of a long-forgotten race. Desiring answers, she sets out to uncover the secrets of her past, and defeat the enemy wreaking havoc across the land. In this fantasy tale, Karah must somehow find the strength to fulfill a destiny that has been forced upon her and discover the dragon within. She cannot fail. The future of creation depends on her.

My Review:
**4 Stars**
I received a copy of this book for an honest review. 

Cindy Lyle has created a fantastic, large world with a rich history behind it. She has expertly woven the four elements into the tale, along with mythological creatures. The book is highly details, so it does take a bit to get through at points. However, the detail is necessary to the story and makes you appreciate all the work she has put into this creation.

Karah is a fantastic new heroine. She is strong, yet innocent, stubborn, yet foolish at times. It is a hard journey she takes to find out who she truly is, and one of her oldest friends raises more questions than she could have thought possible.

The end of the world is coming. Will Karah be able to save it? I don't know!!! The book ends with a huge cliffhanger and leaves you begging for more. I hope that Cindy Lyle is able to finish and release the next book soon. I cannot wait to read more.

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