Ben is just your typical teenager – loud, obnoxious and always getting himself into hot water. Coming from a troubled household, it’s no wonder Ben’s been on the wrong side of the tracks lately. Ben thinks that his troubles can’t possibly get any worse. How wrong he is…
Mysteriously teleported to the world of Draconica, the homeland of the Dragons, Ben gets caught up in a invasion by the Baalarian Empire – who are hell-bent on capturing him. But what did Ben ever do to upset them?
With no idea how he got here – and with intentions only on getting home, Ben embarks on a fantastical journey. Joining forces with the Dragonkin sisters Daniar and Erowin, Ben must help them take down the Empire before their dark grasp tightens across the land.
Little does Ben realise that his role in this battle is far more vital than he realises – and that his coming here was no accident. So he embarks on a journey that will change his life forever.
Written by Dan Wright and featuring anime artwork by Alexis M. Centeno, Trapped on Draconica is an epic fantasy adventure that takes you on an incredible journey that you want to visit again and again.
My first Dragonkin exposure came from a direct review request for the Legacy of Dragonkin, the second book of this series. Having enjoyed that book, Dan Wright offered to let me read Trapped on Draconica, the first book in the series.
As a whole, the concept of a multi-dimensional universe is interesting, as well as the characters’ personalities, most of which are side characters. I wished Ben had chance to develop more, I feel like he’s an observer in his own story. Each character has been blessed with a certain set of powers which may sometimes be almost god-like; a clear definition of each type of power would give the novel a more manga-like feel. Action scenes are colored by manga-humor alleviating the tension and adding a splash of comic relief. Intertwined within the story are the amusing love interests between the characters. I especially like the portrayal of Kalar in all his tsundere (usually aloof, irritable or violent, but can be sweet and loving in private, especially when she/he is with someone she/he cares about) personality.
Being a huge fan of HEA, seeing the characters celebrate their happy ending in this book is delightful. A surprise in the epilogue will surely leave the readers thinking more about the despicable villain. As I previously stated in my review of the second book in this series, manga and anime otakus will surely find a lot of new things to enjoy and more situations to relate to in this book.
I was provided an eBook copy by the author for the purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review—all conclusions are my own responsibility.