A harrowing experience for readers of Draconica Series, especially to those who had gotten attached to specific characters, Final Ragnarok: She Returns contains different genres ranging from humor to action to suspense. Dan Wright has absolutely shown no mercy to several of the main characters, throwing them into all sorts of mishap and persistent bad luck. The first few chapters had me screaming in denial. Genre shifts occur sporadically throughout the novel. Zarracka and Baxter’s tandem is unbelievably hilarious while the love pairs from previous books prove that their bond is still as strong as ever. New characters have been introduced though some of them are in fact, old characters returning. Can this be considered as spoiler already? I’ll try to be as vague as possible. And death…
Oh, Dronor, why?!
Extremely entertaining, Dan’s trademark manga-novel hybrid way of writing lives on in this latest installment of the Draconica Series.
Oh, and a word of caution to Finn and Kalak fans, this particular book is filled with feels. That’s all.
She is coming…
When Daniar Dragonkin heard those words, she had no idea of the full horror that would follow. Now, enemies converge to bring to life a monstrous plan that will spell the end of Draconica.
With her family threatened, old enemies returning to torment her – and a civil war in Baalaria thatprevents any help from her sister, Daniar faces the darkness moment of her entire life.
Heroes will die, evil will rise – and Daniar’s sanity will be pushed to breaking point.
She Returns is the first book in the Final Ragnarok saga – and the darkest moment in the Draconica series so far. The countdown to Draconica’s ultimate fate has begun.
Dan Wright lives in Canterbury, Kent, UK. A huge fan of both Fantasy and Manga, he has a style that combines both within his writing, which lets him tell stories that are both dramatic and tongue-in-cheek at the same time. He picked up a love of Fantasy stories after reading The Lord of the Rings, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and numerous Roald Dahl novels.
Dan also runs his own website, blog and a wiki page dedicated to the world of Draconica. He has also been a reviewer for the website Read2Review and occassionally reviews books on his blog. He has also written a short comic book strip called Queller, which was published in an anthology for the comic Lighting Strike Presents… At the moment he is also currently working on a script for an independant video game – to be released in the future.
Authors who have inspired Dan are Douglas Adams, J.R.R Tolkien, Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore, Joss Whedon, H.P Lovecraft, George R.R Martin and Hiromu Arakawa.
I was given an e-copy of the book by the author for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review. All conclusions are my own responsibility.
Picture used in this post is of Aisaka from ToraDora