Review: Dragonfriend by Marc Seccia

dragonfriendStabbed. Burned by a dragon. Abandoned for the windrocs to pick over. The traitor Ra’aba tried to silence Hualiama forever. But he reckoned without the strength of a dragonet’s paw, and the courage of a girl who refused to die.

Only an extraordinary friendship will save Hualiama’s beloved kingdom of Fra’anior and restore the King to the Onyx Throne. Flicker, the valiant dragonet. Hualiama, a foundling, adopted into the royal family. The power of a friendship which paid the ultimate price.

This is the tale of Hualiama Dragonfriend, and a love which became legend.

Draggoonnnss! Yes! I couldn’t resist this book on the cover alone, which is downright spectacular, and the story itself didn’t disappoint! This is one of the stories where Dragon’s play a large role, featuring right into the relationships and the politics of the story. There is action in what felt like almost every chapter, and always so much going on that you’ll be hardpressed to put this book down.

I loved the relationship between Lia and Flicker, though I guess that should have been a given based on the title. It was so much fun to see it develop as the two grew to truly understand one another. And both of their cultures were so well developed that even when the scenes were centered around these two characters, the world building was still central to everything that was happening.

Honestly, this felt like such a hidden gem of a read. I’m so glad I came across it, and will absolutely be looking out in the future for more from Marc Seccia.

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