HUGEOrange Publication Review
Alice Warde is a young lady who has recently discovered powers she didn’t know she had. And she needs them as her home and world are being threatened by multiple enemies. The Shadow of Woodmyst is the sixth volume in The Woodmyst Chronicles. Author Robert E. Kreig has written an intriguing and absorbing a fantasy epic that is hard to put down.
“And now the colours have appeared again.” Gruloch looked to the travellers. “The Black Witch rules from Woodmyst.”
Alice felt her stomach tighten.
“How do you know this?” she asked.
“The words on the wind speak frequently to one another,” he told her. “I listen to their tales. I listened to how a young girl with strange abilities was shunned by her own and sent into exile. I listened to how that young girl became a leader of a nation and willingly opened her homeland to others seeking refuge. I listened to how she defeated my warriors and frightened my dragons with sorcery. “I so wanted to meet this girl. I needed to see this one the shadows talked about. I must admit that I knew far more about you than I originally led you to believe, Alice.”
Oh yes, there are dragons! In an unexpected event, Alice is given the gift of a baby dragon.
Alice breathed a deep sigh as she looked upon her gift. The dragon inched towards her, lowering its head submissively as it chirped. She placed her hands upon its snout again and rubbed the scales above its nostrils. A soft, soothing rattle resonated from its chest as it fell into a deep sleep.
“I have a dragon,” Alice said to herself.
Recommended for those who love fantasy and for those on the fence with this genre, try it. It’s a well-written action adventure by a gifted writer who knows how to write dialogue. He also is a master at descriptions that pull you in and won’t let you out. You’ll be thinking about this story and the well-developed characters long after you’ve finished this book. You could read this book as a standalone, but you will be eager to read the rest of the story. I didn’t want it to end and eagerly await the next instalment.