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Monday, September 7, 2015

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons. @goodreads


https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1009074268              5 STARS

 I thought this book was really good! I love dragons and the thought of dragon shapeshifters, so to speak, really got me stoked for this series.

I wasn't impressed with Ember's brother Dante, I really wished he could have been more like Ember, although she was a bit careless at times. I think you have to have the good cop / bad cop thing going on to create this particular story though. And it's not that Dante was bad, he just wanted to believe Talon and what they stood for.

I loved the characters of Garret and Riley! Garret is in the Order, which is trying to take out all dragons. Riley is a Rogue dragon that left Talon because he knew they were full of crap. And Ember is caught up in all of this.

I loved Ember's character because she wanted nothing more than to be free to do what she wanted and to be a dragon when she wanted. She tried so hard to follow Talon's rules and listen to her brother, but when you need to be free and you know something isn't right with the group your with then you have to spread your wings and fly. (Pun intended)

In the end a few different eyes were opened from all different groups. I think/hope this is a good thing because not everyone is what they seem and it just goes to show you should never just trust in the operation/group that you are in.

I loved it and I hope I love the next book.. Rogue!

PS ~ If your looking for an epic dragon fighting book, this is not the book. There are plenty of high fantasy dragon fighting books out there and hopefully we will see more of the dragons in the next book :)




  1. This is one on my TBR so I am glad you could enjoy it. It does sound as though you liked some characters more than others though.

    1. There are people that love or hate it. There isn't a lot with the dragons in it and a lot of people are complaining about that, but I think the author did a great job setting up this world and there was enough with them being dragons for me.. for now :)