Today I’m bringing you another guest post review! It’s always a great sign when a guest reviewer is interested in the sequels to first books in series. Daughter of the Serpentine is the latest sequel guest post review! Keep reading this book review if you love sequel reviews!
As a young dragoneer moves through the ranks of the prestigious Serpentine Academy, her challenges grow greater and her time grows short to draw out a series of deadly threats, in this thrilling coming-of-age fantasy novel.
Sixteen-year-old Ileth is now an Apprentice Dragoneer, with all of the benefits and pitfalls that her elevation in rank entails. But her advancement becomes less certain after a she’s attacked by an unknown enemy, and Ileth begins to suspect that someone deadly may be hiding within the walls of the academy.
Outside of the walls there is a different challenge. The Rari Pirates are strangling the Vale Republic. What they lack in dragon firepower, they make up for in the brutality of their ever-expanding raids, making hostages or slaves of the Republic’s citizens. Surrounded by enemies, Ileth will need to learn what kind of dragoneer she wants to be. And as she makes decisions about her future, Ileth will have the chance to uncover the secrets of her past. Both will irrevocably change the course of her life.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
You’d think that after the hardships that Ileth had to endure in the prequel it would be smooth sailing for her to become a dragoneer? Turns out E. E. Knight had other plans for her in the second instalment of the Dragoneer Academy Series.
Back at the academy, Ileth is forced to prove herself to her superiors and contemporaries, and once again finds herself caught up in a conflict between nations.
I really liked the first book, Novice Dragoneer, mainly because the overall world setting was new and I was eager to learn more about it. Daughter of the Serpentine was able to recapture that same feeling by focusing on different aspects of the world, and thus painting a bigger picture. I ended up getting sucked into the story, repeatedly reading just one more chapter.
Hopefully this does not end up to be the end of Ileth’s story. I’m definitely down to read a sequel.