Review: Mike Shelton – The Dragon Orb (The Alaris Chronicles Book 1)

Mike Shelton:The Dragon Orb (The Alaris Chronicles Book 1); Kindle edition, 260p., 0,99€ (preorder)
Mike Shelton:The Dragon Orb (The Alaris Chronicles Book 1); Kindle edition, 260p., 0,99€ (preorder)

Like in the Cremolino Prophecy trilogy, Mike Shelton manages to sweep us into a world full of imagination, adventure, and magic.
There is a conspiracy thriving to push the kingdom into turmoil, and this is closely linked to a barrier which has separated the Elvyn land and the kingdom for 150 years, but which is now coming down.
What will be the consequences?

We have various characters: the good ones, the evil ones, and those on who the verdict is still out.

The chief characters are young wizards, supported by other young people. They need to do something to save their country from civil war. Whose side will they take? Can they be influenced in one way or the other, or are they at liberty to choose their loyalties themselves?

I really enjoyed this novel, it has everything you can wish for, but there is one thing that made me
subtract a star: this story would be very unsatisfying as a stand-alone, and although it doesn’t end in a complete cliffhanger, it is clear that it needs more books to fully explain the goings-on.
I hope we won’t have to wait for too long for the sequels, and I hope there’ll be an audio version at some point, too.

This was an Advance Reader Copy, provided to me by the author. Many thanks.

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