Rating – ⭐️
I’m not gonna lie, I skimmed through the majority of the second half of the book. I just couldn’t do it; it was a fight to keep my eyes open.
Aliana is 18 years old, speaks like a 10 year old (“Son of a biscuit!”) and is obsessed with finding Avalon.
Spoiler alert: she finds it.
So now she’s in Avalon, she’s found out that she’s the Destined One (that’s literally what she’s called, I’m not being sarcastic), and she’s met the Lady of the Lake. She’s told explicitly NOT to venture off the set path for the fear of death.
So what does our heroine do? She wanders off the freaking path and gets shot at by goblins.
At this point, I sort of knew that I wasn’t really into a winner. This was further reiterated when Aliana meets the old and powerful talking dragon Daggerhorne and christens him Dagg.
If I was a dragon called Daggerhorne and some jumped up little squirt started calling me ‘Dagg’, I’d turn her into a walking inferno.
This book is incredibly childish. And to top it?
No, wait, there’s more!
A love triangle.
Usually when I read and dislike a book, I can still sort of recommend it to a certain group of people, you know? But I really can’t with this. Maybe if you’re 10? I don’t know, it was all just too silly for me.
*thank you to the publisher for providing me with a free copy*