Tuesday, May 12, 2020

BOOK REVIEW- The Dragon Librarian (Scrolls of Fire #1) by Marc Secchia

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 Blind. Outcast. Accursed. From the meanest of beginnings, greatness will rise.

Abandoned at birth by her parents, Auli-Ambar is seen as a child blighted by a callous talon-stroke of fate. A worthless burden. She is blind, severely disfigured, and fit only for the most menial tasks. Then, a simple act of kindness changes her life. Flown to the Halls of the Dragons, the painfully shy girl becomes a cleaner of Dragon roosts, and a helpless wanderer of the Dragon Library.

Here, Auli is able to walk amidst the lore she is drawn to so profoundly. Touch it. Imagine worlds within scrolls. She thrills to the hallowed scents of knowledge, but aches for what blindness has forever denied her. In the cruellest of ironies, Auli discovers she possesses a magic that makes people and Dragons forget her very existence. This is disremembrance, the accursed power of loneliness. She can only despair.

One will not forget. Deep amidst the forbidden racks of draconic scroll lore, where Auli-Ambar has unwittingly breached the protective wards, the young Dragon scholar, Arkurion the Mercury Blue, will discover her true gift and ignite its flame. Now, in the environs of a magical library overseen by the mighty Dragon Librarian Sazutharr, the extraordinary courage and integrity of a blind girl will finally be given the chance to blossom.

Little did they suspect that the fate of all Dragonkind would rest in her hands. AMAZON LINK

                                                                                                            3 STARS

I tried so hard but I just couldn't get into this book.  Although the world building was excellent it was also somewhat confusing.   For me it was too wordy, the book too long with too many strange words and speech for me to continue. It just felt like working too hard instead of pulling into the story.  I had high hopes because of Auli-Ambar was a good character and the Dragons sounded too too.  However, I just finally gave up on the story and D.N.F.  Sorry author.  

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