Beth's Review: Day of the Dragonking (The Last American Wizard #1) by Terry Irving
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Publisher: Ronin Robot Press
Released: May 17, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Humor
Length: 334 pages
Format: ebook, paperback
Mystically powered terrorists unleash volatile magic on the world, turning Washington, D.C., into a politically charged fantasyland ripe for human sacrifice. A trio of suicide attackers with magical abilities bring down a 747 by summoning a dragon to rip it from the sky, using the hundreds of lives lost as a sacrifice to initiate the Change. The country morphs into a new landscape of swords and sorcery. Now computers and other machines are coming to life, and regular people have started to turn into mythical creatures and forgotten deities, creating a chaotic world easily seized by whoever—or whatever—set this shift into motion. Hope appears in the nation’s capital where, along with transforming Democrats into potbellied elves, Republicans into cantankerous dwarves, and Tea Party members into trolls, the Change has granted struggling freelance journalist Steve Rowan the abilities of the Tarot Arcana’s Fool card, making him a powerful, yet unreliable, wizard. Realizing his potential, he is “hired” by the trivia-obsessed sentient computer Barnaby and coupled with the attractive, no-nonsense female Navy SEAL Ace Morningstar to uncover the puppet masters behind the plane crash. --Kirkus Reviews
4.5 (Five) Boundless Stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. As a part of Boundless Book Reviews, a book review blog, I am often the first of our little group to be offered anything fantasy; especially if dragons, magic or anything paranormal is part of the plot. These are my favorites and Day of the Dragonking: The Last American Wizard did NOT disappoint. The characters were AWESOME, well developed and funny! The imagery was beautifully, and sometimes, grossly written; just the way I like it!
The only negative is; it took me a minute to figure out what was going on and why, but once I got into it, I couldn’t stop. I can’t tell you much about this book without spoilers, but I can say, I highly recommend it! Whether you like magic, dragons, paranormal, action, drama, or suspense; this is the book for you. Overall, I rate it with a very strong 4.5 Boundless Stars.