Title: The Phoenix Born (A Dance of Dragons #3) by Kaitlyn Davis
Length: 320 pages
Publication Date: November 16, 2015
Rating – 5/5 – it was amazing
From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes the final book in the thrilling A Dance of Dragons series—perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Graceling, and Game of Thrones!
For the first time in a thousand years, the fire dragon has been awakened and Rhen is its rider. But after destroying the armies that threatened the city of Rayfort, Rhen is shown a vision in flames that changes everything. The shadow’s phantom armies are coming and the dragons are the only things that might stop them.
High in the castle at the top of the Gates, Jinji has learned something of her own. Janu, her long lost twin, is alive. And just as the spirit shares her body, the shadow shares his. In the blink of an eye, her quest for vengeance against the evil that killed her family has changed to one of protection. Because she knows that if Rhen learns the truth he will do what she cannot—end the shadow and end her brother in the process.
As the shadow grows more aggressive, Jinji and Rhen fight to find the rest of the dragon riders. But with time running out, they are forced to face the impossible decision between honor and love. Alliances are formed, promises are broken, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance…
Happy Tuesday everyone! I am so excited to share my review with you today for the blog tour for The Phoenix Born by Kaitlyn Davis! The Phoenix born is the conclusion to the A Dance of Dragons series! This series is special to me because I have reviewed both the first and the second book in it so I was really excited to have the chance to read and review the third. You can read both of those reviews by clicking on the titles here: Book One: The Shadow Soul and Book Two: The Spirit Heir. I want to send a HUGE thank you to the author Kaitlyn Davis for giving me the chance to read and review this book series in exchange for an honest review. It has been quite a ride!
The Phoenix Born was everything I expected and a whole lot more. When I read this I was really in the mood for a fantasy read as I have surprisingly not read much fantasy this year which is a sad thing so I was craving a fantasy read. This was it definitely it. I always immediately fall into this world when I start reading about it but I felt captivated by this last books especially. Since I’ve read the first two I wanted to know what happens to the characters, I wanted to see what happens to the world as the series has been building to this epic conclusion. Ahhhhhh!
I have always loved Jinji and Rhen and the dynamics of their relationship/friendship since book one so this book of course, gave me all sorts of feels and sadness and more feels. Jinji, especially, has had this dangerous and emotional journey throughout the series which has been literally just breathtaking to read. Reading about the dragons and their riders was thrilling!
I thought the book was extremely well written and just like many book series I feel like the writing, which was great to begin with, just always got progressively better with each book. That’s always one of my favorite things about book series. I also just loved the journey that each character goes through and the characters in Kaitlyns books just always have these tremendous inner and outer journeys that just suck me right in.
I am giving this book a well deserved five star review and honestly I can’t wait to read it all over again in the upcoming year as I will be purchasing them all in print form and adding them to my library. There are also novellas which I am planning to read and review soon because yes, how can I not read them? And I’m pretty sure I am going to ache to return to these characters and this world because of everything that happened in it!
If you are a fantasy fan please check these books out, you will regret that decision! These books always transport me so quickly into their pages and they’re always full of danger, action and also some romance! I am also a big fan of their covers!
You can purchase your copy at any of the links below! Please come back and let me know your thoughts on this wonderful series!
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/581571
As a bonus, enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 10 of The Phoenix Born!
Jinji stopped him by grabbing his cheeks and pulling his face against hers, kissing him urgently. Rhen tried to pull away, to understand why she wasn’t thrilled by the news, but her hands traveled to the back of his neck, grip tight, and he couldn’t break her hold. Her lips moved fast against his, pleading with him silently. Everything about her was desperately trying to hold on to the moment, to stop time, as though she were drowning and the air from his lungs was the only thing that might save her, as though he were her tether to life.
Rhen wanted to give in. More than anything, he wanted to melt beneath her touch and forget the world, to kiss her until the sun rose the next morning, and even then maybe not stop. He could so easily get lost in the fire of her touch, the silkiness of her skin.
But he couldn’t let himself.
The woman he loved was in pain.
Her kiss wasn’t full of passion. It was full of dread. Rhen sensed the dark taste on his tongue.
“Jin,” he mumbled against her lips.
But she didn’t stop.
Rhen reached back, unlatching her fingers, pulling her forcibly away from him, finding her eyes. “Jin?”
And with that word, she couldn’t avoid what was in her heart any longer. A tear rolled down her cheek, and she gave in, collapsing against him as her body racked with sobs. The moans came from a dark place within her, ripping their way up her throat, making him wince at the sound.
Rhen wanted to demand answers.
He wanted to force her to explain, to let him in, to tell him what had her so distraught.
But he didn’t.
He just held her, kissing her forehead and rubbing her back. Not questioning. Not demanding. There would be time for answers later. Right now, Jinji needed a shoulder to cry on and nothing more. He gave that to her, embracing her until sleep claimed them both.
About the Author
Bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie.
Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found indulging in some puppy videos, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com
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