Average Rating: 4.47 Stars
My Rating: 3/5 Stars
*I received a copy of The Firedragon in exchange for an honest review*
The Firedragon by Mary Fan is a novella about a fourteen year-old girl named Aurelia "the Firedragon" Sun, who has been training her whole life to become a defender. Defenders are non-magical humans, who fight monsters that are left on earth after the Enchanters, who are magical humans, defeat the Lord of the Underworld. In her world, the government is ruled by the Enchanters and they have their sights set on her because of her extraordinary combat skills. After they take interest in her, she is sent to participate in a international monster-fighting competition, which pits fighters from all around the world to fight against creatures of the underworld. I bet you can imagine the violent spectacle. As Aurelia progresses through the competition, she realizes not everything is what it seems.
I enjoyed The Firedragon by Mary Fan. Her story was never boring and her fight scenes were highly enjoyable. I liked the world and her characters were interesting. However, I found Aurelia really annoying in the beginning, but as the story went on I grew to like her. I also really liked the plot. My only criticism is that the details of the world are thrown at you and it can be a little confusing at first, but it is a short story and it makes sense why that would happen. I personally feel that I should have read the Flynn Nightsider series first because I feel that I would have enjoyed the story more and I would have been able to truly appreciate the short story. Over all, I would recommend this read, but I would start the Flynn Nightsider series first.
Sorry, I have not updated in a long time! I will try to post more often, but I'm currently almost in the middle of my first semester of college. :)