Review of CITADELS OF THE LOST by Tracy Hickman
THE ANALS OF DRAKIS: BOOK TWO
Daw, July 2011
Once, humans and their dragon partners controlled the magic that wells up from the earth--but all of that is lost, and the dragons hate the humans for the betrayal. For centuries, though, the elves have defeated everyone who opposed them--and a small band of ex-slaves seem unable to reverse the situation. Instead of leading the enslaved races to freedom, all Drakis seems likely to accomplish is giving the elves an obvious target.
Author Tracy Hickman (see more BooksForABuck.com reviews of fantasy by Hickman) writes a fast-paced adventure with plenty of magic, evil elves, loud-mouthed dwarves, and dragons. It's not great literature, and it's certainly going to be quite familiar to those who follow fantasy. I would have liked to see a bit more in the way of character growth and more nuance in the good vs. evil battle. Still, CITADELS OF THE LOST is an enjoyable fast read.
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