Soul Bonds (Circle of Light Book 1)
by E.M. Sinclair
A young slave girl flees from the Lord who owns her, choosing to die in the mountains rather than become one of his 'pretties'. When that death seems all too likely, she is found by one of the Dragon Kindred and Tika's life takes a twist she could never have imagined in her wildest dreams - or her worst nightmares.
I really enjoyed this book. There was a lot of different things happening, and I loved the way the dragons came across as well.
Everything starts off pretty simple, but it gets way more complicated the father you read into the book. Twists and turns happen making sure to keep you on your toes. But at the same time its a pretty straight forward plot, for all they go through you already know what the main goal is, and so does everyone else.
Its told from a couple different point of views, and for the most part this is done really well. Only a couple of times was there a switch without warning. I love reading books like this as it gives me more than one angle to look at everything.
The one thing I didn't like about this book was all the names. It was seriously hard to keep track of who was who, especially since some of the dragons had simpler names in the beginning. Towards the end it was hard because there was so many people all doing different things. Its like the saying "To many cooks spoil the broth," to many people made it much harder to enjoy the last end of the book because I was constantly trying to remember who was who and why they were there in the first place.
Other then that I really enjoyed the entire concept of the book. The balance between good and evil, the changes that both main character go under in order to keep this balance, and more importantly the dragons. I don't think I have ever read dragons portrayed this way before and I really liked it. They are smart, gentle creatures that can kick your butt in a blink of an eye if they felt the need.
I also like the different "magics" or powers found in the book. It isn't something you come across in every fantasy book, and it was interesting to learn about them and how they work.
Would I recommend this book? Yes, anyone that likes dragons will love this book, and it defiantly has an epic fantasy feel to it as well.