*I received a free ARC of this novella, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*
Blurb: In a future Earth where dragons rule and Humanity is all-but forgotten…
A conflicted dragon. A Prophecy. And an ancient wyrm with a dark secret…
After a disastrous showdown in Japan, Gravv and his sire are in a race against time to find allies as the prophesied doom looms near.
All the allies they need are just a short flight away. But once there, they find all is not as it seems.
With tensions rising, how will they manage to convert a hostile force to their cause?
If you love stories about dragons as (or more) flawed and conflicted as any human, if you enjoy rapid, page-turning suspense on the backdrop of dragon-centric contemporary fantasy, download your copy of The Age of Extinction today!
The Age of Extinction is the fourth installment in Kevin Potter’s Metal and Stone epic fantasy, and I really recommend reading the books in order to get the full experience of the story.
The series tells dragon history with an all-dragon cast: war, intrigue and magic. Dragon society is in turmoil and one small dragon family stand at the pivotal point; catalysts for the fate of dragonkind.
Gravv keeps his role as the main protagonist in this installment and we follow him and his Sire, Graayyy, as they start to put the older dragon’s plans for peace into motion and stumble at the first hurdle. Meanwhile Gravv is still discovering who he is and what his own path will be, so the novella is also a personal development journey.
I really enjoyed the introduction of the mysterious dragon trapped in a world of sensory deprivation, and these interludes, along with Gravv’s reflective nature, provide a thought-provoking counterpoint to the action sequences.
The ending here is ambiguous and leads directly into the next installment of the saga… watch this space!
Gravv used the moment of reprieve to center his thoughts and focus his attention on the silver which would reach him next. The look on her gleaming face confused him more than any of the others.
She seemed not eager, nor even pleased. She dashed headlong toward him, but the tightness of her features, the slight twist of her lips, and the dull shine of her eyes, all seemed to communicate a reluctant fear. Could it be that she was here against her will?
Glancing to the others behind her, he realized every one of them displayed the same reluctance, the same fear in their expressions.
What is going on? he wondered. Then he added, how can I use this?
– Kevin Potter, Metal and Stone: The Age of Extinction
You can find my review of The Fall of an Overlord and Rise of the Overlord here and here, and here are links to my reviews of Metal and Stone Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3 if you need more to quench your dragon-thirst!
Metal and Stone: The Age of Extinction releases on Amazon on 28th July!