That's right! no dragons were harmed in the making of this book. Of course there are no dragons at risk, but a hero (human) is in a very precarious circumstance.
I read this book because I enjoy Klaven on the Culture on
PJTV. This is a sartastic look at the political scene.
I was surprised to find Andrew Klaven had written a book. Well, actually, he's written a lot of books. Ahem! More books than I have. Then I was surprised to find this book was from Thomas Nelson. (You know, the publishers that did the Left Behind series.) So the book was probably Christian, right?
I ordered it. When I started to read it, I was surprised because it is YA. Hey, lots of people think my books are YA and only YA. (My actual readership is around 8 to 80 years old. Really.)
About two pages in, I discover this is really a guy's book. Torture et al. Guess what? I was surprised. Not as surprised as I was several hours later when I looked up at my bedside clock. A guy's book (with torture) had pulled me in. Great writing! Intriguing plot! Engaging main character!
My only beef with this book is that it ended mid-story. The last page is not "The End." I always feel manipulated when the novel is over but I feel compelled to buy the next novel to see what happens. Usually I refuse to buy the next book in a fit of protest.
So I was surprised when I clicked the Put in Cart button for book two.