When a powerful viceroy
arrives with a fleet of mechanical dragons and stops an attack on
Anlei’s village, the villagers see him as a godsend. They agree to give
him their sacred, enchanted River Pearl in exchange for permanent
protection—if he’ll marry one of the village girls to solidify the
alliance. Anlei is appalled when the viceroy selects her as a bride, but
with the fate of her people at stake, she sees no choice but to
consent. Anlei’s noble plans are sent into a tailspin, however, when a
young thief steals the River Pearl for himself.
viceroy won’t protect her village without the jewel, she takes matters
into her own hands. But once she catches the thief, she discovers he
needs the pearl just as much as she does. The two embark on an epic
quest across the land and into the Courts of Hell, taking Anlei on a
journey that reveals more is at stake than she could have ever imagined.
With incredibly vivid world building and fast-paced storytelling, Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon is great for readers who are looking for something fresh in epic fantasy.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. No payments made between me and the publisher.
Stronger Than A Bronze Dragon, is one of the challenging books I’ve read. I enjoyed the story and the characters, but at some point I had a hard time finishing it. I think it’s because I get distracted a lot when reading it. I really liked the book cover too! It’s catchy and I do love dragon related covers and books. I need to find this in our local bookstore soonest.
I guess, this book is something new to me that it got a hard time catching my attention. I think this is the first book I’ve read for this year with a Chinese plot as well. I just love the idea of it being modern with a mix of old era. The book itself is enjoyable to read on it’s own way. I was curious on Anlei’s journey, I knew deep in my mind that she has more potential in her, she’s more into strength and her father was a soldier, I wonder what would it take for her to protect her family and her place. Then, a switch in her life happened when the viceroy comes into the picture and that’s what makes the whole book more exciting as well because real adventure happened. I liked the twists and turn of the story and I didn’t expect the ending until after Anlei & Tai’s journey. The book was full of surprises. Anlei and Tai’s team was actually fun. I liked their chemistry and I liked how they annoy each other. Well I think, there’s so many friendships or relationships that starts from there but still, I think it’s cute. Aside from that, I liked the small hints on the book both characters are in denial but fate speaks in a different way.
Anyway, despite the challenges on reading the book, I actually enjoyed it. Although the ending is not a cliffhanger, I am thinking if there will be more story about Anlei and Tai. I really liked both of them and their partnership.
“Many choices come down to love or hate. Choose love, every time.”
Mary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose
mind insists on spinning tales of “what if.” As a music major in
college, she told those stories through compositions. Now, she tells
them through books—a habit she began as soon as she could pick up a
Mary lives in New Jersey and has a B.A. from Princeton University.
When she’s not scheming to create new worlds, she enjoys kickboxing,
opera singing, and blogging about everything having to do with books.