Do you remember my second Waiting-on-Wednesday? Well....Dragon's Heritage is a prequel to the Dragon's Courage series (you'll find reviews for all 5 of the other books on this blog). It is the story of youngling Duskya as seen through her granddaughter's eyes. Mere wants to be a dragon rider, but so far, no dragon has chosen her. Duskya gives her granddaughter a journal from her first winter as a rider, hoping it will clear up some things for Mere. Turns out, dragon riding isn't the only desirable skill, and Mere might just have a never-before-seen talent!
This book, unshockingly, is definitely getting 5 stars!
1: I have yet to read a book by Kandi that I didn't love! She definitely has a way with words that makes me experience everything, almost like the way Duskya can see through Wryn's eyes and experience that way.
2: I was so excited to see Duskya as the main character..... and to be able to fill in a little bit of the gap that happened between chapters in Dragon's Future was incredible (although since I know what's gonna happen in Dragon's Future, I really wanted to be able to tell Duskya about Glendyn, like so badly)!
3: As always, I found the antagonists to have an amazing part in the story, causing frustration for 99% of the story and then spiraling up into an amazing, and sometimes shocking, redemptive arc!
4: WOW!!! Mere's calamadyn abilities..... they may be my favorite ones yet!
5: If you read the others and you wanted a bit of backstory/prequel, Dragon's Heritage explains why every name has a Y and all the dragons have a W and a Y. It also totally expands the dragon senses, and how they work, and how awesome they are!
Thank you Pam! I feel so blessed to have been able to read the ARC of this story! I started as soon as I was done with classes for the day, and read it straight through, despite the fact that I'm in the middle of at least two other books!