RELEASE DATE: March 31st 2020
AUTHOR: Julie Kagawa
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Adventure.
PUBLISHER: HQ Young Adult
Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has given up the final piece of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers in order to save everyone she loves from imminent death. Now she and her ragtag band of companions must journey to the wild sea cliffs of Iwagoto in a desperate last-chance effort to stop the Master of Demons from calling upon the Great Kami dragon and making the wish that will plunge the empire into destruction and darkness.
Shadow clan assassin Kage Tatsumi has regained control of his body and agreed to a true deal with the devil—the demon inside him,
Hakaimono. They will share his body and work with Yumeko and their companions to stop a madman and separate Hakaimono from Tatsumi and the cursed sword that had trapped the demon for nearly a millennium.
But even with their combined skills and powers, this most unlikely team of heroes knows the forces of evil may be impossible to overcome. And there is another player in the battle for the scroll, a player who has been watching, waiting for the right moment to pull strings that no one even realized existed…until now.
Night Of The Dragon is the final installment in the Shadow of The Fox trilogy. First of all, If you haven’t heard about this series then you really need to check it out. It’s pretty amazing. It’s a wonderful series filled with action, adventure, humor, friendship, mythology and romance. Julie Kagawa never fails to disappoint me and Night Of The Dragon was a perfect conclusion to the series. I can’t believe that the epic journey was finally over.
The story continues after the events in the Soul of the sword. Kitsune Yumeko saves Tatsumi and gives up the last part of the scroll in order to save her friends. Shadow clan assassin Kage Tatsumi agrees to share his body to the demon Hakaimono in order to fight against their mutual enemy. Once again they all journey together to stop the Master of Demons from calling upon the Great Kami dragon and making the wish that will plunge the empire into destruction and darkness.
The characters is what makes this series so enjoyable. I loved Yumeko, Tatsumi, Okame, Daisuke, and Suki San. Yumeko is a innocent girl with a strong heart. I’m glad that she finally made use of her kitsune powers. Tatsumi isn’t the same anymore. He has a demon inside him but now he has a control over his body which makes him a total badass. I enjoyed the slow burn relationship between Yumeko and Tatsumi. I loved Okame in this book. He never fails to put a smile on my face. The relationship between him and Daisuke was sweet. I wish there was more heartfelt interactions between them. I also loved Suki San. She’s a ghost who helped Yumeko and her group on their journey. She might be a secondary character, but she played a major role in this book. There’re also more interesting characters, but I don’t want to spoil things for you guys.
The plot was engaging throughout. It’s filled with non-stop action, twists, and adventure. The pacing was perfect. There’s not even a single dull moment in the book. I enjoyed every minute of it. The plot twists were unpredictable. The death scenes really made me sad. I know It’s a final battle but I wasn’t ready for that part. The author’s writing was so addicting. I flew through the pages. The book was written in multiple POV’S and I enjoyed reading the story from different perspectives. The world the author had build was wonderful. It’s like living in a anime world like InuYasha. I enjoyed the dragon mythology, the magic, and the Yokai. I really don’t want to say goodbye to this world. I would love to see a spin-off series with a new set of characters.
Overall, I loved this book! The ending made me cry and happy at the same time. It was a perfect bittersweet ending. I can’t wait to know what Kagawa sama has in store for us next.
I highly recommend this trilogy if you’re into YA fantasy filled with adventure, friendship and lots of action.
So, What do you think of this series? Have you read it yet? Do you Plan to read it?
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