2023 Book Review: The Silver Dragon

The Silver Dragon by S A McClelland 

YA Fantasy, Independently Published in 2023, 224 Pages 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • The pacing felt a little lopsided. I felt like we were glossing over big things (like the events of the opening chapter) and then slowing down for smaller events. 
  • The dream sequences were confusing and jarring. There weren’t a lot of them but they  seemed to come out of nowhere and I didn’t understand what was happening at first. 
  • There are grammatical and formatting errors, but I’m working from an ARC so we can assume most (or all) of those will get caught and fixed before pub day! 

What I Did Like:

  • I liked the inclusion of the wolven. They’re well-written and scary! Plus, I love when fantasy creatures are twists on real creatures with fantastical origins. 
  • I like the magic. It’s intriguing. I loved learning about it with our main characters and when it all came together in that big reveal, it worked! 
  • I appreciate the way this one ends. It wraps up the story we are telling here while also setting up for a sequel. This is one where I’d want the sequel quickly, however, so we can hope it’s coming soon! 

Who Should Read This One:

  • Fantasy fans, specifically reluctant chosen one trope fans or darker magic fans.

My Rating: 4 Stars

  • The fantasy story here has mass appeal, for sure and it’s an intriguing start to a new series!

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