Aric’s job is simple; assist the elves as they moved dragon eggs across the kingdom.
When an orc raid leaves a dragon in peril and her egg vulnerable, the responsibility falls into Aric’s hands to complete the mission. But when the dragon hatches, Aric’s life is thrown into disarray.
Accused of being the world breaker of an old prophecy by the elves, sought after by the ever-growing orc clans as vengeance against the elves, and desired by the human kings and queens for power, Aric will stop at nothing to protect his new dragon. It may be the only thing that can turn the tides of the war.
Can Aric fight fate and save the world, or is he destined by the whispers of a world breaker?
Is there anything better than a dragon rider novel?
I absolutely binged Corey Ratliff’s Whispers of a World Breaker and was impressed at the ease of the writing and the level of detail included. I can honestly say I’m buzzing for book two.
Firstly, the world-building is impressive and thought out. I enjoyed the tiny parts of lore that were scattered throughout and how each piece was connected to a much larger puzzle. The twists and turns were handled well and there were some truly heartbreaking moments that I’ll never forgive Ratliff for.
I enjoyed the character work here. We have a veteran struggling to adjust to their newfound surroundings and bond with a dragon. The dynamic between them can be hilarious but touching and that can be a hard thing to convey. Having more than one POV helped with expanding the world and its inhabitants and that’s something that I’m glad for because seeing how each faction interacted and thought helped visualise a lot.
The plot itself kept unravelling and I had no clue where it was going but now that the endgame is being realised, it’s a greatly described premise that has so much potential.
This was an intriguing start to the series and I’m eager to see where Ratliff takes this.