1) Caren Werlinger continues to amaze with her dragonmage and dragon fantasy filtered through classic archtypes and tropes about good versus evil, information versus ignorance and faith versus magic. A solid contender for Best of the Best.
2) Beautifully crafted, great exploration of themes, and wonderfully original. I actually went and bought book 1 after reading book 2 (and it's a testament to the writing that I wasn't lost even though I hadn't read book 1).
The Portal: The Chronicles of Caymin (The Dragonmage Saga #2) Caren J. Werlinger
Lesbian - Fantasy
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Corgyn Publishing (November 18, 2016)
Amazon: The Portal: The Chronicles of Caymin (The Dragonmage Saga #2) Caren J. Werlinger
The Portal: The Chronicles of Caymin The Dragonmage Saga continues as Caymin and Péist return to Ireland. Together, mage and dragon seek allies to try and stop a pending war with a fanatical monk determined to rid Éire of magic. But the spreading tide of Christianity isn’t the only threat. An ancient evil – one that dates back to the last dragon war a thousand winters ago – threatens the present. The Portal into the otherworld is the only way to the past, but the otherworld is the realm of the gods and goddesses and other creatures of the old stories, and it is not forgiving to those who do not belong. Caymin and Péist soon learn that, in the otherworld, the deepest desires of their hearts become traps. While there, the young dragonmage and her dragon realize they are pawns in a struggle for power that was set in motion long before they were born. Even those they trust have been using them. Only through their bond with each other can they hope to survive to the trials awaiting them and find their way back through the Portal to this realm. But returning may not be an option if they have to sacrifice all to bring peace to a world that no longer holds a place for dragons and mages. Book Two in The Dragonmage Saga
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