Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"The Broken Dragon"

Irene Radford is the author of the Dragon Nimbus (The Glass Dragon, The Perfect Princess, The Loneliest Magician, The Wizard's Treasure) and the Dragon Nimbus History (The Dragon's Touchstone, The Last Battlemage, The Renegade Dragon) series. She is the author of the Stargods and Merlin's Descendants series as well, and is also one of the founders of the Book View Cafe.

Radford applied the Page 69 Test to her latest novel, The Broken Dragon, and reported the following:
Page 69 of The Broken Dragon begins Chapter 8 in Prince Glenndon’s point of view. The Crown Prince of Coronnan carries almost half the weight of this, the twelfth book in the world of The Dragon Nimbus. Having been raised in the rural community of the University of Magicians by his mother Brevelan and her husband Jaylor, without knowing that he’d been sired by Darville, now the king, (see The Silen Dragon: Children of the Dragon Nimbus #1) he is still uncomfortable with city life and the intricate dance of Court politics and matchmaking. On this page he wills himself to invisibility to avoid yet another miserable lesson in riding or sword fighting and the hovering bevy of greedy females who see him as only a valuable prize and not a person.

This page is a good presentation of what drives Glenndon but contains little of the action or the actual tension of ruthless characters at war with each other. Their willingness to use whatever elements they can tap into as weapons will bring this world to the brink of devastation and perhaps beyond. Glenndon must find a determination he doesn’t know he has, not only to survive but to protect the land and kingdom he is destined to inherit.
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My Book, The Movie: The Broken Dragon.

--Marshal Zeringue