It s been many years since the beauty of dragons riding the wind disappeared from the skies, destroyed by the corrupt King Roland and his greedy minions.
Or were they?
Instead of killing the dragons, Roland transformed them into humans so they could mingle with his people and breed him an army. Teenage Allanah saves her friend Victoria from falling victim to his scheme with newly manifested magical abilities. Another surprise comes when Allanah s first high school crush, Jason, reveals he s been sent by a clandestine council of wizards to test Allanah and Victoria s arcane talents. No one is more amazed than Allanah when, during her trial, she produces the world s first light dragon.
Allanah might be the only hope not just for her best friend but also for the survival of all the world s dragons. In addition to her monumental task, she struggles to understand her feelings between her new attraction to Cormac, the wizard general, and her emerging desire for a beautiful, forest-dwelling Igreefee girl named Dena.
The Sun Dragon was a tale of a girl named Allanah who goes to school, where she meet up with Sophia, her best friend. It seems like a normal day until on the news there is a message from the president. Soon he reveals himself as King Roland, and that magic is real and dragons are returning. Some humans start to turn into dragons and Sophia turns out to be one of them. But she doesn’t fully transform because Allanah stopped her. A boy named Jason is in the room with them and it turns out that Allanah is a witch and Jason takes both Sophia and Allanah to a mansion where witches stay. There, Allanah has to figure out to use her power and figure out a way with the witch’s council to stop the dragons.
I found the story very intriguing and a story I haven’t heard in a long time. There are a few clichis but they are used in a pretty interesting way. Allannah was a very relatable character and I found myself liking her with the more I read about her. There are a few characters on which I wish I could have learned more about, like Sophia and Jason. But I don’t feel it takes away from the book in any way. It was split up into three time parts within the book, and while I found it a bit strange, it did make sense. The story takes up at different times during the splits so I understand the choice of it. Also, I loved the connections between people and learning about the different personalities within it.
Overall, I found the Sun Dragon to be a very good book. I thought it had a good story, pretty good characters, and only a few clichés. Most likely I would recommend this book to my friends who like realistic fantasy or magic based books. Honestly, I can’t wait to read the next one to find out what happens next in Allanah’s life.