The Dark War Chronicles by Kurt Kramer
Red is a dragon full of rage. It is like a living, breathing creature inside of him. He is the biggest and the strongest of all the dragons, but he is also alone. His anger and hatred has driven everyone away. One day, while wandering the sands of the desert, he sees a man walking alone. Excited at the prospect of bloodshed, he doesn’t notice what the man has in his hands until it is too late. It is the Dragonstaff- a piece of wood that gives the holder the ability to control a dragon completely. Bound by magic, Red has no choice but to follow and obey this man…whatever the cost. Kam is a desperate man on a desperate mission. There is a darkness spreading throughout the land devouring everything in its path. The evil sage Gogam has declared war on all that is good and has called many dark and disturbing creatures to his aid. Kam is one of many fighting against this evil, but they are losing. People are dying everywhere and something has to change soon. So he goes on a possible suicide mission- to find a dragon and convince him to help them fight the war. Kam isn’t sure how well the Dragonstaff will work (or if he will even find a dragon) but he feels that he has no choice.
The Dark War Chronicles is a book that has everything you need to make a good fantasy series. Kurt Kramer has brought us a new world that draws you in with the first chapter.The two main characters are written with amazing detail and realism. On the surface, Red is evil and bloodthirsty and Kam is a scared man trying to fight for the greater good, but once you dig a little deeper you realize that there is more to both characters than you first see. Red is more than just angry, he’s also lonely. Kam is a good man, but he also has a darkness in him that he is trying to suppress. These are just a few of the things you learn about them as they go on their journey together. Everything is written with a style that is easy to read and draws you in. It doesn’t take you long to realize that you are invested in the characters and want to know where the story goes. There are a lot of twists and turns to keep you guessing and not knowing who to trust or what to believe. The Dark War Chronicles will keep you entertained from the first page to the last. Kramer has started something great, and there is more than enough to go around for more!