Rogue (The Talon Saga #2) by Julie Kagawa

Rogue
Rating 5 out of 5 stars

 

Release date: 28th April 2015

Publisher: Harlequin (UK) , MIRA Inc

Source : Netgalley

 

Synopsis

Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can’t forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her—Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragon slaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so, he’d signed his own death warrant.
Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order’s headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember’s own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George.
A reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day…or start an all-out war?

 Review

The book pretty much picks up from where book one left off. Ember has now gone rogue and with the help of a very reluctant rogue dragon named Riley she is hoping she can save Garret after he sacrificed his loyalty to the order to save her.

Once the somehow succeed to get save Garret they must now deal with the Order and Talon who are coming after them and most importantly Talon and chosen Embers twin Dante to personally bring Ember back into Talon.

The story goes on to show how useful Garret become to them when trying to escape the order and also there is a growing attraction between Ember and Garret, although Ember cannot deny her feelings for Riley or Cobalt when they are together.

Ember must now choose between being a rogue dragon or returning to Talon to save Dante from the organization and also choose between a human or her own kind. So many choices for Ember to make.

This is a series that I am loving by the minute, my only sadness at the moment is the fact that I will have to wait at least 1year before I read the concluding book which I know for sure will be epic. The book flowed at a pace I quite enjoyed. The author’s descriptive writing teleported me into this world where Talon and the order exist, imagining red Dragons with vivid green eyes. I also found It hard to picture a 17year old being a dragon slayer but I loved Garret in the story. He is loyal, and the perfect soldier, with a lot of wisdom for his age. And I believe in book 3 he will really change the way the order operates.

I think the author has a winner with this series as it take creatures as ancient as dragons and creates a story in the modern day. I mean how awesome is that?

In terms of soundtrack for this, I am all over the place, as there were moments of tenderness that I could argue need an awesome love song like Keaton Heston’s “You” or even a track like Hozier’s “Take me to Church” and moments with awesome dragon fighting scenes where the instrumental of tracks like “Come on over” by Royal blood would be awesome.

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