I was recently asked to join the launch team for the new book Tales of the Wovlen: The Dragons Son (Volume 1) by Kathryn J. Fogleman. I accepted the invitation because of the premise of the book- a fantasy novel where the good guys do not resort to magic in order to good. As someone who objects to the practice of magic because of what God's Word has to say about it (Deuteronomy 18:9-13 and Eph. 19:14-19), I was interested to read this book.
Here is the author's summary of the book.
After the brutal massacre in his village, a broken, grieving boy chooses to live with a golden dragon in the wild rather than go to the mountains to be with his own people. If only he had known then what that simple choice meant… Thirteen years later, Keegan, no longer a boy, learns that his younger sister survived the massacre and so sets off to be reunited with her. When Keegan accidentally interrupts a plot against a princess, what should have been a fairly simple trip turns into a complicated struggle for survival. A mysterious elder appears, full of wit and riddle. Mythical monsters shed their fictional skin and hungrily pursue Keegan and his dragon. Haunting nightmares begin to tear at his mind. As he continues on his quest to be reunited with his sister, Keegan is only just beginning to understand what it means to be The Dragons Son.
When I completed the book, I was happy to see that Keegan's mission (for this book) had been accomplished, but there was still plenty of room for another book to be written with plenty of loose ends that could be tied up.
Will I read the next book?
I need to know if Keegan finds the purpose that his life was destined for, if he and the beautiful princess Erewhon ever fall in love (an underlying love story in the making), and if he is ever able to destroy those who are determined to kill the princess.