The Dragon Orb (The Alaris Chronicles #1)

Young Adult

FANTASY:  The kingdom of Alaris has been experiencing a spate of rebellions which Alli Stenos, a battle wizard apprentice, has been helping to curb. Together with her contemporaries Roland and Bakari, she becomes embroiled in the politics of the kingdom, which is now on the brink of collapse. When they travel with the Chief Judge to The Citadel, they realize that there is more at stake than just rebellions against the Chief Judge — the people are clamoring for a new King. Thus begins the adventures of Alli, Bakari, and Roland.

As the first installment in a fantasy series, the author has laid the foundations of what is likely going to be something that readers of this genre will enjoy. The story has many characters apart from the three protagonists and the author has been able to seamlessly include these characters, who greatly contribute to the story’s development. Each character is a diamond in the rough and the further into the story one reads, the more one will uncover the facets of those characters. The story has a lot of peaks and troughs that will keep one reading and turning the page to find out what happens next.  Bring on book two!

M.P. Ceja