The Dragonslayer Book 2: Knight of the Silver Circle Book Review

Knight of the Silver Circle (The Dragonslayer Book 2) by [Hamilton, Duncan M.]Knight of the Silver Circle
By Duncan M. Hamilton
Released November 2019 by Tor Books
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Previous book in the series: Dragonslayer

Synopsis:
Three dragons are burning towns and killing people, as well as decimating their food stocks. Guillot was able to kill one using an ancient sword and cup but now he needs help to kill all three of these new dragons.

The mage Solène fears having to kill again; she leaves Gill to gain greater control over her magic.

The Prince Bishop still wants Gill dead, but more than that, he wants the Cup, and he'll do whatever he has to to get it, even sending his own daughter--a talented thief and assassin--into the dragons' path.

As secrets mount on secrets and betrayals on betrayals, both Guillot and Solène face critical decisions that will settle not only their own fate but that of all Mirabaya.

My thoughts:
Hamilton is great at writing descriptively; you can really picture the scenes and the characters. In this book our main characters experience further difficulty and they are developed to a greater extent. However, some of the story felt very similar to that of the first book which was disappointing. I wish that Solene had been able to grow more in this book. I feel like Hamilton could have developed the story in other ways. I would have liked to have found out more about the dragons, their history and their characters. 

This book is definitely very heavy on the fantasy elements and you will easily feel yourself sent back in time. Furthermore, there is an interesting plot twist that is thrown in which I did enjoy.

Overall, I found that this book improved upon the first and it was an intriguing read surrounding dragons. However, there were elements of this book that I felt could have been developed differently.

Star rating:



*This book was kindly sent to me to review, however, all opinions are my own.

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