Orlind (Draykon #3)My rating:
by Charlotte E. English
It's impossible to review Orlind without giving at least some spoilers for the earlier books in the Draykon series, so if you haven't been reading this series from the beginning, I suggest going back to read my review for Draykon and ignoring this one. You'll want to start at the beginning of the series, anyway: these stories form too seamless a sequence to suit being read out of order.
Orlind begins with scenes of destruction and desperation, as war takes hold of Waeverlyne, but within a few pages I was laughing out loud at Pensould's inability to grasp the fundamentals of normal human interaction and relationships. And this is one of the things I really love about the Draykon series: light-hearted moments are skillfully woven into the darkest of times, and the basic humanity (or drakon-ity) of the characters comes through at all times, whether they're preparing for battle, plotting to thwart their enemies' plans, or lying injured in the infirmary.
This is the final book of the trilogy, and neatly wraps up various plot lines and mysteries from the first two books. It made me laugh, and it made me cry, and I didn't want to put it down until I finished. A perfect end to the trilogy - though I still hope there will be more from these characters in other stories.