The price of freedom is everything.
When forced to choose between safety with the dragon organization Talon and being hunted forever as an outcast, Ember Hill chose to stand with Riley and his band of rogue dragons rather than become an assassin for Talon. She’s lost any contact with her twin brother, Dante, a Talon devotee, as well as Garret, the former-enemy soldier who challenged her beliefs about her human side.
As Ember and Riley hide and regroup to fight another day, Garret journeys alone to the United Kingdom, birthplace of the ancient and secret Order of St. George, to spy on his former brothers and uncover deadly and shocking secrets that will shake the foundations of dragons and dragonslayers alike and place them all in imminent danger as Talon’s new order rises.
Warning! Mild spoilers below.
Finally got a chance to read Soldier and the waiting was worth it was a mouth dropping, gripping, intense, and heart breaking novel!
Soldier picks up not long after the ending of book 2, Rogue. Ember and Riley are still on the run while working on saving Riley’s underground network of rescued hatchlings. Garret has gone to London, where the the Order of St. George Headquarters is, to look for answers about the organization he was once devoted to. Garret’s fears become true when he overhears a conversation between The Patriarch (head of the Order of St. George) and a member of Talon. Now aware of the connection between the Order and Talon along with a plot in the works, Garret decides to return to the USA to warn Ember and Riley before it’s too late.
That being said, Soldier is definitely my favorite installment out of the Talon series so far. You can see in Soldier how much characters development our characters have gone through since Talon and the plot just keeps getting better and better. Many revelations were uncovered not only about Talon and the Order but also about our characters that will shock not only you but the characters as well. However, I should warn you that Soldier ends in a horrific cliffhanger ending. Won’t spoiler it but let’s say you’ll be cursing Julie Kagawa for that shocking ending and for having us wait until May 4th, 2017 for Legion, book 4 to find out the outcome. Got to applaud Julie Kagawa because she sure found a way to grab her readers attention so they’ll be back for more. That being said, despite the horrific ending, Soldier was not disappointing. It was a fantastic installment from start to finish so I highly recommend anybody to read it.