Review: Night of the Dragon

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Master storyteller Julie Kagawa concludes the enthralling journey into the heart of the fantastical Empire of Iwagoto in the third book of the Shadow of the Fox trilogy. As darkness rises and chaos reigns, a fierce kitsune and her shadowy protector will face down the greatest evil of all. A captivating fantasy for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Sarah J. Maas and Marie Lu.

Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has given up the final piece of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers in order to save everyone she loves from imminent death. Now she and her ragtag band of companions must journey to the wild sea cliffs of Iwagoto in a desperate last-chance effort to stop the Master of Demons from calling upon the Great Kami dragon and making the wish that will plunge the empire into destruction and darkness.

Shadow clan assassin Kage Tatsumi has regained control of his body and agreed to a true deal with the devil—the demon inside him, Hakaimono. They will share his body and work with Yumeko and their companions to stop a madman and separate Hakaimono from Tatsumi and the cursed sword that had trapped the demon for nearly a millennium.

But even with their combined skills and powers, this most unlikely team of heroes knows the forces of evil may be impossible to overcome. And there is another player in the battle for the scroll, a player who has been watching, waiting for the right moment to pull strings that no one even realized existed…until now.


Warning! Mild spoilers below.

Night of the Dragon was a wild but perfect ending to Julie Kagawa’s Shadow of the Fox trilogy.  From the beginning to end, Yumeko and her friends are in a race to stop Genno, master of demons, who has both pieces of the Dragon scroll and now has the prayer to summon the dragon and wish for an age of Demons. Rejoining Yumeko and her friends is Tatsumi, Shadow Clan Assassin, who’s sharing his body with demon Hakaimono. However, will Hakaimono help them? There is no choice but to trust him because they need all the help they can get to go up against Genno and his army of demons.

Overall, Night of the Dragon had me and will defiantly have fans reading as fast as one can to see which side will win this battle. It feels like only yesterday I was reading Shadow of the Fox, Yumeko was just a trickster and Tatsumi was emotionless assassin.  Now look at them, both have grown and matured into stronger people which we see in this final installment. So get ready for tense fight sequences and emotional scenes with our favorite characters as you reach the end of this wonderful trilogy.

*I received Night of The Dragon from Inkyard Press via Netgalley in return for an honest review.*

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