Title/Author: Keeper of the Dragons: The Flute of Enchantment by Emmy MacKie
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Rating: 2 stars
Synopsis: A long time ago, there were twin sisters who lived in Scotland, Hope and Eden. Hope became a keeper of the dragons at the age of six and lived in the Realm of the Dragons since then. Eden later married Prince Ballador of the kingdom of Ruine and became the mother of Prince James, who was supposed to be the next keeper after his Aunt Hope.
Having a unique power with the creatures, Hope nursed the young and the injured dragons. At their death, she comforts them. For her, the dragons had been her family. She was a beautiful lady, who possessed grace, intellect, and gallantry—traits which made men fall easily in love with her. With the war between humans and dragons over the past 1,000 years still looming, Hope had to muster her courage to fulfill her duty as the keeper of the dragons, even if it means losing the lives of many, including her beloved ones. The kingdom of Norr had a new queen, Ariana, and she’s out to destroy the kingdom of Ruine and the Realm of the Dragons to avenge her kingdom’s loss in the war at the time of King Grant, her predecessor. Ariana coaxed a plan to get the flute of enchantment, a musical instrument whose sound will lull the dragons to sleep, making them easier to kill. Will Hope and her friends and allies foil her schemes and stop Ariana’s evil ambition? Or should they expect more battles and bloodshed ahead?
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The storyline is unique and different. I liked that about the book. The writing was atrocious, though. There was very little description in the book, and I couldn’t put myself in the story. Some parts of the story made absolutely no sense to me (i.e….how does a full grown dragon creep through bushes unnoticed?). Speaking of dragons, I was never able to figure out if these dragons were Eastern or Western dragons, though, since they did have wings I would assume they are Western dragons. The author didn’t put enough of a decription of the dragons for me to get a clear picture.The writing wasn’t the best, and I don’t think I would recommend this book to anyone.
As a once writer myself, I know how hard it is to put so much work into a piece and have it ripped apart. I just wish it would have been better so that I could have given it a favorable review.