Dragons of the Watch (Valley of the Dragons #3)

Donita K. Paul

Description from Goodreads: Trapped in a forgotten city, bound by secrets, Ellie and Bealomondore must enlist the dragons of the watch to find freedom.

Ellie knows exactly where she is going. She just wants to experience the pomp and circumstance of a royal wedding, then settle into a simple life with a country husband.

With too many choices, Bealomondore’s future is a tangle of possibilities. He is respected, well-known, and admired among the elite of Chiril, but Wulder demands he narrow his focus and follow his Creator, one step at a time.

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My Review: This book gets five stars for creative plot and Donita K. Paul's beautiful writing style. Despite the limited number of characters throughout most of this book, Donita spun a wonderful tale and alternated some between the two main characters' perspectives. 

I like how she decided to continue the trilogy with Bealomondore, a more minor character, rather than Tipper, who dominated the first two books (though I did love Tipper!).

However, I only gave four stars because the ending was rather disappointing. It was almost as if Donita had a set number of pages to work with, and suddenly realized that she was running out of space, because the last eighth of the book was a bit rushed. So much happened between the lines (and between the last chapter and the epilogue) that an entire fourth book could easily have been written. Overall, though, a great read!

4/5 leaves

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