Review: Eydis: The Island of the Dragon Bride by C.S. Johnson

Book Review

Eydis: The Island of the Dragon Bride by C.S. Johnson
(The Legend of Eydis #1)

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As an accomplished Viking warrior, Sterlig Kyvansson always found a way to get what he wanted—until he wanted Arja Freydottir. After Sterlig is denied the right to marry Arja, he is determined to do anything in his power to claim her as his own—even if it means slaying the dragon that guards the cursed island of Eydis.

With his brother’s sword at his side and Arja’s hand on the line, Sterlig sets out for Eydis with his friends. When they arrive, they quickly find that the rumors of Eydis are all true, including the irresistible beauty of the Princess of Eydis, Brynja the Bride. With her blessing, Sterlig heads out into battle with the dragon.

But near that battle’s end, Sterlig discovers the terrifying secret behind Eydis’ power. Is it already too late, or can his discovery still make a difference?

What I thought
I received a copy of this book from the author, for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

When I started reading this book I did not think it was going to be long enough for the story that was started.  What I found out was that this story was told in such a way that there is zero fluff and all solid story.  In just 56 pages I got a full story that left me wanting more in a good way.  This story is written to feel a lot like a cautionary tale, which I really enjoyed.  

Our main character Sterlig, has always got everything that he wanted so when he is finally denied to marry Arja he decides to run off and prove that he is the best. Yes, he is that cocky.  The only thing that I could not understand is why so many people followed him on this journey.  He wasn’t the most likable person, at least in my opinion.  I won’t lie I totally get why Arja turned him down. 

This story is part of a series the story continues in The Legend of Eydis, which I am very eager to read.

My Rating: /5

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