A Dragon For William

, #3


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Published by Daw Books.

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5 stars (1 review)

The troubled young truthseer, Werfol Westietas, misses Marrowdell. He dreams of a dragon and writes a secret story. But near the Verge, secrets hold magic, and a young boy’s longing might open the door to peril for all.

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A welcome return to the world of A Turn of Light (though shorter!)

5 stars

There’s a political story dealing with fallout from the previous novel, but it’s a paper-thin wrapper around the real story: a character-driven family drama about healing from trauma and learning to handle uncontrollable magic and what dangers it might unlock.

One of the things Czerneda does really well in this series is balance the fantasy elements so that they’re both wondrous and dangerous at the same time. Like the Turn that happens daily wherever the normal and magical worlds intersect, it’s just a shift in which facet we’re seeing at the time.