Published by Keymaster Press on July 11, 2017
Series: Loom Saga #2
Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Fantasy & Magic
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust -- hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything -- and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.
While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills -- and quick-shooting accuracy -- makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.
Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.
Reading Challenges: 2017 New Release Challenge, Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017
*Please Note: This is a series that must be read in order.
If you are new to the series, check out my review of book one- The Alchemists of Loom HERE**
The Dragons of Nova is the Second book in the Loom Saga by author Elise Kova. The Loom Saga is a young adult high fantasy series that I have completely fallen in love with. I absolutely LOVED the first book, The Alchemists of Loom, and the second book- The Dragons of Nova was every bit as good as the first! In the Dragons of Nova we get to really delve more into the politics and struggles in the worlds of Loom and Nova and we get to revisit old characters and get to know some new characters as well. This series is one that instantly grabbed me and has yet to let go. It is by far one of the best series I have read in 2017. And the third book, The Rebels of Gold is scheduled to release in December of this year! How amazing is that? Thank you Elise for not making us wait for a long time.
The Dragons of Nova picks up right where book one left off, with Ari and Cvareh on their way to Nova. Whereas the first book mainly took place on Loom, this book mainly takes place on Nova. I loved that because we get to really get to know both of the worlds by immersion. Nova is fascinating. It is so different from Loom but i loved the dichotomy of the sky realm and the ground realm. The Dragons of Nova rule over both of the worlds, which is where a lot of the struggle stems from. In the Alchemists of Loom we got to see the struggle from Loom’s perspective, and The Dragons of Nova was a lot more about the conflict between Nova and Loom, but from the perspective of Nova, as well as the inner conflict on Nova between the King of Nova and Cvareh’s sister, the head of the Dragon house of Xin. I loved that we got to see several layers of the conflict going on. Because we are adding extra perspectives and characters to follow and because we were delving a little deeper into the root of the issues between the worlds, sometimes the pacing of The Dragons of Nova was a bit slower and more dense than it was in The Alchemists of Loom. But at no point did the pacing leave me feeling bored. There is tons of action, fighting adventure and yes some romance in The Dragons of Nova. I don’t think anyone could get bored in Loom or Nova. Elise Kova is a master story teller. Her worlds are like no other, in my opinion.
Ari and Cvareh are fantastic. Their relationship is ever evolving and I loved seeing so much of them in The Dragons of Nova. You all know I am rooting hard core for these two. We also got to see more of Florence and Petra in this installment. I loved Flor in the first book but I don’t love her quite as much. Ever since the end of the last story she seems darker. I understand why that is, but I just loved Flor’s personality when she was with Ari in the first book and I want that girl to show through some more. Petra is super interesting as well. She is a complex character, as are most in this book.
The Loom Saga falls somewhere between a young adult and a new adult fantasy. I think it would appeal to readers of both genres, but this is not strictly a young adult novel. I don’t want to go into too many plot details because this story is so amazing when you get to experience it in real time. But I will say this, everything about this world fascinates me- I love the characters, I love the adventure, I love the magic and the different houses/guilds, and I really love the complex political structure. The Loom Saga is shaping up to be on of my favorite fantasy series. This is a series you do not want to miss. Read the first two now so you are ready for the Rebels of Gold in December 2017.
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