Thursday, 2 January 2014

Warrior (The Dragon King Chronicles #2) by Ellen Oh

Sponsored Post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Warrior (The Dragon King Chronicles, #2)
Blurb (From Goodreads):
First an outcast, now a hero.

But her fight rages on.

Kira, the yellow-eyed demon slayer who fiercely protected her kingdom—and the crown prince—has been proclaimed the Dragon Musado of the prophecy. With the defeated the evil shaman.

But it wasn’t enough.

Hansong is in chaos. The Demon Lord’s minions have infiltrated the city, treason is brewing among the military ranks, and Kira is buried by the overwhelming loss of her parents. She’s also plagued by the annoying feelings that blossom whenever she’s around Jaewon. But she is determined that nothing will stop her from finding the second treasure needed to fulfill the Dragon King’s prophecy. Not even the army of half-breed demons hot on their trail. If only she could learn to trust others…

Her father always said one person can change the world. Will it be Kira?

Warrior by Ellen Oh

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Warrior (The Dragon King Chronicles, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Dragon King Chronicles’, and kicks off a few days after the end of book 1 ‘Prophecy’.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 ‘Prophecy’.**
Kira has found the first of the treasures that marks her as the Dragon Musado, and saved her cousin’s life countless times, but now she has more problems.
Daimyo Tomodoshi is planning to build a new army, filled with soldiers half-human and half-demon, in an effort to once again overthrow the throne, and take over the world, and it’s up to Kira to stop him.
Can Kira find the second sacred treasure? Can she continue to keep her cousin safe? And what will it take to become the Dragon Musado?

This was an interesting sequel, and there was once again quite a lot of adventuring and action.

Kira again didn’t act like a lady in this book, and continued to fight like a warrior. She continued to protect her cousin, no matter what, and battled bravely for what she felt was right. I did think that she maybe didn’t catch on to some things as quick as she should have done, but overall she got the job done. I was surprised by her reaction to her former fiancĂ©e though, especially considering that he was proved to be a traitor in book 1.

The storyline was okay, and it was pretty much a given that Kira would be searching for the second sacred treasure. This once again involved a lot of adventuring and danger, and once again Kira showed that she had the skills necessary to be the Dragon Musado.
There were some twists and turns in this, and I thought that the use of visions to guide Kira on her path was done well. I did begin to feel a little bored towards the end, but overall the story was enjoyable.

The ending was okay, although we were left with a bit of a cliff-hanger, unlike in the first book. For me though it was pretty obvious what was going to happen at the end though as the prophecy basically spelled it out!
Overall; a good YA fantasy sequel.
6.5 out of 10.


  1. Glad you liked this. I'm really excited for this and it's one of my next ARCs to read. Thanks for reviewing this.

  2. I love the idea of Korean-themed fantasy, but I'm not a big fantasy/dragons reader so I haven't started these yet.
    Happy New Year!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  3. For some reason this series never really appealed to me. Happy it was okay though.