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35 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum s been a while since I read Mystic so I wasn t at all surprised that getting back into the world with its seuel felt like a completely new experience In a way though that s

what Mystic Dragon was going Seven years have passed since we last saw our protagonist Pomella who against all odds had managed to best the competition and become apprenticed to the new High Mystic despite being a commoner But while she is proud of her achievements a part of Pomella still wants She feels that her mentor the Grandmaster Faywong isn t teaching her fast enoughBut now everything is about to change A rare celestial event approaches disrupting the delicate balance between the Mystical realm of Fay n and the mortal world of Pomella s home The two sides are beginning to overlap with fay creatures pouring through in greater and Fay creatures pouring through in greater and numbers Soon people are disappearing or dying Called upon to do something about the threat Mystics everywhere are gathering for an important ritual on Moth the small island where Pomella resides One of the new arrivals is a young female apprentice named Shevia whose strange power immediately draws the attention of our protagonist With familiar echoes of the first book the story also includes a third perspective featuring Sim Pomella s old friend who has spent much of the intervening time traveling as a rangerWhile Mystic Dragon is a seuel there s no doubt it was written to be a standalone so that readers can start here without having read the first book Normally I would be a big proponent of reading a series in order to gain a full picture but in this case Jason Denzel has truly made this book a perfect point to ump on board One reason for this is the seven year leap ahead which makes the story feel like a bonafide fresh start But even then newcomers aren t left hanging The narrative does a superb Spots Fun with Friends job introducing you to the main characters and filling out their background which includes providing a general idea of what Mystic was about and what has happened sinceThat said everything that made Mystic Dragon such a great standalone also left me with a sense of wistfulness and regret In my review of Mystic I called the book one of the most charming fantasy debuts I read in 2015 Much of that was due to the protagonist Pomella a pure hearted and somewhat na ve teenager at the time whom nonetheless refused to let her doubts get in the way of a goal that seemed impossible to achieve In addition many of the story s important coming of age themes contributed to its charm and magic making the protagonist s emotions and experiences feel very relatable and genuineWhile in general I enjoy seeing character evolve over time I was taken aback by how much Pomella has changed in Mystic Dragon which went simply beyond growing up into a mature and confident Mystic Of course I was aware how different a person could become in seven years but still gone was the charisma I so adored about her in the first book to the point I actually found myself struggling to stay interested during her chapters A part of me also felt disappointment atumping so far ahead in time missing the many formative years Pomella had trained with Master Faywong Needless to say I did not expect to feel any of this wistfulness when I first picked up the book which made the early reading experience somewhat difficult and frustratingHappily other characters stepped up to win my heart Shevia was a fantastic introduction and I loved her backstory and the role she was given to play My biggest surprise however was Sim mostly because he was a character I barely remembered from the first book but he was given a chance to really shine in Mystic Dragon It was fascinating to get a glimpse into some of things he s been up to the for the last seven years and his chapters also reminded me of many things I enjoyed about Mystic from the imaginative world building to the well thought out magic systemIn sum while I did stumble a bit in the early parts of Mystic Dragon I eventually grew to enjoy it It also bears mentioning that Mystic was a book that made a strong impression on me Mystic Dragon The enchanting epic fantasy series from Jason Denzel the founder of DragonmountSeven years have passed since Pomella AnDone became the unlikely apprentice to Mystic Grandmaster Faywong Despite having attained significant accomplishments as a Mystic Pomella feels incomplete She laments that her Master isn’t teaching her uickly enoughAs a Hatever negative feelings I had towards this seuel the fact that it was not the comfortable return to the familiar characters and setting I had expected probably played a role in them Your own mileage will certainly vary whether you are also continuing this A Kiss To Change Her Life journey orust now deciding to visit the world of the Mystic series for the first time Regardless I really do think Jason Denzel has written a decent seuel Mr Denzel excels at world building and creating rich and well developed characters This story is full of action adventure and I really enjoyed the back stories he included in the plot I felt they added depth and richness to my reading experience About halfway through though the flow of the story changed and it lost a bit of it s steam For me I felt that the potential I saw in the first part of this book did not fully carry of this book did not fully carry to the latter part While my favorite book in this series remains to be Mystic I did enjoy reading Mystic Dragon I am looking forward to reading the third installment of this series when it is released I received this book for free A favorable review was not reuired and all views expressed are my own Thank you to Mr Denzel Tor Books and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book THIS WAS SO GOODthe first book could not have prepared me for this in any way so please Their Convenient Amish Marriage (Pinecraft Homecomings just read this one if you ve read Mystic All the character development is amazing andust everything wow Shevia is my new favorite and I think there s no replacing her Sim is beyond forgiven for his okayness in the first one Ahoy there me mateys I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review While I try to post no spoilers if ye haven t read the first book then ye might want to skip this post If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril This be the second book in me e Arc Extravaganza Challenge wherein I attempt to read 5 books in 7 days before their July 17th release date Arrr Yesterday I reviewed the first book in the Mystic Trilogy Yes it came out in 2015 but was included in me Challenge because I inadvertently and happily reuested book two I saw Jason Denzel s name and thought oh I love him and clicked only to realize that while me ports for plunder list had the first book mystic on it to buy since 2015 I never had Remedied read and really lovedNow I be conflicted on this one Part of this is because I don t read blurbs for seuels on account of spoilers So I was expecting the story would pick up soon after the events of the first book Instead seven years has passed and we have skipped Pomella s training This is super clear in the blurb So I can t get too grumpy about it But I really wanted to know about how and why the magic works the way it does and "especially how Pomella uses her version of it Like specifics And I thought we would get to be on every "how Pomella uses her version of it Like specifics And I thought we would get to be on every of her ourney NopeWhat ye do get is a celestial event that threatens the very fabric of Moth and the rest of the world The time up to and through the eclipse is especially dangerous The Fay n world is blending in with the mortal world and the mystics from all different regions have gathered to help during the chaos There be some explanation of how the magic works in an overarching way This part was kinda odd and coolYe also get a new mystic apprentice named Shevia I absolutely loved her background character and part in this story Ye get awesome Fay n creatures I could have used even Ye get to know why dragon is in the title The answer is surprising and certainly different I enjoyed how that played out Ye get to see of Sim I adore him and I found the story of his seven passing years to I ve read the beta version of this new Mystic novel and thought it was even better than the first If you re a fantasy fan get Mystic now so that you ll be ready for Mystic Dragon when it s released A solid follow up in the Mystic series The characters were written very well but the timing in the series felt off to me too uick then too slow then all out The flashback seuence was nice to learn about the characters but the pacing from one to the next co. Are celestial event approaches Pomella feels her lack of experience than ever The Mystical realm of Fayün is threatening to overtake the mortal world and as the two worlds slowly blend together Moth is thrown into chaos People begin to vanish or are killed outright Mystics from across the world gather to protect them among them Shevia a dark and brillia.

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Mystic DragonUld have been touched up I would have given it 35 had there been decimals in the ratings and I m looking forward to the third book in the Mystic series Originally reviewed at BookwraithsMy rating is 25 stars Mystic Dragon is the second novel of a series the followup to Mystic but unlike many seuels the story doesn t read like a seuel or reuire you to know much at all about the previous installment Jason Denzel doing a great ob reintroducing the old characters for new readers presenting fans of the first book with matured versions of the people they have previously grown fond of and continuing to mold this world and its uniue magic And while Mystic Dragon will not go down as one of my favorite reads of 2018 I m still glad I gave this book a try and know This book started on a really strong note and uickly got off trackThis book was interesting to begin with Though it is technically a seuel it didn t feel like one and it opens on an interesting magic system where you harness Myst which feels kind of like the Force and a compelling action scene And for the first several chapters I was very engaged and really excited about this book The characters were fascinating and their backstories really felt like they added to the world and to the story And the magic system kept getting complex and the politics of magic wielders really fascinated me It was a slow build that really felt like it would pay off and I was really enjoying reading itAnd then about halfway through things changed suddenly The slow crescendo picked up without warning and immediately went from a growing chokengiischokeng to fff It was an abrupt shift that felt forced and unnatural and it was unclear how we got from the first half to the second half Suddenly we re at what feels like the climax of the book but we re only 23 through and it keeps building and building but without any breaks or really any additional character development It felt like the first half of the book was completely dedicated to setting the scene and getting to know characters and the second half was completely action And that was unfortunate Plus the longer the action went on the less sense it made The ending came out of nowhere and really didn t make any sense and I felt like we had suddenly again everything in the second half is sudden and unexpected come to a halt and the book was over And I didn t even uite understand what had happened there were no signs or clues of the twist ending that the author tried to throw in and so it really fell flat and felt forcedIt feels like this author excels at character development and struggles with coherent plot Reading the characters backstories and how they get to the action made a lot of sense and was really rewarding As soon as we got away from character development and focused completely on THINGS ARE HAPPENING NOW a lot was lost and it felt like an entirely different and much worse book I may be interested in giving this author a second try because I was so impressed with the first half of this book but the second half made me lose a lot of faith in this author s ability to craft a coherent story and I ll be approaching his future books warily First off this book is not marketed as a seuel or even part of a series So boo That being said it kind of feels like you re coming in in the middle of a story yet everything is explained in this book so you d never in in the middle of a story yet everything is explained in this book so you d never you ARE in the middle I found this book while shopping for the boyfriend Obviously he didn t get this one After seeing the cover art and reading the write up I was hoping this book would be awesome And it was Until the end which was sad Although this book does suck you in to the point I started asking my own pets if they were Fay I think i likes the first book better The first is beginning the main character finding out who she could and her Neimhaim (Neimhaim, journey to me a possible mystic As she goes she meets new friends and some old friends There is trials and tests and mentors This second one is a bit heavier with of a powerful growth and mystics and monsters are released Power grows and do poverty deaths and there is a new character shiva as a oracl. Nt prodigy whose mastery of the Myst rivals even that of the greatest High Mystics Shevia will challenge Pomella in every possible way from her mastery of the Myst to her emotional connection with Pomella's old friend Sim in this epic fantasy adventureAt the Publisher's reuest this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applie.