Bonecaller: Book One by Logan Keys
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC!
This book is a great entry into a world of ancient magics and simmering revenge. I know that sounds rather the norm these days, but it's the magic and dragons and the plot twists that really makes it shine.
I really love the old witch and the buildup. Just wait for the big reveals, too. There's a lot of fun in here.
Now if you're looking for an actual comparison with other novels, try the fact that it evokes the imagery of Mists of Avalon and the crushing defeatism of magical slavery with the hope of revenge. Add a few hijinks on the high seas and more cruel magics, and you'll be bringing these characters together in style.
Warning, however... This is still the start of a full series. This is not a standalone.
Suffice to say, I'm still gonna be following this with great interest. :)