Draekora is the third book in the Medoran Chronicles and it continues the adventures of Alexandra Jennings, a gifted human now mixed up in events that threaten not just humans but the inhabitants of other worlds as well. (Please note that this review might contain spoilers for the first two books)
After the events of Raelia, Alex and her friends are desperate to find and save Jordan. They set out on a daring mission to find something to help them release Jordan from Aven’s grip, but the mission fails tremendously. They’re saved by Zain who brings Alex back to Meya with him, to begin her training. The threat of Aven hangs over everyone and Alex knows it’s up to her to defeat him.
Not an easy task for a mortal still learning to handle her Meyarin abilities.
She does her best to train and it’s decided she needs to take part in a Meyarin warrior trial. Normally it’s used to determine who is tough enough to become a part of the Zeltora — Meya’s elite guards — but now its purpose is to assess Alex’s current strength. She needs to complete the trial alone but before she can finish, something happens.
Something that changes everything.
Suddenly Alex finds herself in a place where nothing is as it should be and with no way out. She has to learn fast if she wants to survive and be reunited with those she loves, but danger is constantly lurking about… and this danger might just change the whole world.
I’ve been a fan of Lynette Noni and her Medoran Chronicles ever since I read the first book in 2015. I’m still a huge fan but I must admit that out of the three books so far, this was my least favorite.
I enjoyed the book and didn’t want to put it down, but there was a plot element that was disappointing to me. It wasn’t surprising at all and for the most part of the story, I could guess where we were heading. Not that there weren’t any unexpected twists on the way! There were several, and those are the reasons I still liked this book.
And of course the characters. Alex was her wonderful self and the cast around her was lively and unique, keeping me interested and invested in their lives. We got glimpses into characters we hadn’t before and that’s always good for keeping readers engaged.
Plot-wise, it was a solid story. Events unfolded at a good pace and, as I said, it was hard to put down the book at any point. There were a lot of beautiful description that pulled me in to the fantastic world while also supporting the story instead of simply being a backdrop.
If you’re into young adult fantasy and if you’ve enjoyed the first two books, you’ll definitely enjoy this book. If you haven’t started on the series yet, you should! It might use themes that have been written about several times over, but it does it in a fresh and captivating way.
Draekora may not have been my favorite out of this series, but it’s still a good book that left me desperately waiting for the next one. It’s coming out soon, right…?