Name: The Rage of Dragons
Author: Evan Winter
Genre: Fantasy, Future, Apocalyptic
#1 BEST SELLER in its category TOP 50 in Dark Fantasy TOP 100 in Epic Fantasy TOP 100 in Swords and Sorcery GAME OF THRONES MEETS GLADIATOR... The Omehi are surrounded by enemies that want them dead. They will not be easy prey.
One in twenty-five hundred Omehi women are Gifted, wielding fragments of their Goddess’ power and capable of controlling the world’s most destructive weapon - Dragons. One in a hundred of their men has blood strong enough for the Gifted to infuse with magic, turning these warriors into near unstoppable colossi.
The rest are bred to fight, ferocious soldiers fated to die in the endless war. Tau Tafari, an Omehi commoner, wants more than this, but his life is destroyed when he’s betrayed by those he was born to serve.
Now, with too few Gifted left and the Omehi facing genocide, Tau cares only for revenge. Following an unthinkable path, he will become the greatest swordsman to ever live, dying a hundred thousand times for the chance to kill three of his own people.
Review: (5 out of 5 stars)
I was initially hesitant in reading this. I'm so glad I didn't back down!
You experience the life of Tau Tafari. He believed his life to be nothing but simple, a route he believed to be already laid out in front of him. After experiencing the true life first hand, witnessing his father's death right before his eyes, Tau's life turns around. Instead of living that of a farmer, to be married and have children, Tau decides to take the path of a warrior. Before your eyes, you experience the excitement of a kindhearted boy becoming headstrong and facing hardships he believes to be only right for him. In these hardships, Tau gains what he believes will weigh him down towards his one true goal.
This plot itself was very involved and hasn't lost its touch. You not only seeing the journey in just Tau's eyes, but others close to him. Some seeing him as a demon or someone who has "lost his way" and in need of a helping hand.