E Regardless I really do "think Jason Denzel has "A Decent Seuel Mr Denzel Excels At World Building And " decent Mr Denzel excels at world building and Denzel has written a decent seuel Mr Denzel excels at world building and 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 through 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 ust read this one if you ve read Mystic All the character development is amazing and Dead Boy just 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 part of herourney 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 be engrossing and wonderful And I still of course enjoy PomellaTwo small problems for me were lots of flashbacks and Pomella s magic The flashbacks themselves were wonderful The shifts in time and plot took some getting used to And Pomella s magic was performed mostly through intuition I personally didn t like that her magic always Mud and Stars just worked I like me magic to have rules that I can followI cannot say that I loved this one but I certainly enjoyed it for the most part The writing was as lovely as in book one Iust had expectations that weren t met And that be okay The author went in a different direction It happens I think that this is the fault of me as a reader and not the author as a writer In any case there seemed to be clues of how book three will go I will be reading it but I will keep a open mind next timeSo lastly Thank you Macmillian TorForgeCheck out me other reviews at 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 charact. 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. ,
Ers 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 could 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 "is 25 stars Mystic Dragon is the second novel of 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 many fantasy fans will find it to their likingTaking place close to a decade after Mystic this story begins with Pomella AnDone having b 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 know 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 ourney 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 oracle. 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.