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REVIEW: The Scattered Bond (Shkode #3) | E.D.E. Bell 9 June 2017

Posted by Camille Gooderham Campbell in Book Reviews.
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cover: The Scattered BondI love books about dragons, so my bar for this is set high, and E.D.E Bell’s Shkode Trilogy clears it with room to spare. Her dragons have a fully-realized society on a par with the world’s human society, and the problems and complexities of dragon life are given the same weight as the human issues at play.

The Scattered Bond wraps up the trilogy in a satisfying manner, with a dramatic climax and a solid conclusion to the various threads of the story. This is definitely a trilogy that needs to be read in order and in full (I would not suggest trying to read The Scattered Bond as a stand-alone).

The book and series feature some characters who are vegan, and that viewpoint certainly gave me a lot to think about. I adored the progressive and powerful female characters, and the theme of peaceful protest and speaking out against repressive authority.

If asked, I don’t think I could choose a “favourite” character or storyline, as they’re all so intertwined and vivid, but I do find myself particularly fond of Jwala and Atesh, the Kings, and of course Cor.

Start by reading the first book in the series, The Banished Craft — you have plenty of time to read it and The Fettered Flame before The Scattered Bond is released on September 1, 2017.

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