Today I am reviewing A New Beginning: Tales From Galdrilene by A.D. Trosper.
Blurb: In the War of Fire, death often heralds a new beginning…
Dragons, magic, and war are commonplace for sixteen year old Emallya. Though she longs for the simple life of hearth and home, some things are not meant to be.
Her dreams for the future are changed in a single night when battle breaches the walls of her home, and she finds her true calling. The innocent hopes of youth are cast aside as Emallya steps forward into a future she never imagined for herself.
*This is a short story within the Dragon’s Call world and includes a bonus a peek into Embers at Galdrilene, the first Dragon’s Call book.
My Review: Anytime I read a series such as this I devour any tidbit that comes my way. This was such a nice surprise to come. I loved seeing Emallya when she was young before she was hardened and tempered by war. Getting a glimpse of her and Bardeck meeting was special as well even as it was bittersweet for her family’s loss. As always A.D. Trosper delivers a powerful story even though it is short. I will look forward to reading more of these and of course look forward to the next in the series. A must add to the book shelf. I give this 5 stars.