5 Stars to The Dragon Dimension (Caught in the Dragon Cove)
The Dragon Dimension (Caught in the Dragon Cove), the debut offering from Ressa Empbra is just brilliant. She’s created a world I’m looking forward to visiting again, so I hope she’s got more up her sleeve! That shouldn’t be hard because she’s created a world rich with almost limitless potential for both high-tech sci-fi and traditional swashbuckling epic fantasy.
Empbra’s style and dialogue are great. For anyone who fell in love with Anne MacCaffrey’s dragons of Pern and their riders, The Dragon Dimension will also be an instant hit, only they’ll have to cope with Empbra’s free use of profanity. Her protagonist, Iax (eye axe) swears. A lot. And that’s one of the things that instantly drew me to her. Empbra’s use of colloquialisms and frequent use of ‘real’ language by Iax contrasted perfectly with the slightly alien language from the other characters in the Dragon Realms. Well done.
The plot is fun and though familiar for the romantically inclined (as so many die-hard fantasy fans are but won’t admit to being, heh), not predictable, which made it a joy to read. Buy it. Read it. You’ll love it.
You can find this review also posted on Amazon here.