Title: Night of the dragon (Shadow of the fox #3)
Author: Julie Kagawa.
Publisher: Inkyard Press.
Page count: 355.
Release day: March 31st 2020.
Genre: YA, fantasy.
Rating: 4 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko has given up the final piece of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers in order to save everyone she loves from imminent death. Now she and her ragtag band of companions must journey to the wild sea cliffs of Iwagoto in a desperate last-chance effort to stop the Master of Demons from calling upon the Great Kami dragon and making the wish that will plunge the empire into destruction and darkness.
Shadow clan assassin Kage Tatsumi has regained control of his body and agreed to a true deal with the devil — the demon inside him, Hakaimono. They will share his body and work with Yumeko and their companions to stop a madman and separate Hakaimono from Tatsumi and the cursed sword that had trapped the demon for nearly a millennium.
But even with their combined skills and powers, this most unlikely team of heroes knows the forces of evil may be impossible to overcome. And there is another player in the battle for the scroll, a player who has been watching, waiting for the right moment to pull strings that no one even realized existed… until now.
Average: 8.00 (which means 4 stars!)
This was not my favourite in the series, but I still really enjoyed it!
I loved being back in this world with its magic and the amazing characters!
I really struggled with the beginning of this book, since it goes right into the story where we left of after Soul of the sword. It has been a year since I read Soul of the sword, so I kinda forgot where we left off, so I think this book really would have benefitted from a small recap. Another thing that confused me, but that is really on me, were all the terms relation to Japanese mythology! I kept having to flip back to the glossary, thanks for that, to look up what meant what!
There are quite a lot of battle scenes in this book, some were a little bit hard to follow. But that could be related to me not knowing all the terms, so not knowing what attacked what haha!
I know I now sound a bit negative, but I swear I really enjoyed this one! I just don’t really know how to talk about certain things without spoilers!
I loved all the characters, especially to of the ‘side’ characters, and their relation!
I was very surprised with something that happened near the end, I never expect things like that to happen in YA books, and I was shocked!
The ending was a bit cheesy, but that can be overlooked!
Overall, this is one of my favourite series! And Julie Kagawa has once again proven to be one of my favourite authors! Can’t wait to see what she will release next!