Sneak Peak Review: The Dragon & His Wrath (Paxton Locke #5) by Daniel Humphreys

Hello Happy Readers!

Alright, so the squeaky wheel does, indeed, get the grease! Dan supplied me with an e-arc (advanced reader copy) of book #5 since I was complaining about the cliffhanger in #4. I’m here to tell you that book #5, The Dragon and His Wrath, totally makes up for the hangy cliffs in Sacred Radiance!

Yes, I did say it was an e-arc. Don’t worry, though, you folks won’t have long to wait if you want to read it too. It will be released sometime this month (Oct 2021) per Dan, himself. So, if you are a slow reader, go ahead and get Sacred Radiance, and I’ll drop another blog post on Release Day for The Dragon & His Wrath.

Now, I don’t have a blurb to share on this one, but I did get a sneak-peak at the cover art. It is AMAZEBALLZ! It’s not finalized yet, though, which is actually why there’s a delay. It’s coming soon!

My Review

I won’t give spoilers, so I really can’t dive into details (for now, maybe in the follow on at release), but I can whole-heartedly give Paxton Locke series #5, The Dragon and His Wrath a full 5/5 star rating.

The three-D chess is on-point in the plot of this one. When there isn’t action, there intrigue being generated, or characters being developed in a way that make them as real as magic and mythos beings can be. They become real people, but with powers. The situations are tense, intense and full of action when the cork is popped!

There is not a single ‘slow’ spot in this book. I have not had a good page-turner in a while, but totally fits that bill and then some! If you are a follower/fan of this series, you are in for a major treat in this one. If you have yet to pick one up, trust me when I say: Go Get Fade! Heck, just get the Whole Series! Then pick this one up on Release Day!

That’s all for now! Later HAPPY READERS!

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