Legacy of the Dragonkin by Dan Wright
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Amazingly addicting, Legacy of Dragonkin is a perfect blend of traditional novel and Japanese style manga. Each character has a comprehensive yet concise background, which gives even the most evil characters importance. Frighteningly hardcore villains have ultra-cool powers. Major characters are stretched to their physical and emotional limits and still manage to survive, keep the feel of shounen: high action, often humorous plotting for male protagonists common in manga. Quips, tear jerker moments and astounding battle scenes abound throughout the story. This story has the feel of the new young-adult model, despite the slightly sexier scenes, and even the adult otakus (persons with obsessive interests in but not limited to manga and anime) will seriously enjoy.