For Promise Yet Unbroken
Title: For Promise Yet Unbroken
Series: No Man's Land 2
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: Five Petals
On the Author's Website: http://tygati.blogspot.com/
Jeremey has been an unrepentant troublemaker since the day he learned to walk, with no intention of slowing down—until the day tragedy struck.
Now a young man, Jeremey seeks to make amends for his wild youth and fulfill an unspoken promise he once made years ago to the people of Noman. All he needs is a dragon and a chance to prove himself, which is easier said than done in the face of a crashed spaceship, hostile aliens, a deadly plague, and interstellar war.
Still, if there's anyone up to the task, it's Jeremey Jasper, troublemaker extraordinaire.
I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I read and reviewed In the Hours of Darkness, the first book in this series, and was underwhelmed. However, I could tell from that book that For Promise Yet Unbroken would be fabulous, and I was right. I spent a good portion of my time while reading For Promise Yet Unbroken actively trying to find something wrong with the story and I couldn't. It's well written, the characters are engaging and realistic, the plot was so well composed I had trouble putting the story down, and overall I really, really enjoyed reading it.
Jeremey Jasper was a troublemaker, but tragedy brought his life crashing down around him. He is forced to move to a larger town where he is unhappy until he is able to meet his dragon. I would have liked Tygati to go more into Jeremey's time living there. Why he is so unhappy is only glanced over and how his life immediately changes after finding his dragon isn't mentioned at all. He must have moved his living quarters and undergone some sort of training with his dragon, but that was never mentioned in any detail. I do understand why that part of the story had to be brief, I just wanted to have a bit more because it was so well done.
I really enjoyed the way the dragon society was written. The women control the knowledge and technology because if the men had access to it they would do something stupid. There is therefore a leader of the women and a leader of the men. The interaction between the two groups was a great scene. I also liked the way Tygati described all the aliens. There was depth to each character, including details about each of their cultures, that was magnificently composed. I would love to learn more about the dragon and alien societies in a future book.
Tygati doesn't currently have plans for another book in the series, but I can see the potential for one. Should another book be published, I will absolutely read it.
I absolutely recommend this book. It's well written and very engaging. I particularly loved the way the dragon society was structured. If a future book is ever published in this series I will absolutely purchase it.
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