Leaving Mystical Japan: The Last Dragon King by James Calbraith

We’ve arrived at the last book of ‘The Year of the Dragons’ series by James Calbraith, The Last Dragon King. I didn’t like the previous book as much as I did the others, but the epic conclusion in The Last Dragon King makes up for it. There will be spoilers if you haven’t read all Read More

The Nature of Mystical Japan: The Islands In The Mist by James Calbraith

We’re continuing our journey through Yamato, James Calbraith’s alternate version of Japan. The Islands In The Mists is the third book in the series The Year Of The Dragon. This is the first book where the story in Yamato splits into multiple points of view, as well as expanding on the burgeoning storyline in Qin only teased in earlier books. Hold on to your obis, because you’re in for a bumpy ride. Read More

Meeting Mystical Japan: The Warrior’s Soul by James Calbraith

Last month I started the ride through Yamato with the review of James Calbraith’s The Shadow of Black Wings. This week I’ll treat you to the sequel, The Warrior’s Soul. There will be spoilers to the first book and minor spoilers for this one. You’ll still be able to enjoy reading The Warrior’s Soul after reading this review. Read More

Visiting Mystical Japan: The Shadow of Black Wings by James Calbraith

[aesop_chapter title=”~” bgtype=”color” full=”off” bgcolor=”#006489″ minheight=”10″ revealfx=”off”] The Shadow of Black Wings is the first book in the series ‘The Year of the Dragon’, written by James Calbraith. It’s a young adult fantasy book, complete with dragon rides, magic, and demons. This series is an alternate history story set in Prydain, an alternate version of Read More