The Dagger and the Coin #1
3.5 out of 5 stars
The Dragon’s Path is the set up to a larger series. You may be thinking, “Well no shit, it’s book one,” but my point is, it is clearly the beginning to a more in depth story. There are a few important things missing from this first installment; a better description of the races of humanoids and more explanation of the world history. Both are dabbled with but neither is fully fleshed out, however the interest is definitely there on behalf of the reader.
As with most fantasy series, war is brewing. Here you follow the point of views of four main people and their different experiences leading to a possible world war.
Marcus, soldier turned hired mercenary. Cithrin, orphan raised in a bank. Geder, nobleman sent to battle but a laughing stock of his fellow soldiers. Dawson, nobleman working the politician angle.
After finishing, I still don’t have a clear choice on favorite character but my poor, sweet, naïve Geder, I feel bad things are heading his way. More so than the poor fool has had to deal with already. I want things to turn around and go his way but I feel that he is doomed to a darker destiny. I guess I’ll have to read the next book to find out. Regardless of a mediocre beginning, I feel good things are to come, except for Geder.