GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

For this week’s post I just decided to do a random number from my list. I used a number generator and came up with the number 45. I was ever so pleased when I looked to see which book that was. I have been thinking lately, as I get closer to finishing the Temeraire series, what dragon series I might pick up next and this one looks like it might be a winner. Plus I really like that cover!

Windcatcher by A.J. Norfield

Summary from Goodreads:

The Stone King rises and he wants his dragon!

Far away from home, under the command of his brother, Raylan and his squad must retrieve an ancient relic stolen from their kingdom’s trading partner—the Tiankong Empire.

Traveling deep into unknown enemy territory to complete their mission, Raylan learns that the ancient relic holds unexpected life; a creature buried in legends. But life is not always easy and neither is starting it, even if you are blessed with wings and claws.

Unable to fly and with their enemies closing in, the newly-hatched Galirras will have to put his trust in Raylan and his friends as they desperately search for a safe way home. Danger lurks around every corner: Warriors larger than any man, predators stalking them through the night and soldiers determined to hunt them down.

Their group has little choice, except to keep moving; strategically plotting and fighting their way back to those awaiting their return. But will they make it? After all, the Stone King is ruthless and he wants his dragon..

I can’t remember how this ended up on my list, it’s a dragon book, so I probably saw it and added it without much thought. It has a 3.97 average rating on Goodreads and most of the reviews I looked at have a lot of good things to say about it. It was first published in 2016, so it is an older title, but I am okay with that as long as it is good. There doesn’t seem to be an audiobook version of it, which is a bit disappointing, I was hoping to make it my next listen.

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