- Behind the Tales by Aurora Peppermint
Behind the Tales by Aurora PeppermintHot
Overall, it was a great second novel. The world building and characterisation were just as good as book one, while all the plot points of book one left unexplained were finally answered. We got a full dragon transformation, but I loved the emotional connection between Martus and Hal more than finally seeing some dragon action. Their relationship – both the friendship and their growing feelings for each other – were lovely to witness and a really nice addition to an overall action orientated plot.
“Martus didn’t spot Hal straight away, but once he sat down next to Elsaben he could see Hal sitting in amongst the flowers, eyes closed and his face scrunched up. For a moment, Martus found himself transfixed by the other boy. The light made his orange hair shine, lightening it toward a dark blond, and he seemed, to an incredible degree, like he belonged there in the flowers. With other beautiful things.”