I've always been rather drawn to character interaction; the light, often vaguely sarcastic/humorous tone of the conversation in Lokant, especially in the most unlikely of circumstances, continuously made me smile. Something I greatly appreciate in books that I'm reading. (There is no such thing as smiling too often.)
The books have a faint steampunk vibe to them; it's meshed in with the rest of the story quite well, but I think that any fans of steampunk would be rather drawn to this particular story. I see the technology being elegant yet unpolished; gears and magic, metal and will.
Perhaps the main reason I like Draykon/Lokant is because they have a slightly different flavor than many books I've read lately. The worlds are different, the characters are different, the creatures are different... it really is a nice change.
I liked the first book a little bit more, mostly because it seemed to focus on Landry and Eva. They haven't disappeared from the story-line in this one, but there are so many others that are begging for attention that the story is split up a bit more. I wish I got to spend more time with each of them individually.
Lokant was less beautiful; the tone was more serious, more political than Draykon. You begin to be immersed in the how's and why's and the mystery is slowly revealed.
In the first book, even though I didn't know exactly what was going on, I was pretty sure I knew who was going to end up with whom. By the end of this book not only did I not know, but I wasn't even sure who I was rooting for anymore! (And I'm usually pretty loyal when it comes to my preferred love interests!)
And boys, before you start to worry, any romance is far from the focal point!
So did I like it? Yes. Absolutely. I think that Charlotte will simply keep improving as she writes more books and I look forward to finding out where her imagination takes her.
Should you read it? Do you like fantasy? Then yes, you probably should!
- Beth Hobson of the Ebook Apothecary
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)