Review: Magic Kingdom (Dragon Born Alexandria #3) by Ella Summers

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Magic Kingdom Book Cover Magic Kingdom
Dragon Born Alexandria #3
Ella Summers
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
Night Spark Media
April 23, 2016
eBook
318
Kindle Unlimited

 

In the aftermath of the bloodbath in London, mercenary Alex Dering is just trying to get her life back to normal—whatever “normal” is for a mage with a newly-awakened dragon side. Her latest assignment: a job for the Magic Council, the leaders of the supernatural community and the people who sentenced Alex’s kind to death.

Apparently, normal just wasn’t in the cards.

A new and mysterious supernatural threat has arrived in Munich, someone who melts buildings, summons forth armies of the dead, then vanishes without a trace. If Alex can’t catch this rampaging supernatural, tensions between humans and supernaturals might just boil over.

 

Magic Kingdom is book three in the Dragon Born Alexandria series by Ella Summers.

Let me start by saying you do need to read the Dragon Born World books in order to understand all the elements and things in play. They each coincide or happen after previous events.

Magic Kingdom had a dark sinister undertone. There’s an evil that is collecting fairy artifacts that can control the dead. We also learn that their are two evils in play and what their plans are.

Alex and Logan do a lot of running around in this story and are always arriving on the scene just after all the aftermath. Not much character growth in this one for Alex.

We are treated to Alex’s sister, Sierra, who comes with Kai and the Commandos for the Magic Council’s big meeting to discuss what is happening in the world. We also get to have Naomi, whom I love, and her cousin Eve and her boyfriend Max around. This gang is still investigating the missing hybrids.

Two things that bothered me:

  • We don’t get to learn anything about the Dragon Born. They have a book that only a Dragon Born can read, yet we the reader and characters don’t get to learn anything. Alex and Sierra still don’t know much about their Dragon Born gifts. I really want to know more about the Dragon Born. Why did the council turn on them? What are all their gifts? etc..
  • The other thing that I found weird is that Alex is having these odd dreams. What’s up with the weird dreams? It didn’t fit into the story and felt out of place to me. We never learn about them and why Alex is having them.

 

Magic Kingdom was an ok read. I wasn’t as enamored and into the story. It took me a while to get through this book. I just wish it had more, that my questions where answered, and that some things got better or more explanation. I’m going to take a break from this series for a while.

Rated: 3 Stars

Reading Order:

• Mercenary Magic (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 1)
• Magic Edge (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 1)
• Magic Games (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 2)
• Magic Nights (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 3)
• Blood Magic (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 2)
• Magic Kingdom (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 3)
• Fairy Magic (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 1)
• Rival Magic (Dragon Born Serafina, Book 4)
• Shadow World: A Dragon Born Trilogy
• Spirit Magic (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 2)
• Magic Immortal (Dragon Born Awakening, Book 3)
• And coming soon…Shadow Magic (Dragon Born Alexandria, Book 4)

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

12 comments on “Review: Magic Kingdom (Dragon Born Alexandria #3) by Ella Summers

  1. It’s good this was in KU so you didn’t have to buy it. I think I won’t start on something you didn’t like.

    • I started by buying the series, but when I got a free trial to KU I was like ok save me money by using KU to read this big World series/series books. I enjoyed them at the start and now that I’m six books in and we haven’t had much progression I’m a bit disappointed. A break for now. Maybe I’ll come back to it. Who knows. Lots to read and enjoy! Thank’s for visiting.

  2. I probably won’t read this series, but I do love your reviews. I’m bummed this one wasn’t that great for you. Maybe after a break, you’ll find it altogether better. I do love the covers of this series.

    • Sometimes a break is need. I agree with you on the covers. They are nice and appealing. Thank’s for visiting!

  3. is this one of those books where the author/publisher is drawing out the series? i hate even thinking that, but we all know it happens.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • I don’t know if the author intently is drawing out the series, but it feels like it. There are 3 series in the same world, but events coincide or happen in different parts of the world at the same time. It was interesting at first, but then when I realized you need to read the others to get the complete picture and finish out the series it got to be frustrating. I’ve liked some of the books and others not so much. They are on KU, so when I have KU I might continue on. I really liked Dragon Born Serafina but her sister Alex series not so much. The Fairy friend is a hoot and she gets her own series Dragon Born Awakening, but I haven’t read those yet.

  4. I’m guessing its about something later in the series, but why bring the Dragon magic and the weird dreams up this early if its not going to get much page time or play a role in the plot? Yeah, very frustrating.

    • I’m sure we get my questions answered later in the series, but what is difficult is that you need to read the World series books in order not the series in order. Lots goes on and they cross each other or an event happens in one and then you read about in another book. I’m still confused as to the Dragon Born and what they are and can do. Even after read Dragon Born Serafina and this series up to this point. A break is good. I’ll come back at some point, but I’m in no hurry.

  5. Oh a bit too bad that it wasn”t more there

    • I’ve liked a few to the book sin the Dragon World, but after this one I need a break. There is just so many books in the World to read and you need to read them in the World order not the series order. It’s just a bit much.

  6. Fabulously reviewed Angela!! Shared on my socials!!💖💋😉

    • Thank you!