The Dragon’s Zenith
Jason F Boggs
Mill City Press (2021)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (06/2020)
“The Dragon’s Zenith” by Jason F. Boggs is set in the 2090’s where there is a fight for power over the universe. The identities of the people in power and in control of the sungates have been exposed. While they are still powerful, they are not the gods that they were once thought to be. Humans and other worldly creatures battle to end this control because it keeps others enslaved to them. The main hero, a man named Nelson, is in love with green furred Alene who is an Aesini Empress. This interspecies relationship creates some very unusual issues for them which they must overcome for their relationship to survive. Adding fuel to the fire, Nelson’s nemesis Ira Bilis is not as dead as he thought she was. She has been resurrected and given more power. Alliances must be forged between different factions in order to win this war. This is not easy to do because each party has their own agendas and they don’t always mesh. This fantastic trilogy comes to an exciting end, where readers will enjoy some surprising twists in the drama.
“The Dragon’s Zenith,” concludes the Dragon Trilogy, following “The Devil’s Dragon,” and “The Dragon’s Harvest,” which are both epic space adventures. Having read the first two, I was excited to get my hands on this one! It isn’t necessary to read all three because the author does an excellent job of updating the reader at the beginning of the book so there is no confusion about what is happening or who the characters are. Although, once you read one, I can guarantee that you will want to read all three. I am glad I read them in order because I got to watch the characters evolve as they matured and grew from their experiences.
I highly recommend “The Dragon’s Zenith” by Jason F. Boggs, and the whole trilogy to readers who enjoy science fiction novels that have fantasy elements interwoven into them. The author did an excellent job of weaving colorful details about the characters and settings around a complicated plot. Readers will be enjoy visiting with the characters from the other stories, even the ones that aren’t likeable. More insight is provided into why some of them are flawed individuals. It was also fun to see some new species introduced. The only thing I didn’t like about this novel was that it had to end!