The Rage of Dragons is an excellent high-octane thrill ride of a fantasy debut that I devoured in one day. Highly recommended
Distinguishes itself by its setting, a fantasy world inspired by Africa, but truly impresses with its storytelling . . . an impressive fantasy debut
People ask the last book I couldn't put down, and I tell them The Rage of Dragons. The tension rises with every page until you fear it will break you in two
A refreshingly brutal and imaginative tale of survival and revenge. Evan Winter's battles are visceral, bloody masterpieces, and Tau's climb from exiled Lesser to Igonyama is earned in a way few writers could ever match
Wow. This book hits the ground with stunning action and danger and it barely lets up as the pages fly by. I loved the African-influenced culture, the unique use of dragons and demons, the complex martial and class hierarchy, and it has a magic system unlike anything I've seen before. What a terrific set up for a series!
The Rage of Dragons is an uncompromisingly brutal fantasy in a unique, fascinating world . . . Fans of Anthony Ryan's Blood Song will love this
The Rage of Dragons explodes at a breakneck pace. Complex characters, dragons, revenge . . . I adored everything about this book! . . . What a brilliant debut!
Intense, inventive and action-packed from beginning to end - a relentlessly gripping, brilliant read
Compelling, expansive and rich. Winter has created an exciting and immersive world of magic, vengeance and wonder
A Xhosa-inspired world complete with magic, dragons, demons and curses, The Rage of Dragons takes classic fantasy and imbues it with a fresh and exciting twist
Winter's stunning debut fantasy epic is rich in complex characters and a well-wrought world with both European and African influences . . . This impressive series launch holds tremendous promise
A fierce revenge story set in a distinctive world . . . A sequel's a must. Meanwhile can Hollywood option this? It'd make a Gladiator-like film we'd gladly queue up for
Fast-paced, incredibly engaging, and brimming with tension . . . Evan Winter is another new fantasy voice to watch out for; his voice deserves to be heard and his book deserves to be read . . . The Rage of Dragons is a breathtaking fantasy debut
Utter and complete perfection. Winter has created an absolute masterpiece of a novel . . . rich and powerful, with complex characters and an intricate plot and battle scenes that will blow your mind
A powerful tale . . . Winter's debut will draw strong comparisons to George R. R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson, and the strong African influences and ties create a singular, exciting epic with intriguing characters and culture. Readers will be clamoring for the next installment
Intense, vivid and brilliantly realized - a necessary read
The Rage of Dragons takes the best parts of epic fantasy and sets them in a refreshing and inventive new world, a gripping tale that makes clear the true cost of war and colonialism with one of the most enthralling hero's journeys I've read
The stultifying and dehumanising effects of a caste-based society and the seductive but ultimately destructive nature of vengeance lie at the heart of Evan Winter's tale . . . Expertly structured with a keen eye for action and character, The Rage of Dragons is a captivating epic heroic fantasy from a major new talent.