The Dragon’s Breath

Written by James Boschert
Review by Jeff Westerhoff

Former trained assassin Talon returns, along with his wife Rav’an, their young son, and his sidekick Riza, in another 12th-century adventure in the Middle East. Enticed by the lucrative Arab trade with eastern Africa, India and China, Talon and his entourage acquire a ship and set sail to learn the merchants’ trade. They eventually land on the shores of China, where they are in awe of the wonders of Guangzhou, China’s richest city. Talon soon becomes immersed in the political intrigues associated with the governing of this most powerful of cities. They must use their fighting knowledge and skills against new weapons and the fighting styles of the Mongols of the North.

The sixth book in the series, this well-researched book is an exciting addition. I was not let down by the storyline. I always look forward to Mr. Boschert’s new publications with anticipation. His writing is exceptional and his characters realistic for the time period because he adds depth and life to each character. The tension builds from chapter to chapter with cliffhangers to keep you engaged in the story. An excellent book and series.