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(The Dragon King Chronicles #2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,018 ratings  ·  106 reviews
First an outcast, now a hero.

But her fight rages on.

Kira, the yellow-eyed demon slayer who fiercely protected her kingdom—and the crown prince—has been proclaimed the Dragon Musado of the prophecy. With the defeated the evil shaman.

But it wasn’t enough.

Hansong is in chaos. The Demon Lord’s minions have infiltrated the city, treason is brewing among the military ranks, and
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published December 31st 2013 by HarperTeen
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This book was terrible. Let's not mince words. It is so poorly written I wonder how its editors thought it was permissible to publish in its current state. If an editor had taken out the multitudinous repetitions of "Kira felt _____" that riddle this book through and through (sometimes on the same page!), the book would probably be 20% shorter, but still not any better.

If you disliked the first book, DO NOT READ THIS ONE, because every problem that was present in the first one (wooden/cardboard/
Vi (like the letter)
Warrior was everything I was hoping for and more. Ellen kept me engaged and riveted with her cast of unforgettable characters and creatures, enchanting fantasy world, and plenty of action that had me shouting at the pages. Kira is by far one of my favorite female characters ever, that's partly due the fact that I can relate to her a bit, I guess. As Kira and her friends journey to find the second of the Dragon King's treasures, they have to deal with the threat of a war, tons of crazy and fierce ...more
Brad Sells
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review is entirely spoiler free, even if you haven't read book one, Prophecy.

Warrior is, simply put, incredible! With so much more action and tension between the characters, it's impossible not to love this book. Ellen Oh has done it once again!

I loved Prophecy, but wow, Warrior blew it out of the water! With Kira's circumstances shifted due to the end of Prophecy, her life has changed, but with this changed life comes more responsibilities and more betrayal. Chaos rules over Hansong, an
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
I made it roughly 30 pages before giving up.

I honestly didn't get very far before putting this book aside. I was unsure about keeping this book on my TBR in the first place because it's been seven years since I read book one and I remember thinking book one was okay. Right away, I just struggled to know who was who. The book tried to give a recap, but I didn't feel invested in the characters or the story. I didn't dislike what I read, but I had no energy for it. It just seems like another case w
Dec 26, 2013 rated it liked it
When I finished Prophecy, the first book in The Dragon King Chronicles, I wasn't sure I would continue with the series. But when I had the chance to get an advanced review copy of Warrior, I just couldn't pass it up. Maybe I should have.

My problems with Warrior mostly has to do with my taste in books. There's a lot of fantasy in these book. To me, it's over the top. I like my fantasy more realistic, I guess. Like Harry Potter. I really was frightened for those characters. I felt the tension and
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Continuing from the first book, this book picks up right where the last one ends. It has so much action, I LOVE IT!

Plot: So this plot moves on with Kira leading the fight and moving on. Many trials come against Kira, leaving her to become even stronger. I really like how each chapter, the reader is able to know Kira more. She becomes just what the titles says, a warrior.

Love: Now this area is an area I wish would develop some more. There is a love interest but I feel like the reader just gets a
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, wonderful book, I wouldn't want to be a of companion of them, because everyone who hasn't been a part of the group since the beginning doesn't survive, with one exception! And yeah, so glad that I have an ARC of King, after this ending!
Zachary Flye
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Protagonist: Even though prejudices against Kira have dissipated slaighlty following her heroic takedown of Shaman Ito and his imoogi, there are still many who fear and despise Kira. Some treat her with distain because she is a woman who acts like a man, others because they still don't believe that she isn't a demon hell bent on their destruction, and with others it's a mixture of the two. Even though Kira puts on a mask of indifference at this, we really get to see in this book how it af
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**4.5 stars**

Originally posted at:

I managed to get Warrior as an eGalley and that was what launched me into reading this amazing fantasy series. I loved Prophecy, but I'll admit, I was a little bit afraid of getting into this one. Quite a lot of series have a really bad follow-up to the first book, or one that doesn't live up to what happens in the first book. However, I'm happy to say that Warrior was as awesome as the first book. I was completely blown
Millie Dixon
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted over at Millie D's Words.

I thrive for anything imaginative, new, and epically badass. And yay for me, I found all these elements in Ellen Oh's Dragon King Chronicles. Since when do you get to find a book series that focuses on Asian culture rather than more of a European/white dominant one? Or one that doesn't focus on a romance or turn primarily into one? I don't think I've read anything like these books, which is the best thing ever.

I truly love Kira. She's a
Rich in Color
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, fantasy
Review Copy: Purchased

First Julie Kagawa ends The Eternity Cure with a cliffhanger and then Ellen Oh does the same thing with Warrior! Really, ladies?! Why must you be so cruel? Why must you break my heart so? I will say, based on the ending of Warrior, the third book will probably be amazing and I can’t wait to get it into my eagerly awaiting hands. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Warrior picks up just days after Prophecy leaves off, the events of the first book still very fresh in the hearts
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Contains possible spoilers from the first book

When I requested Warrior I had no idea it was the sequel to Ellen Oh’s debut novel, Prophecy but I’m thankful enough background information was given to get a grasp of what had happened in the first book.

I really liked Seventeen year-old Kira with her unique ability to sense demons and slay them, now the declared Dragon Musado of a foretold prophecy since defeating the evil shaman and his imoogi she is still overcome with
Khalia Hades
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kira seems to attract trouble wherever she seems to step, and yet, she's one of my favorite heroines. Kira is extremely self-sacrificing and selfless; she always puts the Prince and Jaewon's safety first. Not to mention the fact that Kira is a total kick-butt heroine whose skills never cease to surprise him. There were so many moments where I just wanted to give Kira a huge hug for my own sake, Oh better not mess with Kira because that would break my heart into two. Kira has gone through so many ...more
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember not liking the first book, Prophecy, as much as I’d hoped to. I liked it enough to want to continue with the series, and I’m so glad for that! I like this one. It had a faster pace and I didn’t feel like it was predictable. There were some unexpected surprises that made the book more exciting.

I did feel, however, that things were a bit too easy. Yes, there was some struggle, some adversity, but it seemed like just when things got hairy there was always a way out. They never really get
Morgan Dhu
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Warrior, the second volume in Ellen Oh's young adult fantasy trilogy, continues to entertain. The warrior in question, protagonist Kang Kira, shows every sign of being the prophesied Dragon Musado, a warrior of great power, and her cousin, Prince Taejo, the foretold king who will unite the seven kingdoms. However, at the moment, they are orphans, their parents dead at the hands of invaders allied with demons, and as this novel opens, the king who offered to give them shelter and protection is ki ...more
★MC's Corner★
Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What I loved about the first book of The Dragon King Chronicles is the adventure. It was so exciting and I felt like I was there fighting along with Kira. I love it!

In Warrior the excitement went up. I love the parts where Kira’s heard the Demon Lord in her head. And their journey to hell!!! Grrr…

The weird creatures are so fascinating. I mean, I love the way the author describe them. I can picture them clearly in my head. From Dragons, Nine-tailes fox to these garbage army. (lol)

*Mc’s Corner*

Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, WARRIOR was such a great sequel and a great follow-up to Ellen Oh's Dragon King Chronicles series. If you love Asian-inspired books or if you loved the author's first book, Prophecy, then be sure to not miss out on this one awesome book this December or better yet preorder this book for Christmas time!

Full review: http://talesoftheinnerbookfanatic.blo...

4.5 stars!
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I started it yesterday after school and finished it this morning! It was sooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The fight sequences are rushed, under detailed and short but I suppose she just isn't comfortable writing them.
Liz Friend
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
The story: although she's captured the powerful Tidal Stone and found her place as the mythical Dragon Musado, Kira soon realizes that the kingdom will never be safe--either from betrayal by humans or warfare waged by demons--unless she possess the two other artifacts of great power once owned by the Dragon Lord: the dragon dagger, and the jade belt. Her brother Kwan, Prince Taejo, and the handsome and mysterious Jaewon are willing to join her on a second quest, even knowing that it will surely ...more
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was ok

Huge thank you to HarperTeen and Edelweiss for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I read Ellen Oh's Prophecy quite recently in preparations to review this book. Too be honest, I was furious with the wasted potential in Prophecy because it was a story with great ideas, a unique Asian-flavoured setting, and a premise that should have been pretty easy to follow through. It wasn't a fun ride, and in fact it was easily one of the most boring YA fantasy novels I had ever
Nov 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Set in the chaos of Hansong after the defeat of the evil shaman and his imoogi, as Kira's lauded as the prophesied Dragon Musado, "Warrior " begins with an assassination, and a Tangey plot to usurp Prince Taejo as King Eojin's heir. Leaving her brother Kyoung behind to diplomatically lessen the growing tension Kira, Prince Taejo, Kwan, Jaewon and Seung head north to Mount Baekdu not only to reunite the nobleman and healer with their clan and but to find the second of the Dragon King's treasures ...more
To be honest, I don't really remember anything from Prophecy so I can't really say whether Warrior is better or worse than Prophecy, but I feel that it's in the same vein. If you disliked Prophecy, you'll probably dislike Warrior. If you liked it, then you'll like both. I say this solely based on the fact that I give both books 4 star ratings (or 7/10). I guess I could be wrong, but I feel like the basic structure of Prophecy is similar to that of Warrior.

I quite liked how there was a nice recap
Prophecy was a book that felt like it ended nicely and I wasn't sure what to expect with Warrior. I knew there were more objects I find and in this case, the journey that Kira takes is one full of turmoil. I love journey adventure books and this one was no exception. Except I was completely overwhelmed with the culture phrases and words. Since I was on the e-ARC there was no glossary to help me.

I liked how the story moved and was paced properly but I just wanted something more. Maybe there was a
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Dragon King Chronicles’, and kicks off a few days after the end of book 1 ‘Prophecy’.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 ‘Prophecy’.**
Kira has found the first of the treasures that marks her as the Dragon Musado, and saved her cousin’s life countless times, but now she has more problems.
Daimyo Tomodoshi is planning to build a new army, fil
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kira was once an outcast, but that was before she saved the kingdom, now she’s a hero. Now that she’s the Dragon Musado she needs to find the rest of the Dragon King’s treasures, this time she needs to find the second treasure. While Hansong is getting ready for battle, the Demon Lord is raising his own army, made of minions who are quickly rising to get ready for the battle. While the battle is getting ready to happen, Kira is looking for the second treasure, away from Hansong. Kira is conflict ...more
Mar 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Eh. Feels like a weak middle entry. While I was pleasantly surprised by 'Prophecy' (the first of this trilogy) I wasn't as excited about this second book. Something about it feels a bit too much like filler. There's some plot advancement, character development, backstory filling, etc. All good stuff. But I guess after the strong opening of the first book, I had hoped the rest of the story would pick up after it sagged a bit. Not quite.
The story opens with Kira having one of the special objects.
*NOTE: This is a review of the entire trilogy*

I've been hearing great things about Ellen Oh's books for years now. I've been wanting to read one for a long time. However, I wanted to wait until the hype died down so I could form my own opinion, and not be influenced by those around me. Recently, I had decided that enough time had passed, so I decided to read her Dragon King Chronicles, which consists of Prophecy, Warrior, and King. While I'm not sure it was worth all of the hype surrounding it,
Hafsah Faizal
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hansong is not safe. The Demon Lord’s army is getting stronger with every wasted minute, and turmoil is rising up in the city. Dislike and gratitude towards Keira from the people are growing, and with two more treasures of the Dragon King’s prophecy still hidden, Keira, Prince Taejo, and the others set out for the jeweled dagger. Filled with dragons, demons, and a surprisingly adorable goblin, WARRIOR is a novel that is sure to leave you breathless and surprised.

Once again Ellen Oh managed to ke
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Ellen Oh is a former adjunct college instructor and lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. She loves martial arts films, K-pop, K-dramas, and cooking shows, and is a rabid fan of the Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra series. Ellen is the co-founder of We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in children’s literature. Ori ...more

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