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Night of the Dragon

(Shadow of the Fox #3)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  6,544 ratings  ·  1,378 reviews
Master storyteller Julie Kagawa concludes the enthralling journey into the heart of the fantastical Empire of Iwagoto in the third book of the Shadow of the Fox trilogy. As darkness rises and chaos reigns, a fierce kitsune and her shadowy protector will face down the greatest evil of all. A captivating fantasy for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Sarah J. Maas and Marie Lu.

Kitsune sha
Paperback, 355 pages
Published March 31st 2020 by HQ Young Adult
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Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-read
((me: ugly crying))

It's official, the final page has now been turned. My time with the Shadow of the Fox trilogy is complete.

Oh, my sweet babies. Why must you leave me so soon!?

((me: continues wailing))

I never ever wanted this series to end. I tried to drag it out as long as possible, but sadly, it is done.

My favorite YA Fantasy trilogy. It is time for me to leave Yumeko and the land of Iwagato behind, however, their spirit will live in my heart for a lifetime.

Julie Kagawa has blessed us al
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this final installment is exactly the conclusion i was expecting for this series (which i definitely recommend to fans of japanese myth/folklore and magically entertaining anime-esque storytelling)!

it continues the tradition of diverse and complex characters, exciting and culturally enriched world-building, fast-paced and engaging plot, and immersive and vivid storytelling. this is a culmination of everything i loved about the first two books come to an exciting and nail-biting finale.

and i re
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
You know those series that are so well written, so captivating that you've been invested in from the very first chapter? Those stories that you think about long after you've put the book down and those stories that, you can't wait to get the next book of because you need to know what happens next? You need to know that all is well. That some how, it will all work out. That your beloved characters will have a happily ever after. Those stories in short, that speak to your soul and change you. Make ...more
Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ya
devastating and bittersweet but so, SOOO good.

this might be the first (perfectly-paced) trilogy that i wish was a longer series just so i don’t have to say goodbye to this world or these characters so soon.. which is really saying something because i don’t like long fantasy series and YET!! i would gladly read ten more books featuring these characters if i could. :( 5 sad stars
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Now THIS is how you end a series. I will miss all of these characters and this world deeply, but damn, what a ride!
Jul 15, 2020 rated it liked it
This was kinda amazing but also not that amazing 🤔, I missed the character development and I can't believe i'm saying this but I just wanted less action and more scene's like book 1 and 2 , there was also not enough romance for me , but the ending realy saved the book for me , 3 ⭐⭐⭐ ...more
You know a book deserves 5 stars when you spend the entire last 30% of the book sobbing into your pillow.

This book BROKE me. I love the characters with all my heart, and then 70% into the book it was just boom boom boom let’s break Darcey’s heart! But honestly there were some happy tears as well, and it was a really satisfying conclusion to the series. Daisuke, Okame, Yumeko, Tatsumi, Reika - I love them all so much, and the romance between Daisuke and Okame made me swoon even more that the rom
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Nov 12, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Julie Kagawa is the queen of cliff hangers...

which sucks for me

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Star Rating: —> 4 Stars

I don’t know... I have to think on this one. Sigh. It was an amazing book but jeez. 😭😭😭


Edit// Oct. 3rd, 2019-

Damn it... I was just recovering! ;-)


Edit: July 17th, 2019- yay! It IS called Night of the Dragon! AND THAT COVER THO! BEAUTIFUL! I would die for an arc of this book. Realistically: legitimately faint, probably. SO EXCITED! Lord Help Me.


But I thought the titl
There is no way that I wasn’t going to be giving this book five stars because reading it was an EXPERIENCE.
April (Aprilius Maximus)
1.) Shadow Of The Fox ★★★★
2.) Soul Of The Sword ★★★
3.) Night of the Dragon ★★★.5


representation: own voices all asian cast (Japanese), m/m side relationship.

[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]


this definitely isn't my favourite series of all time or anything, but it was a lot of fun! i really enjoyed the ending, however, (view spoiler)
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thrilled to have this spectacular book as my first full read & review of the year. It's rare for a fantasy series to start out strong and just continue to get stronger, but this series never fails to thrill and surprise. Once again, Author Kagawa had me falling in with our band of heroes - fox-shifter Yumeko (whose powers are on exciting, cinematic display in this book), swoon-worthy samurai Tatsumi, cheeky shrine maiden Reika, the hilarious rebel Okame, powerful noble Daisuke and gentle ghost-g ...more
Mogsy (MMOGC)
5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2020/04/05/...

No ending is perfect, but damn if Night of the Dragon doesn’t come close. For once I felt the hype was well deserved, and I’m really glad I picked up this trilogy because Julie Kagawa’s talent continue to explode with creativity and new insight.

But if you are not caught up with the series yet, be aware that this book is the concluding volume of Shadow of the Fox and picks up after Soul of the Sword. The unlikely duo of kit

Across the river, bathed in light, the samurai smiled. “I’ve finally found you.”


Night of the Dragon surprised me, broke my heart, and effectively concluded a soulful, delightfully adventurous YA fantasy trilogy. Conclusions usually don't stick the landing for me, but this one was so good!

After the emotionally intense ending of Soul of the Sword, Night of the Dragon began with our characters in dire straights. The stakes couldn't have been higher, and I was continuously bemused by how Yumek
I wasn't expecting much from this book because the last book was such a disappointment. The only reason I even read this book was to finish off the series as a have a problem of not being able to leave series unfinished even if they are bad. However I was pleasantly surprised with this book as it was much better than I was expecting it to be. (view spoiler) ...more
Bookish Pengu
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-book
Wow finished this 13 hour audio book in three days - learned literally not one hour for my exams next week... Oof.

The last two sentences of this book really made me tear up I didn't expected to be hit that hard in the feelings :'(

Sadly the last fight (or should I say fights?) took way too long. I like that it took it's time to be more realistic but 40% fighting is a bit much even for me who enjoys a good fighting scene (and Kagawa can really write those)

The whole book was a good ending and so m
⭐️4.5 stars⭐️

You know, ever since I met you people, I've seen a lot of weird things.

Hungry ghosts, demons, giant centipedes that want to eat you. I thought it couldn't get any worse, that I had seen it all.

Apparently I was very, very wrong.

My babiiiiiiies! I'm gonna miss you so much!!
Mary Rayne
Feb 04, 2022 rated it really liked it

Me after finishing this book. MY POOR HEART😫💔

To be honest I was kinda disappointed with this one and I was sure this would be 3 stars BUT NO. IT HAD TO RIP MY HEART OFF MY CHEST AND CAUSE ME AN EMOTIONAL DAMAGE.
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m not crying, you’re crying.
Grace A.
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Authors like Julie Kagawa are what makes fantasy my favourite genre. The richness of the imagination of the world-building for this series is beyond brilliant. The horrors of demons, the deception of ancient beings, the love and hate of humanity, hope against hope, and victory against all odds, the list goes on. The brilliant crafting of each scene made it impossible to put the book down. Hats off to Julie Kagawa, she's earned her place among legends.
In the Night of the Dragon, the final instalm
My most highly anticipated YA fantasy finale of the year is here and there was never any doubt that I would read it on the release day itself. And now I’m a sobbing mess and I don’t know what to do. Why did you do this to me Julie 😭😭😭

We pretty much know where the plot is going because there is only one path forward, so the author had to make sure that we enjoyed the journey, and I can tell you she did exactly that. This series has always been full of adventure and action sequences and this final
♠ TABI⁷ ♠
Jun 04, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
dragons better be delivered in here okay
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This definitely surpassed my expectations. Wow. I need a moment.

Full review to follow.
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
I'm an emotional wreck. I've been crying for the past thirty minutes. And I don't easily cry while reading. It only happens on rare ocassions. Anyway I started around the last fifty pages and continued all through the end of the book, of the series, and I still can't stop. It started with tears of sadness then switched to tears of hope and joy and now it's a little bit of all. It's beautiful ending, perfect conclusion to amazing series.

The final instalment is shorter than first two books but it'
Adah Udechukwu
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Night of the Dragon was a great end to a series that earned my 5 stars from Book 1 to Book 3.
Laura ☾
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Night of the Dragon is a brilliant example of what a finale should be! I was hooked throughout this book, and although it was a complete emotional rollercoaster, it was a very satisfying conclusion to this trilogy.

Steeped in Japanese mythology (I have to admit I often had to google what spirits/gods/demons/creatures mentioned were), Kagawa weaves a beautiful narrative with compelling, well-developed characters.

There were a few parts of this book that did feel a little slow, but I don't think i
clare 🧚🏻
An absolute insane conclusion to the Shadow of the Fox trilogy. I am completely destroyed.

Like the first two books in the series, this is full of action, a great fantasy world of Japanese mythology, an intricate plot, and very loveable characters.

I adore the found family in this. Yumeko, Tatsumi, Okame, Daisuke and Reika are so wholesome, I can’t get enough of them, and their banter. The romantic relationships are also so heartwarming. I’ve loved seeing Yumeko and Tatsumi’s slow-burn relations

Omg, so much happened in Night of the Dragon. I'm not even sure I'm alive right now - so yeah. This book took me through an emotional ride that I didn't sign up for. Again, so much happened and I didn't know if I was supposed to cry or drink to cope with everything.

I wasn't expecting this book to shatter me. No, I was going to wait for the dagger to the heart.. but now, Julie had something else planned for me. Honestly, this reread was so much fun and I wa
Grace Arango (G-Swizzel Books)
i'm going cry about this book forever. ...more
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, japanese, asian
The first book of the trilogy was amazing, anime like, with small cases that were solved per chapter and the main story that was intriguing, as the romance was subtle and fitted the main story well.

The second book was more action motivated, with a heavy focus on the two povs and a slow pace.

The third book was like the second, paving the way to the big final battle. However, the biggest part of the book was just tiresome, as one battle followed the other and yet, somehow, it felt like the plot d
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