Chronicles of Oldar- Durilin: Son of the Dragon is the first volume of the fantasy saga written by Rondinelli Fortalesa.
The work begins when Herlana and Gurtum they discover a supposed dragon egg, something very rare, since dragons do not breed. In Oldar, there was a war entitled War of Betrayal, which ended in peace between the people and the Dragons, but some events during that war leave the question of whether, in the future, dragons will be a threat. Therefore, a council meets to decide what will be done with the egg.
Herlana, who has telepathic gifts, cannot find out what is inside the egg. Adal, the Great Lord of Oldar is also unable to inform the contents of the egg, he only says that he carries a great ally or a great enemy. Finally, the council finds it more prudent to destroy the egg. However, when Gurtum uses his powerful ax on the object, it collides, revealing a big surprise.
The work is really quite fanciful, following the “RPG” style, with mythical characters and special skills. Perhaps it resembles an RPG too much, because the battles are very similar to the narrative of a table game, together with the large number of characters, can leave the reader lost in some moments. I felt that the characters lacked a little bit of depth, they ended up getting a little superficial during most of the book.
Apart from that, Rondinelli's writing is great, it's a complicated topic and he did well, especially with the large amount of mythology, showing knowledge and creativity. There are some grammar mistakes in the book, which will irritate many the most intolerant (like me), a new revision would be welcome.
The edition is nothing short of beautiful. The cover is beautiful and flashy, with this big dragon highlighted and a beautiful yellowish landscape in the background. The choice of yellowed leaves always pleases me a lot, as it tires the eyes less when reading. To close with a flourish, we have attachments with information about the characters and details in the openings of each chapter.
Chronicles of Oldar it has a good central plot, a well-worked world and an amount of mythology that promises to please fantasy fans, but it has elements that could be improved.