Day of the Dragonking (Book 1 of The Last American Wizard) is a genre-bender of a story by Terry Irving, carving out an identity at the intersection of political thriller and speculative fiction. But just what is the story about?
Wizards? Terrorists? Freemasons? Space aliens? Sentient computers? All of the above?
Irving suggests, and I’m inclined to agree, it’s a story about the confrontation between scientific reality and magical reality.
So I PONDERED Irving’s magical reality. I STUDIED its power. I CONSIDERED its meaning.
Day of the Dragonking is a story about transformations, and at the center of the story we are introduced to down-on-his luck journalist Steve Rowan and follow his transformation from playing the fool to being The Fool. Along the way, Rowan, with the help of a remarkable cast of characters, somehow manages to save the world.
If I were inclined to pick a nit, I would…
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