Knight of the Silver Circle | Duncan M Hamilton | Review

“In this place, we are one”





Three dragons wreak havoc throughout Mirabay — eating livestock, killing humans and burning entire villages to ash. It was nearly impossible to kill one, using a legendary sword and the magic of the mysterious Cup; to tackle three, Guillot dal Villerauvais will need help.

The mage Solène fears having to kill again; she leaves Gill to gain greater control over her magic.

The Prince Bishop still wants Gill dead, but more than that, he wants the Cup , and he’ll do whatever he has to do to get it, even sending his own daughter — a talented thief and assassin — into the dragon’s path.

As secrets mount on secrets and betrayals, both Guillot and Solène face critical decisions that will settle not only their own fate but that of all Mirabaya.


Firstly, I would like to say thank you to Tor Books, particularly Jamie and Stephen for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review.

Knight of the Silver Circle is the second book in the Dragonslayer Trilogy and the sequel to Dragonslayer. I really enjoyed reading Dragonslayer and was lucky enough to be able to move straight onto Knight of the Silver Circle. This sequel did not disappoint I absolutely loved it as much as I did the first. I really enjoyed the world development and the character development, it really had me hooked from start to finish. I would describe Dragonslayer as the book that sets up the plot, introducing the reader to the world and the characters. Knight of the Silver Circle brings to the reader the consequences of everything explained in Dragonslayer and is definitely a lot more action packed.

I need to discuss the dragons. We have a dragon that can change into a human and BABY DRAGONS. What more can a reader want. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where a dragon can turn into a human but I want to read more about it. I love it. How do I turn myself into a dragon? And also where do I get my hands on baby dragons? Thats exactly what I want for Christmas.

Whilst I have mentioned that Knight of the Silver Circle is more action packed that isn’t to say that the amazing world building and character building falls flat. I loved watching the previous world and characters that we have grown to love develop into what they are in this book. Gill and Solène are very much still involved and we learn more and more about them. I loved meeting the characters of old and watching them continue their adventure as well as the introduction of new characters and getting to learn about them. Pharadon is definitely my new favourite character, I love him so much he is excellent. Such thought and imagination has gone into his character and that really shines through in this book. I still despise the Prince Bishop but I do like his character, he adds a lot to the plot and I find myself wondering what he is going to do next.

I feel that we really learn more about the magic system in this book. In Dragonslayer we knew one existed and the basics of it however in Knight of the Silver Circle this is really expanded on and the reader gets a great amount of information regarding it. I enjoyed reading about the enlightenment and how it works. When you look further into the system it is fairly complex but very well explained and doesn’t really leave the reader confused. The magic system is so important in this book and really does add to the suspense towards the end.

The ending of Knight of the Silver Circle really leaves the reader in the dark. I finished the book and looked for more pages because I just needed to know what happened next. Now I guess I am going to have to impatiently wait for the final instalment. This is definitely a series that you should invest in, this book really confirmed that for me. I can’t wait to see what happens next.


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