Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dragon's Teeth by Suzanne Van Rooyen Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway

Welcome to the Dragon's Teeth-Enchanting Book Tour.  This is my first time hosting for Enchanting Book Tours and I hope I don't let anyone down today.  My part in this tour is a Review of Dragon's Teeth and a giveaway.

Here is the Book Description from Goodreads: 

You can never outrun your past...After years of war ravage the globe and decimate humanity, civilization is revitalized in the city of New Arcadia, a cybernetic playground where longevity treatments promise near immortality.Detective Cyrus, fond of fedoras and narcotics, is hired by Benji MacDowell, heir-apparent to an eugenics empire, to find MacDowell's long-lost biological father. Employing his network of shady contacts within the underbelly of the city, Cyrus uncovers a murderous web of corporate corruption and political conspiracy with ties to the old Order, a tyrannical organization whose sole intent was perfecting the next generation of genetically engineered soldiers.Now Cyrus knows too much and finds himself caught in the cross-hairs of super-soldier assassins while the dark secrets of his past snap at his heels, forcing him to confront the truth he's been running from... and discover his own terrifying purpose.


About the Author (Suzanne van Rooyen):

Suzanne grew up in the urban sprawl of Johannesburg, South Africa where she studied music and penned a few angsty poems. After a brief stint in Australia, Suzanne settled in Finland where she completed a Master's degree in music and started writing in earnest.

Suzanne now works as a freelance writer, author and part-time dance teacher. Her short stories have appeared in Golden Visions Magazine, Cast of Wonders, and Earthbound Fiction among others. When not writing she strums away at her guitar and entertains her shiba inu, Lego. You can find her online in the following places:


My Review:

This book is set up in three parts with several POV's.  The beginning was a slow start.  I wasn't really connecting with the beginning characters. When I hit the back story, I was absolutely hooked. I found myself so engrossed that I had trouble putting my kindle down for the night. My heart literally was pumping so hard that I really couldn't wait until the next morning to start up again.

Cyrus is a detective that was hired by Benji wanting to know more about his parents. He was adopted and knew there was something different about him. Cyrus also decided it was best to follow Benji to find out more than what he divulged at the their meeting. Smart move on his part.

In the back story, we learn there were soldiers bred to have the perfect body able to accept and carry out orders without hesitation.  Two in particular, Kia and Nur, they were twins.  They were allowed to both live ,even though twins were very rare in soldiers.  These two proved to have a special bond and connection.

Nur, a female soldier, began developing and thinking on her own and acted out against the Order by disobeying a direct order as well as beating the crap out of her brother to prevent him from killing innocent women and children.

Nur was killed by the hands of her brother, Kia, a male soldier, At least this is the story the Enforcers pounded and tortured into his subconscious by very excessive and painful means of persuasion. Yes, I cringed.

Eventually the story reverts back to the present and agian, the Author still held my interest and then some. I never seen it coming.  My heart was in overload.

I am not one for giving spoilers out.  I do not like reading them in a review so I refuse to write too much that will totally give away the really awesome plot that is laid out in this story. I will admit that the ending had me trying to see if I had pages missing from my Kindle.  The ending is definitely not what I expected at all and I loved it.  However, there were several unanswered questions that left me without closure and I need closure... I beg for more Dragon's Teeth, please.......

This was a great Sci-fi/Dystopian read.

My rating is as follows:

Make sure you follow Suzanne Van Rooyen thorough the remaining of her tour. The schedule is as follows, so if you miss anything be sure to click on the links below to catch up: - August 14 - Blurb - August 17 - Review - August 18 - Review - August 19 - Interview

I'd love to give a free ebook to one lucky winner.  Just leave a comment below along with your email and version of the ebook that you would prefer. (.mobi, epub or pdf) A winner will be picked on August 20th. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I really liked your review. It was very honest and it did make me want to read the book. I am especially curious about the backstory and how the book ends (thanks for not giving any spoilers).

    I would love to win a copy of the book- it would need to work on a Kindle (if possible).

    haightjess at gmail dot com

  2. I love dystopian stuff!! Dragon's Teeth looks totally wonderful. Great review!