|Reviews for Legend of Spyro and the Riders: Dawn of the Dragon|
| Solaro the watcher chapter 16 . 2/2/2013
At the news of Cosmo's vision, Solaro didn't hesitate to follow him, Orion, Troy, and Astral to the Valley of Avalar. When they arrived, he cast out his mind in search of their life energy. At first, there was no sign. But then he came to a cave, inside of which resonated two very familiar life signitures.
Simply looking at how they were lying down together answered Solaro's earlier question: Spyro had been able to do what he did because of his feelings for Cynder, and the realization that Cynder felt the same way to him. They were in love...
They turned to leave the cave when Solaro faltered. As he was an invisible spectre, the others continued out inflinchingly. What made Solaro stop was an aura, eminating from deep in the earth; an evil aura; a...familiar aura...
Solaro's worries reignited, and were confirmed when a voice, warped and barely audible, echoed in his head: "Solaro..."
The gold dragon's eyes widened and his heart sank into his stomach as a dark realization washed over him.
"It's not over..."
(Yeah, I know, a little much for me to put an alternate ending in your story. I'm just putting this in because, Malefor was sealed in Convexity and he broke out. Plus, the Chronicler's book didn't show Malefor either, or he would've been on the very last page! He's only sealed, and those he's proven he can break out of, given enough time. The way I see it, Malefor won't stop until he either turns back to the light, or is ultimately destroyed once and for all; the former I don't see happening ANYTIME soon, and the latter I would think he's take precautions for.
Morbid personal belief aside...
(Now that was a great ending! Plain and simple. And I don't think any other words will describe it. Now I wonder what story you'll write next!)
| Solaro the watcher chapter 15 . 2/2/2013
Solaro did his damnest to assist Troy and Astral against Dorado, giving as much energy as he could spare to them so they could end the Dark Lord's reign. He only wished he could partake in the battle directly.
As Troy fell unconcious, Solaro was relieved that Astral could catch him and flee the scene. But there was still Spyro and Cynder...
The gold dragon found them just as they began descending down the volcano shaft. They were falling so fast Solaro could barely keep up. He arrived just in time for him to give what little strength he had left into Spyro and Cynder's Convexity beam, just enough to put Malefor on his back. But the former Purple Dragon simply got back to his feet, ready for more. With their strength drained to their limits, the gold dragon began to fear that Spyro and Cynder would suffer the same fate he had millennia ago...and at the hands of the exact same dragon...
What happened next was something Solaro still, to this day, hasn't quite fully understood.
The silhouettes of a human and four dragons appeared from the Core Crystal, all of whom Solaro recognized: Aragon, Zekrode, Icis, and Terrakion; the Guardians whom had taught him and Malefor, accompanied by Tralfagar.
Malefor was sealed in the Core, and Solaro began feeling mixed emotions - like regret, relief, and anger were all swimming around within him...
A sudden rumbling brought him back to his senses, and he realized the world was still falling apart! All their work was about to be in vain...
But when Spyro focused what was left of his power, Solaro didn't believe he had enough energy for such a great work of magic, and the gold dragon had no energy left to spare...
When the Purpel Dragon released his power, Solaro had time only for one thought - Where had that sudden burst of power come from? - before its sheer might blasted his spectral form off the crystal, through the walls of the world, and back to the surface. Despite being a spirit, he actually felt the pain from the blast, and was left floating unconciously - strangely enough, right in the remains of the center plaza of Warfang...
He came to, just in time for everyone to be returning from the underground city. He was relieved that Troy and Astral had returned in one piece, but saw no sign of Spyro and Cynder.
His gaze turned in the direction of the volcano...
"Could they be...?"
(To sum up the above: Solaro used some energy to help Troy and Astral, the rest of it for Spyro and Cynder. He had absolutely NO part in Spyro's rebuilding the world.
(As for the names of the original Guardians, Aragon I dirived from the Lord of the Rings character Aragorn. Zekrode is a combination of the names of the pokemon Electrode and the legendary Generation Five pokemon Zekrom. Icis just came to my head when all the other Ice-related names I could think of were already taken by other authors. Terrakion is directly from another legendary generation five pokemon, one of the legendary Elk Trio, Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion. Not very original, I know...
(Those battles were awsome! I'm just sorry I didn't get to this sooner! Now lets see what happens next!)
| IBeGinger chapter 16 . 10/14/2012
Ah. And so another great story draws to a close. It was an amazing ride, with quirky characters, great action, and some drama and humor. Spyro, especially this trilogy, have always been among my favorite games and I love it when someone makes a Spyro story. I will miss this series, but all good things must come to an end, else they get boring and lose their charm. You have done some amazing work with this story and I will undoubtedly come back and reread this in the future. Thank you for the great story and I wish you the best of luck in whatever you do next.
| Xifihas chapter 16 . 10/11/2012
It's been one hell of a ride and I'm glad I read this series. Most fics turn to crap mid-way but this was great from start to finish.
| Dream Dragoness chapter 16 . 10/11/2012
Excellent Job on the Legend of Spyro series. I'd be cool if you wrote something similar for the first three games 'Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage, Spyro: Year of the Dragon', but it's your thing.
Again. Excellent work.
| D.J. Scales chapter 16 . 10/11/2012
I enjoyed reading this as much as i enjoyed reviewing this. Thank you.
| D.J. Scales chapter 15 . 10/8/2012
So Now that Malefor and Dorado are history and the world is saved all that is left is the Extro. And I'd like to know what becomes of Ignitus.
| Dream Dragoness chapter 15 . 10/8/2012
I can't wait for the next chapter.
| HorseMagic17 chapter 1 . 9/29/2012
this is pretty well written.
when are you going to do the next chapter?
| Zach chapter 14 . 9/7/2012
I enjoyed the story so far. Dorado reminds me of me playing Infamous 2 on the dark side. Yes I do own Infamous 2. I was a great hero until I lost my heroic ways to my dark powers.
| Solaro the watcher chapter 14 . 9/4/2012
Even though it had been a thousand years since he last felt it, Solaro was still surprised at how much stronger Malefor had grown in strength. And even more surprised when Malefor revealed that Dorado was trully the top dog in the pack.
When Cynder's darkness sparked agian, Solaro had done all in his power to assist Spyro in withstanding the attacks, just long enough for him to break through to her. The gold dragon couldn't do anything to directly influence Cynder, for he knew that if he revealed himself to his former friend, Malefor would have the power to banish him from this realm for good.
He had to admit, Solaro did get a little satisfaction from Malefor's rage, but quickly threw the thought aside, and prepared himself to assist Spyro and Cynder in their final battle...
(Good chapter. And quite a revealation. I thought that Dorado was Malefor's Rider throughout the stories.
And now, it all comes down to these two battles. You KNOW I'll be there when you post the next chapter!)
| D.J. Scales chapter 14 . 9/2/2012
It does explain a lot of things and it explains what became of Malefor. And it explains why the Hermit referred to Dorado as Malefor's Keeper.
| Solaro the watcher chapter 13 . 8/31/2012
Solaro knew the upcoming battles would be difficult for both pairs. He decided that he would assist Troy and Astral, but as he made to follow, them, a dark power stopped him from going any closer to Dorado's tower. So he was forced to continue with Spyro and Cynder.
The spectral dragon knew much of Malefor's power, having been destroyed by that very power a thousand years ago. But he didn't know the extent of Dorado's strength, which made him worry for Troy and Astral. But now there was nothing he could do to help the young rider.
Following close behind Spyro and Cynder, Solaro steadily fed them just enough energy to replenish their mana, which was certain to be low at this point.
"This is it..." Solaro said to himself. "No matter how this ends...it ends today."
(Ok, now that's better elaboration in the fight inside the temple. Good job.
I will say this - and if I come off as rude, I apologize - I will be expecting better in the Malefor/Dorado battles. Til then, see ya.)
| Solaro the watcher chapter 12 . 8/31/2012
Solaro had known it was to pass, but even so, he was still very saddened by Ignitus's death. What he had not seen coming was Spyro's darkness to return. What a relief that Cynder was there.
'I might just have to give my thanks to Malefor for that chain when this is all done,' Solaro thought grudgingly.
He followed them through the burning plains, lending his strength to them when they needed it, until they reached the volcano.
"I hope you four are ready for this," he said, even though he knew they couldn't hear him.
(Ok, now that last section confused me...Was Malefor supposed to be the top dog, like many have said before? or did I just hear Dorado giving orders?
(And yes, I would like a reply as an answer.
(Good chapter; I'm seeing a pattern: you seem to be getting briefer and briefer with every battle scene...Just a helpful hint from author to author, try to elaborate a little more in tha fights. Still, you're doing a good job.)
| D.J. Scales chapter 13 . 8/30/2012
Nice fight scene before the finale. I'm impressed.