Titanium is a dystopian How to Train Your Dragon, except the dragon’s scales are metal and humans are their snack of preference. Dragons are but one of the strange creatures that populate the world of Ajax’s Metallic Dragons series. The deformed Dark Ones and vicious wire wolves prowl the night while blue, humanoid Snifflers try to co-exist with humans who regard them as animals and treat them like slaves. Advanced technology blends with medieval depravity in the society of Buried Rapids, where popular game shows feature creative public executions. Joe and Arlene’s narratives contain separate sub-plots while also intersecting to drive the main plot forwards through a thrilling sequence of events. There are times when this feels a little contrived but the twists and turns are entertaining nonetheless.
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