by Vonnie Winslow Crist (Goodreads Author)
Each short story in this collection features dragons; some benevolent, some dangerous, and all of them mysterious and magical. There are dragons with mystical powers. Some dragons will bargain with humans, exchanging magic for goods. Baby dragons just out of the egg need protection. Dragons in captivity will exact their revenge. And there are some dragons who are looking for their soulmate.
I really enjoyed reading these imaginative stories! Each setting is so different and interesting. I was enchanted with all the various dragons. The writing style pulls you into the magic where anything is possible.
However, I felt like most of the stories didn’t have a proper ending. It was almost like reading the first chapter of a novel that is never resolved. We don’t get to see the rest of the story. The plot just kind of ends, leaving questions unanswered. The short story format should tell a complete story, and it annoyed me that most of these stories are left unresolved.
I did have to skip a couple of the stories because they focuses more on snakes as dragons, and I hate snakes, so I didn’t read those. Also some of the stories are violent, and people are murdered. There is also some demonic witchcraft mentioned, where someone tries to summon a demon to take revenge. I skipped those scenes too.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions expressed here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.