Dragon’s Guide to Slaying Virgins by Isabelle Saint-Michael *Review
Posted by brriske
Morgan had resigned herself to death. She had been ready to follow her true love into the afterlife, if only a certain Dragon hadn’t “rescued” her. She wasn’t grateful – after all, she was a full-fledged Lady Knight and perfectly capable of making her own decisions, without the help of arrogant Dragon Lords, no matter how good-looking everyone seemed to think they were…
After dragging Lady Morgan from a Troll’s lair and dropping her off in another realm, Vallen thought he’d never see her again. But then an old member of his Knight Order betrays her oaths and begins amassing an army of thugs and highwaymen – in the same realm he’d left Morgan.
Racing back with only his brother for a squire, Vallen finds Lady Morgan, accompanied by a teenage Werewolf, ready to take on this Dragon all by herself. But it will take all of them to defeat her, and little do they know that in this battle, the secrets of their broken hearts will rise up from the past and walk again…
Morgan is heartbroken after the death of her true love. She finds herself rescued by a dragon lord, Vallenm who also rescues his brother Young. SHe is not best pleased when they dragons dump her in another realm, with no hope of getting home. At least now she has purpose, revenge on the dragons for leaving her there. But all is not as it seems, old enemies return, and so do those thought lost forever.
This started off amusing, and finished amusing. Its the middle bit that I didn’t connect with. Can’t pinpoint why, either. Usually dragons are a good bet with me, and while this wasn’t bad, its wasn’t amazing either.
Its told from Morgan’s POV in the first person, and Vallen has his say in the third. This way of writing a book is popping up more and more often, and sometimes it works, sometimes not. Not so here, for me anyway. A change in chapter usually heralds the change in POV but I would still have like that change headed.
It does have a lot of amusing parts, particularly between Vallen and Morgan in the beginning, I mean, she is swinging above a stock pot, waiting to be added to said pot, and all she can do is argue with the troll who wants to eat her. Vallen doesn’t quite get Morgan and it did make for SOME funny points.
It has some steam, passion and love. It has some danger, scary bits and backstabbing betrayal. It just did not connect the dots, for me.
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