Who'd believe that in the enlightened year of 1815, Georgie Grisham's Welsh village still felt the need to make its 100-year sacrifice to the local dragon lord? And just because she was supposed to be a descendant of St. George, why was everyone in town suddenly looking at her?
Fine. If being the dragon sacrifice would save her younger siblings from the poor house, she'd do it. After she got the agreement in writing. When the villagers found her safe and sound the next morning, maybe they'd quit believing in this dragon nonsense. But just in case there was some truth to it, she was taking her great-great grandfather's sword. Someone needed to put an end to this appalling tradition once and for all.
When Caddoc sees the buxom, flame-haired beauty waiting for him on the rocks, he can't resist flying in for a closer look. Then the little minx tries to stab him with an enchanted sword. For the first time in centuries, this sacrifice business is going to be fun. First he has to take away her weapon, and, takes her back to his lair. After he shapeshifts to human form - a shape she recognises as the reclusive lord of a nearby castle - he can teach her what it means to satisfy all the cravings of a dragon.
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I would compare it to some of the Rebecca Zanetti novellas. It had just enough detail for a quick read with some drama, lots of humor and a basic story line that was easy to follow.
It was easy listening
I received this book through audioblast
As an artist busy with my hands and eyes I had to give up reading. Then audio books came into my life and I am back to over 200 books a yr.
Yes, definitely. It is a great book to sandwich between other full length books...kind of like dessert.
I loved the connection of Georgie to St. George....but won't say more to be a spoiler to some of the interesting incidents that I loved.
The narration was fine.
I almost passed this one up because it was short. But I am sooooo glad I didn't. It was a wonderful find. I will look at other short books differently. It got to all the important points and made me love all of the characters without a lot of babbling about what clothes everyone was wearing, and what each of the characters did each day. I love the details that writers put into most books. But once in a while a book like this that gets to the plot and moves it along in a delightful manner is a nice break to be able to read the whole story in a short space of time so it can be read in one sitting. I loved the way the author did the shape-shifting dragon to man slightly different than in other books (that I also love).
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