Sunday, July 27, 2014

Becoming a Dragon (Janice Light)

Becoming a Dragon
Janice Light
Amazon Digital Services
Fiction, Fantasy
*** (Okay)

DESCRIPTION: Mariana only wanted to retire in peace and comfort in a small, quiet town, trading her mercenary sword for an innkeeper's apron. But Lord Roland's cruel regime and constant tax increases have broken the back of the land. Worse, he even steals the tributes meant for the dragons, the traditional tithes required to keep the beasts away from human lands, ignoring the warnings of the few remaining dragonspeakers. Now word is coming that Lord Roland himself is on his way to wring the last drops of blood from the town. If only there were a way to teach the arrogant man what horrors his greed will bring on the people...
A Kindle-exclusive title.

REVIEW: This short fantasy tale reads fast, but doesn't linger long in the memory. Light creates a world that has potential, here, but doesn't quite place me inside it. The characters serve their purposes, acting out a plot that, save one or two minor twists, plays out about like one expects. It's not a bad little tale, in the end, but it just didn't do much for me.

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