A big welcome to Riza Curtis as part of her review tour with Signal Boost Promotions for The Dragon’s Thief. Thanks for the opportunity to read and review!
I read this sweet shifter story in one sitting. I loved the characters, especially Chester whose mouth tends to engage, then his brain catches up later. One of the delights of this story is the banter, and not just between Chester and Michal. I liked that Michal starts out as an icy somewhat grumpy dragon, and then thaws as he gets to know Chester. I also liked that Chester, although attracted to Michal, doesn’t trust him at first, and watches his own back. This is a story very much about family, as we meet Chester’s adoptive parents as well as Michal’s brother and father.
The world building is interesting, especially as it’s a world with shifters but although humans share it, they’re unaware of the true nature of many of its inhabitants. The UK setting was a plus for me too, as I enjoy stories that take place there and use British expressions. I found the ending satisfying with its touch of bittersweet in regard to Michal’s brother, and would like to read more about these characters and the world they inhabit.
I’d recommend The Dragon’s Thief to readers who enjoy a short, sweet shifter story with delightful banter, and interesting world building. 4 out of 5 stars.
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Chester. Magpie shifter, renowned thief.
Chester knows better than to get involved when a dragon requests his services. Anyone who steals from a dragon’s hoard is not to be screwed with. There’s something alluring about Michal though, and Chester’s always loved playing with fire…
Michal. Dragon shifter, first-born son.
Michal knows exactly who’s taken the centrepiece of his hoard—his estranged brother. The one person he can’t touch thanks to family politics. It seems simple enough to hire the little magpie shifter to retrieve what is his. But, Chester is nothing like Michal expected, and in the end he might need to decide whether the last piece of his mother is worth more than the man who could own his heart.
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Riza began writing stories at a young age to the a̶n̶n̶o̶y̶a̶n̶c̶e̶ delight of anyone she could b̶u̶l̶l̶y̶ persuade to read them. Now somewhat older, if not wiser, things haven’t really changed.
Riza lives in England where they enjoy adding extra letters to words, tea, and discussing the weather (it’s always raining). She has a FdSci in Manufacturing Engineering and is currently working towards her BEng. When she’s not writing, studying or doing her day job, Riza is obsessed with target archery and enjoys shooting barebow.
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