Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
With Rios happily mated and planning an entire future, Aqua can’t help but feeling left out. The brother that was always been his chief playmate and best friend is going to leave him behind, which isn’t at all acceptable. The obvious answer is to leave first, so Aqua packs a bag to go on an adventure. But this adventure isn’t anything like his last one and the chances of him returning home alive dwindle every moment.
I actually liked Dragon Home better than its previous story, Dragon Adventure, which I thought was really cute. Here in Dragon Home (Supernatural Consultant #5.2), Mell Eight goes into a little more depth into her universe by revealing wonderful unknown details about characters and dragon growth we hadn’t known before. We also meet some new supernatural creatures are introduced as well when Aqua, like Rios, sets off to find new friends and perhaps a mate like his twin.
When we begin this story, Uncle Willy himself seems to be undergoing a physical change which I found interesting although not explained exactly. I’m hopeful that Mell Eight will find a mate for William as well and his change will be a part of that. He deserves one for his accepting attitude and loving behavior towards his “wards” and their antics. Intriguing bits like this keep me thinking throughout the story. Dragon Home (and indeed all of Mell Eight’s stories) is full of things of a similar narrative nature tucked here and there, just waiting for the reader to notice them and wonder.
Aqua is lonely and unhappy with his twin now spending all his time with his mate and his new found interest in the Coast Guard. Rios has shot up physically with his mental and emotional maturity. Not so poor Aqua. Now they don’t even look like twins, making him feel even more isolated, something William is aware of. It’s adventure time for Aqua, he needs to see what it’s like to get out there by himself and he does in a big way by going where no water dragon should.
I won’t go further but this story has some surprising depth here. The place Aqua “falls” into is a tumultuous one. It will take bravery, maturity and respect for others to see Aqua and others safely through. That he does so is no surprise. But the companion he brings home? A delightful surprise, especially at the end which left me charmed and smiling as it did William. Plus this story gave us a whole new side of William still to be seen. I hope that book is coming.
Who knew I would love William and his kits as much as I do Dane, Mercury and their bunch? Turns out I certainly do! I just loved Dragon Home (Supernatural Consultant #5.2) by Mell Eight. It’s not a standalone story, you really need to read the others. Luckily they’re short and you can catch up quickly. Read the entire series. It’s a joy! I recommend not only Dragon Home but all of the Supernatural Consultant series.
Cover art by Aisha Akeju is one of my favorite in this series. Dramatic and speaks to the story.
Sales Links: Preorder at Less Than Three Press
Expected publication: June 21st 2017 by Less Than Three Press
SeriesSupernatural Consultant #5.2