Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Since a ceasefire was called on the Dragon Wars, dragons and humans have lived in an uneasy partnership. To help humans understand dragons and prepare future dragon trainers, the Academy was created. Jac Conway is an eager student, long enthralled with all things dragon. But even he, with all his hopes and ambitions, never dreamed of just how close to them one night would bring him …
For a short story I found myself totally sunk into this world in a short amount of time. The author throws us and Jae down a scary tunnel on mating night and the rest of the story just carries us away. Yes, I wish to know more about the past history, how the dragons decided it was worth it to come together with humans. The tantalizing elements here raise so many questions that a mere 50 odd pages can’t begin to answer.
But the promise, the characters, small and large, the glimpses I saw of something bigger…well, if this is the start of a series I can’t wait to see what the author brings next. I hope to see these characters again as well. What a way to shake up an academy!
Cover art by Kirby Crow is pretty, but the blue is distracting.
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