Rating: 5 stars out of 5
But when the dragon steals a person, that’s a step too far. As Sir Violet ventures out to get the missing baker back, however, he quickly realizes things are not at all what they seem..
Ever read a story that made your heart smile? That left you feeling warm, happy, and with an urge to read it out loud to someone? Children, adults? Just because you wanted to spread the joy a special tale had given you? Well, The Dragon of Ynys by Minerva Cerridwen is that story.
After I finished it, I wanted to grab onto the author and publishers and beg them to put it out in a hardback version, complete with illustrations. One I could pick up and read to groups of children, no matter the age or even adults for that matter.
This book is charming, adventurous, and brings out the best in it’s characters. Perhaps in its readers as well because it speaks to the heart in a gentle, kind, and humorous way. It has a dragon that steals things because it’s lonely and wants companionship. And just maybe because certain things strike it as pretty or downright hilarious. It has a knight named Sir Violet who’s nature is gentle and home loving. And a village that suits them both. I mean really, it’s full of characters who are absolutely a delight to spend time with (as you will) and whose lives will pique your interest (oh yes, they do).
I can’t remember reading any novelette I loved more recently.
I need to find more stories by this author. This story is beautifully written, concise, and yet it flows just as it should. The characterizations are perfect for the story. Would I mind a return? No. Do I need one? No. I think its marvelous as it.
Do you love fantasy? Here’s a jewel you shouldn’t miss out on. There is a romance but not the one you might be thinking of. Definitely no sex. I told you I would read this to children. There is a F/F couple, a dragon and knight to die for and so much more. I highly recommend The Dragon of Ynys by Minerva Cerridwen.
Cover art: Kirby Crow. I love it. It’s perfect really for the tone of the story.
ebook, 94 pages
Expected publication: May 16th 2018 by Less Than Three Press