Author: LM Brown
Publisher: Fireborn Publishing
Cover Artist: Fireborn Publishing Art Department
Rating: 4.00 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 01/22/2016
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Fantasy, M/M Romance
Lord Marcus is on a quest to slay the dragon, rescue the princess, and live happily ever after. Falling for the dragon was never part of the plan.
When Lord Marcus set out on his quest, it seemed a simple enough task to accomplish. Slay the dragon and rescue the princess, securing his father’s approval and earning his happily ever after–only the princess is a witch and the dragon is nowhere to be seen. Instead he finds a young man who has a very big secret and is in far greater need of rescuing. Marcus’s well planned quest might have taken an unexpected turn, but his happy ending could still be within his grasp, if he can earn the trust of a dragon who has been betrayed and hurt by everyone he has ever known.
Destiny & Dragons by LM Brown is an adorable and quite delightful take on the Dragon and the Princess fairy tale. I adored it. The writing is fresh, humorous, witty and very distinctive.
I loved how laid back Marcus is, how pragmatically he approaches the task of rescuing a princess. Any princess will do, he’s not fussy, he just wasn’t expecting the thin chained waif he found instead, and he can’t understand why everyone else runs away screaming from Runt. Runt brings out all of Marcus’s protective side, something than surprised him a bit I think, Marcus likes to think he’s a brave knight he just never expected to be anyone’s hero.
Runt is sweet and innocent, he’s been a prisoner for so long he’s forgotten what hope is, when Marcus frees him and offers to get him to safety he can’t really believe it, nobody has ever helped him before. Runt may be an innocent in the ways of men but he knows what he wants and that’s Marcus, he’s just not exactly sure how it all works.
The story is enchanting, full of nods to legends of old, with a magic mirror and dragon lore aplenty. Destiny & Dragons is the book three in Ms. Brown’s Fairy Tales for All. I’m now very eager to read the first two in the series. Recommended for anyone who likes fairy tales, a reluctant hero, great characterization, and happy ever after’s.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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