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What Dragons Prefer

3.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  78 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
A dragon slayer arrives to rescue a threatened town, but the real threat—and the dragon’s true desires—are not necessarily one and the same.

“What Dragons Prefer” first appeared in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine, Fall 1994; and republished in Dragons: A Celebration of the Greatest of Mythical Creatures, January 1996. You can also listen to the story as a podcast a
Kindle Edition, 10 pages
Published (first published March 30th 2011)
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Jun 14, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

You'll understand if you read it.
Mar 06, 2012 Dale rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very short short story

Dayle A. Dermatis' What Dragons Prefer is a Kindle "freebie" from, at least it is at the time of this review. If it were printed in book form it would be 5 pages or less, I am sure.

The plot revolves around a "dragonseeker," a woman who was brought to a small town to deal with a dragon that lives nearby. The dragonseeker knows how to get rid of a dragon, if necessary, but her expertise is really knowing about dragons - how often they eat, what they eat and what
Katie J Dvorak
Fun twist

I enjoy dragons and loved how clever this seeker twisted the tale. much fun. ended too soon. Will read more by author.
Dione Basseri
While I know that there are aspects of this story that are just a bit too heavy-handed, it still left me with a smug smile. A female dragonslayer visits a town, and finds that the greater threat is the licentious lord. She decides to pay the sleeping dragon a visit. Because not all dragons have the same tastes....

The story does give us such an overtly evil man to hate that it feels sort of like cheating, but any story which leaves me snickering at the downfall of a corrupt and disgusting man is
Aug 03, 2011 Cathy rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle-books
Too short to form much of an opinion on the writing.
Question: Do dragons really like to sup on virgins? Only a dragonseeker knows for sure.
A perfect example of an author not able to construct a short story. It set up a great story, but then ended abruptly. Fail.
Jun 13, 2011 Ezri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this short story, but I wish it was a full length book.
Bill Tillman
A short story, shorter than a Dobie's tale, but cute also a podcast.
Jun 10, 2011 Gretchen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short, but entertaining with a delightful twist.
Jan 10, 2012 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Super-short but highly entertaining
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