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The Hawk and the Rabbit (The Bestiary)

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  120 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
When the Queen is struck down by a deadly curse, Leal's only chance of saving her depends on cooperating with the Dragon Master, Hawk. But Hawk, like the rest of the palace, has no love of the foreign Leal or his magic, and would much rather throw Leal in prison until he has good enough reason to execute him.
ebook, 113 pages
Published November 21st 2012 by Less Than Three Press LLC (first published November 20th 2012)
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Mandy*reads obsessively*
I really enjoyed this story!
Leal is a sorcerer and with his prince in a foreign land, the queen has been cursed by magic and suspicion falls upon Leal and his prince.
Hawk, the dragon Master has a deep distrust of magic and of Leal, but when circumstances force them on a quest to save the Queen, Lael sees that although Hawk has always come across as harsh and grumpy he is actually a real sweetie, and Hawk finally sees Leal for who he is, not what he does.
There is a pouty Dragon, an adventure, at
Nov 23, 2012 Deeze rated it really liked it
A delightfully entertaining fairy tale.

Adventure, mistrust, mystery and a growing romance, what more could you want in a story? Oh OK Throw in a cute dragon lol.

Hawk and Rabbit were a wonderful couple, with a strong chemistry that had me cheering for them. There love was a joy to watch grow.

The adventure was enjoyable, the Unicorn and Phoenix were well done and different, the Griffons matched my own interpretation of them, and the sea serpent was the main excitement on their journey.

The mystery
Nov 22, 2012 Heller rated it really liked it
A sorcerer, a warrior, and a dragon walk into a bar. ;)

This was a fun, easy read. It's basically a magic road trip story as Leal and Hawk hit the air on the back of a dragon seeking the elements needed to break an evil curse.

Leal DuFray is a sorcerer from Serenee who has lived in the neighboring kingdom of Ecottia as a magical advisor to his close friend, Prince Henri, who has recently married the queen Gaia. Her kingdom has for years forbidden the use of magic so Leal is not well liked nor is
Nov 23, 2012 Ami rated it liked it
Recommended to Ami by: Mandy*reads obsessively*
3.5 stars
Mandy sold me this story by way of "a pouty Dragon" :). I needed to check it by myself!! I agreed with everything she said. It did remind me of the world that of Megan Derr.

There was a couple of bad editing -- like this sentence, "You are neither of you amusing". I said, "Huh??". I did feel a little off with the writing -- just less chemistry between myself and the style. Not enough to make me stop, though. Overall, it as a fun adventure, complete with dragon, unicorn, phoenix ... and
Cole Riann
Nov 29, 2012 Cole Riann rated it really liked it
A novella full of a classic style fairy tale fantasy world, complete with sorcerers, knights, dragons, and quests. I really enjoyed the style of writing which was easy for me to sink into. The change from animosity to love between Leal and Hawk was nice to see and done well (slowly), which I appreciated. In all, a cute and easy story to like.
I wish it was a full-fledged book, but I had to content myself with a short story. I didn't think I will like it, Hawk seemed like too much of a bigot for me, but I loved it.
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
This review can be found at The Armchair Reader.

Leal DuFray is a very powerful sorcerer from Serenee and living with his Prince in Ecottia, but when the Queen of Ecottia is cursed and he can’t cure her, he seeks the help of Sir Vincent Barclay, the leader of the Dragon Knights and known widely as Hawk. The relationship between Leal and Hawk is one of animosity and malice, at least on Hawk’s part for he hates all sorcerers with a passion. When Hawk learns that the only way to save the Queen is by
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Jan 10, 2013 Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews rated it really liked it
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Leal is a strong sorcerer from Serenee brought to a new land Ecottia when his Prince married their Queen, none of the Serenee are trusted because of their use of magic, and now, the Queen has fallen foul of a deadly curse. Leal turns to the Dragon Master, Hawk, for help and although he isn’t trusted, Leal sets out on a journey with Hawk to find the cure for the Queen. Hawk would rather throw all the Serenee’s
Elisa Rolle
The Hawk and the Rabbit is almost “innocent” in its development; the first impression I have of this story is that it has completely removed the concept of homosexuality as a sin. In this fantasy world, being gay, lesbian, bisexual or straight is like being a brunette or a blond, having brown or blue eyes, you are born with. If someone is complaining about something is, first that prince consort Henri is from a breed that is still using magic, while instead in Gaia’s kingdom magic was banned, an ...more
Jan 26, 2014 Teetee rated it really liked it
This is a lovely story between two men who’ve admired one another secretly for some time, but outwardly mistrust one another. Lael is the prince’s loyal friend and magic wielder who is initially attracted to Hawk, having heard legends of the dragon knight and is anxious to speak to him in person. Lael accidently makes a bad first impression (unknowingly) and Hawks reaction causes Lael to dampen his feelings. Hawk was also interested in Lael when he first arrives but with his mentor making disapp ...more
Nov 23, 2012 Paris rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, kindle
The only minus in this book, in my opinion, is that it was too short and the ending was a bit rushed. But otherwise a very pleasant read. I wished MCs journey was longer and more detailed (because I like magical worlds and magic). I would have also played few scenes differently (and I did in my head) - I don't necessary crave angst rather intensity of the moment.
So, yeah, if the story was longer maybe some things would have been different, but for what it is the story is not bad at all.
Jan 14, 2013 blub rated it really liked it
Leal is strife with magic while Hawk is bias to all things magical. The unlikely duo is thrown together when their queen becomes cursed. For a common cause they overcome their differences and go on a quest to find a cure for their queen. While questing together they find out neither is what they thought they were.

A lovely story that I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend.
Jan 04, 2015 Djenifer rated it really liked it
Again the mystery was too obvious, but the story was tight. I always like an adventure trip. Along with the characters, the reader is an explorer too. It really kept the story moving and allowed Leal and Hawk to learn about each other. I wish there was a little more magic and that Leal could have gotten a little of his own back at the guards.
Apr 24, 2015 Bkrdr rated it it was amazing
Rated 5 stars. I really enjoyed this story with it's well-developed characters and imaginative quest of locating various magical items.
May 30, 2013 Saya rated it really liked it
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Elizah Davis has lived in various parts of the United States, but currently resides in the Pacific Northwest, enjoying the abundance of coffee readily available there. She earned her degree in creative writing after she realized journalism involved too many facts and not enough unicorns. She loves stories of all kinds, but has a particular fondness for romance and fantastical adventures. When she ...more
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