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Stealing the Dragon

(The Dragon's Hoard #3)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  544 ratings  ·  58 reviews
Stealing from a dragon's hoard is never a bright idea, but stealing from a baby dragon's hoard can lead to tears, sniffles, and smoke in the middle of a busy marketplace.

Jerney, a witch who does work for a well-known thieves' guild, knows exactly who's to blame for the brazen theft. With no other choice in the matter, he quickly becomes entangled in trying to help the bab
ebook, 77 pages
Published February 6th 2013 by Less Than Three Press LLC (first published February 5th 2013)
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Lots of warm fuzzy, kisses for Tori the baby dragon who stole my heart, *hugs* to the beautiful, sweet innocent. The little menace darling is growing up and trying to find his feet, he's not a fully fledged dragon as yet. So adorably cute when he realises that Jerney is part of his hoard and belongs to him. Long suffering sigh, they have a long wait, 40 years before anything remotely sexual happens. I am tipping that Tori will cause mayhem and find a way to change that. A magical gem, I was gigg ...more
I loved this story.

This was simply wonderful. A true Gem lol

The story of Tori was so damn cute and funny, but also as interesting as the first two books. The land these are set in comes to life. The mystery and magic is compelling to read. The characters are wonderful.

I would love to see more of Lyr and Miles. They are a couple that deserve their own story.

But this book belongs to Tori and Jerney. As a couple they are sweet, but in a totally innocent way as Tori is still a baby. Tori is so d
Feb 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, fantasy
What kind of monster would steal hoard from a baby dragon?!

This was cute. I'm really getting a kick out of these short fantasy M/M stories. Tori is just the sweetest little dragon and I loved reading about him tripping all over the kingdom getting himself into mess after mess.

I really liked how Jerney handled everything and what a great solid character that he was and I think my only quibble here is having to wait 40 years for Tori to show Jerney how he treats his hoard. ;)

Makes me want to read
I should feel a bit 'icky' with the idea a teenager who is practically 'a baby dragon' and his 23-year-old human witch. But that's the lovely thing about this story; it doesn't make me feel that way at all. Maybe because it has a "fantasy/fairy-tale" sense to it, that I can dismiss the immaturity of Tori, the dragon, compared to Jerney (the witch) and find it so adorable instead.

But waiting for 40 years??! Before Tori can even realize what Jerney means (as a hoard) for him? And we won't get the
Written September 23, 2014

3.4 Stars - A cozy shortie with the cutest Dragon youngster ever. - So touchingly sweet

At last. I got this short Dragon tale on audio. A novella Vio and Deeze recommended me more than a year ago. (view spoiler)

Super über cute, but quite short (2:45 hours), novella. Narrated very well by Albert Black. Glad I finally "read" it. ~ Worth every penny for me who love fairy tales.

Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait for the next book...Gathering the Hoard

...and hope to see much more of Tori in the future.
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
This story is my favorite of the series.
I love Jerney and Tori, and though I hear that the next book will be the last, I hope Mell does a stand alone with Jerney and Tori fifty years later.
Mandy*reads obsessively*
I wouldn't call this a romance but it is a wonderful little story of love. Love of family and friends.
Jerney has raised and loved his younger brother and sister since he was a very young boy himself, and through hard work and determination he has also become a powerful witch and master of his craft.
He owns his own shop and sometimes helps the thieves guild with potions and spells since it was one of the guild that saved the children they were many years ago.
When Jerney's sister steals Tori's h
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to vLadimiR by: Deeze

This is my first venture into the Dragon Hoard series and have enjoyed it so far. Tori was indeed adorably naive and easily the most love-able character in this installment. And what a joy it is to read a story without sex to complicate things!

Something about how the dragons in this series display their magic reminds me of Merlin somehow. Now that my interest is fueled, I'm inclined to read the rest of the series.

Pure reading enjoyment indeed ^_^

Re-reading a favorite.

This is the perfect dragon story I'd been looking for! I loved everything about Jerney and Tori. Tori at 17 is just a baby dragon and Jerney in his early 20s is a very strong spell caster. Both meet when Jerney returns Tori's hatching gem which had been stolen. Upon sight Tori knows that Jerney is important to him and without both of them knowing claims Jerney as part of his hoard.

What ensues is the most adorable and endearing start of their relationship. Nothing sexual can
4.67 stars

This was my favorite in this series so far...Tori is just...cute and adorable!

And would definitely love to read another story about Tori and Jerney fifty years later, or so

This is the book that I have liked more in the series. The story was interesting, and Tori the baby dragon, Nyle's little brother, was so cute and sweet and naive, that was impossible not to love him. When they stole from his hoard and he cried, OH gods my heart....I wanted to hug him and pat his head!
He must be protected!!!
He and his witch Jerney, I'm sure will make a wonderful couple, and I can understand why now nothing more than a stolen kiss from Tori, could happen, because Tori is
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really cute story but not really a romance since one of the MCs emotionally is still a toddler (dragons apparently take a long time till they're grown up).
This little story rates a ten just for the cuteness factor alone. How could you not fall in love with someone as adorable and innocent as Tori!

Stealing the Dragon is a short, sweet story that will make you smile and certainly made me want a whole lot more. I'd love to see another story, one that has Tori and Jerney skip ahead a few years. I'm anxious to find out what became of them.

Thank you Dee for recommending, pushing, nagging and bringing out the big bat to get me to finally read it. I fully
May 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
OMG - why didn't anyone tell me to read this one sooner???? I have totally fallen in love with Tori. He is so innocent and cute and adorable, the list could just go on and on. It really doesn't matter what type of books someone normally reads, this is the ultimate feel good happy read which leaves such a smile on your face.

baby dragons photo: My pearl! Baby_Spicy_Dragon_Fly.gif
Apr 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shoot me right through the heart!

This story was just so cute! I normally don't bother with short stories, because I feel they don't have enough space to develop, but this one had such good reviews I had to try it out. And it has dragons! And so I'm really glad I read it. Sure, there were maybe too many "action" scenes that could have been cut towards character development and you never really get to see Jeffrey and Tori in an actual relationship, but it is a cute-sweet-quick read that I recomme
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am loving Mell Eight's dragon world. This young dragon is sooo dang cute. I like that the Jerney understands that dragon's age differently even though they look mature in human form. I did wonder how that would work though. When the dragon is fifty, he'll be 70? Does horde magic make humans live longer? Other than that, this was a fun read that had all my favorite things. Magic, a little mayhem, dragons and great characters that I enjoyed spending time with.
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this one, too! The whole series of Dragon Hoard stories rocks. The mini cliffie at the end of book two, Breaking the Shackles, brings us a new way for dragons to be born. Tori is an infant in dragon terms and it's easy to believe. Jerney is the perfect mate for Tori. The whole story is sweet and beautiful. I hope there are more stories for the Dragon Hoard.
May 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Good idea, but I wish the writing were better

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 6/10

- The premise is interesting: a dragon who is stuck in human form but still behaves like an animal.
- Tori is a cute character. The childlike way in which he views the world made me chuckle more than once, especially when contrasted with Jerney’s world-weary cynicism. (see cons below also)
- There are some clever details in the story, such as those relating the drag
I wasn't in love with the previous book, but the series picked back up again here. A very different and interesting story. It was nice to see how Jerney understood Tori even when his own uncle did not. Because Torr is basically a baby dragon (even though he is 17), there is no sex in this book, but I enjoyed watching their friendship develop. The story itself was as enjoyable as the 'romance', and I liked following what was happening with Jerney and his family.

This series continues to work in au
Fadia Pierre
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I only wish this story was longer... Loved Tori and Jerny...
Talya Andor
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
This most recent installment in the Dragon Hoard series brings me to two of my favorite characters. Tori, the baby dragon, is delightfully endearing. Due to his dragon nature, at seventeen he’s essentially a child, no matter how adult he looks to humans, and this is conveyed really well in a series of examples and near disasters when others expect Tori to behave the age he appears to be.

Jerney is a talented witch, and yet another interesting spell concept is introduced in Dragon’s Hoard, because
 ~♥ Elle ♥~
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Update: Re-read June 11, 2013

Loved this! Tori was too cute and adorable.. I want to read about Jerney's long and agonizing wait for Tori to mature.. that would be soooo much fun to read. LOL As always, this series makes me smile and leaves me with fuzzy feelings.
Chris, the Dalek King
This one had to be my favorite of the series. It takes place some 15-20 years after the events of book one and two. The castle has been rebuilt and life has gone on like normal for the most part. Unfortunately for some people that also means the bad parts are just as common as the good.

Having rescued himself and his siblings from being sold off to anyone with a need for young magical folk, Jerney has tied himself and his magic to the criminal underworld of men. It is not a bad life, but neither
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.25 stars for the series so far

This is a light and engaging series. Dragons and werewolves, etc manage to co-exist after distancing themselves from the warring humans. Magi/maji, witches, etc are introduced into the series as different main characters manage to get their HEA's. The different species have to learn to trust each other in order to defeat the threats against them all.

This is a charming series that provided enough background and details to initially grab my interest. It started off
Story: 8
First MC: 9
Second MC: 9
Secondary characters: 6
Mystery: 4
Sexual tension: -
Humor: 6
Hotness: -
Product placement: -
Ridiculousness: 2
Annoying: 1
Audio: 10 (2hr 46min)
To re-read: 8

One word: Cute!
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
This has been a lovely and incredibly sweet story about love and family. Could I just reiterate the general opinion of how adorable Tori is? I truly hope to see a sequel of how his and Jerney's relationship develops over the years, including their eventual romance.
Another sweet story in this series. Tori is so adorable!
Crissy Morris
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.75 stars

Review originally written for Joyfully Jay

Jerney hasn’t had the easiest life. At eight years old, he was forced to run away from home after his mother’s death in order to protect his brother and sister. That’s when Jerney made the decision to stir spells for the Thieves’ Guild in exchange for the protection of his family. Fifteen years later, Jerney is the strongest caster witch around and is still working with the Thieves’ Guild, for which there is a bounty on his head. As the eldest
Anna C
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtqqiaap, novel
I really liked this book. I haven't read the last book in this series yet, but I dare say this book 3 is my most favorite one. :)

Tori may pass as a cute young man, but actually he's a baby dragon inside. You see, both his parents are dragons, and dragons never copulate as they hatch dragon egg for centuries.
But 17 years ago, his mom got crazy idea to copulated with his dad in their human's form, then his mom was pregnant and stayed in human form for 9 months and infant dragon Tori born as a hum
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