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The Dragon and the Wolf

(Things in the Night #1.5)

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3.35  ·  Rating details ·  540 ratings  ·  72 reviews

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Westley Stone didn’t expect to survive being kidnapped and tortured by hunters, but he did, and only because a dragon literally dropped out of the sky to save him, and after waking up in the man’s house, he can’t help but feel grateful, and very attracted to his rescuer.

Chris Knucker has a thing against werewolves ever since his family was killed, but

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Kindle Edition, 64 pages
Published November 15th 2013 (first published October 29th 2013)
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Aug 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
Don't bother if you're a fan of M/M. This free story was a waste of my time! If I knew that it doesn't have an ending and the sequel is F/M I wouldn't have read this.
Lady you don't do this to a M/M reader.
indeed so
I know it's part of a series, but at least wrap SOMETHING up. Its like she dropped her pen and said "Yup, I'm going to bed."
Serena Yates
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, shifters
Dragons and wolf shifters do not normally go along, but in this short prequel to 'The Legend of the Werewolf', Chris the dragon shifter and Westley the wolf shifter learn that there can be exceptions to the rule. It takes them a while to get there, and not everything is solved in this installment (leaving the real solution for the next book), but this story shows a very cute beginning of an unusual relationship.

Westley is under pressure to take a wife and produce pups for his pack, and since he'
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Furio
Feb 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
This M/M werewolf short story (the first instalment in a series) is not awful. It is also reasonably written with no typos or inconsistencies.
Unfortunately it drags: there is hardly any rhythm, hardly any tension. It simply fails to keep its reader's interest awake.
Characters feel distant and one cannot relate to them.
Jacq
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was a short maybe love story. However, very incomplete. PG 13.
Sadie Forsythe
Jan 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-lendable
This was almost good. It started off well and remained good for about 2/3 of it. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the pace skyrocketed, the romance popped into existence out of the ethers apparently, there was an almost sex scene (or rather, there was sex just no sex scene, leaving me feeling cheated) and then the whole thing just ended. It felt very much like the first couple chapters of a longer piece, as opposed to an actual short story.

I could try and excuse it as a prequel, but it's not the
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Lasha
2.5 stars

A very poor start to a series. Book just ended. It seems like this was a setup to the m/f book, which while I liked the two main male characters in this short story, I didn't like them enough to buy a m/f book. This book had soooo much potential, I mean a wolf and a dragon? Yeah! But ultimately it failed and the fade-to-black sex scenes...not my thing. Even for .99 cents, not sure I can recommend this one.
A
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Paranormal. Shapeshifter. M/M love story. Wesley, a werewolf, is in the middle of being physically assaulted when he is rescued by Chris, a dragon. The story starts out good, werewolves, vampires, and others are being hunted and killed by humans. But then it falls short and the only way to find out the rest is to read the next book in the series.
Deanna
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This books dragged, though never once did I feel like giving up on it. While doing so, Rosko added little bits of drama to keep the story interesting.

Then came the ending; then came the exact opposite. From 0 to 100 in about maybe two pages.

Besides the pacing issue, the story itself drug me in. The conflict between Westly and his father (which eventually creates Westly having conflicts with basically everyone else) made up a majority of the plot. Besides the werewolves, dragons, and all the oth
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LWM
Dec 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Confusing, disjointed attempt at a paranormal thriller...

This book left me so confused and overwhelmed from all the data, bits and pieces of every paranormal myth out there infused into a really short publication. This lacked transitional finesse, and while the writer tried to insert character conflict using the alpha-first-born-must-marry-a-fertile-young-female-sooner-rather-than-later theme, it all felt contrived, forced, and awkward amidst all the other drama and information overload. Way too
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Tristan
May 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: shifter
2/5

This book was reasonably alright in term of writing. It wasn't bad, but wasn't anything spectacular either. It could have been a cute short read except for the brute axed ending that feel like someone ate the other half of the book and the author couldn't bother rewriting it.

It wouldn't had been too bad had it been in a continuous series, but instead the actual series was just a bunch of barely connected MF.



It seemed to be a strange decision to include this book as the prequel for the ser
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Gerry
Apr 03, 2019 rated it liked it
This was awesome.

Loved the characters. Too short for me. I had to lower my rating as I realized this seems to become more Male to Female story lines. I prefer gay story lines as in the novella prequel. Plus there is a box set but I am not sure if and how much my Male characters from prequel are involved or not. Sorry but do not know if I will continue or not. Plus single books are close to 8 dollars each. The set is a great deal but as in above not sure what to do.
Amanda Manshum
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute and sweet book

The Dragon and the Wolf is a cute and sweet book with heat and humor. Can a dragon who can't soul bond make a relationship work with a wolf who can? You have to read to find out. 😉
Fran
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
i like the characters and the premise of the story but it ends to abruptly. you dont get to see their journey to acceptance and love. if it was longer i would have loved it.
Jason Hawke
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to read the whole series

The story is a real page turner. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. But I never wanted to reach the end.
Sherry Vitaniemi
Mar 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Side book

Wasn't sure when do expect. But this was definitely a very short book. I guess you could say it was a side book.
Carole Smith
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Disappointing

I was disappointed because I did not think there was enough story line to get myself into to keep me hooked
Stacey Colyer
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book

I love books that get right to the love and adventure. This book did that without putting the store at risk of being boring.
Jacque
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So happy that Westley and Chris got their own story! I never would have pegged a wolf and a dragon as a good couple. However these two characters are perfect for each other. The Dragon And The Wolf starts out fairly exciting as Chris swoops in and rescues Westley from the Shepards. (Finally an introduction to what/who they are). But that’s not what this story is about. It’s more of how a growing attraction between two souls builds. As in any relationship, everything is exciting then in the begin ...more
Kali
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
“Who are you and what are you doing on my Kindle?”

One disadvantage of having too many books on your e-reader is that you can’t remember every book you have already read. If this is happening, it means that a book didn’t leave any kind of impression. Yesterday, The Dragon and the Wolf, came back to life (once again) and now I’m finished with this short/prequel, to the M/F Romance called The Legend of the Werewolf.

This fellow gets 2 Stars.

It’s a plain, but still nice written story about the dra
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Lisa
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
After reading a few reviews of this story, I’m really surprised at some of the hate it received. It’s a novella, so you can only squeeze in so much information, but I thought Westley and Chris were absolutely adorable! We’re given a little bit of background about the werewolves and how their pack works, and I think it is probably a good segue into the next book of the series. Now, I will admit that I did not enjoy the “instalove” situation. Warning – getting a little spoilery with these next com ...more
Jo
Jan 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks, pnr
This book was decent, but not my favorite. While I found the story line and characters interesting enough, nothing was incredibly vibrant. The most descriptive part of the book is definitely the very violent beginning. Some of the things described in that section (particularly the fingernails) were absolutely cringe-inducing. The one sex scene between Westley and Chris, on the other hand, is not at all explicit and is over very quickly. Something I did enjoy was Anne and her friendship with and ...more
Petula
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is part of the "In The Night " series. While you could read it on it's own, if you are reading the series this must be read before book #2 The Legend of the Werewolf or you will spoil this one.
Westley has been captured by hunters and cant seem to think of a way to escape. He knew his birthmark would land him in trouble one day.
Christopher Knucker can't ignore the suffering of the person being tortured by hunters so he flies in to the rescue. Little did be know what the man would mean to h
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Jen
This was the first short story that I read in this series. Not sure if it's indicative of the full length books or not. It was a free read and I just grabbed it to get an idea of this series' feel.

Things that weren't so great for me... when the characters needed to add backstory for things to make sense (world building), it felt very amateurish. I think it could have been built in a little better instead of just stating it flat like it was. The romance part was a bit cliche as well. And then it
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Gale Canzoneri
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
On a time-line this is set just before 'The Legend of the Werewolf - Book 2'. It also shows how the Shepards ended up in the area where the 'The Shepard’s Agony - Book 3' takes place. It is the story of how Westly and Chris met and what happened just afterwards. It is a sweet love story that not only touches your heart but has you rooting for their success. Some things in this story can ruin parts of 'The Legend of the Werewolf - Book 2' so you may not want to read it first. It can be read betwe ...more
Lizzie
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not terrible. The book starts off very well, with Westley being beaten and then rescued by Chris. Beyond that there isn't much in the way of descriptions for much of anything. Westley insists that he is not closeted yet for the better part of the book he does his best to keep anyone from finding out he is attracted to Chris. Chris is close to being a non-entity. We get learn very little about him. The sexual part of this romance, what there is of the romance, is nearly rated PG-13. I believe the ...more
Lorraine Lesar
Nothing upsets me more as a reader, when a book/prequel ends so abruptly, that I end up checking page numbers to see if it was downloaded incorrectly. This is what happened and it was so frustrating! I was aware it was a prequel, but with the author promising "while there is a resolution to their immediate problem", I would ask "where"? there was no resolution, it just ended! Then we have the author saying "the remainder is still concluded in another book which is M/F dominant". Firstly, the sen ...more
Megan
I'm not a huge fan of coming into a series and having not read the first books but went for it anyway and I'm glad I did! I enjoyed this one!

Poor Westley, a wolf shifter, is kidnapped and tortured, only to be rescued by a dragon shifter named Chris who has issues because his family was killed by wolf shifters. But he can't help but feel drawn to Westley, the only issue is that of course Westley is supposed to be the next Alpha and is expected to marry his best girl-friend and produce the next g
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Linz
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
read The Curse of the Vampire (the first in this series) and was hooked so couldn't wait to read the rest of this series. This is another great book, Mandy's origin story of werewolves and how mistaken identity impacts on a small group of shifters, could not put it down and went straight onto The Dragon and the Wolf which is a prequel short story to this book and explains how 2 of the charters from legend met and fall in love, but how parental opinion keeps them apart. Also read The Shepards Ago ...more
Mary Devereaux
In all honesty, I'd give this book 2.5 stars.
It's an okay short story. It's written well enough, nothing deep and emotional and there are some editing errors.

However, a short story that sells itself as a 'prequel' or a back story sort of book (as most '.5' books are), I was disappointed that there was zero resolution to the story of Chris and Wes.

From what I can see, book 2 is about a whole other couple. I'm assuming, since we had a fade to black sex scene, this was the authors first attempt at
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Other books in the series

Things in the Night (3 books)
  • The Vampire's Curse (Things in the Night, #1)
  • The Legend of the Werewolf (Things in the Night, #2)
  • The Shepard's Agony (Things in the Night, #3)