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Mark of the Dragon

(Urban Dragon #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Rosario Hernandez doesn't ask for much. She'd like to sleep on a bed instead of a sidewalk, to know where her next meal is coming from, and maybe, if she's really feeling optimistic, to get a girlfriend. More than anything, though, she wants her best friend Arkay to not murder anyone— because Arkay is a dragon, claws and all, and she has a penchant for vigilante justice.

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Published September 3rd 2016 by Swallowed Sun Books
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Alec J
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book has all the things I want in Urban Fantasy
--A strong protagonist
--Violent dragons
--Good cops and bad cops
--Unique paranormal beasties
--An intense, genuine friendship between two people who would die for each other that is never overshadowed by romance

This series is written as novellas in almost a "monster of the week" style. I wish that there was more space in each story to explore some of the other characters more, but in some ways the short format helps the story
Jessica Bronder
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rosario is living on the streets and having a tough time until Arkay takes her under her wing. But Arkay has a secret of her own, a dangerous one. But when a necromancer threatens humanity it will be up to Arkay and Rosario to stop them.

This is a quick read but packs one heck of a punch. It’s hard to describe it without giving too much away. I love Rosario, she finds hope with Arkay even when things so south. They are not a traditional couple but I can’t wait to see where their relationship goes
Christine Karmelreads2665 W.
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fierce Protector

So did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. When I picked the story I thought a quick read no big deal, boy was I surprised at how caught up in these 60 -plus pages. The author has done such a good job with the characters and the story line I did not feel cheated that the books was so short.

Love the characters of Arkay and -Rosario even though I am not sure what they are truly about yet. Looking forward to reading the other books in the series to see what will happen w
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: h, queer-women
A dragon, zombies, necromancers, ghouls and murder? Count me in!!!
Brooke Banks
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=It’s short & it ends & I need to know everything that happens next…

I’m white, attracted to men, and not a dragon, but this feels like a ‘me’ book because I’ve been homeless and in shelters. It’s so rare to find books with characters like these and it’s done so well. It’s the main reason I immediately signed up to review this book. With or without the dragons. And ya’ll know how much I love dragons.

There is the threat of sexual violence and just violence i
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I got a digital copy of this for a review, and boy THIS BOOK THO!!

I honestly haven't read an urban fantasy I loved until I read THIS and let me tell you oh honey so: LGBTQ+ characters, diversity, A STRONG PLOT (seriously I am so done with books that just kind of slither around the plot and don't make it the main focus), personally I love that there is no dumb love triangle and that romance isn't the focus so much as issues like homelessness, bullying, etc...

JW Troemner has a writing style that's
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Let me preface my review by stating that I hate, despise, loathe, fear (get the picture?) zombies. That said, this book was amazing. I love dragons and I can see how this story can go quite a bit further. I hope to follow it as it continues. It was a good short story, but I don't recommend it before bed ;). Humans as a species behave exactly as expected in this, which is as idiots. I wonder how relationships will develop. This felt like a great start to a good series. ...more
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I'm not sure what I was expecting but whatever it was it wasn't this. Good read, tantalizing world building, I'd say it's a recommend. ...more
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A different unique story of how a Dragon depends on a human for companionship to get through the horror that's coming their way.
Magic, zombies and dragons oh my!
Rosario is a another homeless person living on the streets just trying to survive the day. She meets a tiny Asian woman named Arkay, who is not entirely human, but a Dragon in disguise. With her at Rosario's back. They can both survive anything... well maybe not necromancy and zombies. With the police after them for a crime they didn't c
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JW Troemner was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States, where she lives with her partner in a house full of pets. Most days she can be found gazing longingly at sinkholes and abandoned buildings.

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