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Circus of Scales

(The Dragon Sanctum #1)

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Ivy and her dragon familiar, Celestia, are bound to the Circus of Scales. People flock from all over the Emerald Continent to watch the pair's death defying act.

With the threat of dragon hunters lurking in every town, Ivy knows the circus is the safest place for her beloved dragon. Still, Ivy wishes she could give Celestia the freedom a magnificent creature deserves - inst
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ebook, 95 pages
Published March 3rd 2020
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Stephanie (Bookfever)
3.5/5★

This was a fun read! I love fantasy and I love dragons so a story about a dragon tamer and her dragon in a circus was something that I liked reading about. It all reminded me a bit of How To Train Your Dragon and I love those movies so this was a very good thing.

Although there were some things in the story that I saw coming, the story in its own often went into surprising ways. I really liked the main character Ivy and her bond with her dragon Celestia. It was very clear that she loves the
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Amanda Cross
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Circus of Scales drew me in and kept me immersed up until the very last page. I can’t wait for book 2 to continue this story. Constance does a wonderful job at selecting her words to really bring this story to life. The visual imagery playing out in my mind, as I read, was fantastic. Ivy is such a strong and powerful main character. I love strong female characters, and Ivy is one. Oh and did I mention dragons?!? No, well I am now because this story has dragons. So if you want to read a story tha ...more
Kendall Culbertson
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
3.5. First of all, I LOVE dragons, so this book was right up my alley. Constance Roberts is excellent at world-building. Her lush descriptions of settings make you feel like you're right alongside the characters throughout the story. The main character, Ivy, is strong-willed and pure-hearted but stubborn, which is a combination of traits I enjoy in my heroes. The dragons are awesome; the author's imagination really shines when she describes the different kinds of dragons and their relationships ...more
Cianna Sunshine & Mountains Book Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. Ivy and her dragon familiar, Celestia are such a great pair, and their adventure keeps you on your toes throughout the book. I enjoyed the pacing of this novel, it's definitely written as a YA book, but it's still enjoyable for adults. I also enjoyed that the romance element of this book wasn't overblown and taken to the forefront of the novel, and it remained focused on Ivy and protecting her dragon Celestia. Their relationship was truly well written and has all the ...more
Rachel Kirkaldie
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a quick, interesting, enjoyable read. I would have liked to see more character depth and development. It didn’t really make sense to me how TItus and Ivy fell for each other so quickly. I think it would have worked better as a full-length novel; as a novella, it just felt rushed and as if the story was not as thought-through as it could have been. I would have loved more depth and detail.
Sissy Lu {Book Savvy Reviews}
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: circus, ya-fantasy
I absolutely loved this story when it was inside a Circus Anthology [Cirque de vol Mystique] It was by far my favorite.

It reads like a circus story, but swiftly takes flight into what promises to be a fantastical adventure. I wish there was more to the story because I couldn't get enough of it. :)
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Danielle Mamagona
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I couldn’t put this book down! Constance Roberts does an incredible job creating a world and introducing us to her amazing characters and beautiful dragons. I can’t wait for the story to continue in Book 2.
Jessi
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
All the things I want to say are spoilers, but I really enjoyed this story- the characters and descriptions of imaginative places and dragon flights! The connection between the main character and her dragon is sweet and relatable as a friend of all creatures myself!
Suzanne
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I don't think I ever really wanted a dragon until I read this book! Roberts did a great job bringing everything to life in this book. I could picture everything as it was happening and wish I could visit The Sanctum. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book! ...more
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Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give this more that 5 stars!❤
Constance Roberts
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Okay yeah, maybe it's sketchy to "read" and "review" your own book. However, I have read through these words no less than twelve times, so you betcha I'm going to have it count toward my yearly Goodreads goal. Lol. XD

I'm so excited for this story to be out in the world. What started out as a short piece for an anthology has now developed into a three part series. (whoops) I just couldn't keep this world within a few pages. I hope you enjoy the dragon circus as much as I did. :)
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Constance Roberts is a retired flight attendant who turned in her wings to stay at home with her adventurous children and to write. She and her husband live in St. Louis, Missouri where they spend the weekends playing board games with friends. She is currently working on exciting projects and has big plans for another fantasy series.

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