One Flew Through the Dragon Heart
A Chinese Legend.
A British Secret.
Star-Crossed Lovers with Incompatible Magic.
Brixton Flew works as a professor of wielder instruction at Rembrandt Academy, hoping to erase the regrets of his youth along with the resulting debt. But when he comes face to face with his biggest regret—the woman who broke his heart, Adelaide Favan—Brixton soon r...more
I’ve only read about five books from this author, but I think this may be my favorite by her yet!
Absolutely loved both the hero and heroine. Their romance was just…not sure how to describe it. Ha! However, I really enjoyed seeing Brix fight for his relationship and his love for Adelaide. They have a unique relationship and was more than thrilled by their ending.
The magical aspect of this book was epic! Definitely one of my favorite parts as ...more
Here's the blurb I have (so far!):
Brixton went silent as his chest tightened, his heart clenched, and his fingers shook.
He had only just barely stopped himself.
He had come so bloody close to saying her name.
It was appalling to think after ...more
(Favan & Flew #1)
One Flew Through the Dragon Heart is a good book for a young adult to read, without being overwhelming explicit content; which making us parents, and grand-parents question a book. We have an exciting tale full of Steampunk elements, magic, mystery, intrigue, ancient legends, powerful family ties, action and romance! A villain that becomes a hero, and there is even a dragon!! As a new adventure begins with life in London, from heart ...more
I enjoyed reading this book, the characters and the story line. It covers a bit of magic, to dragons and the life in London.
It was great getting to know the characters and watching them grow as you read into the story. I enjoyed the flash back scenes as it lets you understand where the characters are coming from and who they are and why they do the things they do.
Love the relationships between the characters too, sibling and family love as well as the romantic love a ...more
This is my voluntary review. ...more
Brixton Flew is a kind-hearted young man working as a professor at Rembrandt Academy. He also has a knack for getting himself trouble, especially when it comes to Adelaide Favan. When the girl who broke his heart returns and is wrapped up in a dangerous plot, Brix helps her with hopes that he can keep her safe.
Adelaide is cursed. All Ada wants is to be in contr ...more
OK, first, let me tell you a story: when I subscribed to the author's newsletter, this was the book she was working on, and after reading a couple of the #sneakpeeks she included on her weekly messages, I was hooked. However, when I finally got the opportunity to have an e-copy on my hands (fine, on my Kindle app, but you get the point), I really enjoyed it, up until the 6th or 7th chapter. Seriously, I d ...more
Like most steampunk it is full of machines and technology however embracing the Victorian world it takes part in the Victorian era because the magic made the world come early to ...more
I love steampunk with all the gadgets and alternate history bits that get thrown in. This book definitely has all that, plus it mixes in a little magic with the tech to power things. The blending is done very well and fits into the overall setting which is richly detailed. Our characters are also well developed with unique personalities and flaws which make them more real. The writi ...more
Taking place in an alternate London where a gaping magical portal hovers over parliament.
I loved the magic system created for this story world. White magic and black magic are taken literally in this color based magic system.
This novel also features a great addition to Dragon lore.
The main POV characters, Brixton and Ada were great. With personality and chemistry they make a couple worthy of shipping.
Without spilling spo ...more
Brixton Flew and Adelaide Favan have, by far,2 of the most fun steampunk characters this year. Nerdy and proud of it, this rendition of London is full of adventure danger, love...and a dragon, a truly wonderful time is had by all. Add a soupçon of Asian mythology, and C.S Johnson has proven yet again that she is the queen of whatever genre she tackles and I’ll keep reading as long as she ...more
It was my pleasure to receive this ARC and give my honest review.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
The story unfolds in London 275 years after the Great Disruption of 1605 when a magic portal opened up to pour out its light creating magic which Professor Brixton Flew uses at Rembrandt Academy to teach his students to design fantastic buildings, machines, and objects. However, Brixton does not enjoy his job. He wants to join the Royal Airship Force, but the debt he owes Rembrandt Academy and the result of a love he regretted but couldn ...more
The romance between Adelaide and Brix is messy and beautiful. Everything I hoped for when I started reading this one. The characters are so relatable, they feel real. Their relationship feels real and it really makes this story that much more enjoyable.
I'm a huge fan of world building an ...more