Heart of the Dragon
Seventeen years later, inexperienced knight Richard of Benfro sets out to slay the dragon ...more
Not gonna lie; I didn't exactly read the blurb carefully when I bought this. I just liked the idea of DRAGON on the title and I've enjoyed Jamie Sullivan's books before. So, Heart of the Dragon ended up as quite a pleasant 'different' reading.
I will NOT classify this as romance, despite having a young couple near the end. I see this as a fairy-tale, a story about fatherhood, love between father and son (duly noted that the "father" is an dragon who 'accidentally appropriated a baby ...more
Heartwarming story with humor and a few surprises along the wa ...more
This one started off slow for me, but once it captured my attention it was a good afternoon sitting by the pool read.
I enjoyed Madfell and how he connected to Oenyn. Their whole relationship was well done. I liked that even though Oenyn wanted to explore his heritage he never let go of a Madfell or denied their little family. He protected him when needed. I wasn’t really keen on Richard for most of the book but by the end he had redeemed himself enough for me.
Now I'm the first to admit adorable is generally not my thing but I'm a sucker for stories with dragons so I thought I'd give this a try. So glad I did. It was funny and sweet and touching. I *may* have gotten a little teary-eyed at one point.
This was really different and creative and I highly recommend it. ...more
Oenyn is human. And also dragon. After all, his father is a dragon - and he says it doesn't matter whose skin you wear. He loves his life with his father (and his goat, and his bunnies), but he is als ...more
A fantastic M/M romance, but also a story about what makes family.
My actual rating for this book is 3.5 stars.
First thing, anyone picking this up should not expect a fantasy heavy story; this reads more like a feel-good, slice-of-life story with a mild dash of fantasy to spice it up.
This book is about Madfall, a dragon who mistakenly kidnaps a baby after taking a basket he thought was filled with gold. Basically, we follow this dragon as he suddenly finds himself with a child, g ...more
I did not mean to finish this book tonight. I meant to read a bit before sleep. It’s now 3:40am and I am bursting with feelings over this book.
I LOVED IT SO MUCH AND MADFALL IS THE BEST DRAGON EVER 🙌
Seriously. I adore Madfall. I would die for him 🤷♀️
Given the time I’ll leave me writing the rest of this review (properly and less trashqueen-y) until tomorrow, but seriously. Put this on your ...more
This book is told in a few separate sections, from the points of view of Madfall the dragon, Oenyn and Richard. The story begins with Madfall, the gre ...more
Synopsis: Madfell is a dragon who is the best thief around. One day, while attempting to steal the king's gold, he ends up stealing a basket with a child in it. Madfell plans to return the child for ransom, but he ends up keeping him instead. As Oenyn gets older, he doesn't want Madfell to steal anymore, so Madfell doesn't.
One day Richard, an almost-knight, attempts to kill the dragon, and meets Oenyn instead. Oenyn keeps Richard captive, because he doesn't want Madfell to get hurt. Oen ...more
Seriously, I don't think I've read such a relaxing book than Jamie's for a while. Certainly not one with such stakes as high fantasy with dragons. But that was what I got. We start this novel with Madfall's PoV, with him finding and mistakenly taking a young child that he'd taken to be treasure. Although hi ...more
"Lord. Are all knights this dumb, or just the ones who run around trying to fight dragons?"4.5 stars
I've found a new favourite trope. It's called the *takes deep breath* grumpy-prickly-hermit-dragon-reluctantly-adopts-a-random-human-baby-they-accidentally-found-and-ends-up-being-an-incredibly-loving-supportive-and-kind-father...trope. We're off to a great start with this premise!
Up until the ending, this book was potentially a solid 5 stars. I enjoyed reading it SO much, it's compulsively bi...more
Oenyn is a very determined young man. He decides early on that his father must change h ...more
This was a pretty quick and cute read. I thought it was interesting; the idea of a dragon raising a little boy and it really was! Oenyn grew up to be curious and kind, but obviously living with only a dragon for company was not ideal because people need human interactions.
I really liked Madfall and his character arc. He began as a stereotypical dragon who loves to steal shiny things for his hoard, but he ended up being a caring father to a human boy. This is definitely a story about family a ...more
It's pretty predictable, but that's half the charm. It's just flat out adorable, while still being an entertaining read. It's got a romance, but it isn't really a romance - the foc ...more
This is the story of a dragon who accidentally kidnaps a baby, and of what happens 17 years later when a knight comes to kill the dragon, and instead finds himself captured by the dragons human son.
This is a heartwarming story of how love for a child can change a big bad dragon. It's a very quick read but one I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters were well thought out and vividly drawn upon the pages.
The events were a little p ...more
A quick review for a quick read. This was a cute, sweet little tale that was easy and fun to read. The story is pretty by the numbers, but this was outweighed by how charming the whole story was.
My only feedback would be that I'm not quite sure who the target audience is. I was under the impression for a good portion of the book that it was intended for middle grade readers because of the language and ...more
Character Chemistry: Oenyn and Richard are cute together, but it’s more about Oenyn’s growth as a young man
Plot: Oenyn, accidentally acquired by Madfall as a baby, is raised as a dragon. Richard is going to slay the dragon. Oenyn is not on board with that.
Overall: The real hero here is Madfall, whom I love.
Heart of the Dragon caught my attention because, um, it’s about a dragon. But it’s even better than that! Rather than reinventing dragon mytholo ...more
The boy is Oenyn, who was accidentally abducted by the dragon Madfall when Oenyn was a baby. Madfall meant to steal a basket full of gold for his hoard, but it’s hard to tell one human carrying a basket from another when you’re a dragon, even if that dragon is a master thief. Madfall is disappointed when he finds a baby instead of gold in the baske ...more
The book is divided into four sections, each from a different character's POV, with Madfall getting 2 sections. The section devoted to Richard of Benfro, knight wannabe, is pretty funny. At times, I thought ...more
I love dragon stories and this one was well crafted. The writing style is easy to follow and engaging and the storyline drew me in from the start. Madfall is a feared dragon, many have tried to bring him down but none have succeeded to find his lair. He's a master of stealth and a skilled thief. His hoard is ...more