Saturday, March 21, 2015

Review: The Dragon's Appraiser: Part One by Viola Rivard

Book coverThe Dragon's Appraiser Part 1 by Viola Rivard
Purchase link: Amazon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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What can she offer the dragon who could have anything?
Left at the mercy of a dragon god, Madja must use her encyclopedic knowledge of ancient artifacts to charm him into sparing her life.

She will change everything…
Enchanted by the human’s stories, the world-weary dragon discovers a whole new depth to existence.

This is the first novella in an ongoing story.
It contains mature content and is unsuitable for readers under the age of 18.

When I started reading this story, I realised that I had read it previously in the Taming The Alpha anthology (which BTW is great value at 99c for 20 stories, so you should get it). This version has been slightly revised and it's going to be a three part story, if I understand correctly, rather than the short story that it was in the anthology.

I enjoyed the story when I read it in the anthology and even on a second reading of this revised version, I enjoyed it immensely.

I really liked Madja because she was going her best to make a really bad situation work for her. I loved her interactions with Sevrryn and the differences between the two of them.

Viola Rivard did a wonderful job of capturing the difference in Sevrryn as an immortal dragon god and how removed he is from humanity. That was probably the best part of the story for me, reading about Sevrryn and how he reacted to everything that was being thrown at him by a human which was so outside of his frame of reference.

Of course, it also doesn't hurt that I'm more than a little obsessed with dragons, so that's an extra plus is the story for me. Sevrryn being a dragon just automatically has me loving him more.

It's a good thing that I don't have to wait too long for Part Two as it is coming out in a few days. I'm looking forward to more of Sevrryn's antics as he discovers the world around him through human eyes.

Part Three comes out in April 2015.

* This book was sent to me by the author for an honest review. All opinions in this review are my own. I received no compensation for reading and reviewing this story.

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About the author

authorViola Rivard is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of paranormal and fantasy romance. When she's not wowing readers with her werewolves or dazzling them with dragons, she's hanging out with Mr. Rivard (aka, the hairiest man on the planet) and impatiently awaiting the birth of their baby bear, Lachlan.

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