Sixteen-year-old Niena wants nothing more than to attend an elite bardic college, but when the dragon that shattered the empire awakens again she finds herself on the run, through the fey realm of Fairhome, to the city where she was born. On her trail are her army veteran grandfather, thrown into a commander’s role he doesn’t want, the lord of the fairies, trying to steer her to his own ends, and the husband she won’t meet for fifteen years. If she kills the dragon, she’ll save everyone she holds dear. But if she kills the dragon, she’s cursed instead to become it.
I really enjoyed this story! Mr. Reeves created a world that is so easy to believe in, it almost feels like home. He has amazing powers of description. I was drawn very deeply into the world of fairies and dragons.
Each major character is full and complete, with dreams, desires, and fears of different kinds. The minor characters bring much into the story and come across just as real.
Between the 4 major characters and the picture-perfect portrayals of scene and settings, I experienced a little confusion in a few places in the story. Nonetheless, this is some magnificent reading for fans of fantasy and fairies.
Curses of Scale gets a score of 4.3 stars! The score would have been higher except for the handful of spelling errors I found.
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tags: fantasy, fairy, fairies, magic, dragon, shape-shifting, swords & sorcery