- Release Date
- April 2018
Fantasy Romance, LGBTQ
At last, the novel-length expansion of the award-winning novella!
Lord Jasen of Grumhul, an impoverished young nobleman, has come to the Draelands to find a rich husband to help pay his father's debts. To the shock of everyone, he ends up attracting the attention of King Rilvor himself, and the dragons who control the magic in the land. Becoming royalty wasn't something Jasen either expected or wanted, but he can't control his growing feelings for kind and handsome king. Scheming factions at Court conspire to keep him from Rilvor's side, and now Jasen has to decide if the chance at true love with Rilvor is worth the burden of being the husband of a king.
This sweet and funny Cinderfella romance is complete at ~85000 words and ends in a solid HEA. After all, true love always wins in fairy tales!
Book Review by Ana (reviewer)
Apr 11, 2018 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
6 people found the following review helpful
CONSORTING WITH DRAGONS is beautiful fairytale-like story full of conspiracies, dragons and a sweet love story hidden behind the plots and rivalries of Court.
Lord Jasen of Grumhul is going to the Draelands in the hopes of finding a rich husband who might help to pay his father's debts, or so his father expects. Lord Jasen doesn't have high expectations, and the few he had are being slowly going down because of his lack of experience in proper manners in courtship, which makes him look inadequate. But he ends up charming the King, as well as the dragons who control the magic in the land. However the Court's schemes are proving to be more than Jasen can handle. Now he has to decide if the love he feels for King Rilvor is worth the sacrifices it would entail.
I had such a wonderful time reading this book. Its fairytale-like style was very entertaining and there was a historical feeling about it that can be highly enjoyed by readers who like the genre. I'm not particularly fond of such genre, but the magical elements in the story and the way it was told make me love it.
The plot was really good, unexpected and it maintained a steady pace that was pleasant. I loved the twists it had. It was hard to know what to expect and the part involving the dragons was beautiful. Even though there were a lot of things I like about it, what I liked the most about the book were the characters.
Jasen was so fun to read, he was so improper in so many ways and yet he had the most beautiful heart, as King Rilvor did. It was easy to see their feelings were true, and the struggles Jasen had felt very realistic. On that matter I would prefer them a little bit less perfect, but I think most readers won't have problems with them. The secondary characters were amazing. I particularly liked Risyda and Polina. Rysida, because she was hilarious. I love her careless attitude and her concerns and how much she was willing to sacrifice for friendship. Polina was such an interesting character, it was so easy to dislike her but there was something behind her actions that always got my attention. I think both of them were great. Every secondary character had something about them that made them all so charming.
Overall it was a lovely book. I would recommend it for any reader who enjoys MM pairing and who also likes fantasy books. It had low heat level but is highly romantic and a lot of fun.
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