Read It Or Eat IT!

Always hungry, the Dragon searches his lair for a treat. He roars and the book shelves rattle and shake depositing one title near the cook pot. Sage, Book 1 Fall of Onagros— a recent released by Marian Allen lies within reach of sharp claws. SHOULD HE READ IT…OR EAT IT?
81e1lI8oJUL__SL1500_

Let’s digest a little of the contents…
The book is staged in a fantasy world where myths and belief systems are very different from the Dragon’s own. A medieval world is controlled by a matriarchal society. The kingdom is at risk, but there is still an heir loose to regain the throne. The ruling woman is routed by her male consort. By sheer accident or the demands of unknown fate, her offspring survives the man’s conniving plans and the intrigue begins.

dragon3

Pros and Cons of Cooking—

Pros-

  1. There are DRAGONS in the story!!!
  2. The book is well written and flows at a smooth rhythm.
  3. There are descriptions of breakfast.
  4. The unique world is well developed and described.
  5. The characters are interesting.

Cons-

  1. There are many many characters with their own system of names and the Dragon is not sure who to consider eating.
  2. There is a tortoise that might make good soup, but the Dragon is not all that fond of soup.

The Dragon says save this book for reading. Although a tasty treat, it will be much better consumed by the mind. This is an entertaining novel. Buy it! !!!!ROAR!!!!  It can be found at Amazon and where all matriarchal worlds  books are sold.

Marian can be located in her castle on facebook, twitter or blog.

decef0a5a3a50ac1d188ea_L__V182189581_SL140_RO5,1,174,177,178,255,255,255,15_AA160_

You will find an excerpt here from Book 3 on her blog!

Read It Or Eat It!

coverdips
The Dragon is hungry and he considers the possibility of food – Disappearing in Plain Sight by Francis Guenette lies out a little too near to the cook pot to go unnoticed… Should he read it or Eat it? Loud noises from his belly indicate his interest.

Let’s consider the tasty contents. The setting is rural Crater Lake in Canada. There is a bakery owned by two of the characters that supplies many mouths. Lisa Marie is a troubled teen who goes to live with her aunt. The descriptions of the area give vivid backdrops to a difficult story of the
young girl’s growth. The people who inhabit the tight-knit social climate all
change during the summer. The devastating loss two years ago of Caleb, a central figure to the inhabitant’s circle of friends, finally plays out as his closest
associates emerge from their grief to deal with their lives.

PROS and CONS of Cooking –

Pros-

  1. The characters are amazing and very real
  2. the story flows smoothly
  3. the plot holds the reader’s interest throughout
  4. the relationships are detailed and well developed
  5. there is a bakery filled with yummy breads
  6. there is a garden filled with yummy flowers and vegetables

Cons-

  1. There are no dragons in the story…
  2. while the main characters seem tasty, the Dragon is too caught up in the plot top eat them

The Dragon says save this book for reading. Although a tasty treat, it will be much better consumed by the mind. This is an entertaining novel. Buy it! !!!!ROAR!!!!  It can be found at Amazon and where all delicious towns  books are sold.

You can find Francis at all her usual island rendezvous, facebook, twitter and blog.

Read It or Eat It!

Having devoured several apple trees and a few pilfered delights from the farm, the Dragon would like dessert. There are always books he could devour.  Pie: An Old Brown Horse by Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo is positioned within reach. A loud noise  from the Dragon’s belly indicates his appetite. The Dragon considers his options. Should he read it or eat it?

cover

Let’s consider the more savory aspects of the story. The book takes a horse-eye-view of humans and life. Pie is a skilled cattle horse who survives near death injuries while corralling a bull. He finds himself discarded by the cowboys that have been the corner stones of his world to be stabled and sold. However, this is by no means the end of his story but rather the beginning as he finds his human and continues to have adventures.

The book has many horses…and the Dragon thinks they might be tasty, but he knows there is a social stigma attached to eating horse meat…

via businessweek.com

via businessweek.com

Besides…they are very pretty.

Cooking Pros and Cons-

Pros-

  1. There are many animals in the story.
  2. The horses point of view gives a unique perspective reminiscent of Black Beauty.
  3. The complexity of the story rests on small adjunct stories within the body of the big picture.
  4. The language is readable and appropriate to the horse point of view.

Cons-

  1. There are no dragons in the story.
  2. Many parts of Pie’s life seem very real and very sad.

Animal and horse lovers will consider this tale a treasure. The Dragon says save this book for reading. Although a tasty treat, it will be much better consumed by the heart. Buy it! !!!!ROAR!!!!  It can be found at Amazon and where large animals books are sold.

You can locate Kandy at all the usual stables facebook and twitter and her blog. To copy a phrase she likes to use: Happy Trails!

Read It Or Eat It!!

17370344——The Dragon rubs his grey scaled belly and considers his next meal. The book Days Gone Bad  an urban fantasy written by Eric Asher lies upside-down near his cooking pots and he asks himself aloud, “should I read it …or eat it?”——

Let’s chew on the story a bit. Damian Vesik is an urban necromancer. That’s right…an enigma who manages a magic shop called Death’s Door smack dab in the middle of old town. The plot commands a panoply of secondary characters, a vampire sister, several fairies and even magical cu sith puppies, lacking nothing in tasty mythical creatures.

The necromancer himself has a hearty appetite for –of all things—! chimichangas!81d69bd2a09bf4ff1e362d6df906ac55
—–The dragon is fond of hot food and a bit of fire escapes his lips as he considers the menu!!!!——

The story shifts from problems concerning the necromancer’s sister when his mentor, Zola, returns from a long absence. There is evil afoot and it will take necromancers to fix the world’s troubles. However Damian is just a beginner at the craft…

An old ally is conjuring zombies and playing with ancient relics…putting the very essence of life at risk.

——–Cooking pros and cons:

PROS

  1. There is abundance of humor mixed into the story.
  2. Damian is a junior necromancer and so makes mistakes…which makes him way more believable.
  3. There are fairies that live in a clock and grow to gigantic proportions when angered.
  4. The plot moves along at a good pace.
  5. The prose is very readable.
  6. The story line keeps the reader attracted throughout the book.

CONS

  1. There are no dragons in the story….
  2. Chimichangas don’t reheat well with dragon fire.

The Dragon says save this book for reading. Although a tasty treat, it will be much better consumed by the mind. This is an entertaining novel. Buy it! !!!!ROAR!!!! available where all fine food books are sold!
You can find Eric in all of his hidey holes and rabbit warrens facebook, twitter and blog.