Promised to a Dragon


Evangeline Meadows is incensed with her father, the Fey King. He has promised her hand in marriage to the son of the Dragon King. The Fey hate the dragons and have since Evangeline's early childhood, when they killed her mother. Her father’s hope is to form an allegiance with the dragons to prevent war between the two factions. Prince Trevon, a drunken slouch with no manners and chews with his mouth open, repulses her at first meeting.  Evangeline keeps reminding herself, “Sacrifice one so many may live.” Even the Dragon King wants to get his disgusting son out of his castle. When the prince’s younger half-brother Ryland arrives, matters get complicated. He has the build of a weight lifter with green eyes and dark hair, and Evangeline wishes she could marry him instead.

“Promised to a Dragon” is a fast-moving novella that cannot be put down. Although the world building has little to do with the story, the waterfalls are so serene one wishes they could go there to relax. The opening scene is an attention getter and the momentum never stops. All the characters are described with exquisite detail, including the minor players. Secondary character Dahlia has no depth but does play a significant role in the story. Trevon’s actions are not consistent with his description. He is described as weak, lazy and a drunkard, but his actions are the opposite. Nevertheless, “Promised to a Dragon” is an exciting story that really showcases Ms. Kuncytes’ storytelling ability.

Belinda Wilson