Friday, April 8, 2011

Review: Dragon's Heart by Nicki J Markus

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 56 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wicked Nights (February 7, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English

All her life, Laoise has longed for adventure and daydreamed her days away. But the time for dreaming is past. Deep in the bowels of the earth a dragon wakes and the fate of her people and the entire world now rests in Laoise’s hands. Can she and her guide, Bearach, complete their quest to the Underworld in time or will her first real adventure also be her last?

Dragon’s Heart is a great little read. It’s only 33 pages long but it kept me reading. Laoise is a not-so-great Sidhe enchantress in training, who through her curiosity gets tasked with saving the world from a dragon that wakes every 500 years and must be fed. Bearach is a vampire from outside her city’s wall and is charged with escorting her to the dragons cavern.

The pace is set nicely and unfortunately the story ended before I was ready. There was a little romance thrown in and although it did feel a little rushed, it worked well with the storyline. Having characters grow in such a short story is hard, but Laoise grows from uncertain student to confident enchantress nicely. Bearach is the perfect partner for Laoise and although he almost loses her, comes through in the end. By the end of the story they have come to the conclusion that they may love each other.

If your looking for a quickie then grab a copy of Dragon’s Heart.
I give it 2.5/5.
The author kindly sent me this book for review.


  1. I have never been a fan of the novellas or quick reads. I like my books to be long so I can really get to know the characters and savor the story. But that's just me.

  2. it sounds interesting, and I like to pick up a quick-read once in a while.