Friday, September 15, 2017

3 Dragon Short Stories and a Linky

Welcome to my weekend blog hop -
Make My Saturday Sweet #236!

I don't have any original photos to share today, but I have included another poem of mine. I chose this one, because it's about having the courage to overcome whatever obstacles life may bring. And, why not slay a few dragons along the way?

With our God are all provisions
And the courage to make decisions;
To fulfil our purposes in life
And understanding to handle strife.

May we never cling to a victim’s view,
But being overcomers just as You.
Seeing the flower and not the thorn.
Having Christ’s glory us adorn.

We lay our inadequacies at Your feet.
Putting on Your armour we can defeat
Ghosts of the past, demons of the future,
With love and compassion our world to nurture.

Christina A. Morley


Dragonslayer Stories: Two Short Stories by [Nelson, Resa]

My Review of Dragonslayer Stories:

"The Dragonslayer's Sword" is a provocative short story about love, responsibility, and self-esteem. Astrid is the blacksmith who once loved the town's previous dragonslayer who has recently disappeared. Now there is a new dragonslayer in town who is pursuing her. She wrestles with feelings of guilt and has to learn to care for herself. It's about appearances and what is truly inside a person. I really enjoyed this unique and refreshing short story with a twist.

"The Silver Shoes" is about a female customer who comes to see Astrid, the town's blacksmith, about making a pair of silver shoes. The customer explains to Astrid the events that brought about her unusual request. It's about love, friendship, valuing others, and staying true to yourself. It's an unexpected story with a twist.

Eydis: The Island of the Dragon Bride by [C. S. Johnson]

My Review of Eydis:

Eydis: The Island of the Dragon Bride is a prequel to Eydis, which is still to be released. Although the genre is horror, it's not too scary. The author has written many books with a Christian theme, so even this one has a moral to it. The characters are interesting and there is some great world building, which can be difficult to achieve in a short a story. It's a great short story with a dramatic twist.

Jade (The Book of Deacon series) by [Lallo, Joseph]

My Review of Jade:

Jade is a companion short story that takes place after the Book of Deacon Series. A young orphan girl is sent as a sacrifice to appease the dragon that has taken up residence near her village, but really it's just a reason to get rid of her. The dragon smells the girl's fear, but he also discovers that she is very brave. What will this dragon decide to do with her?

I really enjoyed the characters of Jade and the dragon, Halfax. I felt that the evil characters were vanquished too easily, but it was still an entertaining read and I loved the final ending.

More Reviews:
Books 1 - 3


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