elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

The Dragon Tamer by Ana Bosch

Warning, this is a Bittersweet Dreams title: It's an unfortunate truth: love doesn't always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

Drake is a dragon tamer, Aedan is a fire mage with dragon blood in his vein; tamers and mages are supposed to be enemies, but Drake is the only one who is able to tame the fire within Aedan, and so they tight a bond that is both love but also dependence.

I liked the fairy tale feeling of this novella, in a fantasy world were your skills identified the clan you belong to, Drake and Aedan should hate each other, but it’s not in Drake’s beliefs to hate anyone, not even your worst enemy. Here the tamers are not doing their job out of force or dominant attitude, but more through kindness and love. That is the way to conquer Aedan, a free spirit someone else already tried to tame with passion and submission; that was right the wrong way to do it, since passion instead of taming his fire, enkindle it even more.

In Drake Aedan will maybe not find burning passion, but he will find peace; a peace Aedan is willing to sacrifice everything he has to maintain, for him, for Drake, but also for the people they love.

Be aware of the warning, The Dragon Tamer is a story of love and devotion, a devotion that pushes Aedan to the ultimate sacrifice.


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Cover Art by Shobana Appavu
Tags: author: ana bosch, genre: fantasy, length: novella, review, theme: elves

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