Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Dragon in the Garden (The Watcher Rising Series, #1) –by Erika Gardner

Fiction / Urban Fantasy
272 pages / 2009 KB
4 Stars

Legalities first. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The characters of this story were great fun. I was a little put off by the Angels, thinking I'd inadvertently picked a book from Christian Lit. Not that I mind CL, but I was concerned if it was CL, then Daisy Dragon would have to die. I'm relieved to say, it wasn't. What is there is very germane to the story.

This is an adult fantasy, with some sex, and some violence, though none of either is added gratuitously. Could a young adult read it? Depending on their maturity level, I'd say yes, even though the protagonist is in her 20s.

This is the first in a series, but it is a complete story, so don't hesitate to pick it up on that account.  I do hope the main characters will return in future books. I think this series will go on my shelf, right along with Tricia Owens, Patricia Briggs, and Anne Bishop. Gardner has brought new and amazing characters to life, and allowed us the opportunity to come into her world and play with them.

I can hardly wait for Book 2! Are you reading this, Erika Gardner? Well, stop it, and go finish Book 2 – and 3 and 4 and....

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