The Temptation of Dragons: Penny White Book 1


Name: The Temptation of Dragons

Author: Chrys Cymri

Published: March 30, 2016 by Chrys Cymri

Purchased: Received free from the author in exchange for an honest review, $3.99 on Kindle.


Blurb: Bishop Nigel smiled at me. ‘Holy water doesn’t harm vampires. Which is just as well, as it would make it impossible to baptise them.’

When I was asked by a dragon to give him the last rites, I never dreamed it would lead to negotiating with his cannibalistic family or running from snail sharks. Life as the priest of a small English village is quite tame in comparison. At least I have Morey, a gryphon with sarcasm management issues, to help me. And if all else fails, there’s always red wine and single malt whisky.

As if my life weren’t complicated enough, a darkly beautiful dragon named Raven keeps appearing where I least expect him, I’ve met a handsome police inspector who loves science fiction as much as I do, and my younger brother is getting into trouble for trying to pick up vampires.

That’s what happens when you’re dealing with an incredible and dangerous parallel world full of mythical creatures. And I have to learn to navigate it all without losing myself, or my brother…

Review: I really enjoyed this book, even though the story was a bit slow in the beginning and Penny’s reaction to finding out about vampires, dragons and unicorns was a bit disappointing.

Also, I do wish that there had been footnotes or a glossary with translations for when they spoke in Welsh. I really didn’t want to spend time that I could have been reading looking up translations because I wasn’t getting the full meaning if the characters even decided to repeat the sentence or question.

I keep saying this but it continues to be true, this was a very interesting story and I have no idea who the actual love interest is, I don’t know who to root for. The dragon or the human?

I like them both. The dragon is the bad boy and the human is the nice guy, though the good kind of nice guy. Not the “nice guy” who believes a woman owes him something just for being nice and then gets mean when he doesn’t get what he wants.

The mystery was an added bonus, it added a bit of spice to the daily duties of the priest. I think the reason I’m not saying anything against that is because Penny was bored with it and constantly thought of that different world and I could connect with her, I knew how she felt.

The cover is beautiful, the plot was slow going but interesting enough to keep me reading and the little love triangle is great. I would recommend this to just about any age, from young teen to adult, if they don’t mind the religious aspect of it since she is a priest.

Thank you for reading my review.



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