Published: April 21st 2013 by Amari Press
From Goodreads: Being sent back in time to the Middle Ages wouldn’t be so bad if the knight in shining armor who comes to your rescue didn’t swoop down in the form of a fire-breathing dragon. Unfortunately for Jill Donahue, that’s just the way things have been going in her life lately.
Wrenched back in time through the magical power of an old dragon tapestry found in a vintage clothing store, Jill Donahue lands in an ancient medieval town where the villagers decide to sacrifice her to the local dragon. As if the threat of being eaten alive by a giant flying lizard isn’t bad enough, she learns there’s a curse surrounding the tapestry and she has to break it in order to get back to her time. But she isn’t the only one whose fate is tied to the ancient weaving…
Baelin of Gosforth is a valiant knight who has been cursed by a vindictive witch to live as a dragon for eleven months out of each year. Now he has thirty days to break the curse or he turns back into a fire-breathing beast and, as much as he hates to admit it, he needs Jill’s help to do it.
And A Curse
Forced to face many challenges along the way—from the harsh world they travel through to the fiery passion they both try to deny—each is determined to break the curse so the other can get their happily-ever-after. And it just might work, if Jill can manage to overlook the fire-breathing, bat-winged remnants of Baelin’s dragon half long enough to see the man beneath the beast and get the job done.
I loved this book from the very beginning. I loved the heroine. She was someone I could relate to from the very beginning. I’m definitely someone who would be running around at the last minute looking for a present and end up in a weird little store that I wouldn’t expect to be in. I loved the concept behind this novel. Time travel has always been something that I’ve been fascinated with. Baelin was a hero that I could find attractive and that’s not something that happens very often. He had enough of his own doubts and insecurities to make him seem deep, but he was also very strong and willing to face any challenges that came his way. I really liked the writing style. I never found myself zoning out or getting bored while I was reading. And there’s DRAGONS. 🙂 I may be a little bit biased because fantasy is one of my favorite genres to read, but I definitely think this book is awesome. Anyone looking for something new to read should pick it up. I really hope I get to read the second one. I loved all the of the characters, so I can’t wait to read something in another character’s POV. Pick up this novel, you won’t be disappointed. Especially if you love dragons and time travel as much as I do. This book is just that good. I have nothing but praise. I’ve already recommended it to some people. 🙂
Buy this from Amazon here: Fire of the Dragon (Bestiary Series)