Dragon Rose

Dragon Rose

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by Christine Pope
     
 

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The shadow of the cursed Dragon Lord has hung over the town of Lirinsholme for centuries, and no one ever knows when the Dragon will claim his next doomed Bride. Rhianne Menyon has dreams of being a painter, but her world changes forever when a single moment of sacrifice brings her to Black's Keep as the Dragon's latest Bride. As she attempts to adjust to her new life…  See more details below

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The shadow of the cursed Dragon Lord has hung over the town of Lirinsholme for centuries, and no one ever knows when the Dragon will claim his next doomed Bride. Rhianne Menyon has dreams of being a painter, but her world changes forever when a single moment of sacrifice brings her to Black's Keep as the Dragon's latest Bride. As she attempts to adjust to her new life -- and to know something of the monster who is now her husband -- she begins to see that the curse is far crueler than she first believed. Unraveling the mystery of what happened to the Dragon's Brides is only the beginning...

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"This is Beauty and the Beast as it is meant to be, at once wreathed in fantasy and magic, and grounded in the hard truths of reality and love. Ms. Pope has a style unique and totally her own...she can conjure the peasant towns and drafty castles of the Middle Ages, the magic and folklore reminiscent of influences like J.R.R. Tolkien and Tad Williams, as well as the insightful understanding of human psychology and love anchoring this potent and compelling tale."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016197227
Publisher:
Dark Valentine Press
Publication date:
02/14/2013
Series:
Tales of the Latter Kingdoms , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
122,743
File size:
575 KB

Meet the Author

A native of Southern California, Christine Pope has been writing stories ever since she commandeered her family�s Smith-Corona typewriter back in the sixth grade. Her short fiction has appeared in Astonishing Adventures, Luna Station Quarterly, and the journal of dark fiction, Dark Valentine. Two of her short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Ms. Pope writes as the mood takes her, and her work encompasses paranormal romance, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and historical romance. She blames this on being easily distracted by bright, shiny objects, which could also account for the size of her shoe collection. After spending many years in the magazine publishing industry, she now works as a freelance editor and graphic designer in addition to writing fiction. She lives with her husband and an explosively fluffy Pomeranian mix in the San Gabriel Valley of Southern California, and in fact just returned to the town where she was born, thus disproving the theory that you can�t go home again.

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Dragon Rose 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting version of fairy tale
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually don't care for books that re-tell a familiar story or fairy tale, but this book was good. Well written and it held my attention all the way through. I'd say this book was suitable for teens through adults. Fairy tale with emphasis on magic and romance.
Jay_Riv More than 1 year ago
This book, while not great, was an enjoyable retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Although this time, the Beast is a dragon. The story is well told from the perspective of the heroine, Rhianne, who dreams of being an artist. Although, sadly for her, that dream quickly appears shattered when is is decided she shall marry the Lord of the lands. An interesting blend the known story with some new twists. Most of the book was predicable but the author shows her own ideas and thought in various ways as you read along. My biggest complaint is that I couldn't connect with the characters. I love the Beauty and the Beast stories and this is the first one that, when finished, I still could not draw up emotion for the characters much. That really did take away from the story some. Don't get me wrong. They were alright, I just felt disconnected somewhat. Still, a beautiful world awaits with an enthralling tale! The writing is well done, the world set up nicely. The story is both familiar and unique at the same time. I am glad I out this book and hope others enjoy it too.
2ERR More than 1 year ago
It wasn't astounding, but it was a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beauty and the beast. Only this time the beast was a dragon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good version of Beauty and the Beast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a slightly different of Beauty and the Beast but still very entertaining. I enjoyed it even though I got tired of the rambling thoughts from Rhianne.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed readying this book very much!!
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