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Siobhan has been able to see through illusion and lies since she was young. This is how she knew that the dragon statue in her garden was much more than just a statue. Because of this ability, most adults have dismissed her and sent her to many therapists and different treatments. Little did she know but this ability is actually going to help her become a Watcher and decide an ancient war against good and evil. Lucifer has an army of demons and many other creatures that want to bring chaos and destruction to the world. Siobhan will team up with her brother Alex, ex-boyfriend Tim, the leaders of the two hundred Fallen Angels that fight against Lucifer Turiel, a Valkyrie called Nefta, and many others. Siobhan has to learn to use her abilities quick and figure out how to stop Lucifer and his army. I really liked this story. Siobhan is full of disbelief about her abilities and her role as the Watcher. But that doesn’t stop her from fighting and making her a strong character. There are so many paranormal characters throughout the story and more appear at the end battle. There are creatures from all corners of the world through time. I really liked this story and all of the characters. It is a great start to a new paranormal series and I can’t wait to see what happened in the next book. I received The Dragon in the Garden from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite The Dragon in the Garden by Erika Gardner is an epic tale with humor and mythology. Siobhan has been seeing things since she was a child in her grandparents’ garden, where she saw her first dragon. The dragon, who she dubbed Daisy, told her of a prophecy to come. Twenty years later, the very prophecy is sprung into motion. When her visions (the ones psychiatrists said were in her head) return with an alarming truth, everything she sees is real. Her dragon, Daisy, is set to return to help her in battle. A charming fallen angel takes up residence in protecting her from harm. Pulling her brother and her ex-boyfriend into the fold, they realize there is more to this prophecy than she knows, and everyone has a part to play. An oracle guides her way, but can she figure out the prophecy before the demons get to her? Erika Gardner creates a protagonist that is relatable and engaging. I’d be just as adamant about being the Watcher who’s supposed to choose the fate of mankind. It’s a lot to put on her shoulders, but it’s handled believably. The characters are rich with layers! It reminded me a lot of Buffy in how they can find humor, even when it’s literally a war that could end the world. The Dragon in the Garden is fast paced with a lot of action, humor, charm, and romance. It’s a novel where you want to immerse yourself into the world. Gardner draws on a lot of mythology to create a rich and layered story. The mythological characters (dragon, Oracle, Valkyrie, fallen angel) are far from stereotypes. They aren’t your usual version of the myths, but each character is delightful. Lovers of urban fantasy will adore this!
Snappy dialogue and interesting twist in the plot- looking forward to more books in the series to follow Siobhan adventures. Great addition to the Urban Fantasy/Romance genre. If you like Illona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and Faith Hunter you should enjoy Dragon in the garden.