Cayda has spent her entire life training to slay a Fire Scale. Now the time has come to leave her dragon-ravaged village behind, march into the Summer Alps, and reap the rewards of a Champion. But the road between poverty and prosperity is rife with beasts, betrayals, and baser temptations. Sensible Cayda soon discovers she’s not the only Champion with her eye on the prize, or the only one wearing a disguise.
A Wild and Unremarkable Thing pits girl against dragon in a stunning blend of Greek mythology and medieval lore. Don’t miss the thrilling novella that readers are calling poetic, enchanting, and a must-read for fans of fantasy!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Must read!!I really enjoyed reading this book! I had a really good feeling about this book from the beginning of the book and wasn't let down. Cadya is the oldest daughter but her father has trained her as a boy to kill a fire scale. Cadya must kill a fire scale to became a champion to provide for her family. Girls are not allowed to become champions so she becomes Cody. Now Cody has two impossible tasks. One keeping her secret at all cost. One no one must find out her secret or everything she had done would have all been for nothing. Two kill a fire scale and survive. Cadya is a strong female character and you can't help but like her. She proves that girls can do anything boys can do but better lol I really enjoyed reading from Penn and Fares point of view too! I really liked their character and would love more of them! I need more books from this world!!!
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This book was such a wonder to read and enjoy. This is the story of a woman who was forced to take on the disguise of a man in order to train to become a contestant to kill a Fire Scale (dragon) and save her family from becoming fully destitute. Cody has worked hard over the last fifteen years to be ready for this quest though after her father is attacked by a Night Beast, the quest becomes even more important because without becoming champion, things could get even more worse for her family than they already are. As with the best laid plans though, life has a tendency to toss in a few curve balls that can either help things along or throw a few kinks in the works. She finds herself making friends with a mysterious man named Penn and fighting an attraction that she doesn't have time to get distracted with. Cody is quite a bit smaller than the other champions but she is also mighty and fierce in her own way, proving that you don't have to be big and muscled to be a contender. Will Cody become the next Champion and able to save her family? You'll have to read to find out! Full of adventure, a heady dose of magic, the power of friendship and surprises, it was such a pleasure to read this book. I'm so glad I was able to pick it up and couldn't stop reading the last half!
Every fifteen years a Fire Scale comes, destroys, and kills. But there is great reward for the one that can kill a Fire Scale. Cody was born Cayla, the eldest daughter, but her father turned her into a boy at a young age. He has trained Cody to be a dragon killer. If she can kill the dragon then she can save her family. Her mother is a drunk and her sisters work in a brothel all hoping for her to save them all. But she is not the only one out to kill the Fire Scale. Along her journey she meets several people with many secrets of their own. She starts to questions things about herself yet has to stay strong to save her family. This book instantly drew me in with the beautiful description of a dragon destroying a city. From there it jumps to Cody remembering how she had been turned into a boy. There is so much pressure on Cody’s shoulders at a time when she is unsure of herself. There is a variety of people that you meet. Some wonderful and are a great addition to the story. Other’s are needed in the story but you will love to hate them. This is a quick but remarkable read. I loved this story and can’t wait to read more from Jen Castleberry. I have added Cargo to my list of books to purchase. I received A Wild and Unremarkable Thing from Silver Dagger Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
Could not put this book down. The strong female lead character is the driving force behind this powerful story. From beginning to end you will be routing for Cayda and her quest to achieve her destiny