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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Review - Dragons Among Us by C.L. Kreamer

Title: Dragons Among Us

Author: C. L. Kreamer

Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press

Buy Link: Buy Dragons Among Us Here!

Rating: You Want to Read

Reviewed By: Janelle

In a world full of anomalies such as the platypus and self reproducing Komodo dragon, is the human race willing to accept that dragons may be real?

Sapien Draconi-human-dragon shape shifters-all over the world face this dilemma every day. The question has become life and death as their species is plagued with unexpected and unwanted shifting in the most unlikely of places.

The Ancient Ones-full-blooded dragons-can offer advice, but few seem to put forward workable solutions to the problem.

The fate of the shape shifters hangs in the balance, and an answer must be found before the Homo Sapiens find, dissect, and hunt Sapien Draconi to extinction.

This book would work better as a series. There are way too many characters, none of whom get enough screen time to be called the main character. This makes it very hard to care about any one of them or their personal problems. If it were split into smaller stories, each focusing on one or two characters, it would be more effective on the whole.

The story itself isn’t bad, but the pacing needs work. The book is just under 390 pages and all the reveal is done in just 15 pages towards the end. More over, despite the fact that several characters are researching the problem, the reader is given no clues as to what is going on. Part of the fun of a book is for the reader to see if they can guess the answer before the big reveal. Without any clues, this fun is taken away.

Overall, this story could use some work. The concept is good, but the execution is choppy.

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