What a cute story this is. Stephen has created a wonderful community in Florida called Bennett Bay and many of his stories take place in this magical place.
Flint is our dragon shifter and is still a youngster even though he is many centuries old. He and his cousin Blaze are at the local dragon bar when a Sky Dragon comes in. This is where the story really opened up for me, it started getting into what Stephen pictures as Dragon Lore. Flint and Blaze are both Stone Dragons and they are on the lower end of the food chain and I mean that literally, Sky Dragons eat Stone Dragons. Just as Flint and Blaze are trying to find the nearest exit, Drake walks in the door. Now Drake is Flint’s college roommate and the one that fills Flint’s thoughts during his nocturnal emission play times. Drake is also a Dragon Slayer…..tada and now we have a story.
Stephen did such a wonderful job in build his love around his dragons. The hierarchy, the history, the feelings and the make up of the individual character was so well portrayed. The essence of heat and fire play a large part in the life of a dragon even while in their human form. Having a dragon for a lover, you will automatically get your heated blanket with one of them wrapped around you at night. So as you lie in your bed next to your partner and that partner is giving off lots of heat you may just want to ask yourself “How much do I really know about the person laying next to me?” 🙂 Funny how I took this characteristic of the character away from this book, but I have to contribute it to a very romantic scene on the beach.
Slay can take on a few different meanings and the way it was used in this story was both surprising and appreciatively grasped. I want more, this is the first dragon shifter book that I have read and the story left me wanting more. I want to read and experience more in the life of Flint and Drake and I want to read more on how George (the Sky Dragon) adjusts to his new found life. This is one of those stories that left me wanting and I really have to give credit to the Author for writing this so brilliantly to make me want more. Can you tell I like the writing so much I wanted more, and I only used that word 5 times in this paragraph.
So Drake, a real twink of a college kid, is looking for his roommate. He finds him in a leather bar, except it is really a dragon den and Drake is really a Dragon Slayer. “Slay me,” said the dragon is a wacky short story about star crossed lovers and unintended consequences.