A short but very entertaining read. And I did enjoy the quote from the first story, when the supposed-to-be virgin sacrifice to the dragon tells her parents that she'd thought of losing her virginity so that she would no longer qualify. 'Better up the duff than down the gullet.' But anyway, as we soon learn, the dragon doesn't care whether the human is virgin, young or even female. Rimsey is a great heroine, with a dose of common sense as well as a big dose of courage. Three enjoyable tales for a tiny price.
I picked this up after reading another book by the same author. Different genre entirely but equally well written. I liked this, it has a whimsical feel to it, yet the humour is very cleverly done so as to appear understated. Rimsey is a gutsy heroine, who uses her brains and wit rather than brawn, to thwart Dragons and Dragon Slayers alike. All three stories are easy, fun reads and could certainly be developed into a longer series of stories.
Sprinkled with light quirky humour, interesting characters, mild social comment and bloodthirsty dragons, I heartily recommend Paul Trembling's "The Ways of Dragons" to anyone. Short but tremendously entertaining, at this price a snap. Go for it.
What a little gem! In fact 'little' is probably my main criticism of this book. Only about 10000 words in book one, but they are the right words, in pretty well the right order! And since, at present, the price is 'Amazon minimum' I reckon the length is not a serious problem. As for content and quality . . . The term 'kick-ass heroine' can be a bit off-putting - but in this case, the character and storyline are played for humour, and the result is good. And the humour is gentle and light - the goodies get to live (and fight another day), the baddies get beaten or eaten, and the dragon - well, its a dragon, what do you expect? Readers who are looking for epics or great depth of character should look elsewhere, but if what you want is a short piece of pure youthful escapism, with a laugh, this is for you. Read and enjoy! I already bought the second in the series, and will be surprised if I stop there.