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{July 8, 2011}   Releasing Today: The 19 Dragons, by S.M. Reine

From Goodreads: There are nineteen provinces in the Land held aloft by nineteen pillars. Above the earth there is sky, and nobody knows what goes below except the Nineteen Dragons.

That is all you need to know, but that is not all there is to be known.

The Device has been stolen and the godlike Dragons have been rendered mortal. Someone is murdering them one by one, and each death brings the world closer to its end. Unless the Device is somehow restored to its deceased owner, the Dragons are doomed to destruction—and the human world will go with them.

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Reine has created a wonderful Steampunk novella that will keep readers glued to the pages throughout the suspense and mystery.  Although somewhat confusing in the beginning, as Reine jumps directly into the story, the important characters and relationships within the novel are quickly identified as the Device is stolen and the Dragons must race against time to find the person behind the theft.  If they should fail, they will all die, taking the human world with them.  This was an intriguing concept and I really enjoyed watching the novella unfold.  Reine has created wonderful characters, in the form of Dragons, perfectly matching their dispositions with their human form.  Although short, this novella packs a lot of information into the story, leaving the reader with much to think about even after the conclusion.  While completely different from Reine’s debut novel, Six Moon Summer, this novella is a great read and I highly recommend it!  Four stars!  

I received a copy of this novella from the author in exchange for an honest review.

 

 



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