Title: The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green
Author: Nicky Kyle
Series: Solitary Travelers
Genre: Fantasy (Aromantic)
Length: Short story
The village of Styesville has a dragon problem, and is in sore need of a knight in shining armor to solve it for them. Instead, they get a strange traveler in a ragged cloak they barely even notice at first. Worse still, it soon becomes clear the problem setting fire to their village isn’t as simple as a dragon…
Source: ARC from Less Than Three Press via NetGalley
This quick, intriguing little read definitely puts a new spin on both faery/fairy godmothers and dragons. It’s hard to talk about without spoilers, but I have to say I found it fun and enjoyable, weaving a clever tale in a short amount of pages.
The writing style isn’t my favourite, being mostly omniscient, but for a story this short it just about worked. I liked Dea, the outsider who has come to investigate the dragon problem, and found the village girl Louisa’s predicament perfectly understandable – as was her reaction to Dea’s findings.
If you like an old-fashioned fantasy with a few new and different touches here and there, then you might enjoy this. This isn’t a fairytale as most would expect it, nor is there a romance (Dea is aromantic), but it’s fun and readable and I’d love to read more about Dea and her wandering adventures. It’s quick and quirky, but I liked it.
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