Title: Dragon Detective
Author: Mell Eight
Series: Supernatural Consultant #4
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Available: 19th Oct
Nickel might be a water elemental dragon, but even he has limits—and the sudden rain storms, hail, and snow in mid-summer are way over the line. Luckily, he works for Dane’s Supernatural Consulting firm and can use those resources to figure out who keeps mucking with the weather and get them to stop.
It doesn’t take long for Nickel to realize he isn’t the only one searching for the weather worker: the enemy he has been hunting for ten years has finally reappeared, and it’s a race to see which of them will reach the weather worker first. Nickel isn’t certain he’ll win, or even survive, the attempt, but he’ll do whatever it takes to save the dragons.
Source: ARC from Less Than Three Press via NetGalley
I love this little series. I always know, whenever I pick one up, I’m in for a short, fun read with some cute dragons and some paranormal craziness usually tied together by Dane’s magic. This one is no different, except for the first time, Nickel takes centre stage. If you are new to it all, though, I definitely recommend reading them in order because this one doesn’t spare any time to catch you up on what’s going on.
I liked the change of view point. Nickel has always been the most grown up of the dragonlings, serious and determined to enact revenge on the scientists who imprisoned him. He’s super focused here, but I loved that he could still find time to spend with his younger siblings – not that it pays to ignore either Alloy or Lumie, since you never know quite what they’ll get up to behind your back. I loved seeing those two again, particularly Lumie and his strange magical ways.
This book also returns to the main plot concerning the dragon experiment labs, and one loose thread that was left behind after Dane’s last brush with them. I enjoyed seeing that come full circle.
However, this didn’t feel as complete as the other books usually do. They’re all short, but before they’ve all felt like self-contained moments in these characters’ lives. Not this one. This one is very open ended and feels only half-told. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I did expect a little more resolution.
In all this was a cute continuation that left me even more keen than usual to find out what happens next.
Dragon Detective is out October 19th.
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