Author: Alexandria Bellefleur
Series: – –
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Available: 26th April
After his sister touches a lethal Frost Flower and succumbs to Frozen Sickness, Rainor seeks out the mysterious Dragon, who purportedly holds the only cure for the fatal disease. In gratitude for saving his sister’s life, Rainor agrees to bring him fresh bread twice a week—despite the man’s insistence he wants for nothing.
As Rainor makes his deliveries, the two slowly become friends, and Rainor finds in the Dragon all the things he never found in his little village. But on his way to make his latest delivery, the unthinkable happens, and Rainor fears that if he asks for the cure he needs to live, he’ll lose the man he’s coming to love…
Source: ARC from Less Than Three Press via NetGalley
This was a short but thoroughly enjoyable M/M fantasy with a definite fairytale feel. Sort of like Beauty and the Beast, but without the hostage situation. Rainor is both grateful and intrigued by the mysterious Drachen who lives inside the mountain after he saves the life of Rainor’s sister. Throw in a curse, plenty of ice and snow and a mutual attraction and this made for a great little read.
It is very short, though, so sadly lacking in details at times. I would have liked more about Rainor’s family and so much more about Drachen’s long life and what he’d learned in all that time – plus where he got his money and food from. This story definitely left me with plenty of unanswered questions, but thankfully I didn’t notice any of them while I was reading. Also, there was a sad lack of an actual dragon, but I was fairly certain I wasn’t going to get one, regardless of what the blurb implied.
If you’re looking for a quick, fairytale-esque read and you don’t mind a bit of hot M/M action, then you should give this a go. I found it enchanting and enjoyable and I’ll definitely be looking out for more from this author.
Frostbite is out April 26th.
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