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Review: Dragonfall by L.R. Lam

Who is in the mood for dragons? You are? Great. You have to pick up Dragonfall. This is for the ones who love the romance vibes, a rich world of dragons, and revenge with betrayal. It’s a fantastic series starter and I cannot wait to see where it goes. Keep reading this book review of Dragonfall for my full thoughts.


Long ago, humans betrayed dragons, stealing their magic and banishing them to a dying world. Centuries later, their descendants worship dragons as gods. But the gods remember, and they do not forgive.

Thief Arcady scrapes a living on the streets of Vatra. Desperate, Arcady steals a powerful artifact from the bones of the Plaguebringer, the most hated person in Lumet history. Only Arcady knows the artifact’s magic holds the key to a new life among the nobles at court and a chance for revenge.

The spell connects to Everen, the last male dragon foretold to save his kind, dragging him through the Veil. Disguised as a human, Everen soon learns that to regain his true power and form and fulfil his destiny, he only needs to convince one little thief to trust him enough to bond completely–body, mind, and soul–and then kill them.

Yet the closer the two become, the greater the risk both their worlds will shatter.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

This multiple POV story will entrench you in politics, human desires, and make you wish you could look into this world. It begins with a premise of revenge, retribution, and the weight of power. The idea that we can right the wrongs of the past, that anything we will do now can possibly create the justice we need when so much has been robbed from us. At the same time, it’s about Everen and the pressure he has felt as the future of dragonkind. And for Arcady who is willing to do anything, steal anything, for the chance of a better future.

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How much are we willing to sacrifice? Dragonfall is full of tender scenes. Have you ever wanted to watch a dragon learn sleight of hand? And at the same time, it feels very much like the breath you didn’t know you were holding in before war. When you don’t even realize it’s at your doorstep. The twists at the end? Oh boy. It proves that we can live our whole lives thinking we are destined for something. That we think we have everything we ever wanted. But then we can discover something that opens our eyes. That when it’s gone, we realize we were living in darkness.

Find Dragonfall on Goodreads, Storygraph, Amazon,, & Blackwells.


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