"Beautiful adult fairytale"
The Crimson Dragon Karadur Atani rules Dragon Keep with a
fair and even hand. The peasants respect him because they
know peace in a world at war and believe he can keep his
dragon side under control so no innocents gets hurt. A
bandit family lives on his lands. When they kill a farmer
he burns them and their house out of existence except for
their leader Treion and one of his friends.
Only Maia is left of her family; she becomes a herbalist to
his people. Treion becomes a bandit and draws other to his
banner but when he is caught and claimed by Lord Sarnia
because he killed the man's mistress; much to his own
surprise Karadur rescues him and punishes him. He offers
him his freedom if he works for him for one year. He also
takes Maia as his mistress and only she can lift him up
from a depression when a trusted friend leaves his service
for reasons unknown to him.
Elizabeth A. Lynn, a master fantasist, has written a
beautiful adult fairytale starring a dragon who lives much
of the time as a man and interacts with humans more than he
does his own kind. The nature of the bond between Karadur
and the outlaws is one that will probably be examined in a
future book because there are relationships that need to be
revealed. Karadur is the main protagonist who spends his
time killing his enemies, avoiding war coming to his
territory and trying to insure his tenants are treated
fairly. Maia who loves him dares much to make him whole
again. DRAGON'S TREASURE is a priceless treasure.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted August 31, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007