Nice Dragons Finish Last

I don’t remember who recommended this Rachel Aaron series to me. I resisted because paranormal and I don’t see eye to eye. That was a mistake which I rectified once I got a sample of this one.

So Julius is a dragon who can’t change from his human form. This isn’t actually a problem because he lives in the Detroit Free Zone where being a dragon could get him killed. That’s just the first of his problems. They get more complicated – and often funnier – as the series goes along.

This is popcorn reading. I read the heck out of the series and loved every popcorn-minute of it. Maybe you will, too. Why not grab a sample and try it out for yourself?

ETA: Greg Lynn has some salient points to add in the comments. Because of those points, I changed the genre to Urban Fantasy.

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5 thoughts on “Nice Dragons Finish Last”

  1. I’d probably call it urban fantasy or contemporary fantasy. Mostly I think paranormal is for ghosts and vamps and things.

    It’s a lot of fun. I’d just suggest that there’s more to it than just fun. It’s a whole series making the point that you don’t have to be an asshole to get ahead.

    1. I wouldn’t argue with UF or Contemporary. I only assign one per review. Think I should change it?

      I agree with the idea that Wheaton’s Law is a theme that runs through the whole series, but what made this book (and series) work for me was a) characters and b) fun.

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