Dragon's Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar #4)

by H. L. Burke

from Goodreads
Dragon Prince Ewan has promised his beloved, Shannon, that he will become a man again or die in the attempt. Now he will do anything to make good on that promise.

With the aid of his scholarly friend, Martin, Ewan consults the great Dragon Queen Harviss, who offers him a unique solution: return to the past to find Ewan's Fey ancestor and beg for her help.

my rating

my review
This fourth and final novel in the Dragon and the Scholar series contains a brilliantly-written dual plot (is there a better way to say "two subplots woven into one story?") that is equal parts frustrating and captivating.

First off, the fey: terrifyingly fascinating and just all-around awesome. I love their lack of respect for physics and how they explain this mentality. Meeting this race made the time travel--something I don't usually like--worth it.

Aside from time travel, I think the most frustrating part was how Ewan and Shannon handled being separated from each other. Or perhaps the loose ends still dangling after the last page. For instance, why did Acacia come squealing for Will? She was introduced as such a strong and interesting character, but dropped off the pages once her purpose was spent. I think there could almost be a fifth book featuring some of the more minor characters... I'd definitely read it!

H. L. Burke has a wonderful talent for writing fairy tale-flavored fantasy, and I can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve next.

*Thanks to H. L. Burke for sending me a free digital copy of Dragon's Bride to beta read! Its official release date is September 19.

Dragon's Bride (book 4)


  1. Thanks for beta reading for me. Any time you're ready, I can get you another piece to read. I wrote a YA steampunk fantasy over the summer.

    1. You're very welcome! I love reading your books. :) (I sent you an email bout the YA novel)

  2. Oh gosh, I actually own the first book! I won it at some point and I still haven't read it. I didn't realise it was a series and book #4 was out already! Awesome. I should get onto it. ;) Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

    1. Of course! I love reading your blog. And book one is my favorite--but this one easily takes second place, so you must read the whole series! :)