Sixteen-year-old Niena wants nothing more than to attend an elite bardic college, but when the dragon that shattered the empire awakens again she finds herself on the run, through the fey realm of Fairhome, to the city where she was born. On her trail are her army veteran grandfather, thrown into a commander’s role he doesn’t want, the lord of the fairies, trying to steer her to his own ends, and the husband she won’t meet for fifteen years. If she kills the dragon, she’ll save everyone she holds dear. But if she kills the dragon, she’s cursed instead to become it.
“Curses of Scale weaves a tale of conflict and love that plays out on a grand stage and unrolls in layers, presenting readers with a rich, vibrant world they are sure to get lost in. It reminds us that some loves withstand time and death, echoing as comfort or haunting us in the aftermath of loss. Reeves has whipped up a fantastical tale, with druids, fae, a dragon, war, magic, and love and thrown it all together with an oft poetic touch that tugs at the soul and gives rise to the imagination. Enjoy this by a nice big fire or sitting in the great outdoors, but do not forget to bring pickles!”
—Brian Guthrie, author of Rise, a Dragon Award Finalist.
About the Author
Stephen Reeves was born in Huntsville, Alabama in 1980, but grew up in a small community just on the edge; Madison. After living in the same area for over thirty years Stephen met his future wife in 2010, and in 2012 they were married. He currently resides in Switzerland with his wife, two cats, and an obsessive Pomeranian.
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