Book Awards

Curses of Scale is a Wishing Shelf and Chanticleer award finalist

We are pleased to report that Curses of Scale by S.D. Reeves, published by Riversong Books in 2017, has been named a finalist/shortlisted book by these two organizations:

  • The Wishing Shelf Category 4 (Young Adult) Award Finalist. The Wishing Shelf is the only independent book award run by an independently published author, judged judged by groups of readers who love to read and not by anonymous experts.
  • Chanticleer Ozma Fantasy Book Award Shortlist. The OZMA Book Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works of Fantasy, the Supernatural, Fantastical/ Legendary/Mythical Beings, Magical Systems, Steampunk, or other inventions of fiction. The OZMA Book Awards is a division of the Chanticleer Reviews International Book Awards.

Description. 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.


”Curses of Scale is a coming of age tale with a lot to say about life and taking charge of one’s destiny in the search for independence.“

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