Its 19th Century London, stablehand Wylie Petford has just suffered extreme tragedy.
It is this tragedy that leads her to a magical device and her greater purpose.
The alluring Dracosinum holds a key to her hidden heritage and opens the door for a fantastic future while leaving her love Lord Adrian in the past. The taking over of her hometown by the Villainous Lord Ukridge rips her from her closest friend and further destroys what little good is left in her life. Now, with the odds against her, she has one chance to become who she is meant to be, escape her shackles and defeat the evil lord Ukridge.
Get ready for steam-powered adventure in The Dragon Lady, an enchanting world full of corsets, mythical beasts, and dastardly villains.
The story is a bit slow and repetitive in some parts, and the characters feel a little flat sometimes. The conclusion was satisfactory though, it wrapped everything nicely but still left a little something to tantalize the sequel.35
So there are many time when a good story can move along poor writing. This is not one of those times. The story starts out pretty good. Intriguing. A rather unique take on dragons. But it falls apart as it goes on. The dialogue just doesn’t flow. And the 14th century manuscript/diary we are shown in word for word detail does not at all read like I imagine a 14th century manuscript would. It’s not that I’ve read many (well any besides Canterbury tales in high school), but I know for certain it wouldn’t be written in such a modern way. Which brings me to the distracting tone of the entire story as it’s all written in a very modern way. Okay. Fine. I get hay can be hard. But it wasn’t just the writing. It was how the story literally falls apart. The shocker ending was no shocker. The supposed love story was poorly developed and unbelievable. And very very forced. Idk. I started off into this story. But I was completely pretty much over it half way through but kept on chugging until the chug became a skim to the end just to be done and confirm my suspicions. Too bad. Such a unique idea. In the hands of a more experienced, well researched writer, this could be a great story.25