Esther Conway’s not too thrilled with
her life. She’s engaged to Kevin, who doesn’t make her toes
curl the way she thinks he should. What she does enjoy is
her writing. During a weekend jaunt, she visits a private
library where she finds a copy of the “The Prince of
Costanzo,” a novel written long ago by her ancestor,
Margaret Marsden, a gothic romantic novelist who disappeared
more than a hundred years before.
Esther is desperate to read the book,
which is very hard to find. But when she sits down, she
finds herself transported to Costanzo. Thinking it’s a vivid
dream, she’s fascinated to find the characters she’s heard
so much about, including the dreaded sorcerer Prince Drago,
the villain. Esther’s dreams are so realistic she soon
realizes that it’s because every time she touches the book
she’s pulled back, and Drago is not the villain Margaret
portrays him to be.
Gothic Dragon sucked me
in much as “The Prince of Costanzo” sucked Esther in. This
book is a fascinating mix of time travel and fantasy
romance, reading much like the gothic novels of my youth. I
fell in love with the characters, especially Drago, a
perfect blend of sensuous male and dominant ruler. He made
my toes curl, much as he did Esther’s.
When I was done, I knew this was one I
would want to put on my keeper shelf and revisit. If you
like gothic romance, with a mix of fantasy and time travel,
Gothic Dragon is the book for you.