International Field Marshall Serrah
Gayle has been sent to investigate the suspicious deaths of
the dragons on Cambry. Sloughed dragon scales are the chief
export of the island and used in a wide array of
manufactured products. The dragons’ demise would mean the
end of many cheap commodities. Serrah has a secret, though,
that has kept her actively seeking cases far away from the
dragons. She’s a tamer, a person with the ability to
telepathically speak to the beasts.
Darion Archer, head of the hatching
grounds at Calusia settlement, is responsible for the
dragons’ well-being. Unfortunately, he’s not a tamer, nor
are any of his assistants. When he contacts the
International Field Marshalls for help, he expects his
brother Tavil, an agent, to take the case. The petite Agent
Gayle is not on his agenda. Falling head over heels for her
really whaps him upside the head.
As the female dragons continue to die,
Agent Gayle realizes that all is not as it seems in the tiny
settlement. Someone within the community is bent on
destroying the beasts. To keep herself and the dragons
alive, she’ll have to overcome her fear of her gift and
communicate with them.
Kathleen Scott’s dragons in
Dragon Tamer are very similar to the dragons
found in Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern
series, complete with people riding them and telepathic
abilities between beast and human. If you enjoy Ms.
McCaffrey’s work, you will also find satisfaction in reading
Ms. Scott’s. The attraction between hero and heroine happens
in a matter of hours, but as in the case of novellas, the
attraction has to happen quickly or the story’s over before
the sex begins. Dragon Tamer is an enjoyable,