Title: Dragon(e) Baby Gone
Author: Robert Gainey
Genre: Detective Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
“Dragon is hard to overcome, yet one shall try.” – Nowe Ateny, Polish Encyclopedia, 1745
Diane Morris is part of the thin line separating a happy, mundane world from all of the horrors of the anomalous. Her federal agency is underfunded, understaffed, and misunderstood, and she’d rather transfer to the boring safety of Logistics than remain a field agent. When a troupe of international thieves make off with a pair of dragon eggs, Diane has no choice but to ally with a demon against the forces looking to leave her city a smoldering crater. Facing down rogue wizards, fiery elementals, and crazed gunmen, it’s a race against time to get the precious cargo back before the dragon wakes up and unleashes hell.
Someone has stolen dragon eggs and it’s up to Diane Morris to return the eggs before said dragon wakes up and burns the city inhabitants to nothing but ash. Field agent Diane Morris and the agency are the only things protecting the human world from the paranormal world. Her department has no budget and no respect. She’s at her wits end when a gang of enterprising thieves steals a pair of dragon eggs to sell on the black market. Strapped with a partner from hell, a demonic one to boot, she must find the dragon eggs before Mama Dragon wakes up and discovers they’re missing. Diane’s not afraid of wizards, elementals, or gunmen, but one pissed-off dragon? She’s beyond petrified but there’s no stopping Diane because if she fails, the world goes up in flames…
Dragon(e) Baby Gone is an imaginative fantasy adventure I adored from start to finish. The descriptive narration captured my attention from the beginning and didn’t let go until the very last page. Robert Gainey has an impeccable talent for descriptive storytelling, so much so, the reader’s five senses hum. The plot progression is perfectly paced with the right balance of action, dialogue, and character growth. From the beginning to the end, the reader’s imagination is engaged which made for an entertaining reading experience. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to more from Robert Gainey. If you’re an urban fantasy reader, you’ll love Dragon(e) Baby Gone. If you love dragon stories, you’ll want to read this book. Fans of modern-day fantasy stories will love Dragon(e) Baby Gone. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Robert Gainey is a born and raised Floridian, despite his best efforts. While enrolled at Florida State University and studying English (a language spoken on a small island near Europe), Robert began volunteering for the campus medical response team, opening up a great new passion in his life. Following graduation, he pursued further training through paramedic and firefighting programs, going on to become a full time professional firefighter in the State of Florida. He currently lives and works in Northeast Florida with his wife and dogs, who make sure he gets walked regularly. Robert writes near-fetched fantasy novels inspired by the madness and courage found in everyday events.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N