Book Review–Anna And The Dragon By Jill Domschot

Title: Anna And The Dragon
Jill Domschot

Stay tuned after the review for an exciting contest!  Free books, my friends! Free books! 

If you’re like me, you’re fascinated by anything to do with dragons.   For years I collected antique maps just for all the fanciful dragon illustrations in the unexplored edges of the world.    Anything with a dragon draws me, so it’s no wonder I read a lot of epic fantasy–that genre is replete with the fire-breathing critters.

So when my friend Jill (see how I’m just sticking this “full disclosure” in here like this?  But yes, full disclosure: I’m friends with this author) asked me to beta read her book about dragons and time travel and romance I was in, despite the fact that “time travel romance” is something I’m normally allergic to nearly as much as I’m compelled by the dragons.

This is not your ordinary fantasy, and I’m pretty much going to say that if you’re looking for another juvenile Eragon or a repeat of the sexually abusive Outlander, you can just keep looking.

This is an Urban Fantasy for the person who loves dragons and enjoys hanging out with smart people.

Anna is a shy, diligent woman who keeps to herself and lives a rigid life ruled by routine and filled with a comfortable blandness.    When an eccentric free spirited world traveler called Franklin hires Anna as his research assistant the safe places begin to melt like sugar in the Portland rain.     He disappears frequently.  Is he insane or is he truly menaced by a dragon who has cursed his family with a spell designed to last fourteen generations?   And if that curse is real, what does that mean for Anna?  Will she lose her heart to a man whose love will cost her life?

I absolutely loved this book the first time I read it.   I loved it even more the second time I read it.   When it was finally released for Kindle I actually PAID for my copy–a book I’d already read twice.

That should tell you just how wonderful a story this truly is.

Grab your copy, settle back and spend your Memorial Day Weekend with Anna and Franklin in the rainswept land of Portland….with occasional side trips to lands of mystery and enchantment.    I give this one 5 bookworms.

3bookworms2bookwormsBIRTHDAY WEEK SWEEPSTAKES!!!!

Yes, that’s right!  This week is my birthday.  (Thursday, 23 May,  in case you were wondering….)   In honour of my birthday and this book I love so much I will be giving one lucky reader a present.

1. Add a comment below with your Facebook or Twitter address.   Tell me what your favourite Dragon story is and why.

2.  Post a link to this review on your Facebook or Twitter.


I will draw one of the entries at random and the winner will receive their very own e-book copy of Anna And The Dragon along with a special top secret bonus ebook!

Tell your friends!!!!


9 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. sparksofember
    May 20, 2013 @ 06:44:20


  3. Lisa Godfrees
    May 20, 2013 @ 13:15:33

    Favorite dragon story…that’s easy. Anne McCaffery’s Dragons of Pern. Duh. I also dearly love Donita K. Paul’s Dragonkeeper series.

    And I should win purely on the basis that my daughter’s birthdays are close to yours – one on the 21st and one on the 27th. LOL

    You can find me at

    Happy Birthday!


  4. bridgett
    May 20, 2013 @ 14:00:48

    My favorite dragon book is probably Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey. I encountered it when I was about 11 years old and I was looking for a world that revolved around a strong female character. Now — from the perspective of a middle-aged woman — I find many problematic things in the emplotment and characterization, but then I was very impressed by a butt-kicking girl from the wrong side of the tracks who was mind-melded with her! very! own! dragon! And the klah! Who couldn’t like a world with strong klah! I also admired McCaffrey as a successful female author; I very much wanted to be a writer and she was accessible and personable. I met with her on the White Dragon book tour and she was extremely gracious and encouraging. Though I’ve mostly forgotten the substance of what she said, I am very grateful that she took the time to listen to my half-formed thoughts and take me seriously.


    • Katherine Coble
      May 20, 2013 @ 18:07:27

      I have never read the Pern books. I started to last year (got the first from the library) but then several people told me they were super rape-y and I may not like it. Now you have me wanting to try them anyway.


      • Mandi M. Lynch, author
        May 20, 2013 @ 19:34:14

        I have several friends who love the pern books. If I had the want/desire/time to unload half the shed looking, I have a couple on audio. I don’t like you that much this week. 😛 Ann is an awesome author.

      • Katherine Coble
        May 20, 2013 @ 20:18:34

        Anything that begins with unloading a shed cannot be fun. I’ll hit the library instead. Infinitely easier…

      • Mandi M. Lynch, author
        May 21, 2013 @ 01:09:37

        If the city does what I think they’ll do, I’ll have to relocate the entire damn thing in a few weeks.

  5. Jess
    May 20, 2013 @ 18:49:30

    Ooohhh, I hate picking a favorite. Let me put in a plug for recent reading and mention Quox, a disrespectful young dragon from the land Tittiti Hoochoo (yes really, quit snickering), who’s sent as punishment for his bad attitude towards elder dragons to help Betsy Bobbin and her friends defeat the Nome King in the book Tik-Tok of Oz.

    He’s supercilious, proud, kind of obnoxious, but willing to let everybody (including a mule) ride in a palanquin of sorts on his back while they tunnel through the center of the earth. He does all the things he’s sent to do while wearing a big fancy ribbon around his neck with a locket on it, and he curls up and takes a nap when the others want to try beating the Nome king without him. Spoiler–they can’t. Go, Quox!


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