Review: Snapdragon by Lea Doué

Snapdragon: A Firethorn Chronicles Short Story

by Lea Doué 

“We all have thorns, but most of us carry them inside where no one can see how they hurt us.”

Scarred and isolated, and bound to her beautiful twin sister through a horrible curse, Ryll passes her days in their country manor, resigned to her lonely existence. When she receives an unexpected gift from a village boy, her prospects for the future look bright for the first time in her life. Her happy daydreams soon lead to desperation, however, after she loses the precious item down a well. A tiny dragon offers to fish it up for her, but his help comes with a price.

Inspired by The Frog Prince, Snapdragon is a stand-alone short story set in the world of The Firethorn Chronicles, a series drawn from The Twelve Dancing Princesses and other fairytales. 

My Review

A short but sweet tale that makes call backs to The Princess and the Frog without imitating it too closely. A relationship forms between Ryll and her new dragon friend, leading to her to make positive changes in her life and maybe even find love.