A Keeper’s Tale is the first book I’ve read by JA Andrews and one of the best books I’ve read in a while.
The book is a story within a story. The tale of Tomkin and the Dragon is told throughout the kingdom for generations and is a favorite of many. There is good reason for that. Tomkin and the Dragon is witty and fun. I often laughed at the snarky banter between the main characters.
The hero, Tomkin, sets off to kill a dragon that has taken up residency in the territory held by his family. He isn’t very good at dragon hunting and quickly things go wrong. Trapped with a woman he calls Mags, they constantly spar verbally about getting out or helping the dragon.
Mags is sassy, full of spunk, and a woot to read.
Tomkin and Mags can’t agree on anything and their constant, engaging, head-butting is a welcome reprieve from the insta-love in so many books now. The characters are smart, thoughtful, and learn to accept one another.
The story had enough twists and turns to keep me turning the pages. I look forward to reading more of JA Andrews’ work.
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