by David Burnett
As the third daughter of a third daughter, dragon-shifter Christine Drachen must mate with a human. Her boyfriend gradually discovers who she is. She shows him the gold dragon she always wears around her neck. He notices the prints, statues, and tapestries of dragons that decorate her family’s home. Strange noises emanate from behind the Drachens’ house during a party, and James believes he actually sees a dragon, one wearing a necklace like Christine’s. Christine’s last name, Drachen, means “dragon,” and, while she jokes her entire family is composed of the creatures, James begins to suspect there is more to what she says than a simple attempt at humor. Finally, he sees her shift, something no human is allowed to do. She must “silence” him, but how can she kill the boy she loves?
Category: Fantasy – Paranormal & Urban