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Summoned to the royal palace by the King, Alaith spends his days either handling the dragons that plague the kingdom, or holed up in his lonely tower. Unusual in appearance, manner, and his method of taming dragons rather than slaying them, his only distractions from his painfully outcast state in caring for the tamed dragon who resides with him, and admiring the handsomeSummoned to the royal palace by the King, Alaith spends his days either handling the dragons that plague the kingdom, or holed up in his lonely tower. Unusual in appearance, manner, and his method of taming dragons rather than slaying them, his only distractions from his painfully outcast state in caring for the tamed dragon who resides with him, and admiring the handsome Lord Trey—and arguing with the infuriating Prince Rythe.Word count: 10,300$1.50 of each purchase of this book will be donated to the Red Cross to support relief efforts in Japan after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami....

Title : The Dragon's Tamer
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ISBN : 9781936202683
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 22 Pages
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The Dragon's Tamer Reviews

  • Ami
    2019-03-09 08:43

    3.5 starsI think Megan Derr has one of the best qualities in portraying grumpy characters and how they fall in love after a series of misunderstanding. In her hands, 'misunderstanding' become adorable and sweet. Just like one. Alaith, the dragon tamer finds Prince Rythe spoiled and obnoxious. Rythe seems to dedicate his time to annoy Alaith with his infuriating smirks and his attitude that looks down on him as a dragon tamer (rather than slayer). But we all know that those acts are signs of Twu Wuv right? Well, Alaith finds out about Rythe's true feeling when they try to stop illegal dragon smuggling and Rythe's got poisoned... Aaah, their banters are just so entertaining!! And those kisses so sweet.It makes me all happy :)

  • Shelby
    2019-02-28 10:42

    Super cute! I do enjoy Ms. Derr's sense of fantasy. It's a fun little world she's set up in such a quick little story. I would really love to have read this as a full length novel. Ok so part of that is because I'm obsessed with dragons and I just wanted more of them, but I really liked Alaith and Prince Rythe as well.Alaith is from the plains. His tribe has carried down the secrets of training dragons for generations. Normally he would have nothing to do with outsiders, but when the neighboring kingdom comes to them for someone's help his father thinks he should go. He never thought they were really requesting a dragon slayer not a dragon tamer. He refuses to betray his craft though and a tamer is what they get. Over time he's taken to his roll no matter what the rest of the palace snickers about behind their back. Now if only he didn't have to deal with the thorn in his side, Prince Rythe.Rythe is the youngest son and as such seemingly has nothing to do. He takes a perverse pleasure in needling Alaith every chance he gets. He has a motive though. Eventually he might even reveal it to Alaith. Rythe may come across as a witless playboy with no responsibility to his name, but he has a few secrets he's buried down deep. Right now though he needs a dragon tamer and is determined to get Alaith to go with him.I liked the little twists and turns in this story for how short it was. I loved who Rythe was underneath everything. His obnoxious demeanor was a lovely cover for all his secrets. Granted I think he truly does enjoy needling Alaith and getting a rise out of him. Alaith on the other hand is the perfect "savage" who is of course no such thing. I like his description and the idea of land he comes from. Of course he gets my vote no matter what since he tames dragons! I want to train dragons!There's a fun little plot here, intrigue and all. I just wish that I could have had more! More time with these characters and in this world. This is a wonderfully complete story, but that doesn't stop me from wishing for things I can't have. Awesome!

  • Julesmarie
    2019-03-13 12:49

    This was sweet and adorable and just so much fun.I loved Alaith's voice and only fell more in love with him the more I got to know him. He's also one of the most unique-looking characters, with his tattoos and piercings and dreads. Combine that with his reluctance to harm anything--as a plainsman, he tames dragons instead of killing them--and I'm hooked!I think the greatest joy of this story was watching Alaith discover Rythe. It was fascinating to watch as all of his pre-conceived notions were disproved one by one until he had to confront the prince on whole new terms. Lovely and delightful.

  • Deeze
    2019-03-05 10:05

    An interesting short little story. I love the idea of a dragon tamer rather than slayer.I'm liking Megan Derr's style of writting.

  • Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌
    2019-03-06 09:48

    A lovely short story. Not exactly amazing, but an adorable, cute book that I'll read over and over and over again.

  • Adrienne -kocham czytać-
    2019-03-10 10:47

    I'm a sucker for Ms. Derr's magical worlds. Dragons, kingdoms, and sexy men, oh my! This is another short story that knocks it out of the park. Loved the hate to love theme, the traditions and cultures mentioned, the boys' attitudes and characters, and the plot. Wonderful read.

  • Jimmy Hanson
    2019-03-05 10:51

    An absolutely delightful read. The plot is simple but well-rounded, and I absolutely loved the characters - Alaith is so feisty and Rythe's depth of character is portrayed slowly and very well. Megan Derr has definitely become one of my favorite authors, and although there are rarely any 'graphic' sex scenes, the charm between her couples make each story unique and far better than most more erotic novels I've read in the best.

  • Saba
    2019-03-04 09:37

    Too short!! I wish there was more :( Alaith was sexy as hell with his nipple piercings and braids, and his back and forth with Rythe was fun and cute! It's a complete story with all ends tied up, but I definitely wish there was more, Alaith's world is somewhere I would love to play in >_<

  • Lucy
    2019-02-21 09:04

    I loved their back and forth, and especially how the Prince was not the spoiled brat he appears

  • Rebecca
    2019-03-10 10:52

    cute, fast paced definitely a good read

  • Clover
    2019-03-11 08:53

    really good story about a dragon tamer and a prince and that sometimes you think you know a person and in fact you don't.

  • Raymond Mathiesen
    2019-03-01 13:44

    The Dragon's TamerA hero of a more peaceful kind…Alaith is a Plainsman and a foreigner to the castle, not really accepted and regarded by some as a barbarian. But Alaith, like most of his people, has the ability to tame dragons. Unchecked these mystical beasts can cause great harm, so Alaith was sort by the king. Rythe, the kings fourth son, is frankly a trivial pain in the neck, but his friend Trey is always friendly to Alaith. The two come to Alaith asking for help: a new black dragon is causing trouble.In this charming story Megan Derr maps the relationship between Alaith and Rythe with expert skill. The reader delights as the two men bicker: will they always be enemies, or can they ever be friends? The events and dialogue draw the reader on. A surprise occurs midway, then the story proceeds to a satisfying end.Alaith is masculine, but sensitive too. He firmly rejects Rythe's mock come-ons: he has no apparent interest in that. His heart is true though, and he does not fall into the brutal masculinity that mares some men. He is certainly not afraid of rough and tumble, but this is balanced by caring. Rythe, as I have said, seems light and foolish, but has hidden depths. Some men act to cover who they truly are.This story is an adventure with action and excitement, but is also about the idea that life can contain secrets that we do not suspect. We think we understand things only to be surprised.This story is vanilla, but contains gay themes, so may not be suitable for the conservative. It is a sweet story, but be warned.I am happy to rate this short story as 5 stars.

  • Katherine
    2019-03-08 11:42

    An excellent romance with misconstrued impressions and grumpy grumpy characters that you have to love!Alaith is a plainsman who was brought to the city for his skills as a dragon tamer. He is seen as a savage for where he was born, how he dresses, and his vocation; after all, everyone knows you kill dragons, not tame them. He lives an isolated life but for his visitors; the kind Lord Trey and the annoying Prince Rythe. A recent visit has him journeying with the two of them but everything seems off, and before he knows it he is caught up in a bunch of intrigue with Rythe and dragons are on the line. Alaith really can't be blamed for being grumpy. He has settled into his place in the world on the Plains; a forgotten seventh son. When his father sent him to the city he found himself in a world where he was ridiculed and scorned. People think he should cut his hair, wear clothes that match, remove his piercings, and kill dragons rather than tame them. Nothing is what he knows and he doesn't seem to have anyone on his side. Watching him as he finds a different side in Prince Rythe is fascinating as he sees his world tilting on its axis once again, and I enjoyed seeing how he handled it. Rythe is a very happy go lucky guy, at least on the surface. He has cultivated an impression of the youthful, reckless, irresponsible son and it benefits him in what he does. It was a lot of fun watching him try to win over Alaith, especially when Alaith himself finds he is unsure of what he wants. This was another great short story from Derr that I really enjoyed!

  • MaelleMaud
    2019-03-14 15:54

    Alaith dragon tamer of PlainslandYeah!! My sweet pleasure read: tough tatooed dragon tamer, snark humour and dragons!!Of course, too short but then that's why I can read it in one night...Happy land for me 😍🐉🐲🐉😍

  • LWM
    2019-02-28 12:39

    Ok - seriously talented!Amazingly entertaining and well written, this novella (?!?) packed intrigue, humor, and romance minus any hot sex. Nonetheless, still a great read that deserves at least four stars. With a bit of sexiness, I'd have upped it to five!

  • Tigress62
    2019-02-28 08:46

    My, oh my - where does Megan Derr find her inspiration? Her stories are sweet and delightful and sometimes come with an interesting twist. I can't get enough, despite the usually careless editing and proofreading ...

  • Dana
    2019-02-16 16:03

    Super short story. Not enough time to really get to know any of the characters. Just so-so.

  • Alexandria
    2019-03-18 11:05

    Nice short story/novella. I would have liked if it was longer.

  • Teetee
    2019-02-22 09:03

    What a lovely short story by one of my top favorite authors! MD packs a lot into 20 something pages, and I fell in love with the characters and wished I could spend more time in this world. Alaith is so interesting, so different, the idea of him with charms in his hair, tattoos all over, piercings in very interesting places and the 'tribal' clothing captivated me, and apparently it did Trey too. Trey is irreverent, annoyingly charismatic and much smarter and more talented than he lets on. Great adventure, loved the courting at the end, and could have read several more chapters though it ended very satisfactorily. I'm so happy Megan Derr is in the world...*sigh*

  • Cryselle
    2019-02-26 15:47

    When the POV character starts out by scolding the dragon, you know this isn't going to be just any old story. Alaith tames dragons, he doesn't slay them, though dragons are an almighty nuisance on this world. Opinions on dragons are all over the map, really, they might be useful or they might be pests, but only the Plainsmen are really capable of working with them, so Alaith has a post at this "soft, civilized" court to deal with them. He's an oddity, between his long blond hair, piercings, and refusal to give up his Plainsman ways; and he doesn't want to become like the courtiers. Some he almost likes, and one he'd like to strangle. Prince Rythe, the fourth son of the king, is "lewd, rude, and in need of a beating" according to Alaith, though his opinion of Lord Trey, Rythe's companion, is much higher. The story goes on to demonstrate that Alaith's instincts are better on dragons than people. But he can learn, and what he learns is that he doesn't know, and would do better to pay attention and not jump to conclusions. The story is short and hard to review without spoilers, but the world building is lovely -- the author takes a few small details: dragons, magic, and courting customs, and manages to spend enough time on these few things to construct a world that lets the reader fill in the blanks on the rest. Some of the dragon details are contradictory, but a weed is any plant growing where we don't want it to, so it can make sense without being consistent, like a rose in a cornfield. The love story is sweet and unconsummated on the page, but as with the world building, once you see where it's going, you can fill in the blanks for yourself...

  • Tereza
    2019-03-02 12:03

    Hmmm... let’s see.There were themes I did like. A lot.(view spoiler)[► Especially Alaith and his whole background and his appearance.► The dragon taming. Although we did not see much of that at all and that was disappointing. (hide spoiler)]The book was also too short, however, and it shows.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Curtis
    2019-03-19 15:54

    Fantasy. Royalty. Dragons. Betrayal. Romance. A combination that I usually cannot turn down and this is no exception. Megan Derr's fantasy m/m romances are some of my favorite to read. Even though this one isn't very long, I got a sense of this rich world that Derr has created for these characters. And the characters of Alaith and Rythe themselves are so fun (and frustrating) that it's really easy to get into this story. I found myself wanting to know what happens next for these guys...

  • Sarina
    2019-02-16 12:41

    I've read this story by Megan Derr multiple times and I enjoy it more each time. This is really a story where appearances are deceiving as the Dragon tamer finds that what he thought he knew as truth was wrong. I really would have liked to have seen Alaith first arriving but you do find out what he's doing far from home and little snippets about his people throughout the story. I really enjoy the interactions between him and Rythe as well and while there is no sex, I find I really didn't need or miss it in this case. Love this one and REALLY wish there was a sequel!

  • JC
    2019-02-17 08:52

    Loved the characters, world building and the fantasy elements. But had the same problem as Megan's other books.... I wanted more but there wasn't any more :(. Would have loved if this was a full length novel as it would have been interesting to see Alaith's first days and his first meeting with Rythe. I like bratty prince characters with underlying sweetness and found Rythe and Alaith's interactions cute. I can't really go into too much detail since this is so short that it's impossible not to spoil the whole thing. Worth the read.

  • Texascub
    2019-02-21 11:42

    I would give this one a solid 4 or 4.5 rating.This is a cute, nice, but very short story centering around a plainsman, Alaithe, and a young prince, Rythe. I do not want to describe the story, because it really is so short that almost anything would be a spoiler. The story is around 18 pages, and takes around 10 minutes to read. The pace is quick, the characters are enjoyable, my only wish is that their was more depth to the story.A very enjoyable read.

  • Chee
    2019-03-03 16:39

    DNF, but more to do with my preferences and only partially to do with the writing.It's quite short and I think its suffering a bit from having no room to breathe. The plot moved along too quickly for me to get invested in the characters. I was drawn to it because I love a relationship where they start out antagonistic to eachother and develop into lovers. Problem is that in a short piece, there's not a lot of room for stringing that out properly.

  • LutaWolf
    2019-02-23 14:37

    Again I love everything this author does but sometimes the stories make me feel like I'm reaching my arm out and I'm about to touch but my fingertips only glaze. It drives me crazy!!! I just felt like there was something almost there almost like a climax and yet it ended instead. Still a freaking good read though. I wouldn't have minded a detailed description of some peircings lol.

  • Rissa
    2019-03-02 13:37

    Ahhhhh, I want more! I love it, love love it! :)This author does this theme so well. I love her stories like this. All that I've read have all been different and she always leaves me wanting more! <3Alaith was awesome and his banter with Prince Rythe was hilarious. I would have loved to read more of their courting! The five charms were lovely! Ahhhhh so good.Will definitely reread!

  • Seregil
    2019-03-02 10:55

    Lovely story but waaaay to short for my tastes. It would have worked beautifully as a longer story (at least 70 pages instead of just 20). We didn't even get to see how to actual "taming" of dragons happened and, to be honest, dragons didn't seem very threatening at all. I don't get why they were such a problem. Maybe they were more of a pest rather than a dangerous people killing monster?

  • Melanie~~
    2019-03-05 09:48

    I definitely liked this story. Very sweet in a Bickersons sort of way. There was even a little bit of fight actio, but only kissing on the sexy front. The kissing was a little steamy though. I'd love to see more of these two, but the story is quite complete where it ends, so we'll probably not see them again.