Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
First she asked the Goddess where she wanted her to go and then she threw the proverbial dart and ended up in Coyote Springs. Rachel (Wiccan Priestess) felt as though the cottage was calling to her as though it was lonely. Kevin Mitchellson owned the cottage. His grandmother was killed there. Like most small towns everyone in Coyote Springs knows everyone else. The House of Christ Church members wanted to burn the house down, because a witch once lived in it. They now target Rachel for her beliefs and practices. When she attempts to open a new age book store, "The Dragon’s Den," she becomes the mark of bigotry. The town is in great uproar between the church members and those that followed otherwise. As the cult members surround the cottage Rachel awakens the dragon within her prematurely. She has no choice if she and her loved ones are going to survive. For they intend to destroy the witch.
Once I began this book, I could not put it down. There is a strength and yet innocence in Rachel. From the beginning, I sensed she had a secret. I wanted to see romance between Kevin and Rachel. Kevin is a wounded character. While this book is a fantasy and very entertaining, it also has an agenda, to teach the dangers of bigotry, close mindedness, and lack of love for people that are different. Chaze’s philosophy is one of peace, acceptance and respect. Unfortunately, this book needs proofreading. There are a lot of grammatical mistakes. Awakening The Dragon would make an excellent movie. Fans of fantasy will enjoy Awakening The Dragon.