One Flew Through the Dragon Heart

Favan & Flew Book 1

Romance - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
272 Pages
Reviewed on 06/12/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

One Flew Through the Dragon Heart is a work of fiction in the romance, steampunk and adventure sub-genres, and was penned by author C. S. Johnson. Forming the first novel of the Favan & Flew series, this magical adventure features a sweet romance with a few steamy touches but is generally accessible to all readers. Our story is set in a steampunk version of London in the late nineteenth century, where we find former sweethearts Adelaide and Brixton reunited despite the incompatible and dangerous magic which once tore them apart. Now Adelaide needs to figure out her connection to an ancient Chinese legend in order to save those she loves, risking her heart and her life along the way.

Author C. S. Johnson brings us a delightfully romantic tale that also has a firm steampunk plotline with plenty of twists and turns of its own. The character development in the central pair is well penned, giving us close narrative insight into their deep emotions and the scars of their pasts. I liked the setup of the legends and magical lore very much, bringing Eastern mystery into the magical London alt-world. Johnson delivers on atmospheric description, populating this world with cool contraptions and some really exciting creature-creations that up the ante on magical fun and frolics. For romance fans, the emotion builds in a tense arc with plenty of sizzle and emotive dialogue. Overall, I would highly recommend One Flew Through the Dragon Heart as an exceedingly well-penned romantic steampunk adventure.