Dragon Magic by Megan Derr

Dragon Magic

Four strangers. A shared moment long forgotten. A bond forged in desperation.On the first day of the Festival of Counting, the beginning of the royal census that takes place every ten years, the royal city is filled to overflowing. Everyone is happy, excited, and proud to be counted amongst those who live in the glorious kingdom of Orhanis.Then a demon strikes, killing thousands in mere seconds and leveling the city. As the royal castle burns, on...

Details Dragon Magic

TitleDragon Magic
Release DateMar 28th, 2018
PublisherLess Than Three Press
GenreFantasy, Magic, Romance, M M Romance, Dragons, Polyamory

Reviews Dragon Magic

  • Deeze
    I struggled quite a bit with this one. Normally I can fall into the world Megan Derr builds as easily as I fall into bed but not this time.While the story was complex and entertaining I felt little chemistry at the beginning. Sule and Mahzan just irritated me with the constant bickering, and Cemal and Binhadi were rather bland in comparison. I did warm up to them all towards the end but to be honest I was rather glad to be finished. I was also a ...
  • Carly
    Not only romance, although elements of it are quite erotic and the menage share an emotional as well as physical connection. The bulk of the story is a suspenseful action/adventure set in a detailed fantasy world.
  • Erica
    A great, full-length fantasy adventure, chock-full of magic, intrigue, betrayals, plot twists, and romance. Although I loved the heck out of it, the only reason it gets four stars instead of five is that the ending left me feeling rather melancholy.
  • iam
    I'm not having the easiest time summarizing my feeling about this book, but I'm gonna try and write a review regardless.Probably ~3.5 stars for me. Dragon Magic is a book about four men who get thrown together by devastating circumstances and, whether they want to or not, end up having to save their kingdom as a tightly knit group. Those four men are Mahzan, the King's Jester, quick witted and with a sharp tongue; Sule, a young commander with a ...
  • llv
    Rating: 4 starsI thoroughly enjoyed this book. The beginning started a bit slow for me. Once the story got going, it was very hard to put down. I really liked all the main characters. I think Mahzan and Cemal were my favorites. Sule was very hot headed and the bickering between him and Mahzan got to be very irritating, especially in the beginning of the story. Binhadi was the one that it was hardest to get to know, but once we get insight to his ...
  • P Leslie
    *I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinion stated are solely my own and no one elses*This was a good read about four misfits on a quest for justice. They find something priceless along the way but will they embrace their connection or run from it?It took me a while to get into this one but once I did, I couldn’t put it down. The bond between the four men was beautiful and their mind link during their sexy times was erotic and i...
  • Killian Louis
    Once again, Megan Derr strikes.I absolutely loved this book.Which is becoming routine with whatever this author writes.I am not obsessed with her books. Not. At. All.The dynamic between the four men is absolutely delightful, and all four characters are lovable in completely different ways.I have to admit a certain preference for Mazhan and Binni, but then I have a tendency to like stubborn and overtly dramatic Derr characters *cough cough*bitchy ...
  • Pete W
    I have been looking forward to this book since I read the snippet from Ms. Derr's blog. It certainly was an interesting story with interesting flash back and story.I do like how the MC, Mahzan, was Jester. I do like how Ms. Derr wrote him and his acts, even if there wasn't much of the acts to be written about before disaster strikes. Cemal was an interesting character. Sule was irritating at time. And Binhadi was kinda typical noble character... ...
  • Book Gannet
    3.5 stars.For the most part I enjoyed this tale of four men and the magic that binds them together, leading to love and adventure and plenty of other things along the way. Mostly because I liked the characters.Mahzan is showy and flamboyant and I loved him. He’s argumentative and loves being the centre of attention, but I rarely found him annoying. He helped keep things interesting and his magic definitely made the bond more convenient. Because...
  • Tricia
    Although Megan Derr is essentially an automatic buy for me, I was a little nervous about this book due to the multiple partnership. I usually have a hard time understanding the connection between that many people and often I feel the relationship is unbalanced. HOWEVER, I loved this book. The world building was incredible, as always. What I love about Derr's books is that she doesn't require pages and pages of explanation of how the world is buil...
  • Helen Kord
    I’ve long been fan of Megan Derr’s writing and this book is another to my collection of my favorites. I admit I was curious how she’ll handle four protagonists all falling in love, but it was magical.The story was compelling, with it’s seemingly simple goal that took twists and turns. It felt like I was playing an RPG and I loved it, even if I saw some of the plot twists coming, I still enjoyed the ride immensely.I adored all four of the ...
  • Tenny
    3.5* rounded up. I love Megan Derr's book, but this one wasn't quite as cup of tea as usual. The book has interesting plot and several truly surprising plot twist (at least one which left me with my mouth open), but I had troubles connecting to characters sometimes.There is lot of joking around in the book about Mahzan, one of the main heroes, being annoying and... well, he really felt annoying. Some parts of the book were great but in some parts...
  • Pjm12
    Gosh, this is very slow build but once we get there (to all the smexy), it is hot! It is heavy! And there's four of us all to negotiate with the feelings, and the touching.But because Derr does such a good job of setting up the characters and the relationships, there are lots of connection already established. I liked that initially the mystery, the politics, the characters took centre stage, so we got to know all the four protagonists' fears and...
  • Whitney
    I loved this book! I really did. The middle did drag a little bit. However, the ending more than made up for it. I was so sad when Binhadi (poor grumpy baby) (view spoiler)[realized that he had been duped. I was even sadder when the Oathbound saw that the city was truly lost. She has to write a sequel because I need this revolution to happen. I can see why everyone loves Mahzan, but Cemal is my favorite. I would meticulously plan a vengeful murde...
  • Tigress62
    Not one of my favourite Derr books, because it was too slow moving at the beginning and had some lengths inbetween (the constant bickering and Mahzan's grumpiness got on my nerves after some time!), but all in all it was complex and good! And beware: not all is what it seems ;-) The end/epilogue seemed rushed, though - it came abruptly and looked like a mere afterthought, as if the author added a conclusion that was not initially meant to be ther...
  • Marzbunny
    Bound on accident!! I'm a sucker for this tropeThis was a really enjoyable read! I loved the way there characters were pulled together, first by coincidence, then by plot, and finally by their growing fondness for each other (or irritation). The magic system was interesting, but not super inventive. I think this book used the poly ship to its advantage, and the trans characters were handled expertly. I definitely feel in love with the characters ...
  • Patricia Knight
    SLOW TO DEVELOP BUT VERY WORTHWHILEPolyamorous. stories present a significant challenge to the author as each character in the relationship must be fully developed in the reader's mind if they are to be emotionally invested in the success of the relationship. Megan Deer takes the time to do this, and in the process also spins a nice adventure. Highly recommend this "heroes' journey" trope. She kept me engaged and turning the pages simply because ...
  • Melanie
    A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words ReviewRating: 4.75 stars out of 5For the full review, visit https://wp.me/p220KL-ddJ on 3/30From that review: When it comes to fantasy, Megan Derr is  one of my go to authors.  I love her marvelous ability to transport me out of the mundane and into realms where dragons soar,  wounded mage's seek reparation and love, and unique bands of warriors go forth on sagas that have continued to live on in my heart a...
  • Claire
    Megan's books never miss. This is a beautiful one with great characters, a vivid world, and twists galore. I love the balance of the world shaping the people and the people shaping the world. Megan's trademark culturally-unquestioned gender fluidity is highlighted here by the one family who tries to lock one of the characters into their physical sex, leaving the character with shame and fear that proves unnecessary (if hard for them to shake off)...
  • Alessandra
    Megan once again confirmed that she is the queen of polyam stories. This story was so good, I couldn’t even put it down. The time is 1:35am, I have to be up at 4:30, and yet, I couldn’t stop reading it until I was done. The characters are all so well developed, their relationship evolved organically and all that tension played beautifully. Add an action packed final section of the story and I have to admit, I started panicking about the story...
  • Sarahjane
    I enjoyed this story. It kind of has the feel of a good Dungeons and Dragons adventure (if you are lucky enough to play in a group of LGBT+ accepting friends, of course.)I was a little bummed at the "we've done the best we could" ending, but it is more realistic than a "this single act of desperate heroism has solved all the problems" ending. Overall, had a good time going along for the adventure and can't wait to read the next installment.
  • Natalie
    Loved this one and all four guys. Four survivors magically oathbound until they can destroy the fearmonger behind the destruction. A mind mage, shadow mage, shifter and fire mage, each one completely different with secrets of their own. I liked the mind link between them, how fluid and easy it was. Best thing was the smut scenes enhanced thanks to their bond. Got a little disappointed at the ending but the last couple of pages made up for it.
  • Faith
    I spent all night reading it and don't regret the lost sleep in the least. I love this grouping of characters. I love the romance and the comaradarie and the finding of a place to belong. I continue to appreciate the diversity of characters Ms. Derr brings to her stories without it feeling like she's forcing it or tokenizing anyone.
  • Magnolia
    From Magnolia Reviews: Three PetalsThe characterizations were phenomenal as always, but the plot dragged and was overall boring. While I do recommend this story, I think this is the first time I'll reluctantly recommend a Megan Derr story. Read the full review on Maggie's website: http://magnoliareviews.weebly.com/rev...
  • Debbie Borrero
    Incredible Read👏👏👏Worth every minute. One of Derr's best novels. It's a mix of fantasy, romance, and adventure quest novel rolled up in one. . The novel is well written with an ending you'd never expect. if you are looking for friendship, love, tragedy or treachery , you'll find them all in Dragon Magic.
  • Sumire
    I'm glad I decided not to sleep and continue reading this book until 5am because I love it! Mahzan, Binhadi, Cemal and Sule is worth the sleepless night!you see, it shouldn't have work for me but Megan Derr is an amazing author who never fails to amaze me with her works (the ones I read, btw ).
  • Katie Miller
    AmazingI loved everything about this book. It is so hard to find a good LGBT+ fantasy novel that reads like an epic fantasy and this book not only manages to do that, but is also very inclusive while it does so.
  • Geneieve Harmonb
    A true joyI love fantasy novels. I love mm romance. I loved this book :-) The slow build of the story and romance. The struggles of the 4 of them leaning on each other and the truth growing...Megan Derr is always a favorite for fantasy mm and this book exceeds my expectations
  • Jamie Essig
    Loved it! More please!I absolutely loved it! Must have more! The characters were easy to love and relate to, not to mention cheer for! Fun, sexy and worthy of multiple readings! I really hope to read what comes next for these characters!