Title: A Wild and Unremarkable Thing
Author: Jen Castleberry
Category/Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
My Star Rating: 5/5
Cayda has spent her entire life training to slay a Fire Scale. Now the time has come to leave her dragon-ravaged village behind, march into the Summer Alps, and reap the rewards of a Champion. But the road between poverty and prosperity is rife with beasts, betrayals, and baser temptations. Sensible Cayda soon discovers she’s not the only Champion with her eye on the prize, or the only one wearing a disguise.
A Wild and Unremarkable Thing pits girl against dragon in a stunning blend of Greek mythology and medieval lore. Don’t miss the thrilling novella that readers are calling poetic, enchanting, and a must-read for fans of fantasy!
This was a fantastic adventure that had the classic, old school fairytale feel. The writing was remarkably stunning. The tragic past from which the plot takes flight is a magnificent foundation, and the characters are flawed and human. A short read with an abrupt though satisfying ending, I loved every page!