Review: Ash and Blood by Lou Wilham


Genre: Romance, Fantasy, New Adult

Pages: 140
Expected publication: May 5th, 2020

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To conquer or to tame—how to break a curse and handle a dragon?

To save his village from ruin, a kind young mage named Fable must face off against the dragon. When Blaze—the dragon—can’t be reasoned with Fable turns to the local witch, Gwydion, for aid. But no magic can tame a dragon, and where Blaze’s temper goes, tragedy follows. Blaze leaves Gwydion with only one choice, the witch curses Blaze and blesses Fable.

It’s the curse—or perhaps fate—that brings them together over and over again through all of Fable’s reincarnations. While Fable remembers nothing of his past lives, Blaze is forced to relive his mistakes repeatedly. Until he comes face to face with Fable Alperen, a sweet, good-hearted, veterinarian who just moved to New York.

Could this be the time Blaze finally conquers his own demons? Will Fable finally be able to tame the dragon?

No magic can tame a dragon, but perhaps a curse can help.
A story for lovers of fine fairy tales such as Rainbow Rowell’s Cary On, Ashley Poston’s The Princess and the Fangirl, and Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue.



My Thoughts

Fluffiness with a message.

Lou Wilham has a way with writing fluffy stories that have deeper messages in them. This story in particular is about taming a dragon, but it isn’t how you think. It’s a tale of two individuals forced together throughout the centuries, and eventually dealing with whatever past grudges and issues they had.

That being said! This story is quick, yes fluffy, but genuinely fun to read. I became invested in the characters, their issues, and wanted to see them figure it out.
Gwydion is in this series, and I adored them in The Curse of the Black Cat. They’re just as essential–if not more so–in this installment.
All in all, I enjoyed this book immensely.
If you’re looking for a short read for a challenge, or a modern fantasy, this one is for you.

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