After his sister touches a lethal Frost Flower and succumbs to Frozen Sickness, Rainor seeks out the mysterious Dragon, who purportedly holds the only cure for the fatal disease. In gratitude for saving his sister’s life, Rainor agrees to bring him fresh bread twice a week—despite the man’s insistence he wants for nothing.
As Rainor makes his deliveries, the two slowly become friends, and Rainor finds in the Dragon all the things he never found in his little village. But on his way to make his latest delivery, the unthinkable happens, and Rainor fears that if he asks for the cure he needs to live, he’ll lose the man he’s coming to love…
When myth and tragedy meet two things that can happen, more tragedy or a miracle.
Rainor is a loving brother, his young sister is frail but a truly good soul. When she becomes ill he will do anything to help her. The only cure is tied up in myth and old stories. Meet Drachen or the Dragon as myth would have it. The only one who has a cure for the sickness. When the young and earnest Rainor braves the wilds to come to his home.
This story has witchcraft and betrayal, and many kinds of love. It is a quick read, yet an entertaining one. This is like hearing an old tale told by an elder, with a couple of twists. I was fascinated early on and it just never lost it. Fantasy meets true love.