Book Review: Dragonborn by Maeghan Friday

  Dragonborn tackles a lot of big issues for such a short story. Gender, gender roles, sexuality, colonialism.

It’s sad – I personally know people that have been told to suppress who they are. It’s painful. And parents who would rather you suppress who you are rather than embrace who you are? I can’t even imagine what that’s like. 

And the story was quite engaging. Right now, so much of our culture is about not being honest about yourself. Stories like this – about living without hiding – are important. 

And when they are wrapped up in an engaging story – so much the better. These characters were compelling. And diverse. And their situation was…different…and interesting. And, throw a bit of magic in and you’ve got yourself a great story. 

I thought the ending was a bit sudden, and a bit wrapped up too neatly. But I guess sometimes there really are happy endings. 

Thanks to NetGalley and Less Than Three Press for a copy in return for an honest review.


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