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Dragons in the Clouds

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The imaginative novella, Dragons in the Clouds, may be for you if you enjoy MG adventure fantasy, dragons, or Arthurian legend

Dragons in the Clouds by David Blair is a solid epic fantasy novella. I wasn't at all familiar with the author, his style, or the story at all going in, but I'm glad I decided to take a chance on it via Reedsy Discovery because it is quite a bit of fun. I mean, it features dragons, magic, the grand struggle between good versus evil, and an introduction that is reminiscent of the fantasy adventure classic The Princess Bride. Plus, I can't resist anything that is even remotely Arthurian legend related. That said I didn't realize going into the novella that it's geared more toward middle grade readers rather than adults.


Blair's novel has a lot to enjoy about it. It is a quick read, it is quite imaginative, and the magic system is clearly laid out. The sense of adventure is very refreshing. There were a few elements, though, that I wish could have fleshed out and improved upon. Primarily, those elements are the cast of characters and the world-building. There was so much more I was looking for in the characters. I wasn't particularly invested in any of the characters of the main cast. The same goes for the overall world-building in that I didn't find myself especially interested in the world the characters inhabit. It is solidly done, but it just never quite managed to hook me in the same way as other epic fantasy novels. In terms of the writing, I also wanted to note that there's a fair bit of repetition even though it's as short as it is as well as the a few turns of phrase that just don't quite fit in with the main style.


Overall, Dragons in the Clouds by David Blair is a good yet short novella, but it could still do with a little work. If it were a little longer that could perhaps allow for some additional improvements in terms of character development and the world. In the end, this short read has several positive qualities, but it didn't particularly stand out from the crowd of other epic fantasy stories out there for me. If you enjoy MG adventure fantasy, dragons, or Arthurian legend, you may want to give this novella a try.

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I am the creator of ‘’Dragons in the Clouds’’ All my work has a paranormal feel too it. I recently worked as a production supervisor for EnterAktion Studios. I started my story telling at the young age of 14. A student film called ‘’Destination Destiny’’ . view profile

Published on February 07, 2021

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30000 words

Genre: Epic Fantasy

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