Reviewed by Fehu
Melting the Ice Witch (The Dragons Hoard #4) by Mell Eight
Less Than 3 Press
Short Story: 95pgs
4.25 Pants Off
The Tribe of the White
Dragon has lived in the frozen wastes of the north for thousands of
years, slowly dying without their dragon to protect them from the
inhospitable cold. In desperation they kidnap Kam, hoping to use him to
breed witch power back into the Tribe. But Kam is not a witch and there
is nothing he can do to save them—until he sees the white dragon
encased in ice and all alone.
A perfect ending for an interesting series! The story doesn't begin where the previous book ends, but starts a bit earlier. The Ice Witch Lor has kidnapped a young man, who is said to be a witch and brought him to the Ice lands. Surprisingly Kam finds himself liking his new home much more than the village he lived in. He is included into the tribe and is actually useful. No one is harassing him, even after he admits that he won’t be the one to produce the witches the tribe needs to survive, since he likes guy and his handsome captor, Lor, in particular.
It's not before a blizzard that Kam actually finds out about his own unique abilities and about Lor's affections for him. Kam is an animal speaker and now he knows why he always is so sad when they go hunting. A white dragon sleeps in the caves and projects his loneliness and Kam can feel it and would love to help. Fortunately for him so would Tori, the cute young dragon from the previous book.
I absolutely adore Tori and well the tribe people did as well. It was such a cute scene when he asked for a puppy!!Ahem, anyway for all people who wanted to read more about Tori, this book will be a nice surprise. Also more details about the dragons are revealed, now we get to know why the Elderdragon has not left his home. I like that the story doesn't just end with an happily ever after there are still tensions. A new character is introduced at the end and I for one would like to read more about him and the Wizzard School they are building, but that might be a story for another series.
Should You Read It? It's always nice to see an author improve and a story unfold. I was skeptical after reading the first book, but this series has gotten better with every book and this one is a fabulous read. If you liked the previous books then this is a must! As a warning, one really should read the previous books; the second part of the story would be a bit more difficult to understand otherwise.
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