|We begin this tale with a battle between Good and Evil. Yes, I know that sounds cheesy but in this case it's true. The Good being Garnith, a changeling dragon knight, the Bad being Llud, an evil wizard obsessed with obtaining power. When the battle ends, we are brought forward from the eleventh century to the twenty-first century. So, in the present day we meet Danielle on vacation and wanting to ride her motorcycle on a road referred to as the Tail of the Dragon, hence the book's title. As she takes to the road, a storm just suddenly appears and she witnesses a dragon just coming out of the sky! Wow! I really mean that, wow! Poor Danielle is terrified but as she watches it becomes injured hitting electric lines and she feels she cannot leave with it injured.
Basically, even filled with fear, she goes to render what aid she is able. Our dragon is Garnith, finally escaping the curse of the wizard. The story is really cute and amusing with Danielle aiding him and trying to teach him about modern times. I thought it was very funny when she took him shopping at a mall, when they went to a restaurant with scantily clad waitresses and it was especially fun when she took him to the pool to go swimming wearing modern swimming attire. In the meantime, Llud has reincarnated enough and he is also in the current time and witnessed the storm knowing it was Garnith arriving. Llud sometimes goes by the nickname Llu and he has a so called coven of his own where they (he) mostly practices black magic. He also calls to the god Balur for assistance.
Ms. Summers gave us a clever tale with magic, gods and goddesses, time travel, reincarnation, witches and wizards and a dragon. This is a good tale, set in North Carolina, and it brings memories of driving the mountain roads of that state to mind. I was at first unclear as to who Balur was because at first I thought he was one of the dwarves from The Hobbit (it isn't)... then I remembered the video game Baldur's Gate and realized it wasn't the same character. I really enjoyed the supporting characters, Jude, Dan and mostly Megan but I won't ruin the story by saying anything more about them. This is a very good fantasy story and both Danielle and Garnith were wonderful together!
Reviewer: Teresa T.