The Dragon in the Garden
by Erika Gardner
There is magic beneath the mundane and in The Dragon in the Garden, Siobhan Orsini witnesses it all. No lie can fool her, no glamour or illusion can cloud her Sight. She sees through them all and wishes she could close her eyes. Returning to face her past, Siobhan inherits her grandparents’ house in California’s wine country. She encounters a talking dragon, a hot fallen angel, a demon lord, a Valkyrie, and, oh yes, her ex-boyfriend. And that is just in the first twenty-four hours.
It’s time to find out why she has this power.
Siobhan seeks out the Oracle and learns that only her Sight can help mankind navigate the travails of an ancient war. Our world is the prize in a battle between the dragons, who would defend us, and Lucifer’s fallen angels, who seek to take the Earth for themselves. Using her gift, she will have to make a choice that will decide humanity’s future.
The dragon in the garden started off really well, and then just blew crazy wild out of control. The story kept me interested, but more and more content kept being thrown in with no depth. There were angels, demons, valkyries, yeti, big foot, the fae, dragons, chupacabra and on and on. The brother and sister swords had me wanted to scream “I am She-Ra!” It just started to get ridiculous.
It really frustrated me that this happened in about a week or three days or whatever. They all kind of just hang out and talk the whole time, drink wine and then just basically hand out out weapons like a basket of muffins……”Here how does this feel, yeah. I like blueberry. Okay, here bite the stick. Lets go into battle!”………What the?
The dialogue was trying to be funny, but just came off as really awkward. And the whole terms of endearment used, “dear ones, child, young one.” was annoying. Turel was probably the best character, but again, not enough depth. I wanted to like this book, but it was just to much going on with out enough development.