Review of a Wild and Unremarkable Thing by Jen Castleberry

Cayda has spent her entire life training to slay a Fire Scale. Now the time has come to leave her dragon-ravaged village behind, march into the Summer Alps, and reap the rewards of a Champion.  But the road between poverty and prosperity is rife with beasts, betrayals, and baser temptations. Sensible Cayda soon discovers she’s not the only Champion with her eye on the prize, or the only one wearing a disguise.

I really like the story as well as the characters, Penn being God of death and Cayda having lived as a boy Cody since the last fire scale that decimated Ithil in order for her fathers desire for her to be a champion and slay a dragon. I think this is a good read when you don’t want something heavy but like mythology as you get the adventure but there isn’t too much emotional investment in the characters, I liked them but didn’t have loads of depth to them to really connect and the book took a while to get to the actual fire scale event. I connected with Cayda the most but felt she was such a lost soul and going through the motions she had to although the way she cared for creatures big or small was great. Don’t expect and epic dragon battle but for a good old fashion adventure read this hits the spot, just don’t dwell on the ending.

3.5*

 

 

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