Nero’s Dream (Dragons of Incendium #1.5) by Deborah Cooke
Synopsis: Nero has always aspired to be an astrologer in the royal court of Incendium. When he divines a portent about the pending royal marriage, he makes the perilous journey to the capital city, only to be kept from delivering his tidings in time. Worse, Nero is assigned the task of pursuing a dragon princess bent on taking vengeance upon her reluctant groom, a feat he knows can’t be done. His dream appears to be lost forever—until the captivating princess Peri surprises this unlikely advisor.
Nero’s Dream is a short story set in the same world as the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances. It should be read after Wyvern’s Mate.
Review: A very short, about 34 pages, in which we see how things began with the Royal House of Incendium. Drakina, who we met in book one (Wyvern’s Mate), is left at the alter in front of all invited guests and dignitaries. Nero has arrived in order to give his prophecy in hopes of stopping this event, but because he is not an officially trained astrologer, he is turned away. As he leaves the palace, his prophecy comes to pass and he is sent to bare witness to Princess Drakina’s vengeance against her missing groom. In so doing he is welcomed into the inner circle of the royal family.
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