Kraw’s Secret (The Dragons of Incendium Short Stories#3) by Deborah Cooke
Synopsis: Viceroy Kraw is invited to witness whatever prediction the ShadowCaster has brought to Incendium, along with King Ouros and Queen Ignita. Although the royal couple can make little sense of the vision shown by the strange creature, Kraw knows his family’s ancient betrayal has to finally be revealed to the dragon kings. Will the fury of Ouros be as fierce as Kraw fears? What will be the future of the viceroy?
Kraw’s Secret is a short story in the Dragons of Incendium series which should be read between Wyvern’s Warrior and Wyvern’s Outlaw. It is available in this digital edition, and included in the print edition of Wyvern’s Warrior. It is also included in The Dragons of Incendium: The First Collection.
Review: Kraw’s Secret is another short story that focuses on a minor character, this time the Viceroy to the King and Queen of Incendium. His family has kept a dark secret and it comes out through the ShadowCaster that Acion delivered to the king in Wyvern’s Warrior. The story builds up and Kraw is very fearful of how the king will perceive the betrayal that Kraw’s ancestor perpetrated several generations ago. I expected more of a reaction than what the king actually gives, the hype was more intense than the aftermath. We are also introduced to Kraw’s nephew who will become his apprentice, and we can see that there are already sparks between him and another dragon princesses. That was the highlight of the story for me, the rest left me feeling disappointed. There is no romance and it doesn’t really hint at what the long-term plot of the series might entail (besides one of the future romances). The story was ok.