Tuesday 15 June 2021

Greater Treasures - Karina Fabian - A DragonEye, PI Story

Greater Treasures
A DragonEye, PI Book 5.0
Karina Fabian
Laser Cow Press
ISBN 9781484848296

I love Karina Fabian’s writings. She is a master at crafting entertaining tales. Science Fiction, fantasy, and faith based stories. This is the seventeenth book I have read by Karina Fabian, fifteen of them in the last year. I really love her style, her sense of humour, and the variety of stories she writes. This is the second stand alone piece set in the DragonEye PI series that I have read. I have encountered Vern previously in anthologies, and one other book, If Wishes Were Dragons. And this is another wonderful tale set in this world.

For those not familiar with the DragonEye PI series, Vern is a Faerie dragon currently stuck on our side of the barrier. He is a Private Investigator he fights crimes both human and Fairy. But in this tale things go very sideways pretty quick. He is on the hunt for the spear that pierced Jesus’s side, and soon his partner is in the hospital. The chapters in this book are:

Dragon and Nun 
Dart in the Dark 
Junior & the Fat Man 
Fall Drake 
The Roman Lance 
The Lord’s Gift

Chronologically this is the second of the Vern tales, at least for the books. But it is so well written it can easily be read on its own. It is is a very well written story in an awesome series. Vern is a great character. A dragon defeated by Saint George and stripped of most of his powers, now working for the Church working off his debts, in order to get his powers back. He needs to walk a tight line between working off his debts and getting what he wants. There are several groups interest in the artefact. All with different reasons, and not all saying the real reasons. 

Vern must weave his way through the half-truths, the lies, and the building rally against the fairies to get to the truth. To find out how he solves the case and if he saves his partner you will need to read this excellent story.

Fabian has written an excellent story. So give it or one of the other DragonEye PI stories a try, I am sure you will be entertained. A great read in a wonderful series.

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2021 Catholic Reading Plan!

Dex Hollister Series:

The Old Man and the Void
Dex's Way

Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator Series :
Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator
I Left My Brains in San Francisco
Shambling in a Winter Wonderland

DragonEye PI Series:
DragonEye PI Novels:
?.0 Magic, Mensa and Mayhem (Revised edition)
?.0 Live and Let Fly (Revised edition)

DragonEye PI Short Stories:

DragonEye PI Original First Editions:
Live and Let Fly

Space Traipse Series:
Space Traipse: Hold My Beer, Season 1
Space Traipse: Hold My Beer, Season 2
Space Traipse: Hold My Beer, Season 3
Space Traipse Stories

Mind Over Series:
Mind Over Mind
Mind Over Psyche
Mind Over All
Hearts Over Mind

Edited by: Karina Fabian:
Infinite Space, Infinite God I
Leaps of Faith
Infinite Space, Infinite God II

Contributed to:
Firestorm of Dragons
The Zombie Cookbook
The Book of Tentacles
Twisted Fayrie Tales
FRIGHTLINER: And Other Tales of the Undead
Mother Goose is Dead
Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary
Image and Likeness Literary Reflections on the Theology of the Body
Corrupts Absolutely? Dark Metahuman Fiction
Weird Noir
The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Novels
Manifesto UF
Avenir Eclectia
Planetary Anthology: Jupiter
Planetary Anthology: Pluto
Planetary Anthology: Luna
Planetary Anthology: Uranus
FlagShip Science Fiction and Fantasy v2i5
My Little Book of Headdesks
To Be Men: Stories Celebrating Masculinity

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