Wendy and Erryn review ‘Rago (An Order Universe Short)’ by Kasia Bacon. The ebook was published December 18, 2019 and is 42 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Michael Fox , released on May 25, 2020, and is 53 mins long. A copy was provided for an honest review.
Why Wendy read this book: I adore the Order Universe and Kasia Bacon.
Why Erryn read this book: I’m enjoying this series
Lieutenant Laahn Cortez is about to sit down to his well-deserved supper when destiny hits — winged, scaled, and more than a little tipsy.
Rago is a fated mates/forced proximity short story from The Order Universe, featuring a puffing dragon shifter and a romp in the fencing hall.
This story is able to be read on its own but I highly recommend reading the entire series to fully understand the nuances of the world the author has created.
What a super sweet, short, zero angst little fated mate story. I won’t go into it too deeply because it is a short story but I will tell you a snippet of how my heart filled with joy at the thought of a dragon blushing and making little circles in the dirt with his clawed feet. I could absolutely picture it and am still smiling.
Just one more layer and another day in the lives of the folks who live in the Order Universe. I adore these small glimpses and it cements the fact that even though it’s fiction, it’s so believable, so realistically written.
The narration by Michael Fox was beautifully done. His British accent is to die for and the life he gives to each of the characters is brilliant.
10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars
Dragon shifters produce deep loud sounds in a wide range of pitch thanks to their long heavily muscled larynxes and unbroken fleshy vocal cords. The roars of a dragon shifter in distress, and in particular when separated from their mate, travel up to several thousand paces and can be described as blood-curdling. Dragon shifters may be extremely dangerous when experiencing separation anxiety. Save their mate, parents, or a skilled mage with a death wish, it is not advisable for anyone to approach them in such circumstances.
Okay, with a beginning like that, how could I not be pulled right in?
The last audiobook I listened to was seventeen hours. Seventeen good hours, to be sure, but it was a tough slog. Rago came along at the perfect time. Something short to perk me up. Something to allow me to dive back into Ms. Bacon’s Order Universe. I always have great respect for authors who spend so much time world-building. She always takes me away to another time and place. Might not be the happiest of places, but it is somewhere other than here, and that’s a good thing.
I kind of have a thing for dragon shifters and was happy this one found his fated mate. And Laahn, that mate, seemed pretty pleased about it. This is a short listen that was fun and well worth my time. As always, Michael Fox narrated the story and he did a lovely job. He is perfectly suited for these stories. I look forward to more in the future.
9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
A linguist and an avid reader with a particular fondness for fantasy and paranormal genres, KASIA BACON lives in London with her husband. When not tearing her hair out over a translating project, she writes stories about the shenanigans of emotionally constipated assassins and sexy Elves. Otherwise, she can be found shaking her loins at a Zumba class, binging on anime or admiring throwing knives on Pinterest. A lover of MMA and Muay Thai, she also enjoys nature and the great outdoors. She dreams of becoming independently wealthy, leaving the city and moving into her wooden mini-manor—located in the heart of stunning forests resembling those of the Elven Country depicted in her tales.