Orsini witnesses it all. No lie can fool her, no glamour or illusion
can cloud her Sight. She sees through them all and wishes she could
close her eyes. Returning to face her past, Siobhan inherits her
grandparents’ house in California’s wine country. She encounters
a talking dragon, a hot fallen angel, a demon lord, a Valkyrie, and,
oh yes, her ex-boyfriend. And that is just in the first twenty-four
fallen angels, who seek to take the Earth for themselves. Using her
gift, she will have to make a choice that will decide humanity’s
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Siobhan has always known that she could tell if someone was lying and that she could see things more clearly than others. She also met a dragon in her grandma’s garden when she was 5 years old. Now she’s older and has inherited her grandma’s house. The dragon is still there and angels show up as soon as she starts remodeling. She is told that she is the Watcher and that her choices will save or destroy humanity (no pressure there).
Even though Siobhan and the others are in their upper twenties, they act younger. I kept picturing them in their early twenties and it was difficult for me to get that out of my head.
There is a lot going on in this story besides the main fight between the Fallen Angels of Lucifer and the dragons. It has love, heartbreak, and loss among other things. If you like urban fantasy, you’ll like The Dragon in the Garden.
the University of California at Davis and completed degrees in
Medieval History and Biological Sciences. A lifelong lover of books
and a scribbler of many tales from a young age (her first story was
completed at age five) she turned to writing full-time in 2011.
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