Thursday, April 12, 2012

Book Review: Live and Let Fly, by Karina Fabian

I first "met" Karina Fabian when I edited her book Magic, Mensa and Mayhem at Swimming Kangaroo Books. I was more than happy to read Live and Let Fly, her latest in the DragonEye, PI, series, and review it for her book tour!

Live and Let Fly Book Review
Rating (1 to 5 *): ****

The magic is Faerie.  The technology, Mundane.  When they meet, the survival of the world rests in one dragon's…er…claws.  See Vern as you've never seen him before! 
Sister Grace and Vern are no strangers to danger, although they may seem a little strange. After all, Vern is a dragon (albeit a gorgeous one), and Grace is a nun who does magic. They fight the good fight in the Mundane world on behalf of the Faerie Catholic Church, but when the herald's girlfriend and Vern's girly friend Heather, AKA the ultra-famous Rhoda Dakota gets kidnapped, things suddenly get personal. The conspiracy turns out to be much further reaching than Vern and Grace originally realized, and Vern must masquerade as a human, the worst thing he's ever had to do, in order to get to the heart of the matter.

Live and Let Fly is the new entry in Karina Fabian's DragonEye, PI series, which started with short stories and the novel Magic, Mensa and Mayhem. These spy spoofs combine fantasy and faith (did you read Karina's guest blog last week?) and are packed with puns, clichés (to be fair, the characters acknowledge the clichés, so it's hard not to forgive them), and action from stem to stern. While Live and Let Fly is essentially a stand-alone story, there are numerous references to previous stories and inside jokes that may lack meaning without reading the others. Luckily, there are also lots of jokes that don't require a history with the series to make you laugh. Of course, it wouldn't hurt to go ahead and read the other stories!

If you like mysteries, spies, dragons, nuns, puns, clichés, brownies, sprites, Catholics, demigods, and good clean fun, DragonEye, PI might just be the series for you.

Karina Fabian is an award-winning fantasy, science fiction and horror author, whose  books make people laugh, cry or think—sometimes all three.  Check out her latest at