The Dragon of Ynys

Review: The Dragon of Ynys by Minerva Cerridwen

The Dragon of Ynys is a sweet novella about loneliness and the importance of stories. I absolutely adored it, and think that this story particularly is an incredibly important one.

The Dragon of Ynys CoverEvery time something goes missing from the village, Sir Violet makes his way to the dragon’s cave and negotiates the item’s return. It’s annoying, but at least the dragon is polite.

But when the dragon steals a person, that’s a step too far. As Sir Violet ventures out to get the missing baker back, however, he quickly realizes things are not at all what they seem…


I received an eARC of The Dragon of Ynys from the author in exchange for an honest review. I am also mutuals with the author on Twitter.

The Dragon of Ynys needs content warnings for (friendly) spiders, avalanche off-page, and mentions of trans-antagonism. However, for the most part, this book is full of both literal and figurative cinnamon rolls.

Everyone in The Dragon of Ynys is named after different kinds of flowers, and that should tell you the type of kindness that fills the story.

The Dragon of Ynys shows the importance of stories to every person, and with the help of some magical creatures, makes it possible for the world to have access to all the stories that our cast can get their hands on. It is honestly delightful.

If you like sweet, joyful fantasy centered around an aroace knight and their dragon friend, this is a great book for you.

You can purchase a copy of The Dragon of Ynys on Amazon!


Title: The Dragon of Ynys

Author: Minerva Cerridwen

Publisher: Less Than Three Press

Length: 92

Release Date: May 16, 2018

Rating: ★★★★ / Four stars

Genre: Fantasy

Representation: trans woman side character, aroace main character 

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