Audio Review: Nice Dragons Finish Last

August 6, 2016     Danielle Romero     5 Stars, audiobook, R2R, reviews

Audio Review: Nice Dragons Finish LastNice Dragons Finish Last on November 18, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Magical Realism
Format: Audiobook
Audie Award, Fantasy, 2016

As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don't cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience. Now, sealed in human form and banished to the DFZ - a vertical metropolis built on the ruins of Old Detroit - Julius has one month to prove he can be a ruthless dragon or kiss his true shape goodbye forever. But in a city of modern mages and vengeful spirits where dragons are considered monsters to be exterminated, he's going to need some serious help to survive this test. He only hopes humans are more trustworthy than dragons....

My Review

I’ve been meaning to start Rachel Aaron’s Heartstrikers series ever since I devoured her Paradox books. She quickly became one of my favorite authors after that series and Nice Dragons Finish Last was no exception. I’ve been getting more and more into audiobooks and was pleasantly surprised how engrossed I was listening to this one.

I loved Julius and Marci. This dynamic duo is a breath of fresh air. I’m usually a sucker for the hard ass hero and heroine type but it was so nice seeing Julius, the nice dragon, grow into his skin. There was action and adventure, a teeny tiny hint at romance that I can’t wait to see develop, and a whole lot of originality.

I cannot wait to start the next book. Rachel Aaron is quickly becoming my go to fantasy author for all things strange and exciting.



About the Author

41KKQmjNUcL._UX250_Rachel Aaron lives a lovely, nerdy, bookish life in Athens, GA with her four-year-old son, loving husband, and obese wiener dog. Other than her own books, the internet knows her best for writing very fast. To find out exactly how fast (and read sample chapters from her books), visit!

She also writes action packed, romantic Science Fiction under the name Rachel Bach.

Like many authors, my books were written as part of a series and must be read in order for the story to make any sense. For a full list of all my books in the order they’re meant to be read, visit

Side note: If you have any interest in becoming a writer, you need to follow Rachel’s Blog! She along with her awesome husband Travis give some great advice on everything from managing your taxes as an author to making your writing more interesting, and even increasing your word count.