November 11th, 2012


Pieces of a Dragon Puzzle

*I would like to state that I never have and never will flame someone. I believe writing is meant to be enjoyed and if you don't like something then don't read it. With that said, I would also like to say that I am just doing this to share fics that I have read and came to love.

Pieces of a Dragon Puzzle by venetianstar

Summary: Kurt had really only planned to spy on the Warblers. But instead he was found out by a creepy Asian, got stuck with a heavy stone which turned out not be a stone at all and now he had a flying lizard at home who was at risk of burning down his entire wardrobe with every fiery sneeze.

This story is rated M, WIP, with 6 chapters to date, and around 37k words to date.
Categories listed as: Romance and Humor (I also add Angst to that list, because my heart all but broke during on of the chapters)

Characters: Kurt. Oh Kurt. I definitely have mixed feelings for her Kurt. Personally, I started out 100% for him, but as the story progresses it's hard not to find yourself getting angry at him and his actions. However, taking a step back it's easy to realize that even though you just want to slap some sense into him at some points, he's really just a scared teenage boy who's vastly overwhelmed with almost everything in his life. It doesn't make you any less irritated but the author has him so well written and fleshed out you can definitely see where his character is coming from.
Her Finn is easy to love. Hands down. I've read all different types of Finn, and venetianstar's doesn't fall into any of the stereotypes surrounding his character and then exaggerating it to the extreme. Just like any canon-esque Finn he isn't the sharpest tool in the shed but he isn't some bumbling oaf not able to think for himself. He definitely has his crafty moments.
Lastly, Blaine. I love her Blaine. I won't ruin the story from the get go and say too much about him, but as I read this, I felt for him every step of the way, and with only five chapters in, I'm assuming this story is just getting started.

Writing Style: Fantastic! There are character breaks pretty often the first chapter, but those definitely lighten up after that, and personally, I don't think they're choppy. They serve their purpose and help the story along with the timeline instead exasperatingly explaining every detail on how a character got to school. Sometimes those moments are nice and can help the story along - i.e. something big could happen on the way to school - but to be honest, some author's abuse them and leave wanting to grab them and tell them to get on with it.
I love how she writes her characters, but most of all I love how she doesn't tell the reader everything the character is feeling, but describes it through their actions and expressions. Nothing can make a story more tedious than too much explanation.

Mainly I love this story because I'm really interested to see where the author is taking it. I know this isn't the only dragon story out there involving Kurt and Blaine, but this is one of the most original ideas I've seen within this certain category, and to be perfectly honest, I didn't think I'd like this story as much as I do when I first started reading it.