One Flew Through the Dragon Heart by C.S. Johnson




One Flew Through the Dragon Heart

Publication Date:December 21st, 2018

Genre: Steampunk/ Fantasy








3 out of 5 Stars


A Chinese Legend. A British Secret. Star-Crossed Lovers with Incompatible Magic.

Brixton Flew works as a professor of wielder instruction at Rembrandt Academy, hoping to erase the regrets of his youth along with the resulting debt. But when he comes face to face with his biggest regret—the woman who broke his heart, Adelaide Favan—Brixton soon realizes his troubles have only begun.

Unable to control her magic, Adelaide knew leaving Brixton was the only way to protect him when they were younger. Now she discovers he is the key to recovering the Dragon Eyes, a legendary treasure connected to her magic and her family’s disgraced legacy—and she knows the risk is great, to both his life and her heart.

With others seeking the power of the Dragon Eyes, Brixton and Adelaide must outwit their foes and face down their families to save London from an ancient legend that sleeps beneath the magic portal in their city.

But the renewed passion growing between them may prove to be the greater peril …

One Flew Through the Dragon Heart is the first book in a new steampunk series by C.S. Johnson, blending together history, romance, mecha-dragons and magic against the glittering backdrop of 1880’s Victorian London.

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My Thoughts

An exciting tale full of Steampunk elements, magic, mystery, intrigue, ancient legends, powerful family ties, action and romance! It really had a little bit of everything!

I enjoyed the overall concept of the story. Unfortunately, since there WAS so much to it, I felt as though it was all a little rushed. You were in the middle of it before you got the beginning of it. There were hints at the relationship between Adelaide and Brixton and how it began, but not enough for me to care about it. There were hints about the world and magical elements in it … but, also not enough for me to care about it. I wanted the story to just slow down and explain in a more comprehensive manner as opposed to scattered, lean flashbacks and the mention of things from the past in conversation. It wasn’t enough to have me really invested.

That being said, the story was by no means a waste of time! As stated, it was still packed with great elements and was definitely worth my time. I will continue the series because I’m sure there is a lot more growth to come!! Funny enough, my favourite character was Brixton’s uptight timepiece, Ticker, who acted almost as Brixton’s conscience throughout the story.

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About the Author


C. S. Johnson is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family. Find out more at

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    1. I defintitely did! It was by no means a bad book, I just wish the author had slowed down a little to explore the world and characters just a little bit more… But, that’s what a series is for! It’s hard to figure out how much to put out there in the first book.

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