I curled up with Tea with the Black Dragon during the weirdest August weather I’ve witnessed as a native Kansan: a north wind for three days (starting on Friday), highs in the low 70s and partly to mostly cloudy. It felt and smelled like October! Tea With the Black Dragon fit the weather perfectly.
Mayland Long is an incognito dragon seeking the meaning of life or ultimate truth. He finds it, as well as love, in Martha Macnamara: a childlike, bewildering woman with crystal blue eyes. The mystery involving the kidnapping of Martha’s daughter is pleasantly intriguing, but distracts from this main theme.
I got a kick out of the early ’80s retro computer terminology, especially references to CP/M, a pre-DOS operating system, and 8080 processors (think Motorola not Intel). I cut my teeth on that technology in high school and it holds a fond place in my geeky heart.
Tea with the Black Dragon is a short novel to treasure and cherish over and over again.
FanLit thanks Jon Moss for contributing this guest review.