Dragon Goes House Hunting Volume 1 Review

Dragon Goes House Hunting Volume 1 Review

-Written by: Will

We may be different, but everyone has problems we can relate to. Turns out that extends to different species in a fantasy world!

The literal titled Dragon Goes House Hunting focuses on Letty, a 20-something dragon kicked out of his parent’s lair to make something of himself. This quaint and cute story follows cowardly Letty on his quest to find a new home. It doesn’t start smoothly: Letty is constantly captured and on death’s row (he’s not the most courageous dragon). But then he finds a powerful real-estate-broker-demon-lord, and the true house hunting begins.

Fantasy and Science Fiction stories often don't work on me because they too often focus on W O R L D B U I L D I N G. World building is a great tool (like Lord of the Rings), and you can make great stories with completely alien worlds (like Dune); but when a generic fantasy/sci-fi book asks me to care about the characters, it loses me. They get so busy with world building they forget to add “human” or “thematic” elements. Good fantasy/sci-fi like Spice And Wolf or Steins;Gate recognize this and add personality to characters. This book solves the problem in a similar way by giving the characters human problems and emotions.

We’ve all been Letty at some point in our life. Out on our own for the first time, the world can seem filled with dangers. We feel alone, and being forced to confront these dangers for the first time is terrifying. But we all have a support system to show the dangers aren’t so scary. In fact, the perceived danger may be a new friend, like a wraith king. The supporting characters are also flawed as well. Turns out even Demon Lords need smartphones.

For a season characterized by the change and scares, this is a good book to pick up this autumn season. Grab a latte (pumpkin-spice is optional), go down to your local park, sit underneath a tree with falling leaves, and enjoy this nice, inconsequential read.

Dragon Goes House Hunting Manga Volume 1

When a dragon fails to live up to the fearsome standards set for him, his family kicks him out. He embarks on a quest to find a new home, but soon finds that life on the road is no place for a cowardly beast of legend. In a fantasy world full of elves, dwarves, and other mythical creatures, where everyone wants a piece of him—literally!—the frustrations of house-hunting reach a whole new level.

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