Author: S. Andrew Swann
Age Rating: Adult (AD)
Set in Cleveland, OH, USA, Dragons of the Cuyahoga mixes the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. On a fundamental level, the plot follows the generic journalist-who-knows-too-much theme; however, journalist Kline Maxwell has to dodge unicorns, avoid elves, flee from dragons, and deal with fuzzy gnomes.
The characters in play stem from the theme and follow it very closely, so they read as stereotypical or even predictable for anyone well acquainted with the mystery genre. That being said, the plot remains highly entertaining, and the pacing makes the novel a page-turner.
The primary dragon in the book, Aloeus, dies before the story begins, and the other dragons play a relatively minor role.