Book Review: Fangs a Million (The Circus of Unusual Creatures #3)


What’s up dragons, elves, and centaurs?

I hope you’re continuing to enjoy this time of year. It hasn’t been snowing a lot here in KC, and it’s making me sooo grumpy! Don’t the seasons know I need a snow day here and there?  Luckily Thursday looks like a contender, so I’m crossing my fingers!

Anywho, I read another book! This time I read the new release Fangs a Million by Tammie Painter.

I am simply hooked on anything this talented author writes, so by the end of my grad school semester this baby was super high up on my TBR. I loved the other two books in this series (links below), so you know I couldn’t resist another adventure with Duncan the dragon!

How did this novel compare to the other two? Keep on reading to find out!


Series Links

Book Review: Hoard It All Before

Book Review: Tipping the Scales




What readers have to say about the Circus of Unusual Creatures series…

“Light and fanciful with a darn good mystery woven in. What fun!” (Hoard It All Before)
“…a charming tale of dragons, deception, and dastardly deeds, and I loved every minute of it.” (Tipping the Scales)
“…an excellent read, very funny – I was kept on the edge of my seat not knowing what was going to happen next. Well worth reading…this hilarious series” (Tipping the Scales)
“Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down…it was that good!” (Hoard It All Before)

Hey everyone, Cordelia here.

Duncan (aka “Deadliest Dragon in the West”) has finally finished typing up the third sleuthing adventure he got us tangled up in. It’s the one that involves booze smuggling, dragon matchmaking, too much lemonade, and a unicorn having a very bad hair day.

I’m not sure about Duncan calling it a “masterpiece of mystery,” but trust me, it’s a good one. Especially when that unicorn has a wardrobe malfunction and Duncan becomes a victim of his own matchmaking.

Of course, things aren’t all fun and games at Zin’s Circus of Unusual; Creatures. There are murders to solve, a troubling police raid that could shut Zin’s down permanently, and some pesky trainees driving us all batty.

So, if you like fantastical mysteries like those by Wilkie Martin and C.K. McDonnell that mix in laughs with murderous mayhem and mythical beasts, I’m pretty sure you’ll love, not only this tale, but also the first two books in The Circus of Unusual Creatures series: Hoard It All Before and Tipping the Scales.

Now, while I go see what Pepper’s cooking up in the Cantina, why not make a dragon’s day by grabbing your own copy of Fangs a Million?



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The Review

I love Duncan and his whimsical adventures, and this book was such a fun continuation of his epic journey.

After the events of the last novel, Zin’s circus has temporarily joined forces with Prince’s in an effort to mentor the less-experienced business owner. But with Fergus’s antics concerning a beauty product, mysterious men lurking around the grounds, and an act that goes terribly wrong, it looks like Duncan has his hands full again.

Every now and again, you need a lighthearted read to cleanse your palate. Painter is always a great choice if that’s what you’re looking for, and this book was especially puntastic. I couldn’t help but smile throughout this read and I loved how easily immersed I was in this fantasy world.

Duncan and his handler Cordelia take the spotlight once again, and their banter has never been better. There were so many great funny moments between the two of them, and it really made the book flow flawlessly. Duncan had some surprising developments (not telling!) that added extra dimension to his character, and I hope Painter focuses on these going forward.

Fergus’s antics were hilarious, and I love how he kept drawing others into his issues only to make things worse, especially when a date with a beautiful unicorn is on the line.

The mystery element was also pretty darn great. It started out subtle, then slowly gained prominence as things developed and more information was gathered.

All in all, I had a great time with this new release, and I hope Duncan’s adventures are far from over. I need more!


That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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