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Not on my watch.
Reviewed in the United States on July 30, 2019
I realize it may seem like conservative veiws on LGBTQ+ are in the minority, but it's only because we're bullied into silence. Well, I'm not going to let this book slide past without alerting parents that Tui has finally done it--she's written her main character as a lesbian. She's slowly been testing the LGBTQ+ waters with a minor character here, a minor character there, since Book 9, so I knew it was only a matter of time before it spilled into a main character. I've allowed my girls to read the other books, but warned them that if this belief showed up in a main character, we were done with the series. My oldest daughter got 1/3 of the way through when the truth of the main character's nature came out, and she closed the book with some angry tears. Not anger at me, mind you. At the author. I don't understand why everyone feels they MUST get on this bandwagon. Tui, you've lost a lot of fans today, bowing to a tiny percentage of the population.
For those who aren't bothered by this lifestyle, you will probably enjoy this book, as it has new dragons and a fun plot. My daughter was disappointed she couldn't finish it, but this is a line I will not cross.