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Literature / Draw One in the Dark

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Draw One in the Dark is an Urban Fantasy by Sarah A. Hoyt, featuring a world with multiple Shape-shifters, many of whom turn to legendary beings such as dragons.

It has two sequels Gentleman Takes a Chance and Noah's Boy.

Unrelated to The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers.

Tropes featured in this work:

  • A Friend in Need: Kyrie. This is why Tom can't abandon her in a fight.
  • After-Action Patch-Up: Tom treats Kyrie's injuries and lectures her about when she has to go to the doctor.
  • Blackmail: Rafiel lets Kyrie know that they have tracked down the bloodstained paper towels.
  • Commonality Connection: Kyrie and Tom, both shifters.
  • Doorstop Baby: Kyrie's backstory.
  • Genocide Dilemma: Tom realizes that the grubs they are destroying are in fact the children of two shapeshifters and might be human.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter: High emotion, the smell of blood, the moonlight, all of these trigger shapeshifting.
  • Love at First Sight: Not likely for humans, Kyrie thinks. Owing to pheremones, more plausible for werebeetles.
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  • Mineral MacGuffin: The pearl of Heaven.

Alternative Title(s): Gentleman Takes A Chance