Well, that was unexpected.
I'm not usually a fan of the "band of thieves" trope in fantasy. When I read fantasy, I tend to gravitate toward magic, fantastical races, impressive world building, etc... While Fool's Gold does have magic in it (to some extent), it doesn't really tick those boxes. It does, however, center around a group of characters who unexpectedly band together to rob a group of dragons. So...you know...the whole "band of thieves" trope that I don't much care for.
But....I found myself sucked in to the story from the very first few pages. I blame Bessie the Pig for that. She's wily in every way...escaping her handler and luring unsuspecting readers into a story they may not really have wanted to read.
Once I was hooked, Fool's Gold delivered a tongue-in-cheek approach to fantasy. If I had to pick a few words to describe this book? Rude. Crude. Lewd. With a healthy dose of humor. The chapter titles are gems in and of themselves. The humor and the characters make up for the "standard" plotline (group of ragtags band together to go a-thievin' to achieve some supposedly impregnable mark).
I anticipate I will pick up book #2 in 2018.