Queen of Dragons - Drakon, Bk 3 Author:Shana Abe BEAUTIFUL, SENSUAL, DANGEROUS -- THEY WERE THE PERFECT MATCH — Hidden among the remote hills of eighteenth-century England lives a powerful clan of shape-shifters who've become the stuff of myths and legends. They are the drákon -- supersensual creatures with the ability to Turn from human to smoke to dragon. Now a treacher... more »ous new enemy threatens to destroy their world of magic and glittering power.
For centuries, they thought themselves alone at Darkfrith, but the arrival of a stunning letter from the Princess Maricara sent from the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania suggests the existence of a lost tribe of drákon. It is a possibility that the Alpha lord, Kimber Langford, Earl of Chasen, cannot ignore. For whoever this unknown princess may be, she's dangerous enough to know about the drákon's existence -- and where to find them. That, as Kimber can't help but concede, gives her a decidedly deadly advantage. And, indeed, it wouldn't be long before Maricara breached the defenses of Darkfrith and the walls around Kimber's heart. But the mystery of the princess's real identity and the warning she has come to deliver, of a brutal serial killer targeting the drákon themselves, seem all but impossible to believe. Until the shadowed threat that stalks her arrives at Darkfrith, and Kimber and Maricara must stand together against the greatest enemy the drákon have ever faced -- an enemy who may or may not be one of their own.
They have no choice but to yield to their passionate attraction for each other. But for two such very different drákon leaders, will an alliance of body and soul mean their salvation, their extinction -- or both?« less
This book was ok for me. I like Fantasies and I love Romances so i immediately latched onto this book. However, it's more Fantasy than Romance, which bummed me. It had a couple semi-hot sex scenes and that's about it. I wish they'd developed the female character more. She starts out pretty remote, and stays that way, for the most part. But what made me only "like it" instead of "really like it" where the stupid inserts between the chapters which were supposed to be from all-encompassing, all-knowing dragon voice that is EXTREMELY arrogant. It's always going on about how much more awesome dragons are than pathetic humans. Yeah, dragons are cool, i get it.
This is a fantasy romance about a race of dragon people, the drakon, who after generations of war and destruction, have evolved to the point where they can transform back and forth from human to dragon form. Still, they are hunted and their numbers are small. When a young woman who claims to be Princess of a lost tribe of drakon makes contact with the drakon council they send one of their men on a reconnaissance mission to find this woman who may be a danger to them as she obviously knows of their existence.
After the first few chapters this book just didn't hold my attention as it did in the beginning. The dragon princess, Mari, has come to visit the alpha dragon, Kim. The two have power struggles, mistrust each other and are painfully attracted despite it all. They spend a lot of time flying about in dragon form, looking for a missing girl, fighting their attraction and so on and so forth. A whole lot of nothing seems to have happened for 100 or so pages. I did finish but only after a whole lot of skimming. This is definitely a middle of the series book and in the end seems like just a setup for a future book. Nothing special and not a re-read for me.
Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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Not a bad read. Somewhat predictable but not too tedious.
A very good read. A strong willed woman who doesn't want to fulfill the roll thrust upon her. A Man who doesn't want to force her but knows he must for all concerned. Good story plot, well written. I really enjoy this series.