After finishing Fury of Fire by Coreene Callahan, I wanted more dragons. So I rushed into this one to get Rikar and Angela’s story. Unfortunately I found myself disappointed in the second story and while I have the third book, I am holding off starting it. It had a very BDB vibe with “my brother” and servants that are dedicated to the dragons. I wanted more originality with dragons.
Rikar is the number two in a clan of dragon warriors. Each dragon has a species type that grant them their speciality. Rikar is the last of the frost dragons. With numbers in dragon population dwindling, each man/dragon is coming to the realization they will need mates. The sticking point is the women never survive giving birth to dragons, thus making it kind of hard to fall in love, knowing you will kill your mate.
Angela is a detective we meet in the first book who is looking into the mysterious death of a pregnant woman who died giving birth. She knows nothing about the supernatural world until she is kidnapped by the rogue dragons bent on experimenting on women to further their domination of the world. Hurting humans who have a special power to “feed” dragons is their speciality. Relying on herself, Angela escapes them only to fall into Rikar’s hands. She is unsure of herself and what is going on.
The majority of the book takes place in someone’s head. You get multiple perspectives, from Rikar, Angela, several of the bad guys and even other dragons in the clan. While the story doesn’t take up to many days, a lot happens fast. Tension is high for most of the book, but after a while I became bored with the self doubts and constant praise you get from Rikar. At times I felt like I was reading the same paragraphs over and over with just a few word changes.
I did enjoy some parts and look forward to getting to know some of the other dragons in the clan. They all have issues to overcome and it will be interesting seeing them grow and love. But really, I would like to see shorter stories with less time in everyone’s mind. It just lacked the feeling that I had to finish it or I would die not knowing.
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