Friday, April 19, 2019

Dragonfire by Donna Grant ~ Review

Passion burns hot in Dragonfire, the next Dark Kings novel from New York Times bestseller Donna Grant.

It was a soul-deep longing, one that got into his bones and settled there, sending whispers of desire through him. The need, the hunger, grew tenfold with every breath. . . .

As a Dragon King, Roman is sworn to protect all mortals--even though they no longer believe in dragons. But deep in the Carpathian Mountains, he discovers a beautiful and mysterious gypsy who possesses the power to see into his very soul. To reignite the fire in his heart. And to help him find the long-lost sword that could save the dragons forever...

Sabina remembers the stories her grandmother told her. Legends of dragons and kings, fire and ice. And she's never forgotten the dark prophecy that filled her ancestors with fear--a fate they tried to prevent by stealing a Dragon King's sword. Sabina knows that helping Roman is dangerous. He is a dragon betrayed, and more powerful than any man. He could destroy her in a single fiery embrace. But how can she resist the longing in his eyes--or the feelings in her heart--when their destinies are bound by desire?

Things are changing in the Dark Kings series.  It felt like the last book, Torched, was the end of one chapter and this book the beginning of the next.  I admit to be fascinated by the direction the series is going.  The Kings have believed they knew who their enemies were.  It's a long list but they knew where the problems were.  But this author has turned the tables on her own characters.  Broadening the scope of their world and realizing there is so much more going on, this book sets a new stage.  And it is so much bigger than this one realm.  

As always, I really enjoy this world.  I love fantasy that is tucked inside our own world, urban fantasy.  This world does a great job of being the home to many different creatures while the humans go about their lives never knowing what's up.  Adding to that world this time are the gypsy's.  Sabina has never embraced her magical gifts but her brother has.  Together, they open up this world to something so much more than it was.  I'm excited to see what happens next.

The characters are always good in the Dark Kings series.  I wondered a lot about this book because it's clearly Roman's book but had so much to do with V.  As I read it, I realized that the story of V's sword would take more than just V's book could hold.  And it was the perfect place for Roman to meet and fall for Sabina.  I enjoyed all of these characters.  And so many of my favorites were also around as the story unfolded.  They all feel real to me.  I can so picture their home and would happily visit it.

Roman is loyal to his friend V and drawn to Sabina.  He's cautious but can't seem to resist her.  Trying to understand her and her brother, he becomes protective of both.  Taking risks and coming to terms slowly of who she is to him, Roman is an amazing Dragon King.  As for Sabina, she speaks to my heart.  Her devotion to her brother touches me.  I admire and love her.  But her strength to do what is right by Roman and V is a strength of character that makes her an amazing heroine.

I am concerned about Con in this book.  Things are changing there too and I hope that Ulrik can hold him together.  Definitely has me wondering about where things are going.  Reading on. 

I was very impressed with the writing in this one.  To rewrite what the readers had experienced in the first 13 books expanding it and creating a new direction takes amazing talent.  And I'm very excited to continue for many books to come.

The books really should be read in order.  But if you were going to start somewhere within the series, I'd start here.  It's a new chapter.  Old adversaries have been defeated and old friends reunited already.  This one starts something new.

Fans of the series will love it and new fans will definitely enjoy it.


Compelling and captivating, Donna Grant has created yet another amazing read.

1 comment:

  1. Its always good to find a series that continually delivers. Great review!