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Drakon's Promise
     

Drakon's Promise

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by N. J. Walters
 

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Darius Varkas is a drakon. He's neither human nor dragon.

He's both.

He's also the target of an ancient order who want to capture all drakons for their blood. When fresh, a drakon's blood can cure any illness and prolong a human's life, and the Knights will stop at nothing to get it.

When librarian Sarah Anderson stumbles across a

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Darius Varkas is a drakon. He's neither human nor dragon.

He's both.

He's also the target of an ancient order who want to capture all drakons for their blood. When fresh, a drakon's blood can cure any illness and prolong a human's life, and the Knights will stop at nothing to get it.

When librarian Sarah Anderson stumbles across a rare book belonging to the Knights of the Dragon, she's quickly thrust into a dangerous world of secrets and shifters and things she never would have believed possible. When the Knights realize Sarah has a secret of her own, she becomes just as much a target as Darius. Her scary dragon shifter just might be her best chance at survival.

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ISBN-13:
9781682813676
Publisher:
Entangled Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2016
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
315,552
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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Drakon's Promise 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous 9 days ago
I love the new twist on the Salvation Pack Series!
PennySparkles 20 days ago
4.5 “And that’s how dragon shifter books are done” Stars What a gem! This was my first NJ Walters book and I am hooked! Drakon’s Promise had everything I need in a shifter story. Super-hot chemistry, action, suspense, great villains, sexy times aplenty and a story so cool I just can’t wait to get my hands on the next installment. Darius is a Drakon, the result of a dragon and a human woman procreating, a shifter who can either be in dragon or human form. They have extremely long lives (we’re talking thousands of years here) and like to be on their own, not bothering with the world (again, thousands of years is a long time). The Order of the Knights of the Dragon is a medieval group who hunts them for their blood, which, if taken fresh from a Drakon, can prolong life and maintain youth. Sarah is a librarian. So how does she end up tangled with a Drakon and an order of crazy humans who go all out to hunt them you ask? Well, Sarah has a gift, and awesome gift that lands her in the employ of the Order (unbeknownst to her, of course) and searching for a lost book. When she hears a conversation about a man named Darius who’s about to get kidnapped by her new employer and the book she’s been tasked to find ends up being a very evil feeling one, she does what any good person would. She steals the book, runs for her life and goes straight to this Darius person to warn him of the upcoming plans to capture him. This is how Darius and Sarah’s adventure begins. First thing, though, Sarah needs to know what Darius actually is and they need to figure out what to do with the crazy attraction that flairs whenever they are near. Darius was the typical alpha, bossy broody dragon used to getting his way always. This clashed fantastically with Sarah’s independent nature but made for crazy good banter. Sarah was a great heroine, with not one TSTL moment, she was smart, sweet and a good person. I really loved them both, separately and as a couple…. And I can’t wait for them to procreate (baby dragons! Yay!) Evil books, crazy medieval zealots, lots of hunky dragon shifters and more action that you know what to do with, made Drakon’s Promise one hell of a book and a fantastic start to this shifter series. *I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book*
Anonymous 22 days ago
It is a great story and I am hoping the next book will come soon. NJ thanks for the great story. Your book is so great and unique. I hope the next chapter will publish soon. I can't wait to have it.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Interesting characters that make you want to know more
Steph_B 3 months ago
I didn't want it to end! The paranormal goodness, hot romance and suspense of what's going happen next has left me panting for more. I love Ms. Walters work in the past and she's just proved once again what a winner she is with this story. The way she weaves a tale draws you in and won't let you go until the end. I can't wait to see how these Drakon brothers plan to take down the Knights!
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless 3 months ago
Myth, legend, half-breed making it more than its made out to be . . . An introduction to a new series that will challenge you thought and views of possible otherworldly half-breed being present and what they could do. I love dragon and the such. I believe this was the first time that I heard drakon. I have lots of dragon shifters and various books and this was the first that I could recall with the term and the depth. I may have experienced some of the verbage but that doesn’t matter now. I am talking on this one. I enjoyed getting to know Darius. He was what should be expected of a drakon/dragon. He was strong alpha, determined, no-nonsense, self-assured, and a straight shooter. I got myself a read that had danger, intrigue, a sexy hot alpha and a likeable heroine, Sarah. I was captivate by Darius and Sarah and I stayed for the brother and what would come of them. I wanted to know all that I could to keep my tied to this world. I want more of the rest. I am certain to fall in love with them.
Anonymous 3 months ago
A great beginning to a new series by N.J. Walters. That last chapter has me hoping the next one comes quickly. This is a HEA, with no cliffhanger but does give you a taste of the next book which focuses on another character/brother. ?
KristieK 3 months ago
Drakon’s Promise By: N.J. Walters 4.5 Star Review by Kristie K. N.J. Walters draws you into a world where dragons exist, and greed proves who the real monsters are… Sarah Anderson lives a quiet and unobtrusive life as a renowned research librarian, with an inborn gift for literature…at least until she finds herself employed by a ruthless group of men that will stop at nothing for money and power. When she locates the cursed tome that her new employer hunts for, she finds herself thrown into a battle she never knew existed…with a man who isn’t quite human. Darius Varkas is the CEO of several multi-national corporations, with more holdings and money than he could spend in ten lifetimes. The quiet and reclusive billionaire has many secrets, but when a petite librarian walks into his life with the key to his very existence, Darius is forced to expose his secrets to save both their lives. Can he trust her? Can he protect them both from the men intent on using them to further their own deadly ambitions? I am a true lover of all things paranormal, and surprisingly enough, this is my first book by Ms. Walters! Shocking, I know! That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed this book filled with sexy dragon shifters, danger, excitement, desire, and betrayal. Darius is a refreshing new brand of alpha male. He has all the characteristics we love in an alpha, but he is more…subdued. His brand of dominance is a bit more refined, perhaps tempered by millennia lived, but only slightly less primal. I adored him. Now, Sarah…Sarah contains a quiet strength that I can’t help but admire. Incredibly intelligent, with a sense of responsibility and care for people. She is kind, loving, and honest almost to a fault, with a streak of sass thrown in. I absolutely loved her! The plot was well planned, the storyline excellent, and the character development thorough. I would love to see more about their histories, their pasts, and what they experienced before now. The battles that have gone before, and the people they have lost. I truly hope that future books bring the Drakon people together to fight against the evil that has stalked them for so long. A definite read for any lovers of dragons, alpha males, and intense sexual tension. Well done, Ms. Walters…well done. Kristie K.
Andi_Babcock 3 months ago
Dragons, Knights and Librarians, OH MY! N.J. Walters has all of that and more in Drakon's Promise. And there aren't any dragons, but rather drakon, the sons of dragons. In Drakon's Promise, you meet Darius Varkas, half human and half dragon. He's tall, broody and oh so yummy. I really liked him and his brother. He is all alpha, but flexible enough to adjust to his new situation, Sarah Anderson. I loved the librarian. Sarah is strong and capable. I loved her gift and how she used it, rather than trying to suppress it or spend her life trying to be "normal". While she doesn't advertise it, she also excepts this is her normal and embraces it. Its a refreshing take. So you have a line of ancient drakons, and strong librarian with the ability to read objects. Throw in some nefarious Knights of the Dragon, looking for the benefits of a constant supply of fresh drakon blood, and you have a fun roller coaster of a ride. I am looking forward to reading more of this series!
tigerlilly_liz 3 months ago
Drakon’s Promise is book one in the Blood of the Drakon series by N.J. Walters. This brand new series brings together a unique set of characters, suspense, mystery, and romance. It’s a great start with lots of interesting plot twists, turns, and action. We get a good amount of world building and explaining on who The Knights of the Dragon. I liked the setup and premise of the story. The plot was thrilling and full of mystery. We are kept on our toes. Sarah captivated me from the start. I really liked her. She's brave and honorable while wanting to stand on her own two feet. I also liked that she’s a librarian with a unique skill set. Darius is sexy, charming, and a gentlemen. He is also a drakon. Though Sarah and Darius have feelings for each other they aren't “insta” and they both go through some concerns as to why they are attracted to each other. These two go on a wild ride and through it their connection and chemistry grow as does the danger. As for their romance I didn’t fully feel the connection between them, but they were still enjoyable characters to read about. The only two issues with me and they are minor detail oriented. Sarah mentions coffee a lot and drinks way too much coffee. Their was such a big emphasis on coffee. Don’t they drink other hot beverages, like tea and cocoa. And, the second thing was Sarah sits down to do some research and put feelers out, but Sarah never got back online to see if anyone had replayed. The characters in this scene just move onto the brothers idea. Why put this in the story if you aren't going to explore it? It felt like filler material. Drakon’s Promise had a lot to savor. I liked the idea of the Drakons and the Knights. I liked the world building and characters introduced. I very much enjoyed learning a little about Darius brothers and look forward to each of their stories. We get an intriguing set up for the next installment in the Blood of the Drakon series that really has my interest peaked. Rated: 3.5 Stars *Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
bouncyberthaCR 3 months ago
4.5 - "Watch... And don't be afraid." Stars! Drakon Promise is the first book I have read by this author, it is also the first book in Blood of the Drakon series, and I have to say I was mightily impressed. A drakon always protected what was his… My love of the PNR genre has grown exponentially over the last year or two, I think that is largely to do with the fact that I have discovered a few authors along my reading travels that have written books in this genre that have turned out to be absolute favourites, and I know that they are stories and series that I will revisit again and again in the future. N. J. Walters gave me that feeling with Darius and Sarah’s story. "You have nothing to fear from me." I only hope that the author/publisher keep the momentum going with the series, and don’t wait an absolute age to release the next titles from it, (sadly, this is something Entangled and some of their authors seem to excel at, and it quite frankly kills a series dead for me if I then have to wait 12 months or more for further books) reason being in the main is that there is a lot going on in the plot, and although I have a feeling the next two books will feature a different Drakon, there is a bigger story going on around them each finding their mates, which when there are great swathes of time between releases muddies the memory of the story that has already been told. Their fates were tied together, whether they wanted them to be or not… The dual POV from the Darius and Sarah as well as the villains of the story really gave added depth as well, you saw the plot from all sides as it played out, and once things got going it was full steam ahead. Another thing I liked was the fact this book really didn’t feel or read like anything else I have read previously, and I have to say I do have a bit of a soft spot for anything involving a fire breathing hero. There was plenty of chemistry between them as well, and the sexy-times were well written and diverse. Darius verbal sparring with his brother Tarrant was hilarious at points, and I am looking forward to him, Ezra and Nicodemus getting their women, and the general story arc playing out around that in the rest of the series. "You stay with me…" So to sum up, great start to what could be an absolutely outstanding series, as long as I am not waiting forever and a day for the rest of the books to be released. This is a voluntary review of an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
RLeigh81 4 months ago
I’ve read N.J.Walters before and I have always enjoyed her books, so when I was given the chance to read Drakon’s Promise, the first in a new dragon series, I jumped at it. Although the downside of getting to read it early is that I am going to have to wait even longer for the sequel to come out, which will be hard because I loved this book. Darius Varkas is the son of a dragon and a human woman, therefore he is a Drakon. Darius is a 7 ft tall, strong, smart billionaire who just happens to be a few thousand years old and can change into a dragon at will. He’s also a bit of a loner since he’s lost a lot of human friends over the years, and while he loves his three brothers, he has never been in love. He’s also being hunted for his blood. Which brings us to Sarah Anderson, a brilliant librarian who has a pretty great secret ability herself. Sarah who was working for the New York library finds herself without a job, until she gets the chance to work for a private collector. Sounds great until she overhears something she isn’t supposed to, leading her to Darius. Now they have to protect each other. I loved how the relationship between Darius and Sarah unfolded, I love Sarah, I really love that she is no push over. Darius’s brothers are a nice addition and I enjoyed what we get to see of their relationship, I am very much looking forward to the next books in the series. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance, action, shifters, and especially drakons. *I received a copy of this book for free for my honest review.
n7kk7br00ks 4 months ago
Darius and Sarah are so not the couple you'd put together but they work! Sarah may be a librarian but she has an inner fire, even if it kept well banked! She overhears plans to capture Drakons like Darius and attempts to warn them of the plot. Knights of the Dragons were a group you loved to hate and they sounded so chivalrous too!!! LOL The romance and adventure felt equally well paced and the characters were so vibrant. I hadn't read anything else by this author but now a new series to add to the ever increasing wishlist!
notwest1 4 months ago
This is a refreshing fun start to a new series. Dragons have been done, but I've yet to read one quite like this. It's a little slow to get moving as the author builds the world but I enjoyed it throughout. I liked Sarah, she's sweet but strong and is so good for Darius. I loved Darius and I'm excited to see more on all his brothers. I'm thinking Tarrant is up next though. The plot is engaging, the steam between our leads is palpable and the potential for some awesome stories from this is high. I will admit I was a sad girl to be in Salvation but not get a glimpse of our wolves. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting a fresh new shifter series to start. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair and honest review from netgalley.
caroldh4 4 months ago
Drakon’s Promise is book one of the brand new series, Blood of the Drakon, by N.J. Walters. Darius Varkas is a billionaire businessman. He’s handsome, smart and reclusive. Because Darius is not human. He is a Drakon. A Drakon is the son of a dragon father and a human mother. He can easily shift between his two forms and has been alive for four thousand years. Darius has three brothers scattered around the U.S. that he keeps in contact with. He loves his brothers as they do him and they go to great lengths to protect each other. The thing they need protection most from is their biggest enemy, The Knights. The Knights seek Drakons for their blood. When a human consumes the fresh blood of a Drakon, it will instantly heal them of anything, and give keep them alive indefinitely, as long as they continue to consume the blood regularly. Darius has been on their radar for awhile now but they still aren’t 100% sure if he is a Drakon. The only way to be sure is to capture him. Sarah Anderson is a research librarian. Sarah has a special gift though. When she touches an object or book, she can see part of it’s history, who else touched it. Her gift is called Psychometry. Sarah has learned how to keep her walls up so she’s not bombarded with everything she touches, but when she is searching for a specific book, her talent is without fail. Sarah was mysteriously laid off from her job at the New York Public Library and was immediately hired by the privately owned Temple Library to catalog their books. Unbeknownst to her, the owner of the library is a Knight. And he wants Sarah to find a very specific book that will help him to capture Drakons. When Sarah learns of this, she feels like she must warn this mysterious man, Darius Varkas, if she can figure out how to find him. But now the Knights are watching her. When Sarah and Darius meet, the electric connection is instant. Darius is very confused by his reaction to her. He’s never experienced anything like it before. So, his plan is to keep her with him until he can figure out what is going on. Sarah is in danger now and needs protection. “Sarah Anderson belonged to him, at least for the foreseeable future. And a Drakon always protected what was his.” Sarah and Darius go on a wild ride from New York to the mountains where they stay with one of his brothers, and on from there. Through it all, their connection deepens, as does the danger they are in. The Knights are truly evil, driven by greed, willing to do anything to get what they want. “To him, she was perfect because she was Sarah.” Okay, my rating for this book was a solid four stars. There was so many good things about it but some things that just didn’t work as well for me as I would have liked. First, I loved the world created here. The idea of the Drakons is amazing. I loved both Darius and Sarah individually. It’s together that it didn’t work for me as well. I just never quite felt the connection between them. The sexy times were steamy but still, I just didn’t feel it like I wanted to. I never swooned or got butterflies. I just finished this author’s Project Alpha series and loved it. This just felt so different. With that being said, the first book of a series is always the hardest, setting up a brand new world. I am very intrigued and definitely want to follow through with more of the series. There is an epilogue with just enough there that makes me want to come back for more.
Splashesintobooks1 4 months ago
This is an interesting start to the new series, Blood of the Drakon, where the drakons are being hunted by their ancient enemies, the Knights. The Knights wish to use the drakons’ blood because it has the power to prolong their own lives and to heal both injuries and illnesses. The problem with that is they need fresh blood and wish to keep drakons captive to obtain a ready supply. Reclusive billionaire, Darius Varkas is a drakon - his mother was human but his father a dragon which means that he and his brothers are both and can shift forms as they wish. One of his brothers rings to warn that “The Knights are back.” Research librarian Sarah Anderson has been coerced into working cataloguing a private library. She has a special, supposedly secret, ability which makes her ideal for her new role but when she overhears her new employer and his son discussing kidnapping Darius she wonders what she’s let herself in for! Soon after, she discovers a powerful, evil book which she decides to take to Darius and warn him about what she heard. Sharing that news is the trigger for this fast paced adventure and the beginning of romance between the two. He’s a strong alpha male, wanting to protect With cross country flights, exorcism, murder, gunfights as well as steamy scenes this is a well paced story with great characters and interactions. There are plenty of twists and turns as Darius and Sarah strive to thwart the kidnappers and some well developed secondary characters introduced, too. The epilogue hints to the next in the series and I’ll certainly be looking out for it! Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for gifting me an ARC of this novel with no obligation. This is my honest review.
Brigittehf 4 months ago
A fascinating introduction to a new world of shifters. The Dragons who have procreated with humans have created the Drakons. They are persecuted by those who know of their existence to acquire their blood. The Knights are driven by greed for power, wealth and longevity which can be obtained from a Drakon's blood. Darius is a reclusive billionnaire who earns his fortunes in mining. He is currently being watched by the Knights who suspect his true nature. Sara is a gifted librarian who lives on her own and thrives on her work. She excels in research due to her affinity with books. When Sara is offered the job of cataloguing an extra large book collection for a well known millionaire, she jumps at the chance as it's a dream of a lifetime. Almost too good to be true! She accidentally stumbles on some information and a book, spelling danger. Sara contacts Darius to warn him of the impending danger but as he doesn't trust easily, it takes quite a bit of convincing. It's a matter of life and death and she is soon caught in the dangerous world of a vicious sect intent on capturing Darius. The chemistry between them is hard to ignore and whilst running for their lives, they embark on a hot and sexual relationship. Is it just sexual though? Darius is sex on legs with a nononsense approach. He is very protective of his brothers and now Sara! Sara is genuine and down to earth. She doesn't shy away from danger and acts on what she believes is right. The Knights are ruthless in their pursuits and very good at covering their tracks. Will the Drakons run from them or will they fight back? This novel is fast paced. The characters are very well portrayed and the story is addictive. It's a paranormal story imbued in dark magic. The relationship between Sara and Darius is quite potent. I like the dynamics between Darius and Tarrant, his sarcastic but devoted brother. It's a great start to this new series. I received a complimentary eARC from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley. The views expressed are my personal opinion.
DiiMI 4 months ago
He’s wealthy, he’s dominant and he’s very, very sexy. Clearly Darius is a force to be reckoned with, and his secrets are kept well hidden. How can you tell people you are thousands of years old and that you truly are larger than life, more than a mere human, but part dragon, too? Darius is a drakon and a very alpha one, at that. His blood has healing properties that make him a target of the Knights of the Dragon, an honorable sounding name with dark and sinister underpinnings. Sarah is a librarian, books are her domain, but when she stumbled on an ancient tome, her own secrets, as well as her very existence are forced into a dark world of the impossible, filled with dangerous secrets and deadly evil. The Knights want that book and working with Darius may be all that keeps them alive. The race against capture and death is on as Darius and Sarah both realize they have more in common than survival. Is it the desire to live that creates the raw and animalistic attraction between them or have they each found their other half? N.J. Walters has created some high tension steam, life-threatening bad guys and a world that goes on under the radar of humanity. DRAKON’S PROMISE starts its world building at the start, but it is cut off as the characters take center stage with passionate sex, hidden secrets and death nipping at their heels. Their romance doesn’t steep until it is well-brewed, it explodes like an egg in the microwave! I think Sarah may have been my favorite character, a nice person without hidden agendas, while I thought Darius was sometimes just short of a knuckle-dragging alpha male to whom compromise is a four-letter word. If you are looking for lots of racy heat, nasty villains and an intriguing take of dragons and their offspring, I have to say, N.J. Walters has it all packed in tight as a clam in a shell! I received this copy from Entangled Publishing, LLC in exchange for my honest review.