Silent Warrior: Dragon Kings Prequel Novella [NOOK Book]

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An exciting, emotionally charged prequel to the Dragon Kings trilogy featuring warriors fighting for their lives in violent cage matches to guarantee their clans’ survival—available exclusively as an eBook!

A silent woman ashamed of her criminal background becomes a Cage warrior to seek redemption. An unrepentant fortune hunter will do anything to escape his mounting debts. Although rivals on the streets of Hong Kong, they find common ground ...
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Silent Warrior: Dragon Kings Prequel Novella

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Overview

An exciting, emotionally charged prequel to the Dragon Kings trilogy featuring warriors fighting for their lives in violent cage matches to guarantee their clans’ survival—available exclusively as an eBook!

A silent woman ashamed of her criminal background becomes a Cage warrior to seek redemption. An unrepentant fortune hunter will do anything to escape his mounting debts. Although rivals on the streets of Hong Kong, they find common ground when seeking their clan’s stolen idol, but for vastly different reasons. Neither one suspects that love will begin when he becomes the first man in five years to hear her speak.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476713250
  • Publisher: Pocket Star
  • Publication date: 4/22/2013
  • Series: Dragon Kings Series
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 89,898
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lindsey Piper is the alter ego of award-winning historical romance author Carrie Lofty. Readers and critics are wild for the “red-hot” (RT Book Reviews) Dragon Kings series, her unique first foray into paranormal fiction. She lives and writes in Chicago. Visit her online at LindseyPiper.com and CarrieLofty.com.
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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    Excellent prequel novella to the [[ASIN:B00A26WU5A Caged Warrior

    Excellent prequel novella to the [[ASIN:B00A26WU5A Caged Warrior (Dragon Kings)]]series.
    It has a Black Dagger Brotherhood by Ward feel to it. Rough, handsome and hard Dragon Warriors with a lot of attitude and a boat load of trouble following them around.
    Hark and Silence meet whilst competing against each other in a cage fight and little do they know that the events of the next 24 hours will change both their lives. They are linked in a way that only fate can explain.
    I liked the gritty edgy feel and the witty repertoire. It was fun without being absurd, sexy without being lurid and interesting without being overly complex.
    Although this only shows a short glimpse of what is to come it was enough to entice me to want to read the subsequent full length novel.
    I received a copy of this book via Edelweiss

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2013

    4.5 Stars This is prequel novella for the upcoming Dragon Kings

    4.5 Stars

    This is prequel novella for the upcoming Dragon Kings series. 
    The story is actually about a race of demons that Iive secluded and unknown to the world. The story was very intriguing and vivid. I loved the grittiness and violence of the world. Nothing is held back even in this short novella.
    Hark is sexy, sarcastic and tough as hell. Silence is a pure warrior that I absolutely loved. They are complete opposites that are perfect together. 
    The romance was fast but extremely sexy. Both fight furiously and are the same in bed. It was a very HOT read.
    Uniquely different and with a storyline that is vast and layered it is a definite read for any UF and PNR fan. Great start to a new series. The first full length book is the upcoming Caged Warrior featuring Leto.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Great start to the series. Loved it

    The author Lindsey did a great job in creating a world that I'd want to continue to learn about and explore. You open up to Silent and Hark in a cage fight fighting each other. Both of them are Dragon Kings there is 5 different kinds. Silent and Hark are of Sath and are able to borrow another Dragon Kings powers for a time. Silent and Hark are thrown together by certain circumstances after their fight and work together. Plus they make a powerful couple. They were very interesting my only wished that this was an actual book and not a novella. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book. Even though its looks like it told from new characters I hope the author does mention them or has a few scenes with them in it.

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  • Posted June 18, 2013

    My rating 3.5 out of 5 This action packed prequel novella is an

    My rating 3.5 out of 5

    This action packed prequel novella is an great introduction to the Dragon Kings Trilogy. Silent Warrior centers around Hark of Sath, a non-stop snark talking Dragon King, and Silence, a champion for the Astor cartel. The duo may have to battle each other in the Cage but must come together in order to escape the underground fight club and survive the deadly streets of Hong Kong.


    The story is super fast-paced moving from fight scenes, to super hot sex, to frantic escape, and ultimately to a HEA for the couple. I really enjoyed both main characters. Hark for his snarky attitude and non-stop prattle and Silence for her deadly quite confidence. For this couple, what they say is true...opposites attract!


    My only issues are that there isn't a lot of history to the Dragon Kings at this point and some of the terminology used for weapons could be explained a bit more in depth. You're left wondering a little. But Silent Warrior draws you in and makes you want to learn more. Fortunately, Caged Warrior is coming out June 25th, so you won't have long to wait to have those questions answered. Make sure you add the Dragon Kings to your TBR!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    Silent and Hawk - two Cage warriors. One fight for redemption, t

    Silent and Hawk - two Cage warriors. One fight for redemption, the other to escape his debts. Both fighting for money to achieve their goals. Enemies in the cage and on the streets, they find themselves drawn to each other. As they traverse the streets of Hong Kong seeking their clan’s stolen idol, little do they know love will strike when she speaks for the first time years.

    Let me start with I LOVE Hawk. One of the best characters I’ve come across in a long time. I know he’s a tough, bold, sexy warrior but seriously, who can’t just help but love at a guy that just can’t shut up. His monologs to drawn out Silent to speak had me in stitches. As for Silent, I am in awe of her. Tough, strong, smart and fairly sexy herself. I appreciate how the author didn’t portray her as a weakling but just as tough and strong (and flawed) as Hawk. Author Lindsey Piper has written two great characters and their story, the Silent Warrior, is intense, fast-paced and full of action - both in the cage and in the sack. I could not put this book down. Consider me hooked on reading The Dragon King trilogy. I can’t wait for the next book!

    I was provided a copy of the book for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review in any way and the opinions of this review are all mine.

    Stars – 4 Flames - 3

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  • Posted August 8, 2013

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    The Dragon King series is NOT a series about dragon shifters or

    The Dragon King series is NOT a series about dragon shifters or dragons. It is a series about the descendants of a race who believe themselves to have a connection to the dragon.
    REVIEW: SILENT WARRIOR is the prequel novella and introductory storyline in Lindsey Piper’s dystopian/paranormal Dragon King series. Like most novellas, the storyline is limited with background information about the world of the Dragon King and left me with many unanswered questions due to the complex nature of this particular story. But because it is a prequel, Silent Warrior teases the reader about the dystopian world presumably somewhere in the future and leaves the reader wanting more.
    Silent Warrior focuses on ‘Silence’ and Hark-two members of the Clan Sath who meet in, what can only be described as, an underground MMA caged arena for their kind. Barely escaping with their lives and their earnings, Silence and Hark must run from the rabble looking to take back the money for payment of debt.
    The relationship between Silence and Hark is very quick to build. Their attraction to one another begins as sexual tension and aggression-being Dragon Kings, the pair soon encounter a connection they never thought possible. The sexual heat is fueled by their attraction to one another and the knowledge of what they are doing may be tempting fate and placing both of them in danger.
    The storyline is fast paced but the actual writing and cohesion is jumpy. I can only describe it as things were ‘inferred’ into the storyline rather than explained which resulted in a restless feel to the novel. Also the structure of the telling of the story quickly jumped between the two perspectives on numerous occasions without a pause in the writing. At times I had to go back and see if there was something that I had missed. The story is told in third person but the combined perspectives were confusing at times.
    Silence can best be described as a powerful warrior; an amazon and a woman with a past shrouded in mystery and pain, which she hides behind a quiet and silent persona. Hark, on the other hand, is a talkative, over the top personality with the arrogance of a male who knows exactly what he wants and how to get it. But Hark also has a dark secret that haunts him every night.
    SILENT WARRIOR is an interesting introduction to the Dragon Kings trilogy that has a little bit of everything for the paranormal-romance junkie in all of us: a little romance, a little sex, a little tension and a little of the paranormal but it also has a lot of unanswered questions which is to be expected in a short story that only touches on the premise of the series.

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  • Posted June 26, 2013

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    Let me preface this review by stating that I read Caged Warrior


    Let me preface this review by stating that I read Caged Warrior first, initially unaware that there was a prequel to the trilogy. Once I finished book one, I decided to go back and read the prequel hoping the story would provide more exposition and clarification about the mystical origins and existence of Dragon Kings. Furthermore, I wanted to learn more about humans’ involvement with this secret race of people. 




    The story opens in the middle of a fight between two Dragon King warriors from the Sath clan, dressed in armor with their choice of weapons. They use whatever skills they have to fight for a win.  Silence is a Caged Warrior from the Aster Cartel who finds herself struggling to outmatch Hark, whose debt forces him to fight for money.  




    Silence and Hark’s alternating point-of-views throughout the story are effective in providing greater insight into their motivations and vulnerabilities. Since volunteering to fight for the Aster Cartel, the woman known as Silence has never spoken a word to anyone.  Her persona is a direct contrast to the easy going, talkative Hark, who finds her silence unnerving. His goal besides winning is to make her say something. While Silence intimidates Hark by remaining wordless, he tries to throw her off balance with his excessive talking and atypical behavior. 




    Although Silence and Hark have contrasting personalities, they manage to fall in love while running from enemies in Hong Kong.  Their contentious bantering along with their secret revelations make this story an engaging read.  Overall, this short work is packed with action and suspense and leaves you with an uncertainty about Silence and Hark’s future. Because of the story’s brevity, I accepted the “insta-love” between Silence and Hark, even though it is unrealistic, given the time frame.




    I already knew the outcome of this story because Silence and Hark continue to play a role in Caged Warrior. Still, I was glad to learn their backstory and the tenderness behind their union.  The sacrifice that Hark is willing to make for Silence is touching. 
    On the other hand, I was disappointed to find that this prequel did not help me to better understand this fascinating world Piper has created.  In fact, I think I would have been more confused about the sequence of events if I had not already read book one.  The lack of explanation about the history and current existence of the Dragon Kings kept me from being fully immersed in this fantasy. 

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