Dragon Bound (Elder Races Series #1)

Dragon Bound (Elder Races Series #1)

by Thea Harrison

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Overview

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ELDER RACES SERIES!

Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder races.
 
As the most feared and respected of the wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they’ve ignited in each other.
 
Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101514399
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Series: Elder Races Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 16,709
File size: 477 KB

About the Author

A debut author at the age of nineteen, Thea Harrison had sixteen romances published under another name before she took a break to collect a couple of graduate degrees and a grown child. She’s back with the Novels of the Elder Races, a paranormal romance series. Thea lives in California with her family.

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Pia was blackmailed into committing a crime more suicidal than she could possibly have imagined, and she had no one to blame but herself.

 

Knowing that didn’t make it easier. She couldn’t believe she had been so lacking in good judgment, taste or sensibility.

Honestly what had she done? She had taken one look at a pretty face and forgotten everything her mom had taught her about survival. It sucked so bad she might as well put a gun to her head and pull the trigger. Except she didn’t own a gun because she didn’t like them. Besides, pulling the trigger on a gun was pretty final. She had issues with commitment and she was so freaking dead anyway, so why bother.

A taxi horn blared. In New York the sound was so common everyone ignored it, but this time it made her jump. She threw a glance over one hunched shoulder.

Her life was in ruins. She would be on the run for the rest of her life, all fifteen minutes or so of it, thanks to her own foolish behavior and her shithead ex who had screwed her, then screwed her over so royally she couldn’t get over the knife-like sensation in the pit of her stomach.

She stumbled into a narrow trash-strewn street by a Korean restaurant. She uncapped a liter-sized water bottle and chugged half it down, one hand splayed on the cement wall while she watched the sidewalk traffic. Steam from the restaurant kitchen enveloped her in the rich red-pepper and soy scents of gochujang and ganjang sauces, overlaying the garbage rot of a nearby dumpster and the acrid exhaust from the traffic.

The people in the street looked much as they always did, driven by internal forces as they charged along the sidewalk and shouted on cell phones. A few mumbled to themselves as they dug through trash cans and looked at the world with lost wary eyes. Everything looked normal. So far so good?

After a long nightmarish week, she had just committed the crime. She had stolen from one of the most dangerous creatures on Earth, a creature so frightening that just imagining him was more scariness than she ever wanted to meet in real life. Now she was almost done. A couple more stops to make, one more meeting with the shithead, and then she could scream for oh say a couple of days or so while she figured out where she would run to hide.

Holding on to that thought she strode down the street until she came to the Magic District. Located east of the Garment District and north of Koreatown, the New York Magic District was sometimes called the Cauldron. It was comprised of several city blocks that seethed with light and dark energies.

The Cauldron flaunted caveat emptor like a prizefighter’s satin cloak. The area was stacked several stories high with kiosks and shops offering Tarot readings, psychic consultations, fetishes and spells, retail and wholesale sellers, imports, those who dealt with fake merchandise and those who sold magic items that were deadly real. Even from the distance of a city block, the area assaulted her senses.

She came to a shop located at the border of the district. The storefront was painted sage-green on outside, with the molding at the plate-glass windows and door painted pale yellow. She took a backwards step to look up. The name DIVINUS was spelled in plain brushed-metal lettering over the front window. Years ago her mother had on occasion bought spells from the witch who owned this shop. Her boss Quentin had also mentioned the witch had one of the strongest magical talents he had ever met in a human.

She looked in the storefront. Her blurred reflection looked back her, a tired young woman, built rather long and coltish, with tense features and a pale tangled ponytail. She looked past herself into the shadowed interior.

In contrast to the noisy none-too-clean surroundings of the city street, the inside of the shop appeared cool and serene. The building seemed to glow with warmth. She recognized protection spells in place. In a display case near the door harmonic energies sparked from an alluring arrangement of crystals, amethyst, peridot, rose quartz, blue topaz and celestite. The crystals took the slanting sunshine and threw brilliant rainbow shards of light onto the ceiling. Her gaze found the single occupant inside, a tall queen-like woman, perhaps Hispanic, with a gaze that connected to hers with a snap of Power.

That was when the shouting started.

What People are Saying About This

Christine Feehan

"I absolutely loved Dragon Bound! Once I started reading, I was mesmerized to the very last page. Thea Harrison is a master storyteller, and she transported me to a fascinating world I want to visit again and again." --(#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan)

Angela Knight

"Thea Harrison has created a truly original urban fantasy featuring a beautiful, quirky thief and a gorgeous, hot-tempered hero. When the shape-shifting dragon locks horns with his very special heroine, sparks fly that any reader will enjoy."--(New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight)

Nalini Singh

Smoldering sensuality, fascinating characters, and an intriguing world—Dragon Bound kept me glued to the pages long after midnight. Thea Harrison has a new fan in me! I loved this book so much I didn't want it to end." --(New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh)

J. R. Ward

"Black Dagger Brotherhood readers will love this! Dragon Bound has it all: a smart heroine, a sexy alpha hero and a dark, compelling world. I'm hooked!"--(#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward)

From the Publisher

"This is an outstanding blend of romantic suspense and urban fantasy with great storytelling and world building, extremely sensuous scenes that move the story arc along, and characters [listeners] will be reluctant to leave." —-Booklist Starred Review

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Dragon Bound 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 478 reviews.
NJYardy More than 1 year ago
I was wary of reading this. I'm normally a Christine Feehan, J.R Ward & Sherrilyn Kenyon reader & I haven't found a lot of other writers who are as good as they are. I was pleasantly surprised and ended up loving this book: the stroy held my attention from the moment I started reading and I only put it down when I had to tend to my 2 month old. Loved the main characters and the "supporting cast" as well. Now I'm onto the 2nd book in the series and can't wait to read the rest!!!
pdubz More than 1 year ago
Have you ever started a book and immediately thought to yourself about the heroine, "Oh. Oh, I am going to like HER" - And then, if you are lucky, you move on to the hero and immediately think to yourself, "Oh. Oh yeah, I LIKE this guy. oh yes." Well, that pretty much sums up my initial reaction to the heroine Pia Giovanni and the hero Dragos Cuelebre in Dragon Bound. And it all got even better from there. In Thea Harrison's debut novel of her new Elder Races series, she mastered the art of developing the heroine Pia in a perfect combination of vulnerability and moxy. She had me at Twizzlers and Cherry Coke Slushees. And oh my, Dragos. The most ancient of Others, he is a fierce alpha dragon and also the multibillionaire of Cuelebre Enterprise who has seen everything, been everywhere, and yet has found himself in a state of boring complacency. Pia's ex-boyfriend has blackmailed her in to doing the unthinkable. stealing a coin from Dragos's hoard. When he discovers the violation he blasts off in to a dragon-sized rage that costs him a good hundreds of millions $ in damage to New York City. As a unique half-wyr, living cautiously and on the run is nothing new to Pia to keep her heritage a secret, so immediately going on the run again to escape Dragos and the crime of theft she has commited is not unfamiliar to her. Except that Dragos is the most Powerful creature in the Universe, so she is pretty sure she's done for. Dragos makes it his mission to hunt her down, and he does just that thanks to the note she wrote and left for him in chicken-scratch on the back of a 7-11 receipt. The chase, the capture, the journey, it was all filled with entertaining action, beautiful world building and steamy tension. Turns out that Pia was just a pawn in a much larger scale Power play and Dragos learns just how unique she truly is to the magical world, but also to him. They find themselves completely enamored with one another and Dragos vows to protect Pia at all costs. The world building Ms. Harrison has created is very complex and vivid. The world of Other has gryphons and gargoyles, dark and light fae, goblins and witches. There are some demesnes that stay topside, such as Dragos in New York City and the Light Fae in Charleston. There are other species such as the Goblins who are unable to glamor and therefor stay on the Other side because they look really ugly and stinky really bad. The inter-Elder politics are very well-thought out and executed, and the secondary characters are just as awesome as the primary. The next book, Storm's Heart, will center around Cuelebre Enterprise's former PR fae, Thistle Periwinkle, aka Tricks, who is just a riot. This is a romance story, but a romance story with major plottage that will leave you yelling at your friends and family to quit interrupting you so that you can freaking read already. I was enamored from start to finish. Go forth and read! And have no fear, the second and third books of this series will be out later this year in 2011! I have them both marked on my calendar and they will be auto-buys. A quick thank-you-you-were-right!! goes to Mandi of Smexy Books who convincingly brought this book to my immediate attention! - Reviewed as "Spaz" at wickedlilpixie(dot)com
Lady_Anduril More than 1 year ago
From the first sentence on I was hooked. I could not put this down, the world building was first rate, the characters were well thought out, and the editing was spot on. The mixture of magic and technology made sense. The supporting characters were also well thought out. Each of them I felt could star in their own stories. A different take on shape changers, unlike any I've read before and yet completely logical.
C3_1991 More than 1 year ago
I stumbled onto this one and truly enjoyed it. Broadly, the main relationship reminded me of Angel's Blood by Nalini Siingh, but not enough to keep me from liking it. The supporting cast was strong, and I wasn't surprised to see who the next book will focus on. Strong first installment.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the New York Magic District, known locally as the Cauldron, hybrid human-Wyr Pia Giovanni knows her mission is fatal, but feels she has few options. Her slimy ex blackmails her into stealing a penny from Dragos Cuelebre, a powerful Elder Race dragon. Though she left a penny behind and an apology note, Pia knows he will find her with the only question being when. She is so desperate she buys a binding spell from Adela the witch owner of Divinus. Dragos tracks down the thief, but instead of killing Pia as she expects, he is attracted to her. Soon after their first in person encounter, Goblins attack them and capture them. Dragos realizes a very powerful adversary the Dark Fae King Urien wants him dead and that Pia could be caught in the crossfire if his ancient enemy learns who she is to him. This is an entertaining romantic urban fantasy starring two intriguing individuals as the heroine is Manhattan shtick and the hero is alpha male. The story line roars out of the gate like the express train under the streets as the irate Dragos, known for dining on humans, seeks the thief while Pia seeks her fifteen minutes of fame. Although his possessiveness of his mate is overkill (even if he has an ancient lifetime), sub-genre fans will enjoy the denizen of the Cauldron as like much of the Big Apple light and dark energies flow freely, just more eerier there as a paranormal hangout for dragons, wyr, witches and fae, etc. Harriet Klausner
krystolla More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this book twice from the library before buying my own copy. What can I say? The characters are engaging, the storyline is perfect and there is a perfect balance between suspense, humor and love.
emeraldlaw More than 1 year ago
Characters were easy to follow, storyline definite fantasy, great for kicking back and just escaping. Will definitely pick up the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book started slow and i constantly felt like i was missing something BUT once it got going MY GOD it was good. It did remind me of the guild hunter series (which i have no clue what came first) but very different all together. I loved it the dragon was so HOT!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read alot of books in alot of different genres....and this is hands down THE best romantic story i have ever read...perfect pitch...neither character is an idiot....Pia is awesome as a strong women who knows her mind, without having to be cold or totally kicka**...humor, perfectly scattered thru the book...secondary characters well fleshed out....wonderful...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it in one sitting and turned right around and reread it again. Great book.
Sciencewoman More than 1 year ago
I just saw that this book made Eloisa James list of 6 favorite romances she's re-read this year. As I was scrolling down the list, I thought, "I wonder if Dragon Bound made it?" and there it was! Really a fun book...my daughter and I are hooked on this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have fallen in love this story and her writing style! I have read this book twice in a row, read the last page then turned to the first to start it all over again! I have not done that with a book before! I just love this book soo much. Thank you Thea Harrison for writing and having the strength to risk rejection in order to get Dragon Bound published. Thank You!!!!!!!
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pia is blackmailed by her ex-boyfriend to steal something from the wyr-dragon, Dragos.. Determined not to give her ex anything valuable, she grabs a penny from a jar and replaces it with another one and writes a note saying that she is sorry. Easy peasy, right? NOPE! Dragos quickly finds the impostor penny and freaks out. He puts a tracking spell on Pia so that he can hunt her down and make her pay. The only problem is, when he finds her he no longer wants to rend her limb from limb but instead wants to keep her as his new treasure. The story is written half in Pia's head and half in Dragos'. So you pretty much always know what the other character is thinking. This made for some interesting dialogue. Speaking of dialogue, that was pretty much my favorite part of the book. Not that the steamy scenes weren't good and all but I loved the way they talked to each other. You see, Dragos is used to being the highest on the food chain. He isn't used to having to be nice to people to get his way, he just tells them what to do and they do it. So when Pia comes along and she tells him when people ask for something they say please, he quickly catches on and uses that to his advantage to get what he wants from her. The pace of the book ran along smoothly. The story doesn't just contain Pia and Dragos. You see when Pia ran to hide from Dragos after stealing the penny, she hid on elven territory which is land forbidden to Dragos. Although he doesn't care and goes there anyway to find his thief which causes a little bit of trouble. Which sort of snowballs into more trouble after that.
arikae More than 1 year ago
These guys are as awesome as the BDB! Tough on the outside but mush on the inside. Beautiful writing, very descriptive and emotional. A whole new world to explore as well, Looking forward to more books in the series.
Katy Young More than 1 year ago
Can not wait to read more of the series! A real feel good read!
MariaRodriguez 5 months ago
Now this- THIS, my dear readers is what I call an ALPHA-MALE! Of course like any other person wanting to know what the readers thought about the book, I scrolled down and read a few. . . . Okay, not really. I read ALL of them. Overall the reviews gave me a magical shove towards getting my hands on this book. Rest assured goodreaders, I bow my head to all of you who said this book was a win-win. You will NOT, I repeat NOT regret reading this book! Dragos, the main hero/ultra-sexy-dragon, takes the word ALPHA-MALE to a whole new dimension! As well as Pia, the main heroine/sweetheart-who-will-melt-your-heart-in-a-blink-of-an-eye, is just that. A woman who not only knows how to handle an ancient dragon, but who has the most tender spot a person- I've!- ever known. So... Read it!
Raffiek on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very good, sensual, fast-paced, novel, Mis Harrison's H/h protagonists are distinct and multilayered. I know if I ever encounter Dragos, the "hero", again, I will immediately recognize him. Her female lead, Pia, is well developed, bringing her own backstory making this a "can't put it down" read!
OodsAteMyDingo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow this was a good book, the cover is fantastic. I loved that it was fast paced, and action packed. All the characters were wonderul, and I look forward to seeing more of them in the up and coming books.
stephxsu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I had heard so many good things about DRAGON BOUND that I excitedly bought my copy and dove into it that very night--almost unheard of for me. I devoured 100 pages, put it down for the night, and the next day, I... just couldn't. Stuff that had begun to bother me in the first sitting were now exposed to the glaring daylight: far-fetched plot twists, and a rough romance that made me wince to read. I think I have to admit that I like the concept of powerful, cold-on-the-outside, hiding-a-warm-heart-on-the-inside alpha male leads, but when they actually get with the girl, I'm like SHOW HER SOME RESPECT, YOU BASTARD. I liked Dragos... until he got with Pia, and then he just struck me as being insensitive to the point of offensiveness to the female race. Look, a commanding personality is pretty attractive, but to me, Dragos crossed the line into a guy you should get a restraining order for. (Of course, he would complete disregard the restraining order, at which point you might just have to shoot him.) He came off as the guy who just does not understand no, and I can't condone that in either real life or genre fiction.
blodeuedd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the start to a new paranormal series with mythical beings who walk the world side by side with humans.The main character is Pia who is hired (well blackmailed) to steal something. She knows it's stupid but she does it anyway . So she is sure brave. I liked her because all she wanted was to keep her secrets. She is also halfwyr and I did figure out what she really was before it was told. Trust me, you will be amused in the end. Then we got Dragos, a powerful man and a more powerful wyr. He is a dragon, rich and yes of course he is a hunk too and a total alpha. I do not say no to that. And sparks fly between these two.About the world then. It was an interesting world where humans thought they were alone but then the wyr and others came forward and now they live side by side. The wyr are beings who can transform into animals, well it's more like they are the animals and transformed into humans. There are different kinds and Dragos, well he has been around since the universe was created. Gotta love an older guy.This book is a romance after all and things to heat up between these two. He sees her and wants her. So lots of passion promised.And of course adventure. I can't say any more, but I did like that part.This book has gotten a lot of great reviews, and sure it was good. But I do confess that I did not fall as deeply as the rest of the blogging world did. Though I still enjoyed it, don't get me wrong. It was a nice paranormal romance.Conclusion:If you like paranormal romance then I am sure you will like this book because it has just the right ingredients, wild hot passion and an alpha male to drool over.
ABookwormsHaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The hardest reviews for me to write are often the books that I am absolutely crazy about. Dragon Bound would be one of said books. You would think it would be easier since I am so psyched, but I think the excitement just takes over and instead of words coming out of my mouth it is more like giddy squeals. Sad I know, but true. I am going to try and tone it down so I articulate the awesomeness of this book to you now.Dragon Bound is the first book in what looks to be an extremely addictive adult paranormal romance series. Thea Harrison introduces you to a world where paranormal creatures are not just prevalent they are also widely known about by humans and live among them. Almost any paranormal creature you can think of is present in this book. There are vampires, and fae and dragons, oh my! For the purposes of this book though, we mostly focus in on the wyr, which are a form of shape shifters. In essence each wyr has an animal, that can be either real or mythological, they can shift into or take human form to blend more easily into society.Our leading male, Dragos, is a wyr whose base form is a dragon and his human form is hot! I mean, an extremely wealthy businessman known for his ruthless and unforgiving personality. He is also the most dominant alpha male I have read about in a long time. Words like ¿please¿ and ¿thank you¿ do not exist in his vocabulary. He does not ask you a question, he tells you your opinion and then just gives you an order.Enter, Pia, our leading lady. We know that she is a half wyr, half human, but her animal form is unknown. You will eventually figure it out, but I will not be revealing that information here. It is much more fun to try and riddle it out as you progress through the book and hints are dropped. Pia has grown up living almost a half life since her mother past away. She internalizes her problems and is very private. She longs to find love and fill that hole her mothers death has left. In an attempt to trust again, she let a couple of secrets about her identity slip to her now ex-boyfriend who uses the information to blackmail her. She is trying to learn from her mistakes and as a result she has put up a wall around her heart. Pia definitely is not a girl who likes to take orders and watching her stand up to Dragos stubbornness is extremely entertaining.The two get thrown together when Pia steals something from Dragos, who in turn hunts her down to take revenge. Of course when he finds her, she intrigues him so much he deciedes to keep her around for a while instead of torturing her. He does not have long to try and break down her walls though, because they are soon in a serious car crash, captured by goblins, beaten and left for dead to rot in prison. And that is only the first part of their little adventure!Dragos and Pia chemistry sparks immediately and it continues to burn throughout the length of the book. While trying to escape immanent death, Pia attempts to teach Dragos some manners and introduce him to polite conversation, which is beyond amusing. While he does not get the hang of it right away, the behavior does start to take hold and watching the progression of Dragos character throughout the book was fascinating.Overall this book is just amazing. I am going to go ahead and say it is the best book I have read this year. I know that is a bold statement, but that is exactly how I feel about it. I started the book when I got home from work one night and stayed up until one a.m. to finish. I could not put the book down for a second! I actually made myself slow down towards the end of reading it so I could draw out the experience. The best part? This is just book one, we still have more to come in the future! The next book comes out in August and is titled Storm¿s Heart. I am really excited about it because if focuses on Tricks. She had me cracking up in Dragon Bound, so a whole book about her is going to be a real treat. If you have not discover
thehistorychic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bought for MyselfOverall Rating: 4.75Story Rating: 4.75Character Rating: 5.00NOTE: You are looking at the 4.75 and wondering why not a 5? It took 4 chapters for the book to click for me but once it did, I loved Pia/Dragos love story. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Paranormal Romances.What I Loved: Dragos almost from the beginning. It was so much fun watching this caveman neanderthal dragon wrestle with his feeling towards Pia. I laughed so many times at him having to honestly ask "what did I do?" or "what did I say?". Pia was a great counterpart to Dragos. She was strong, understanding, and stubborn when needed. Together they are one of the stronger romantic couples I have read. I loved Graydon! He was the best "fill-in" friend ever and his bromance with Rune was fun. I have a soft spot in my heart for Graydon the Gryphon! Tricks and Tiago's moment gave us a great glimpse at what is coming with these two and I can't wait! Really all of the characters were very strongly written and lovable in their own ways. Thea did a great job at balancing out the main couple with just enough story for the rest of the characters that you felt connected to them. I, for one, want to know more about each and every one of them.What I Liked: The action, story, pacing, and introduction of the characters that will be in the series was done in a fantastic way. I really did just enjoy everything else about the book!Complaints: NoneWhy I gave it a 4.75: This was a strong, solid, out of this world beginning to what I think will become a must-read series for me. I am going to go out on a limb and say I will look forward to it as much as I do the Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian. If you know me, then you know I *heart* that series and can give this series no higher praise!
thewalkinggirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First, I would like to say, squee! Second, Thea Harrison is now on my auto-buy list.In many ways, this is classic genre romance: Dragos is super-rich, powerful, arrogant... and an immortal dragon shifter. Pia is a feisty, innocent mortal with untapped powers and a passel of evil on her tail that only Dragos can save her from. What made this so enjoyable was how Harrison took these classic romance archetypes and created a fresh, exciting world with them. She showed the world and its characters without miring the reader in info-dumpery; the nuance and maturity of the characters is demonstrated through real emotional reactions and adult conversations (there are some Carpathian-style rage scenes on Dragos's part, but the way they're presented shows how Pia and Dragos are able to talk with each other and learn from each other); and, in a nice change of pace from a lot of PNR/UF, while Pia has some kick-ass fighting abilities, she's very conscious of consequences -- she'll fight if she has to, but she's always looking for other ways of handling her problems. That, plus strong threads of sensuality and humor made this a thoroughly enjoyable read.There's a ton of sequel bait secondary characters, so I'm pretty sure this series will go on for quite awhile, but based on how much I enjoyed this book, I'm totally ok with that. I can't wait for the next one!
aterry13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first book in the series is Drgon Bound. This is a fun book. The two lead characters are Pia and Dragos. Pia, a Wyr half-breed, is forced to commit a dangerous crime - to steal something from the Dragon's hoard. Dragos, the Dragon, is the leader of the Wyr demesne (pronounced much like "domain") and has been alive since before time began. He is a powerful creature who happens to be very protective of his hoard. By stealing from him, Pia has put herself in his sights and put her life in his hands.What I love about this series is the interaction between all the characters! Though I love romance novels and the different genres within that, I will admit that the intensity of them can get to me. I like when there is the "tension break" of secondary characters that are as well written and evolved as the main characters. That is the case with this series. The interaction between Pia and Dragos's crew of supporters is what makes this more than a romance novel and makes it a great story.Another thing that I love about Thea Harrison's writing is her ability to move the story quickly. Sometimes, with even some of my favorite authors, there is a lot of time spent getting into the story. I feel like I almost want to skip over the first two chapters and get right to the point! However, that is not the case with Thea Harrison's first two books in this series. There is no drag at the beginning and I enjoy that about them. One of the reasons that I think this is possible is that Harrison introduces the characters for the next book. She lays the groundwork of introductions and background information so that when the book begins, you can jump right into the new story. I highly recommend this new series that seems to be part of a genre known as Urban Romanctic Fantasy. Enoy!
reesa00 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amazing paranormal with a refreshingly different cast of characters. I think this was my first paranormal featuring a dragon and it was nice to read a paranormal with a different set of characters. Although it does sound like there is a vampire that will show up in a future book. But, because it was a different set of creatures it meant that a lot of the tried and true paranormal rules didn't apply. I mean, when you write about vampires, there is a pretty standard set of rules for that world but with a dragon....it really opens the world up and allows for a lot more surprises and creativity.The characters were refreshing and had a realistic amount of vulnerability. Dragos, the hero, is definitely an alpha male and its clear from the first chapter but when he meets the heroine, Pia, he becomes vulnerable (emotionally). Unlike a lot of other characters, he doesn't fight it but tries to understand what Pia means to him. Pia is likewise confused about what Dragos is to her and both characters explore their relationship while battling the forces of evil (cue evil music).A great start to a new series. I'm glad that I already have the second book!