Dragon Fall (Dragon Falls Series #1)

Dragon Fall (Dragon Falls Series #1)

by Katie MacAlister

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For Aoife Dakar, seeing is believing-and she's seen some extraordinary things. It's too bad no one else believes that she witnessed a supernatural murder at an outdoor fair. Returning to the scene for proof, Aoife encounters a wise-cracking demon dog-and a gloriously naked man who can shift into a dragon and kiss like a god. Now thrust into a fantastical world that's both exhilarating and terrifying, Aoife is about to learn just how hot a dragon's fire burns.


Kostya has no time for a human woman with endless questions, no matter how gorgeous or tempting she is. He must break the curse that has splintered the dragon clans before more of his kind die. But his powerful attraction to Aoife runs much deeper than the physical-and there may be more to her than even his sharp dragon eyes can see. To survive the coming battle for the fate of his race, he needs a mate of true heart and soul . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455559220
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/2015
Series: Dragon Falls Series , #1
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 25,839
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

For as long as she can remember Katie MacAlister has loved reading, and grew up with her nose buried in a book. It wasn't until many years later that she thought about writing her own books, but once she had a taste of the fun to be had building worlds, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes, she was hooked.

With more than fifty books under her belt, Katie's novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and are regulars on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. A self-proclaimed gamer girl, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her dogs, and frequently can be found hanging around online.

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Dragon Fall 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I've fallen in love with Macalister's Dragon series since the first book, but it almost seemed as if her heart wasn't in this one. There were points I was annoyed with the story line as the relationship between Aoife and Kostya seemed to just be mostly recycled filler, and him going from being resistant to a mate to embracing the idea happens way too suddenly to seem realistic. And the "curses" Aoife use are so ridiculous, I mentally rolled my eyes a few times. That said, it's worth the read just to get the background necessary for the next book. To me, this book was just a stepping stone. However, I've read only the first chapter of the next book, and I can already tell it's going to be more on par with the dragon stories that made me fall in love with the Dragon series to begin with.
Jess_at_From_Me_to_You More than 1 year ago
3.5 out of 5 stars, two years ago Aoife witnessed her date (the same one who had just "given" her a "magical ring") get slayed and than reincarnated ... which in turn sent her into an insane asylum. Now officially out as being "cured," she goes back to the fair where her life changed just too ultimately get thrown back into the "magical" world again. While knowing that she was never insane in the first place is great, dealing with talking demon dog, a brooding dragon shifter, and ending a dragon war might be more than she's able to handle... Though it wasn't quite what I expected, I found this standalone series romance novel to be one hilarious dramedy that seemed never-ending. Constant action from one moment to the next with only one slow moment at the beginning. It was a very enticing read. Ultimately, Jim made this novel. Yet Aoife's sass, pizzazz, unvulgar commentary, and how she charmed Kostya is what entertained me the most. Aoife and Kostya are one fated pair that seemed to be resistant of the match in the beginning. But it was because of their resistance that made you want to root for their relationship even more, especially since fate is never wrong. I recommend this novel to those who are fans of Ms. MacAlister, fans of the Aisling Grey Series, and/or those looking for a unique paranormal shifter romance. Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews -- read more of this review and THREE TEASERS on my blog: frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com --
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not care for the characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worst book I've ever read. So poorly written it seems as if it might have been her first time writing.. I kept hoping the story would get better but it got worse and worse. The dialog between the characters seem very adolescent and juvenile. Chapter one was the best after that it just went downhill.. I gave it one star . It was the lowest rating I could give.
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How do you pronounce Aoife? I don't understand why authors make the names so difficult to read, it's uncomfortable................................................................................
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
247 pages - like all of her dragon books, it was great.l loved Kostya story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story was boring boring boring. Characters were "one trick ponies" who exasperated me with their predictability. Instead of caring about them I mostly wanted to slap some sense into them! I love dragon stories but this one became tiresome quickly. I slogged thru till the end hoping it would improve but no such luck. I'll be taking a pass on any more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started a little off from one of her normal books, but ended up being really good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasted my money buying this book!
anaette More than 1 year ago
This book was good, but it missed some marks. I have been reading Katie's book for 7 years and I love her dragon series!!! She is an accomplished author and has never disappointed me, until this book, which was good, again, but missed the spark that left me in awe at the end. Aofie, which is pronounced very strangely, is okay, she's not bad, but she didn't jump off the page like the other leading ladies (Aisling, Mayling, and Ysolde). She left me very indifferent. The book starts in a nut house, which I thought was, strange, I think it took away from the main character. Also her expressions were cute in the beginning, but got very annoying as the book progressed. They should have been used more sparingly to keep it from being over used! Kostya was great, his personality has not changed from the previous books, so it was as expected. Although, when he claimed Aofie as his mate I thought the process was rushed and squeezed in at the end of the chapter. That’s big! He's marking her with the symbol of the black dragons. With the other characters I felt the moment was more savored. Then at the end of the book with her sister being the charmer, that was just serious nonsense. It was a anti-climactic twist to the ending. Her sister was adamant about her being sent to the nut house to being with. I would have killed her if I were Aofie... If that's not the worst the next novel Bee is the main character to fall for Constantine... Is Katie running out of ideas?? I am concerned because I have been a long time fan and this is going down hill. Bee is the worst character Katie created and now I have to read about more of her in the next novel? No, no, no, unfortunately, its much too late and can't be changed...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a very good story line. Good read looking forward to thenext book in the serise.
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
~ 3.5 Dragon Fall Stars ~ Dragon Fall is book one in the Black Dragons series by Katie MacAlister. I was excited to return to MacAlister's Dragons. I like the humor, arrogant dragons, and world. I liked Dragon Fall. It is a new “mini-series” within the larger collection. I would say you don't have to have read the previous dragon books (we get enough of an introduction into the world MacAlister has created), but I feel it would help if you read the others (you might get more enjoyment out of the novel). There are a few plot points that are obviously carry-overs from previous novels. The previous novels also give you more of an overview of how the world is set up and all the different Dragon Septs. As well as previous characters do make appearances throughout the different dragon books and some play big parts in this novel. Even with me reading all the previous dragon books I felt I was missing something with this curse plot. It might have to do with how long in-between releases of the books (last one was in 2012). I did get caught back up, but still at times felt like I was missing something. Kostya & Aoife where enjoyable as characters. We get to learn/understand Kostya (who has been featured in earlier books) and Aoife (yes, I have to point out the name. What is up with that name?) The chemistry and tension was believable and worked to move the story along between these two. I do enjoy the banter and humor between the characters, but some of the things said got to be annoying fast. I still enjoyed the novel and characters. My main issue was that a large plot point was left unresolved. I felt a little bereft with the ending left open like it was. I would have liked a little more of something. I know that this is a series and it will resolve, but I felt it need more for the ending. Overall Dragon Fall was a nice start for this series. I am looking forward to more. I do enjoy MacAlisters writing and world. *Disclaimer: I won a complimentary copy provided from Hachette Book Group through Goodreads giveaway, with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read. I liked the skepticism of the main character and her willingness to be the voice of dissent. I hate books where the main character just turns into a sheep, believing anything people tell her without asking for proof. This is NOT a standalone novel though, so read all of the previous Light Dragon books in this series to get the world-building and understand some of the subtext. If i hadnt read about the GothFaire in previous books (and what goes on there), i wouldve had a hard time picturing it at the beginning of this book.
tapnchica More than 1 year ago
I have to started by saying I absolutely love Katie! I've loved every single book, especially the dragon books. In this one, Kostya is back and looking to break a curse, but fate has different plans, in the form of Aoife (EE-fuh), who is the perfect stubborn match for this dark brooding male. Sparks fly and there are so many laugh out loud moments, you won't be disappointed. Throw in Jim, who is one of my all-time favorite characters of any book, and this one is another win for Katie Mac!
TheNerdyKatie More than 1 year ago
LOVED THIS BOOK! I'm a huge fan of Koysta, so to see him in his own story is great. Getting to know him was also wonderful, he always had such a tough shell, it was fun to crack! Aoife is a girl you want to stand up & root for. You get mad for her, you cheer for her, & you girly giggle with her when she get's her man. "Aosta" (celeb couple name, you KNOW Jim would approve) has quickly become one of my favorite dragon couples.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read. Katie's characteristic humor made me laugh out loud lots. DRAGON FALL by Katie MacAlister is the first book in Katie's new Black Dragons series. It's a paranormal romance featuring dragon shifters and a sassy talking dog named Jim. I love dragons and I wanted to be blown away by this book. While I did thoroughly relish parts of it, it just didn't come together for me to be wowed. Still, it was an enjoyable read and Katie's characteristic humor made me laugh out loud lots. This new series is a spin-off from Katie's other dragon series. The Dragon Septs series is a combination of four different series which all take place in the same world and revolve around the different dragon septs. These series include: 1. Aisling Grey: Guardian (Green Dragons) 2. Silver Dragons 3. Light Dragons 4. Black Dragons This was the first dragon book I've read by Katie. I've read other reviews that highly recommend that readers have some knowledge of the prior books before reading this one. I will admit that the politics of the dragons lost me at times and the story seemed all over the place. Because of this and based on those other reviews, I would recommend that this book not be read as a standalone. This is the story of Aoife Dakar and Kostya aka Konstantin Nikolai Fekete, wyvern of the black dragons. Two years ago, Aoife witnessed a dragonshifter fight which resulted in a man disappearing in a puff of smoke. She calls the cops and they throw her in the loony bin aka the Arvidsjaur Center for the Bewildered - also called the Aardvark Center for the Deranged - for TWO LONG YEARS for being an upright citizen and reporting what she saw. When she gets out, all she wants to do is lie low and live a normal life. But the dragons obviously have other plans... Kostya was an anomaly. He came across as a Macho Man from the Middle Ages, but, of course, he was a dragon shifter with a sexy male body. He was in a state of distress without a stitch of clothing when Aoife found him but he soon morphed into her protector. He then enlisted Aoife to join him in attempting to free the dragons from the curse placed on them by Asmodeus. The curse had huge ramifications for the dragon weyr. The weyr was made up of the various dragon septs with the black dragons being one of those. The septs haven't been able to communicate at all - zero communication - since Asmodeus' curse. Kostya couldn't even be near his brother as they would fight. It was impossible for the dragons to work together. Kostya and Aoife had a huge job ahead of them to remove the curse and their victory was not assured. Along the way, they were going to be forced to face the feelings they had for each other. Aoife was a fun, good-hearted character. LOL! She ran over a dog and ended up saddled with a talking dog. She found a naked man on the beach and saw that he received the medical attention he appeared to need... and ended up drawn into dragon politics. Kostya was funny too but only because he was so autocratic and clueless as regards modern day speech resulting in some ludicrous situations. AND, of course, he was HOT! Unfortunately, I didn't feel the chemistry between the hero and heroine and the pacing was off for me. I'm a huge fan of Katie's books. Her Dark Ones series is my absolute favorite. This book started out great and while it didn't end up being one of my prize picks, it still showed a lot of promise for the series and had some really cool characters. I'm definitely thinking
GypzeeGirl More than 1 year ago
I love the angst and verbal sparring that Katie MacAlister creates so well for her characters in Dragon Fall. In the beginning, nothing ever goes smoothly for them. The banter between Aoife and Kostya is priceless. If only Kostya would get with the program, all would be smooth sailing for him and Aoife. Jim the Newfoundland adds to the banter with his smart aleck jibes and always starving, makes this an enjoyable read. Dragon Fall left me looking forward to the next adventure for this merry band of dragons, their mates, Jim, and Bee the charmer.
DragonTears More than 1 year ago
In a total surprise to no one, I was completely enamored with this book! I could not put it down. Kostya was made a stupendously desirable lead steamy dragon in ways I didn't see possible in his prior appearances. Unf! Aoife is such a hoot! I love her "curses" and exclamations. The book has classic Katie humor that I love to pieces. It also sees the return of many beloved characters from prior dragon series books. The central plot of the story besides romance is wonderful! I won't give anything away, but oh the twists! Pick this book up ASAP! If you haven't read any prior books in the series you can still enjoy this story, but of course I can't recommend reading ALL the dragon books enough. I suspect a re-read is in my immediate future. I am impatiently awaiting the next book release in November.
Ninbear More than 1 year ago
Yay!! Can not wait for the next book. love all of Katie's Dragon Books!!
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
What can I say. Katie MacAlister has done it again. I love her work and this books is no different. I cant wait to read more of her work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago