Dragonswan

Dragonswan

by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Overview

Praised for novels that are “fun, sexy, wild, and fantastically different from anything else”, New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon delivers a special collector’s edition tale of unexpected passion woven from the mysteries of a celebrated ancient tapestry…

Beautiful scholar Channon MacRea has spent years studying the legendary Dragon Tapestry, devoting days and nights to deciphering the impenetrable Old English symbolism. Then one evening the unnaturally handsome Sebastian appears. He claims to hold the key to solving the tapestry’s mysteries. Bearing magnificently taut and tanned flesh marked by intriguing scars of battle, he also claims to be a dragon slayer trapped between two worlds.
 
For Channon there’s only one way to finally uncover the secrets of the intricate embroidery—by following the seductive stranger into a fantastic alternate world of magic, danger, and erotic adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101214909
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/27/2005
Series: Dark-Hunter Series
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 45,209
File size: 976 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sherrilyn Kenyon is the New York Times bestselling author of the Dark Hunter series of paranormal romances. Some of her book series are The League, Dark-Hunter, Dream-Hunter, Were-Hunter, Hellchaser, Deadman's Cross, Dark-Hunters: Lords of Avaland, and Mikro Chasers.

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Dragonswan (Dark-Hunter Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 518 reviews.
NeferetTG More than 1 year ago
Amazingly interesting... This is a book that you will not want to put down till it is finished. It captures the readers attention and absorbs the reader in its pages. You'd escape the reality and become part of Kenyon's supernatural and extremely romantic reality.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read more recent offerings in Sherrilyn Kenyon's delightful Dark-Hunters series, but I recently stumbled across this earlier segment, a novella previously published as part of a collection. This one starts off seemingly like any other paranormal romance: quiet, mousy girl meets exotic, darkly sexy guy and they hit off great -- but then at the end of the first chapter, it kicks into high gear, and we find the darkly sexy guy is a shape-shifting, time-traveling dragon prince in search of an artifact she has been studying, not knowing it is a vital treasure he needs to save a loved one. It's a good, quick read, maybe even a little too quick: the snappy dialogue is a blast and the world just begs to be developed a little more, which leaves you with an 'Aww, ending so soon?' feeling as you turn the last few pages, but it still leaves you satisfied. I love the pamphlet size of this book: reminds me of the old-style serialized novels from the early days of popular fiction.
Miss_Xie More than 1 year ago
Love all Sherrilyn's books!!! This is a first in her Dark-Hunter's series and shows a rare view of the world and a type of character rarely seen in her stories. Great intro to a very exciting and action filled book. All her books are filled with romance and great sex scenes that are not too over the top. I recommend as a good intro book to her world for anyone that is into romance/fantasy/action/mythical genre!!
paranormal-fanAR More than 1 year ago
I would have loved a full length book.....but it is well worth your time. Enjoy!
colleen_mcleod More than 1 year ago
This was a great quick read. The only disappointment was that this wasn't a full length book~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All show and no go, Ms. Kenyon is obviously going for the cash reward. Soft-core porn with a minimal story line. Had a lot of promise but a 68 page letdown. Leaves more questions than answers. no comparison to earlier dark hunter items.
abrahamOH More than 1 year ago
sexually explisit. Not something I personally enjoyed reading. The overview was very misleading. Disapointed that it was so highly rated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful part of the Sherilynn Kenyon Dark Hunter series, not much mention of the "dragon weres" in the other books. This writer has woven a wonderful world.
Anonymous 13 days ago
loved+it+like+always+with+this+author.+
Anonymous 10 months ago
Can't wait to read more!
mzserena on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story immensely. I was sad when it was over, but it really gave me a lot of insight into how Kenyon writes. I'm still not sure about the series, but have moved on to the official first book. We'll see how far I go.
Appliquetion on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Description:Paranormal Romance: Historian Channon MacRea meets her dream mam, Sebastian while studying an ancient tapestry. Unbeknownst to her he contains the key to unraveling the tapestries strange past and removing the emptiness in her heart. My Thoughts on the Book:Sherrilyn Kenyon wastes no time in throwing the main characters together, which is not surprising considering it's a novelette. People who go into reading it expecting alot of background information will be vastly disappointed. Those who are out for a quick enjoyable read will love it. I particularly loved the play of words between the main characters and the over all humorous writing of the story. I would have loved to get to know the characters on a deeper level but wasn't expecting that from this novelette, so I wasn't disappointed at all. I would recommend this to any that would like a small break from reality with a little bit of dragon love.
mom2lnb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"3.5 stars" I found Dragonswan to be an interesting departure from Sherrilyn Kenyon's usual writing style. I admit that I have only read a handful of her stories, but of the ones I have read to date, her style seems to be a combination of humorous and touching. Dragonswan had a little of both of these characteristics, but seemed much more serious in it's presentation of the mythological angle. It is the third book in the Dark-Hunters series, and I think that perhaps it is meant to present some extra history of that fantasy world. I'm a very detail-oriented person and consider myself to be pretty good at following complex story lines, but there were many names of characters and species that seemed to come out of left field when they were first mentioned, leaving me dazed and confused. Admittedly, a second read-through of certain passages cleared up some of my befuddlement, but I still finished the story feeling like there were gaps in the narrative and more questions yet to be answered. Perhaps some of these issues will be addressed in future Dark-Hunter installments, but I came away from this story with the feeling that they probably won't.I liked both Sebastian and Channon, but felt like their characters were not fully developed. I am usually quite accepting of the concept of paranormal creatures falling instantly in love with their soulmate, but it didn't really work for me here. I think there were several reasons for this. One is that I am simply not a big fan of the hero and heroine falling into bed with one another at the first available opportunity, unless they have some prior relationship (e.g. friends, co-workers, etc.). Another reason is the previously cited lack of character development, which made it difficult for me to grasp their love connection, especially for Channon who was human and as such still had the free will to choose. That's not to say that Sebastian wasn't appealing. He certainly was, at least on a physical level, but I just didn't feel like I had enough background on him to form a deep emotional bond with his character. Lastly, Sebastian was initially not happy when the mating mark appeared, even though he had experienced more peace and pleasure with Channon than any other woman in his very long life. I also don't recall him ever telling Channon that he loved her, which is usually a must for me. On the plus side, Sebastian and Channon's scenes together were fairly romantic and the love scenes were spicy, but just seemed to lack Ms. Kenyon's usual flair for combining steamy passion with heart-stopping tenderness. Overall, I thought that Dragonswan was a good story that I mostly enjoyed reading, but I thought that it would have been much better as a longer novella or perhaps even a full-length novel, where more details could have been added to fill in some of the blanks. Even though Dragonswan didn't quite capture my attention like the first two stories in the Dark-Hunter series, I still look forward to continuing it soon.Note: Dragonswan was previously published in the anthology, Tapestry, before being reprinted in this single-volume format.
jshillingford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kenyon gives shapeshifters an interesting twist in this precursor to her Dark-Hunter series. This story is something of a tease as it doesn't have the depth, or rich supporting mythology, that the D-H novels have. And Sebastian, the dragon shapeshifter who can travel through time, is somewhat short-changed. He's interesting and sexy; this would have made a much better novel. However, it is a good introduction to the D-H world. I agree with another reviewer that the heroine was quite bland, but for a short story that's not unexpected.Overall, a good little story that implies great things to come.
Altarasabine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Channon MacRea has dedicated her years to studying the legendary dragon tapestry. It has become an obsession as she spents days and nights trying to crack the Old English symbolism that is on it.Sebastian is a dragin slayer trapped between two worlds and holds the key to solving the mysteries of the tapestry.In order to uncover these mysteries Channon follows Sebastian into an alternate world. One that is filled with intrigue, magic and danger.
thehistorychic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So I read this one out of order by accident! One list said it was the 2nd in the series another one said #11. It is a short story, which are not my favorites, so it was a very quick read. My problem is (and this is with short stories in general) I feel like you jump into the story half way through. This one did have 2 likable leads and did explain about were-hunters which I think come along later in the series so that was good. I also liked the time-travel bit and that the lead woman was a ...more So I read this one out of order by accident! One list said it was the 2nd in the series another one said #11. It is a short story, which are not my favorites, so it was a very quick read. My problem is (and this is with short stories in general) I feel like you jump into the story half way through. This one did have 2 likable leads and did explain about were-hunters which I think come along later in the series so that was good. I also liked the time-travel bit and that the lead woman was a historian. That has to be every historians dream to be able to visit the time which you are fascinated by!
TheBooknerd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Horribly lame, boring, and ridiculous. Not worth the three dollars.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Weighing in at 86 pages this is really a short story or teaser for the books and probably give most people enough of a taste to decide whether or not they should get more.Channon MacRae doesn't believe that she's beautiful, but to Sebastian she's enthralling. She's studying the Dragon Tapestry that he wants, it's a question of which does he want more her or the tapestry. Will she follow, what will she do when she discovers the truth about him?Pretty straightforward romance stuff here nothing spectacular but amusing nevertheless.
hoosgracie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A novella in the Dark Hunter series featuring a dragon shapeshifter, Sebastian Kattalakis, and mideval scholar Channon MacRea. Good story, but too short IMO. I like Kenyon¿s longer books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved and want more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all Sherrilyn Kenyon books!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short but sweet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a bit sceptical about this book because I read the review about how short it was but when I read the book, it didn't feel short at all and I was satisfied by the end. I am a big fan of the dark-hunter series, and this book gave me more insight about the beginnings. Wish I would've read this eariler. And after reading this, I can't wait for the next book of Sherrilyn's!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great short read.