Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis Series #1)

Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis Series #1)

by Gena Showalter
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Heart of the Dragon (Atlantis Series #1) by Gena Showalter

Searching for her missing brother, Grace Carlyle never dreamed she would discover a secret world populated by mythological monsters—or find herself facing a sword-wielding being whose looks put mortal men to shame.

But there he was, Darius en Kragin, one of a race of shape-shifting warriors bound to guard the gates of Atlantis, and kill all travelers who strayed within its borders.

Now Grace's life was in his hands, and Darius had to choose between his centuries-old vow and the woman who had slipped beneath his defenses and stolen the heart of Atlantis's fiercest dragon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373775255
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Gena Showalter's Atlantis Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 119,350
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over fifty books, including the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, and the White Rabbit Chronicles. She writes sizzling paranormal romance, heartwarming contemporary romance, and unputdownable young adult novels, and lives in Oklahoma City with her family and menagerie of dogs. Visit her at GenaShowalter.com.

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Heart of the Dragon (Gena Showalter's Atlantis Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 365 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm almost 100% positive this is just a re-print of one of Gena's earlier books. In fact, I'm pretty darn sure it is, because the summary is exactly the same and so are the characters...
Besides the fat that they're selling this as a 'new' book, which I find irritating, I enjoyed the plot, the characters were real, the story was fun and overall it is a good read.
Gotta love romance that takes place in Atlantis!
MegMM More than 1 year ago
I love the idea of Atlantis, but this book did not deliver it so well. The characters were good, but the story wasn't fully developed. The story didn't flow as well as I think it could. The main character is very sexy and tough, but it was a little strange how all the sudden he turns kind of mushy when he meets Grace. Also a little weird how he contemplates marriage and her death in the same thought... I was also really disappointed in the ending. I am going to read the next book because the author definitely caught my interst, but I don't know that I would recommend this book to others.
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
Gena Showalter is one of the most creative romance writers I have ever read. Her novels don't fit the "standard romance" mold, and I feel her storylines are origional and interesting. With this book in particular, the characters really came to life, and the great flow of the story had me page-turning well into the night - This is an author definitely worth reading! If you enjoyed this book, you might also like the "Sons of Destiny" series by Jean Johnson (the overall 'feel' of the books are quite similar). Also, some other great reads are: "Full Moon Rising" by Keri Arthur, and "Blue Moon" by Lori Handeland.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to this book having read The Darkest Kiss (and others in that series). I really enjoyed those books. Unfortunately, this book was very slow and I faltered after page 150 or so. I forced myself to finish it but was still disappointed with the lack of anything really happening until around pg. 300 or so. Read The Darkest Kiss and other books in that series or even the Nymph King which was smoking from the beginning.
Chocnut More than 1 year ago
I would definitely recommend, not just the book but the Whole Series!!! I'm loving the Dragons! I love Grace and Darius and the rest of the characters in this book. This is a great start for a Series of books. The Atlantic Series! There is definitely more passion, action, romance, sexy characters and adventures to come and I can't wait to start reading the next book in the series! Showalter books are very addicting and so hard to put down. This is definitely a great read if you like paranormal romance and just want to relax and get away from everyday stress in life. I'm definitely keeping this book and acquire the rest of the books for my collection! I can't wait for the Vampires and the Nymps :) Buys this book, you won't regret it! I would also recommend the "The Lords of the Underworld Series" by Gena Showalter. I'm sure you will enjoy this series as well. Her books is just so good and addicting, you just can't help but keep asking for more and more. ~mel
MorningDewW More than 1 year ago
This book was surprisingly and amazingly good in my opinion. I wasn't aware that it was a re-print but it was good either way. Characters are strong and determined, with a bit of stubbornness that adds to the quirkiness of the book, and the plot was good. The love scenes are steamy and almost make it feel a little forbidden. Good read, a lot of funny quirkiness entailed, and a great romance.
antyrech More than 1 year ago
Gena Showalter has great story lines and characters. I jump right in to the story and do not come out til the end. My biggest problem is that YES this is a reprint from 2005 and it is not documented as such. If you have the money to pay for this book again go for it, it's a great read.
Cathain_Nottingham More than 1 year ago
Every time I pick up a book by Ms. Showalter I know I'm going to have a good time.

Heart of the Dragon, the first in the Atlantis series, lives up to Ms. Showalter's former books. A great mix of humor, action and romance - it's an easy book to get lost in with the amazing world of Atlantis and it's creatures.

With a heroine I could identify with and a hot Dragon King as hero you won't want the book to end!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I want my money back, I read this book years ago. I bought it anticipating a new read and a new book. Beware when there is no synopsis.
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book is a book i can read over and over again
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The teaser is misleading this is a series that she wrote years ago and i believe it consisted of 4 or 5 books. It is a good series, reminds me a bit of kresly coles lad
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Free sample is useless because u dont read any of the book. The free sample only gets you one page past the table of contents. I hav not read this book but based on the reviews i will eventually.
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Love it. A great intro to the Atlantis series.
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hummingbirdly More than 1 year ago
my favorite of all 4 loved it
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