This is a series of stand alone stories sharing a connection with the soul mate tree. In the first book, Realm of the Dragon, Lily is running for her life from a guy who just won’t get a clue that she’s not interested in him. She stumbles upon a hill that leads to a fatal drop and lands on the back of a dragon, Kord.
The book drops us right off in the action. We learn quickly that Lily is being chased by Zane, a guy that won’t take no for an answer. As she’s trying to escape she finds herself falling right onto the back of a dragon. I found the whole world really interesting. I’m a big fan of fantasy and dragons. I do think Lily accepts this dragon realm quickly and she trusted Kord almost immediately after meeting him. That didn’t sit well with me so it starts their romance on a shaky leg. Tasha, Kord’s former lover is also a bit one note. I wish she had more depth and personality. The same with Zane, I wish he came across as more complicated rather than the typical cardboard bad guy. I do love Kord’s parents. The story has great twists, well done! The action keeps me on the edge of my seat and the romance is sweet bordering on sexy.
If you like tales of dragons and their mates than you should read Realm of the Dragon!
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Cici Cordelia Back List Book: Marlene
Prize List Book: Evita and Linda
by Anne McCaffrey
Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel
Length: Novel, Paperback (purchased)
TBR Reviewer: Christine K.
Rating: 4 Stars - Recommended Read
Oh, how much I loved this book. It was boarding epic! Lessa is a slave but rises up thanks to the Dragonmen of Weyr. It’s a wildly plotted book with dragons, Threads that fall from the sky killing all greenery, angry lords, time travelling. As you can see only 4 stars. Well, there is a story behind that. For one, too many characters with all their details. The side characters could have been glanced over and it would have helped the pace. Then there were the names, F’nor and F’lar. That was just one pair. They were too close together and sometime I had to pull out of the story to remind myself who was who.
That said, the action was fantastic. There wasn’t really any romance but the plot made up for that. I just could not stop reading about the queen dragon and trying to save the world from the threads. I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series.
Title: The Water Dragon
Author: Tianna Xander
Page count: 95
Genres: Paranormal Romance
TBR Reviewer: Victoria
Rating: 4 stars - Recommended Read.
Heat: 1 -Tame
Summer wants a dragon of her own. She’s a witch (at least that’s the impression I got, since only witches can mate with dragons, though her powers apparently are all weather-related) who wants love (which for her means a dragon). Adrian has just been released from a prison of stone where he’s been trapped for 1,000 years, and now is on the hunt for his mate. His brother is the leader of all the dragons in the world and has been trying to help Adrian find a mate.
This is at least Book 3 in a series that features the dragons of Tianna Xander’s, given that Summer has two sisters and both of them are mated up with their own dragons. To my very pleasant surprise, that did not at all impede my enjoyment of the book. This is a very short book, over all, but still plenty of room for plot development. It was lovely to see a romance novel that wasn’t all about the characters leaping into bed with one another.
The secondary plot of this story involves Summer’s friend Emily, an elderly woman witch who, it turns out, also has a dragon-mate (or rather a dragon who wanted to mate with her). As Adrian and Summer grow closer, they go to Scotland to find Emily’s one-time love.
I admit this is a short review, but this book is so well written, with so much packed into its few (94) pages, that it’s hard to talk about much without spoiling any of book’s secrets. I have to give this 4 stars
for many reasons, not the least of which is because of that very packing of a bigger plot into a shorter book. Kudos to a romance author who has the guts to not write erotic, or even open-door sex in this age where the push seems to be for more and more sex.
So glad I read this, and I am definitely going to be looking up more books by Ms. Xander.