Another Drakoni match and a huge breakthrough!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😕🤬🤯😎🥰
The Hero: Jurik – Like all the other dragons that came through the rift, Jurik went crazy when he came to earth. The lights, colors, smells and sounds were too much for them and without a mate to anchor them they have lost their minds and can think of nothing but death and destruction. Jurik has settled into a lair he created in a deserted movie theater when one day Rachel appears.
The heroine(s): Rachel – she is living at Fort Dallas, which is ruled by the Solarian Azar. He has a weird program going where he protects, feeds and shelters women in exchange for a few oddities. The women have to give their underwear to his soldiers every day and then each of them go out of the fort with one soldier to guard them as they scavenge for items the fort can use.
The Story: Even while still in the “crazy” stage before Jurik meets Rachel, he is able to speak sometimes Luminora and Salavatre, the half human, half Drakoni babies of two of the Drakoni males from prior books. The babies alternately give him advice (like reminding him of his name) and complain that they are hungry. It was a brilliant add to the storyline.
Rachel is scared nearly to death the first time she comes across Jurik, despite the fact he made no move toward her. When the rift first happened, she was clawed across the face by a dragon and her right hand was trapped under granite and had to be amputated. I loved the fact that Jurik sees battle scars of a warrior when he looks at Rachel while most of the humans just see ugly scars, the cruel even calling her scarface and other derogatory terms.
In some of these books, the Hero’s seem a bit dumb because they don’t understand humans and how they differ from Drakoni women. I liked how in this one, Jurik details all the little things Rachel does that he doesn’t understand, and it makes him seem more intelligent.
This book introduces Melina who works in the clinic at Fort Dallas and she works closely with Azar, the Salorian. I can’t wait for their book!
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