Firestorm by Donna Grant
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Dragon shifter drama!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎
Character development: ☹️🙃☺️
Narration Type: Solo Narration
The Hero: Dimitri – The white dragon shifter king who lives to protect the secret of the Dragon Kings from humans who couldn’t coexist with dragons and ended up claiming land that once belonged to the dragons. Over a thousand years ago his clan and others traveled through the dragon bridge to another realm. The kings then destroyed all the dead dragons, erasing them from the land and from the minds of men.
The heroine: Dr. Faith Reynold – She is an archeologist on a dig at a place called Fair Isle. Where she unearths the remains of a dragon. Her funding came from the British museum and nobody could believe what she had found. They kept sending other archeologists and zoologists to declare her a fraud, though so far nobody could do that.
The Story: Dimitri is in charge of going to Fair Isle where his clan used to reside since most of them left via the dragon bridge. He had to get rid of the dragon skeleton and make sure the secret was safe from humans. Faith’s mother and best friend had died six months ago and she was still mourning the loss, though she was exited about her work.
From the moment Faith meets Dimitri, she is attracted to him and hardly able to speak. He says that he is there to keep her safe. Dimitri had a lot of rage locked away. He knew the world was made for the dragons, but now the humans had control and he didn’t see that ever changing so he could call his clan home. Unlike some of the other kings who had found human mates, he remained alone.
This book is told via solo narration and was narrated by Antony Ferguson, who is good and does a whole slew of different accents from British, to Scottish, to American and more. He is a very good reader, but if you like the voices to match what you expect for the main characters, he is not that kind of narrator. I couldn’t decide if I liked him or hated him, and felt both at times, but didn’t hate it enough to stop listening.
This was the first book in this series that I have read, so I did feel like I was missing some background information, though I do love me some dragon shifters so thought I would give it a go. The first few chapters were heavy with setting up the story and got to be a bit boring for me. I kind of like the background to be more character driven and I got a bit lost in the details. Though once the background was done, the story got better.
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