The Dragon of New Orleans by Genevieve Jack
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😠🙃😍😘
Narration Type: Solo Narration
The Hero: Gabriel – He is a dragon shifter who has been alive for more than 300 years. Though a voodoo curse may soon end his long life. Gabriel has lived and worked in New Orleans for much of that time and has known both real and fake supernaturals include Marie Laveau herself. Though the voodoo curse on his ring was the real thing put upon him by a voodoo priestess with a lot of power.
The heroine: Ravenna (a.k.a. Raven) – she has brain cancer and is in hospice at Oxford Medical Center in New Orleans. She wakes one morning and can’t see out of one of her eyes. Her parents had separated due to the burden of her illness and her mother was always by her side since her father couldn’t handle things. Her sister Avery tried to prey the cancer away, while Raven was ready to pull the plug and go.
The Story: While Raven lays dying, Gabriel works to find a female that could be an end to his curse. One day she wakes up to see a really big, handsome man at the foot of her bed. The clock had stopped, her mother wasn’t moving and she thought her time had come. “Death was a babe!”
When the man speaks to her, she can barely reply as she is so weak. He handed her a newspaper article which featured Raven when she had a psychic vision which saved her family diner and all the people in it. The doctor said it was the tumor. Though Gabriel thinks it means that Raven is the one who can save him from the curse and he felt a primal urge to heal and protect her. So he offers her a job.
I liked the premise of this book and I love dragon shifters so this book had a good start. The scene where Gabriel binds Raven to himself and saves her is a good one. Raven doesn’t even know what she was agreeing to. So when she started recovering, it was pretty cool. Though I didn’t like how long it took to explain the curse and what exactly Gabriel wanted Raven for.
This book was told in dual points of view via solo narration. It was narrated by Rock Engle who has a nice deep voice which is emotive and entertaining. I like his style and his voice. Though I wish there was a female narrator as well.
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