Audiobook Review: The Dragon of New Orleans (The Treasure of Paragon, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Dragon of New Orleans by Genevieve Jack

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

New Orleans: city of intrigue, supernatural secrets, and one enigmatic dragon. 

A deadly curse….
For 300 years, Gabriel Blakemore has survived in New Orleans after a coup in his native realm of Paragon scattered him and his dragon siblings across the globe. Now a jealous suitor’s voodoo curse threatens to end his immortal existence. His only hope is to find an antidote, one that may rest in a mortal woman.

A lifesaving gift…
After five years of unsuccessful treatment for her brain cancer, death is a welcome end for Raven Tanglewood. Her illness has become a prison her adventurous spirit cannot abide. Salvation comes in the form of Gabriel, who uses dragon magic to save her.

A harrowing price…
To Raven, the bond that results from Gabriel’s gift is another kind of captivity. Can Gabriel win Raven’s love and trust in time to awaken the life-saving magic within her? Or will his fiery personality and possessive ways drive her from his side and seal his fate?

The Dragon of New Orleans

Cursed Dragon!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💙💚💜🖤
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😠🙃😍😘
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙
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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