Queen of Dragons – Book Review


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Queen of Dragons

(Drakon #3)

by Shana Abe



The first book of this series was something different from all the books I was reading at the time. It is historical romance, with all the ladies and lords and proper etiquette in England long past. Add fantastical elements dragons! The second book of the series got me hooked. It took me a while to get this book and continue the series. But immediately after I got it I started reading it. I was really in the mode for a book with dragons and romance.



Again it took me by surprise the historical romance feel of the book. There are lots of mysterious plot holes in this this book. Some of them I’ve written of to the time it passed since I first read the first two books of the series. But as I got more into the book there were more of them. The author lets out lots of things without explaining too much. There is a backstory with dragon tribes. The complicated and rigid traditions. The coloring of the dragons in this book was intriguing for me. Maricara is a strong character and I kept wanting a happy ending for her.

“But this man…this powerful, lovely man was not afraid of her. He was also a beast, and an earl, which seemed to be something like a prince in this country, and he was not afraid. And he was tender, and he was strong, and he was drakon.”
― Shana Abe, Queen of Dragons

Sex scenes were scarce but steamy. I’ve developed an easy connection to these characters and want the next book! At first I thought the plot was slow and then it seemed that this book was just an episode in a longer saga.



This book had me in suspenseful reading binge. I loved center characters. It was a book less about romance and more about intrigue and mystery. It made me feel like the build up from first two books is coming together finally. Rhys is a character I’m hopping to learn more about in the next book. I’m unsure when I’ll get the next book of the series.

Sacrificed to the Dragon – Collective Work Review!

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Sacrificed to the Dragon – Collective Work by Jessie Donovan

After an intriguing intro in the form of the Sacrificed to the Dragon Part One freebie that I really liked I decided to buy the whole thing. You can see my perky review to that first part HERE!

I got super excited and my expectation was something like this




What I got was something like this


So what went wrong here?

There were some elements of the story I was really happy about. Stuff like alternate reality where dragons exist among the human populace. The part where the author took on the plot with dragon hunters and goverments turning their back on the bad stuff that’s happening was promising as well.

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After an intriguing intro in the form of the first freebie I was dissappointed by the rest of the book. The idea of dragons and their healing atributes, the political plot and the intrigue of a whole new race and culture mixing with goverments and dragon hunters was only a wague background for simple romance that was at the centre of this book.



This book had me feeling cheated and all the time I was reading it there was something missing. There is this one part where the time line is skipped a few months and I got the fast forward vibe more than once. The inner dialogues of dragonman and his dragon were kinda charming in a beastly selfish kinda way. The language at times was a bit crude – the word fuck was all over the place like there is no other word out there to describe the act of sex. Strange phrasing was preplexing at times – there was this one time where the eyes of the loved one were compared to “…dark unpeeled potatoes”



There were colorful and jaded characters trought the book but where I saw possible plot twists and further story development I got let down.


Maybe I’m reading too much into it all but I found the book lacking substance and was sad to see a good idea go to waste…