Friday, December 13, 2013

Dragon Bound Book Review


Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder Races.

As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in each other.

Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul.

My Review:

This was my first venture into the world of dragon shifters, since I generally prefer the wolf shifters, but it won't be my last!  At the very least, I will be reading the rest of The Elder Races series.  Thea Harrison has written a magical yet gripping story where heroes come in many shapes, sizes, and forms and stalk and rule many lands - from high rise buildings in modern day cities to mystical lands only dreamed of in fairy tales.  The world building in Dragon Bound is so vivid and real that not only can you visualize it, you can scent it.  The plot the author weaves is intricate, rich with characters in both human and mythical form that are thrown together by circumstances not always of their own choosing.  They are at times determined, stubborn, passionate, and funny.  

Pia (1/2 human & 1/2 wyr) is a woman schooled from birth to hide herself and her powers from everyone...and even she doesn't fully understand what she is or how great her powers are.  A bad decision with an ex-boyfriend leads her to steal an item from the hoard of the most powerful Elder of all - Dragos.  As the saying goes, Pia is caught between a rock and a hard place.  I loved this heroine.  Pia is determined, intelligent, spunky, and funny...a refreshing character that is willing to go toe-to-toe with the mighty dragon.  Poor Dragos never really stood a chance!

Dragos is in a word - Magnificient!  What a man/creature!  Harrison's description of him in both man and dragon form is so vivid & real that you cannot help but believe that this gorgeous, domineering alpha male can change into a mythical dragon right before your eyes.  Both passionate and feared,  Dragos is truly King of all the Elders and accustomed to having everyone recognize that fact, but the mighty dragon has met his match in Pia.  The chemistry between them is sizzling as they must stand together to fight enemies that want them both dead as well as fight their growing attraction for one another.  While Pia helps Dragos open up to new possibilities including love, Dragos helps her discover her own true magical and beautiful self.   The cast of secondary characters in Dragon Bound is also outstanding and deserving of a lead spot in future books.   

Dragon Bound is a riveting read with mesmerizing characters, an intricate plot, and yes, some passionate love scenes!  What more can you ask for?  This is a must read!

Rating: 4 Beautiful ♥♥♥♥'s...And that's the truth!

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