Flying Through Fire by Nina Croft
Series: Dark Desires #6
Published by Entangled Publishing on November 7, 2016
Genres: Science Fiction
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Winged monsters have been seen in the skies, and a pestilence follows in their wake, threatening the very survival of mankind. Only the crew of the Blood Hunter knows where they come from, and only one man has the power to send them back—Thorne, a human/dragon hybrid in possession of mental powers beyond comprehension.
Candace Decker doesn’t need anyone to look after her—she’s a badass werewolf more than capable of protecting herself and those she loves. All the same, she’s always been drawn to Thorne’s strength. In an uncertain world, he’s the one man who makes her feel safe. And what Candy wants, she usually gets.
But while Candy is tenacious, Thorne’s willpower has been honed over ten thousand years. He might want her, but the last thing he needs is an infatuation with a young, impetuous werewolf. Candy makes him lose control, and that could have disastrous consequences.
As the threat escalates and they become separated by time and space, Candy must find a way back to him, because while Thorne alone has the power to defeat the dragons, only together can they finally bring peace to the universe.
Each book in the Dark Desires series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Well, my investigative skills suck ass, as I thought Flying Through Fire was the beginning of a new series instead of the last book in one. While I was absolutely lost at first about who was who and what they were (and I only realized after I finished it that there was a Glossary at the end of the book explaining it all: see? investigative skills: zero) if you don’t have a strict rule about starting series out of order this is a great read and totally works as a standalone.
Yes, there’s somewhat of an ongoing plotline throughout the whole series and pretty much all the characters are interconnected, but if you relax, you’ll get to enjoy them all and want to get to know them.
Thorne is a ten-thousand-year-old human/dragon hybrid, and how he got to be so old is a bit complicated. It involves wormholes and time traveling and if you have one drop of geek in your blood you’ll love this.
Obviously set in space, in a different solar system and sometimes another universe altogether, we get to meet all kinds of species, hybrids, even shifters. Candace aka Candy is a werewolf, a very hotheaded, impulsive, irreverent wolf-girl who’s had revenge on her heart for the last decade and a half.
Candy is the only one that gets a rise out of Thorne, whose millennial existence has taught him patience and control. This has become a necessary thing because of his psychic powers, which have been growing for thousands of years and he is not sure he can really control.
Now though, there’s a fatal disease spreading through the system and only Thorne has the skills to gather the knowledge of what it is and how to fight it, but the dragons that had been sleeping for so long are now flooding their solar system and he either comes up with a plan to get them gone or everything will go up in flames. Literally.
Thorne as the most powerful being of all has had to learn to be self-contained to keep his powers under control. This led to him being too reserved and cautious which eventually got on my nerves when he kept pushing Candy away even when she was the only thing that made him really happy. He was bossy and alpha for sure, but he spent so much time fighting his connection to Candy that his possessiveness could never fully realize, and this, in my opinion was a shame.
Candy was one hell of a girl, forced to be in charge of herself and her twin brother at an early age, she had to be tough and self-reliant. A fuck off attitude was her go-to mode, but underneath she was a loving and caring woman.
Thorne and Candy’s chemistry was hot, but he spent so much time fighting his feelings that they relationship never really took off for me. Candy underwent big changes in the story and I wish we had a little more time with her in the period she had with Kronus, where most of her growing up happened.
Still, Flying Through Fire was a very good space-opera-ish kind of book, with interesting characters, hot sexy scenes, and lots of action and intrigue. I greatly enjoyed reading this ending to the series and I can’t wait to get to its beginning.
Rating: 4 “Maybe we could be perverts together” Stars.
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