Drakon's Prey by N.J. Walters
Series: Blood of the Drakon #2
Also in this series: Drakon's Promise
Published by Entangled Publishing on April 24, 2017
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Valeriya Azarov turned her back on the family business to write and illustrate children’s books. But with a sister who leads the Knights of the Dragon, it’s impossible to get away from the secret society whose mission is to destroy and enslave dragons. When information falls into her hands along with the opportunity to save at least one of the ancient creatures, she can’t turn away any longer.
When a woman moves into the cabin above Tarrant Cooper’s secret underground lair, he’s both suspicious and intrigued. He hasn’t lasted four thousand years being careless, so when he suspects her of being a part of the Knights, the plan is to kidnap her and find out how much the organization knows about him and his brothers.
He’s drawn to Valeriya, but trusting her could get him killed. Even if she’s a pawn in the war between drakons and Knights, giving her his heart would mean forever.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
With action, intrigue, and danger around every corner, there was a lot to like about Drakon’s Prey. Sadly, this series still isn’t grabbing me like I really, really hoped it would. To get the full picture, I’d read the first book before diving into this one since there is an ongoing story arc connecting each book in the series.
Valeriya (who I called V in my head because that name just sounds like something contagious to me), was super sweet and meant well but OMG was she naïve. To make things worse she kept acting without thinking first. As the somewhat estranged sister of the head of the knights this seemed like a quick way to get dead, no matter who she’s related too.
Tarrant was exactly as expected: gruff, grouchy, and a bit of a nerd (which always appeals to me). A victim of insta-lust Drakon style, he hesitated and didn’t go all-in until he was sure of her intentions. What I didn’t understand was his decision to stay at the cabin once it had been compromised for a second time. At the very least he should have foreseen what would happen and made allowances.
The knights are super evil but they didn’t seem all that smart, especially considering all the infighting. I find myself wondering why the Drakon’s are having such a hard time getting rid of them. They are rich and well-connected enough to squash them like roaches they are.
Drakon’s Prey was interesting and a decent read but I’m not quite sold on this series. Even with my love of most of NJ Walter’s books, I’m torn as to whether or not I’ll continue on with the Blood of the Drakon series.
Rating: 3 I Want to Love It But Stars
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