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Released: Jun 4, 2013
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Rena Drake #1
” …[Breath of Fire] is unlike any dragon books I have read before. It is not just of magic and fairytales, but a dark world full of power, danger, and violence. These dragons’ constant battle for power and survival making the plot full of non-stop action and drama. I was totally and utterly enthralled while reading this book.” ~ Under the Covers
I am most excited about Ms. Hart’s unique world of Dragons. It is unlike any dragon books I have read before. It is not of magic and fairytales, but a dark world full of power, danger, and violence. These dragons’ constant battle for power and survival making the plot full of non-stop action and drama. I was totally and utterly enthralled while reading this book.
The Drakan are a race of dragons that were banished to earth from their realm eleven thousand years ago. Five Clans remain in this world and since then, and it is prophesized that there will be one dragon that will be King and will rule their world back to greatness. Unfortunately, it is also in that prophecy that the “Destroyer” has the power to wipe off humanity and their race from existence.
Rena as the “Enforcer” is responsible to find this “destroyer” and pretty much the race’s survival is on her shoulders. Talk about pressure, right? No, she is not a damsel in distress; in fact, Rena is actually a very strong heroine physically and mentally. Despite the abuse from her peers and family, she will prove her worth in a big way. The blurb mentioned of a love triangle between Noah Ford, an FBI agent and Julian, one of the Arcos(leader) of the dragon clans. Both men are definitely sexy, but I found myself drawn to Julian who has a great deal of power over his clan. This book focused on Rena and Julian’s relationship and their connection to the dragon politics. I have to say it’s all very intriguing. And damn, Rena and Julian are pretty damn hot together. I’m not quite sure how Ms. Hart will fit in a third party in their relationship, but there seems to be a promise of some angst. Noah, our sexy FBI, did not have much playing time , but from how this book ended, I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him.
The world building is wonderfully done, without in any anyway overwhelming me as a reader. I do admit that I had to pay attention to the family/clan dynamics and most importantly, the prophecies. The characters roles in this world really comes from a long line of blood ties and their powers are pertinent to how pure they are. I love that this world is not just limited to one clan but five. It gives you an impression of how big Ms. Hart’s dragon world is. And I assure you, it’s world you won’t want to miss. Breath of Fire is an impressive start to this series!
*ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
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