Review: Queen of Dragons (Drakon #3) by Shana Abe
Title: Queen of Dragons
Hidden among the remote hills of eighteenth-century England lives a powerful clan of shape-shifters who’ve become the stuff of myths and legends. They are the drákon—supersensual creatures with the ability to Turn from human to smoke to dragon. Now a treacherous new enemy threatens to destroy their world of magic and glittering power.
For centuries, they thought themselves alone at Darkfrith, but the arrival of a stunning letter from the Princess Maricara sent from the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania suggests the existence of a lost tribe ofdrákon. It is a possibility that the Alpha lord, Kimber Langford, Earl of Chasen, cannot ignore. For whoever this unknown princess may be, she’s dangerous enough to know about the drákon’s existence—and where to find them. That, as Kimber can’t help but concede, gives her a decidedly deadly advantage. And, indeed, it wouldn’t be long before Maricara breached the defenses of Darkfrith and the walls around Kimber’s heart. But the mystery of the princess’s real identity and the warning she has come to deliver, of a brutal serial killer targeting the drákon themselves, seem all but impossible to believe. Until the shadowed threat that stalks her arrives at Darkfrith, and Kimber and Maricara must stand together against the greatest enemy the drákon have ever faced—an enemy who may or may not be one of their own. They have no choice but to yield to their passionate attraction for each other. But for two such very differentdrákon leaders, will an alliance of body and soul mean their salvation, their extinction…or both?
Author: Shana Abe
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Dream Thief
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Dream Thief
Published by Bantam Source: Purchased for Self
Published: December 26, 2007
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Historical Romace, Paranormal Romance
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Queen of Dragons is where I stopped reading Shana Abe’s Drakon books. Oh, this heroine drove me crazy! This review posted February 2, 2011 for the first time.
If I were a Drakon Princess who was determined not to become mated to the Drakon Alpha of another Drakon tribe, the last thing I would do is travel to his home. Our Drakon Princess Maricara travels to England to Darkfrith as soon as she is of an appropriate mating age. She goes straight to Kimber Langford’s home. She pops up in his home in the middle of the night, naked to accuse him of trying to spy on her and to declare that she will not wed him. She also flees his home to hide from him. She goes to a pricey inn away from him, yet she sends him the bill to pay for this holiday she is taking. Thus, the male she is determined not to mate/wed knows exactly where she is. My main problem with Queen of Dragons is Maricara. She is extremely immature. The majority of the first half of the book she is not even in the vicinity of Kimber for them to develop feelings for each other. The book was missing the romantic connection between two individuals. The only thing that Maricara and Kimber have going for each other is they are both alphas and destined to be together. I need romance in a romance novel. I like the chase, the pursuit, the flirting, hell stalking would have been better than the lack of that I felt between Maricara and Kimber.
I had so many issues with this book from the very beginning that it made the book almost difficult to read. I had also decided about half way through the book to not read any more in the series. I will not be allowed to do this. Many issues were presented in this installment of the series. At the ending of the book, none were resolved. The Others (humans) have begun taking Drakon’s. In fact, the main characters from the first two books are among the missing. I am hoping to enjoy the next book in the series more than this one. I am very curious how the Drakon will handle the Others.