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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dragon Bound, mixed emotions but serious potential!

Dragon Bound, by author Thea Harrison, is the first novel in her The Elder Races series. After reading this novel I ended up having mixed feelings about this story. I REALLY liked certain elements of the story while other parts just grated my nerves. I shall try and explain...

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 one of the most feared and respected of the wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from his hoard. Never mind the embarrassment that the thief succeeded. When he finally catches the thief, Dragos spares her life. He decides to claim her as his own to further explore the strange desire they’ve ignited in one another.

Dragos is basically the leader of his people; some see him as a god others see him as a beast. Based on his strength and personality it's very possible he is both. Dragos is a tall dark and very handsome man that can also turn into a dragon. Definitely someone you don't want to upset. But for me, he seemed to get upset a lot and randomly fly off the handle. He's super obsessive, overly jealous beyond being just possessive and pretty much needs to be enrolled in anger management classes asap. He's used to getting what he wants when he wants it immediately, and Pia is someone he can't control.

From the beginning I really liked Pia, feisty and full of spunk she grabbed me but she also had some major issues going on. Snarky dialog throughout the book was great, but the drama between these two started to give me a headache by the end of the story. Houston we have a problem and it's communication. These two constantly misconstrued just about everything the other was doing or saying like an old Abbot and Costello sketch. Blah. After the umpteenth time this happened it started to get really old.

On the positive side, and there is a lot of positive, the action was amazing. You are taken on an truly epic adventure from our world to the Other, and the author does a GREAT job keeping the reader in all the action. Loved it. Some amazing romance was going on as well, and I got my fill on details! You won't be disappointed in this area. ;) I liked the aspect of Names holding power in this series, and the author is very clever about leaving the reader in suspense. Dragos's trusted team of hotties are fun characters to read about as well, and I can see so much potential for this series with all his boys. I can't wait. Book 1 for me was a bit rough, but I hope as this series grows so will each character. This series is definitely worth a read, just proceed with caution.

I would also like to point out that the "Queen of the Vampires" lives in San Francisco, and really who else could the author be speaking about? lol. My name is spreading far and wide people. ;)
I waited for Dragos to say I Love You...and he never did! How messed up was that?! Really bugged me.

Getting 3 and 1/2 Gryphon Sheep



  1. this book is getting really good reviews all over. mixed but still good. i am looking forward to my amazon shipment next week. great review glad i found this website

  2. Hmmmm..... I'll wait and see what you think of the other books.

  3. @McPig Don't get me wrong it IS a good book, 3 and 1/2 Sheep is above average far as ratings go. Just a few things that bugged ME, they may not be big deal for you. But I will be reading more of this series and I will keep you posted on the next book. :)

    I will set this book aside and if 2 is good I will just send them to you. xoxox