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Monday, July 31, 2017

Book Review: Dragonsworn (Dark-Hunters #28) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dragonsworn (Dark-Hunters #28)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Hardcover, 352 pages
August 1st 2017

There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity . . . and in particular, Greek humans. In a war he wanted no part of, they systematically destroyed everything he’d ever cared for. Now he lies in seclusion, away from the world and waits for the day when evolution will finally rid him of the human vermin.

Medea was born the granddaughter of the Greek god Apollo, and among the first of his people that he cursed to die. But she will not let anyone rule her life. Not even her notorious grandfather. And when Apollo sends a new plague to destroy what remains of her people, she refuses to standby and watch him take everything she loves from her again.

This time, she knows of a secret weapon that can stop the ancient god and his army of demons. Once and for all. However, said device is in the hands of a dragon who wants nothing to do with politics, the gods, humanity, demons or Greek Apollites. And especially not her. He is the immovable object.

My enemy’s enemy . . .

When Apollo makes a strategic move that backfires, he forces Falcyn back into play. Now Medea either has the weapon she needs to save her people, or she’s unleashed total Armageddon. If she can’t find some way to control the dragon before it’s too late, Falcyn will be an even worse plague on the world than the one Apollo has set loose. But how can anyone control a demonic dragon whose sole birthright is total destruction?

Falcyn hates humans and wants nothing to do with them. He really hates most people and doesn't trust many, but he has a right to feel the way he does. Most everyone is scared of him because he's a bloodthirsty dragon shifter and if you make him mad, he'll just eat you and be done with it.

Medea is the granddaughter of the Greek god Apollo, but gramps wants her, and her Apollite family, to die. He isn't a sweet old loving grandpa but more like a monster with demon minions who wants her destroyed. 

This book starts off with a twist right from the very first few pages. Something that Falcyn never saw coming and something that would change him and his life. Things he thought true would prove to be false, but I like twists like that, they make stories interesting and fun to watch how the characters will react to them. It also turns out that Falcyn has something that Medea needs to stop her grandfather from destroying everything she loves, now if only she can get Falcyn to help her. Not as easy as it seems because he wants nothing to do with any of it at first but when they get stuck in a place together and need to find a way home, they get closer even though neither of them is good at trusting anyone. 

Both Falcyn and Medea have felt the pain of loss, the sting of betrayal and it has turned their hearts cold, but they're both after something now, and they may need each other’s help to get it. These two characters were so good together. They both were a lot like each other, and the banter between them is so much fun to watch. Falcyn is surprised that she isn't scared of him or his dragon and he likes how strong, brave and bloodthirsty she is. 

If you've been reading this series from the beginning like I have, then you know that we usually get a lot of insight into the main characters as well as secondary characters. There are usually a few shocking twists or secrets that come to light, and this book is no exception. In fact, the last couple of pages pretty much let us know that big secrets are about to be revealed most likely in the next book. I can't wait to see how this plays out. If you haven't been reading this series and you like Greek mythology, Greek gods, demons, dragons, bear shifters, curses, great bloody battles ect...then you're really missing out. But I would start with the first book and work your way up otherwise these people just won't make much sense. This is a great series, and this book was a fantastic addition to it.

I give this book 5 out of 5 sheep!

Mary Kirkland
Dark Thoughts Blog

About the Author:
The #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, who is proud of her mixed Cherokee heritage, lives a life of extraordinary danger… as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she’s found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With tens of millions of her books in print, in over one hundred countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.

In the last few years, she has placed more than 75 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes, including young adult, manga, fantasy, science fiction and horror. Her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon and Chronicles of Nick.

Her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel, her Dark-Hunter novels are a New York Times bestselling manga published by St. Martins. and the Chronicles of Nick manga are published by Yen Press. And keep your eyes pealed, her books are soon to be hitting both the big and little screens by the same group who specializes in turning beloved literary series into major movie franchises.

1 comment:

  1. I've read every book in every series Sherrilyn Kenyon has written. I worship her! I can't wait to read this latest Dark Hunter/Lords of Avalon story.