Series: Dark Kings #13.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts Inc on October 9, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant brings you another sizzling Dark Kings novella.
Governed by honor and ruled by desire
There has never been a hunt that Dorian has lost. With his sights sent on a relic the Dragon Kings need to battle an ancient foe, he won’t let anything stand in his way – especially not the beautiful owner. Alexandra is smart and cautious. Yet the attraction between them is impossible to deny – or ignore. But is it a road Dorian dares to travel down again?
With her vast family fortune, Alexandra Sheridan is never without suitors. No one is more surprised than she when the charming, devilish Scotsman snags her attention. But the secrets Dorian holds is like a wall between them until one fateful night when he shares everything. In his arms she finds passion like no other – and a love that will transcend time. But can she give her heart to a dragon??
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Dragon Night is a Dark Kings novella from the 1001 Dark Nights compilations. It numbers at #13.5 and features Dorian, a Dragon King so filled with hate for mortals that Con has kept him sleeping with little time awake. He has the gift of invisibility which is what the Dragon Kings need to access a relic that may help them understand what is going on with this new war.
Of all places to send Dorian with his bottled up hate of humans, is New York. Alexandra Sheridan lives in New York with an antique collection that her family has been putting together for generations. She has refused all attempts to buy the relic from her collection so the Dragon Kings are counting on Dorian to get in and either convince her to sell or use his gift to steal it.
What Dorian finds is a woman who can calm the anger boiling inside him. His plans of popping in, stealing the relic and popping out again are ruined as he decides he doesn’t want to betray this human.
Most of the story flowed with Dorian and Alex’s developing relationship, but then something happens to Dorian which questions his immortality. My fear for what this new development means for the Dragon Kings is off the charts. These new enemies of the Dragon Kings and what they are capable of is really scary. We have evidence that one person we know may be involved, but it takes more than this person to put all this together.
I loved the way that Alex calmed Dorian. I didn’t want to see what may happen to him if his anger got out of control and Con had to put him back to sleep. Alex’s determination to help the Dragon Kings with their fight brings her right into the fold. I think we are going to have a mass mating ceremony soon as Ulrick and Eilish still need to be formally mated and now Alex and Dorian. I don’t think Dorian explained the “no having children” thing very well to Alex. I don’t think she really had that sink in before she agreed to be with him. However, with her abilities to help the Kings, I’m just glad she accepted.
Dragon Night was filled with a sweet romance as well as some excitement and adrenaline. I feel like the Kings are getting braver and braver when it comes to risking their presence being known to the humans. This was definitely was a quick, enjoyable read. It could be read as a standalone, although I think it carries important information about a vulnerability the Kings may have as well as who their enemies could be.
Dragon Night makes me even more anxious to dive into Dragonfire coming out at the end of the month! I can’t get enough of these Dragons. More and more of them get revealed as they wake up so the stories just keep on coming.
I enjoyed the romance, the effect that Alex had on Dorian. The adventure and excitement kept me glued to the pages as I tried to figure out in my mind what the heck was happening to the Kings. I definitely recommend this installment!
“I’m sending you to get this artifact, Dorian. We’re no’ thieves. Unless we have no other choice. I’d like to see if you can buy it from the mortal first. If that doesna work, then get it any way you can.”
Dorian watched as Con turned on his heel and walked from the cavern. He might not have been involved in the many battles or daily machinations of the ongoing conflicts with their enemies, but that didn’t mean Dorian hadn’t felt the anger and desolation when his brethren had lost or the contentment and delight when they won.
In every word Con uttered while detailing everything, Dorian perceived his worry, his unease. But more than that, Dorian felt the fear that ran through Dreagan at their new nemesis.
Whoever this band of Dark and Light Fae and drough and mie Druid, their first strike had been substantial. The ramifications of the Kings touching the wooden dragon still caused ripples, and likely would for some time.
Dorian rolled his shoulders. His muscles were stiff from his time sleeping. Whether in dragon or human form, he needed to remember who he was.
He’d be happy to remain in his true form forever, but his King called for him. And that meant Dorian was going to have to interact with the very beings he wanted to wipe from the realm.
Slowly, he walked to the water. His enhanced eyesight didn’t need the aid of any light as he peered over the edge to look at himself.
As soon as he saw his face, he cringed and jerked back. He wasn’t prepared for this. But there wasn’t time for him to get ready.
Dorian blew out a breath. The last time he had been outside his mountain was after he watched his dragons cross the dragon bridge to a new realm and helped to bind Ulrik’s magic.
He’d been inconsolable, his world shattered in the space of a heartbeat. Everything he’d loved, everything he’d lived for had been taken from him. Viciously. Cruelly.
Con had brought him to his mountain because Con knew if Dorian was left alone that he would finish what Ulrik had begun.
There wasn’t a day that went by that Dorian didn’t dream of his life before the humans.
Or plot their demise.
Now Con wanted him out in the world. Dorian would get what was needed to battle their new foes, but every chance he got, he would take out a mortal.
They didn’t belong on this realm. It wasn’t theirs. It belonged to the dragons.
And the dragons would take it back.
Soon. Very soon.