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- Print Length: 386 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 5, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00PBA6QCU
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,035 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Drake has spent many years searching to the Queen of Avalore where his people live. The people need the queen to return to bring the light back to the land. It is by chance that Drake finds Queen Rhiannon while she is under attack from one of the beasts. He comes to her aid and helps her escape that this begins an exciting journey to her homeland and the defeat of the beasts from the dark lands.
The action never stops when an enemy within the kingdom of Avalore must be defeated and then Drake and Rhia face the ancient traditions to challenge them so they can become mates.
Call of the Dragon is full of action, hot dragon romance and lots of badness to be defeated making it an exciting paranormal romance full of spice.
The story is pretty standard for this genre. A human is integral to the survival of another world, except they are not really human. Hero from the other world finds human, explains what is happening, escorts human back to the other world, and eventually, there is a happily ever after. The fun of the story is in the details of how this proceeds, what the various characters are, and what the worlds are like.
This story has different versions of the characters from the other world that we usually see. Dragons are just the beginning. The bad guys also come in multiple flavors, as they age, they change. The characteristics of the various species are interesting. There is also a difference in how things affect men vs. women.
The world itself is not as complex as it could be. There is enough information to understand the story, but it could use more depth. I didn't really like the role of the Elders, but that is one of the things I don't like. Their role made more sense after reading the prequel story, Flickering Light. Still, rigidness gets to me. That being said, the story had me invested in it enough to draw out my emotions. Always a good sign in a book.
Overall, I recommend this book if you like the Genre.
This book has a very strong female characters who seems a little bit too trusting to be believed in. There is no real deep reasoning on her action. She is impulsive and let herself be pushed around a little too much, which at length tended to be annoying. She knows stuff, I grant her that but she always seems to wait and change her mind later.
I enjoyed the world and the magic even if it wasn't pushed far enough. The healing parts were really great and the use of colors in the writing was really awesome. The villains were also nicely developed. I would have loved to see more on their point of view because their big plan didn't make much sense explained from the side of the nice guys.
I wasn't a big fan of the romantic relationship and the yummyness of the male character was a little bit too repetitively emphasis, yes he is awesome and protect her and he is gorgeous but I'm not sure that's sufficient to make a relationship. Bite me the taciturn, sulky type is not really my cup of tea so this might be a reader's flaw.
If I have one real complain it's more about the ending. The task was supposed to be difficult and I would have loved to see an entire book for the heroine to travel the country to fix it and find the missing mate. It didn't happen, instead she relied on body language and poor cold reading. I think it deserved a bit more.
I would recommend this book to all fan of fantasy romance. It will take you places. (less)
four years and once more she has to fight of a demon, depleting her powers even more she can't do anything else but to fight. in swoops drake to safe the day. he doesn't dare hope she's the one they've been looking for for years.
when the fight is over she does her best to save him, during which he spouts all kinds of crazy about her being the lost queen of avalore, that she has several older brothers and that she must return to her own world. his revelations strike a sensitive cord, yet she isn't convinced it's all true, not even when her "dreams" seem to be 100% accurate in verifying most of the things he's stating. she's fighting those facts with all of her mind.
agreeing to go back "home" they feel their attraction getting the better of them, specially when when their life-force gets shared to refuel their powers. drake is fighting this attraction as best as he can but he can't be strong all the time. he knew he shouldn't but the pull between them... even her brothers putting him straight barely helps him. when he tells her of the avalonian traditions when it comes to personal relations she's "mildly" shocked, she can't agree with that.
as they journey further and get to the palace, her own dreams from the past start to become more clear and she starts to see what has happened in the past, what happened to her real mother and who's behind it all. that same person is still out for revenge.
will they find this person in time? will she cave to avalonian traditions and take a chosen mate? will she fight for drake? or will drake fight for her?
for that to find out you'll have to read the book, it is well worth the price!!
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