From This Day Forward: The Dragon Shifters of Derkesthai Academy Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
April and Noah are soul mates. They live in a magical town with their three daughters and April’s grandmother. April is an oracle and Noah is a dragon. While April runs a teahouse and cares for their children, Noah is a special forces captain.
April’s special gift was tasseography reading tea leaves-although most forms of divination came easily to her. So of everyone in her family, she was considered the most well-rounded, the oracle-the one who could pull the full picture together to read all the signs-even those not visible.
While on a mission Noah is betrayed by a member of his team and is turned over to the enemy. He is tortured and interrogated by an agent called the Fox. His missing in action was reported to his wife.
Dragon bred, born, and trained…his sense of sight, scent, and hearing were well beyond the human norm and made the bed.
Noah escapes and returns to his family. He is there to protect them from the rogue dragon that is killing dragons and their families to steel their heart stones. April knows it is time for Noah to stay with his family.
Choose me. The tiny voice clamored, echoing in her heart…searing the scarred tissue of her soul again.
April must choose to trust with her heart and soul. When their daughters and her grandmother are taken captive by the Fox they must use that trust to save their them.
I’m yours. Always. Trust me, the dragon spoke, a rough whisper. Not out loud, but through her mind. Sure. Gentle. Commanding.
Once again good triumphs or evil and the good guys win.
“April, I need you to relax, honey. Everything is going to be fine. Trust me.”
Hero –Captain Noah Easton: 4 stars
Heroine –April Easton: 4 stars
Steam: 4 stars
Plot: 4 stars
Would I recommend this book: Yes! This was an interesting twist on super naturals living in our world. The author presents them as powerful beings that live their lives like ordinary people.
Would I read other books by this author: Yes! I wonder where the author will go next with this series.
This series has the longest title- Dragon Shifters of Derkesthai Academy , but don't let that put you off. Set amongst magical creatures the author makes it all feel very current and relevant to situations happening in the world today. In this book the story centres on Noah a dragon shifter working in the American special forces but his mission goes badly wrong and he's captured by an enemy. Barely escaping with his life he rushes home to his wife April , an oracle but it looks as if danger is already heading to Mystic Springs. April has the gift of sight but what she sees will tear her and Noah apart! All April has ever wanted is time and love with her dragon but it looks as if that time has finally ran out!
This book follows on from To Have And To Hold and I seriously recommend reading that book first if possible. This is a standalone but characters from the previous book do appear here and it just adds something to the fun. Set in a world of dragon mages , magic and hordes this author has truly brought something unique to the paranormal table. This book features a happily married couple! Yes I know it's a shocking premise and so unlike so many other romances out there. Instead of tracking the meeting and subsequent romantic journey of the hero and heroine we are treated to grown ups battling to keep their marriage and relationship alive! I haven't read any other paranormal romances quite like this and genuinely applaud the author for this unusual approach.
A compelling story with strong characters that surely finally deserve to be a normal happy family? World building that keeps the readers interest and even a school for magic that hopefully will churn out heroes and heroines for other stories. Yes I enjoyed it and will definitely seek out other books by Ms Lucas.
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
I love fantasy/paranormal romance, and the premise of this book intrigued me, dragon shifters have athe potential for so much fun and action. Its only 127 pages long though, and I found that too short to really explore the characters and plots unleashed in this novel. Its the beginning to a new series, and I often find the first book has a really difficult job of introducing characters and places, along with a decent plot, and for me it needed more detail to work.
I found the characters reasonably likeable, but just didn't get to know them in enough depth to really empathise with their dilemmas. Noah, good guy but I didn't understand why – as a powerful dragon – he was taken by surprise by a small lady, even if she was magickal. April, nice woman, loves her family but avoids the magickal side, and given her husband is a shifter I didn't really find the “abandonment” issue sufficient reasoning.
The plot as a whole seemed to me very simplistic, I’d guessed much of it early on, and it seemed to me that almost as soon as something happened, it was over. No drawn out drama, no stretched thin emotions, just problem-action-solution-finish. Maybe that's because of the length restraints, but it led to a novel that I’d hoped would be good, but that was just too easy and simplistic for me. Still, as ever that's what lots of readers want, an easy to follow bit of escapism, and just because I need more doesn't mean everyone does thankfully :) its what gives us such a wide range of novels. This is well written, with credible plots and characters, its a personal taste issue that has me not liking it, not something wrong with the book itself. Its priced at £1.86 for 127 pages, and the ending makes it clear there's more to come and lays out the pathways for the next books.
Stars: Two and a half, touching on a three.
ARC supplied by Netgalley.
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