Darius Varkas is a drakon. He’s neither human nor dragon.
He’s also the target of an ancient order who want to capture all drakons for their blood. When fresh, a drakon’s blood can cure any illness and prolong a human’s life, and the Knights will stop at nothing to get it.
When librarian Sarah Anderson stumbles across a rare book belonging to the Knights of the Dragon, she’s quickly thrust into a dangerous world of secrets and shifters and things she never would have believed possible. When the Knights realize Sarah has a secret of her own, she becomes just as much a target as Darius. Her scary dragon shifter just might be her best chance at survival.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Title: Drakon’s Promise
Series: Blood of the Drakon #1
Author: N.J. Walters
Publisher: Entangled: Select Otherworld
Source: IndieSage PR via NetGalley
It’s been a while since I read a good dragon book, and this one has a nice clean world with a twist: knights are the bad guys looking to slay the dragons for their blood. Why the blood? Cause it cures all things and grants them immortality. Totally cool for them. Kinda bad for the drakons who have to live with this shit.
Drakons, the descendants of dragon-human mates, are all that’s left of the once fearful species. As the only ones left on earth, they go with the flow for hundreds- thousands -of years and just try to stay out of harm’s way. Some can’t bear the thought of eternity alone, and choose to sleep rather than live. Think about that ecard that says sleep is like death but without the commitment.
Darius is lucky in that he has his three other brothers to fall back on; keeping each other safe and sane, the four of them protect one another and keep each other’s lives above all else. That is, of course, until Darius meets Sarah.
I really liked this one. Loved the world that was set up and how cool it seemed to have four hot brothers pushing the line of sanity when it came to each other. They’re crazy protective, but when Darius starts acting a little strange, you know they’re gonna talk. I can’t wait to meet the rest!
The story line was pretty good, and to make a book this top priority from both sides reminded me of Moning’s Fever series with that crazy ass book, so that was fun. Nothing to do with the fae, of course, but who doesn’t love getting reminded of happy things? Sarah was an interesting character, and I found her endearing. Darius was pretty funny- hell they both were -but I found their chemistry to be more entertaining. I just really dug the pace of their romance and how the insta-love wasn’t too WHAM BAM if you know what I mean.
Overall, a very entertaining and fun story that I could see myself loving with every installment that comes out. Definitely checking out the next book.
A Little Darling