Dragonsworn by Sherrilyn KenyonDark-Hunter #28, Dark-Hunterverse #28
Published on August 1, 2017 by St. Martin's Press
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Romance
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?
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Goodness, this series has grown since I last picked up an installment in the Dark-Hunter world. It was odd reading a book twenty-some books into the series when the last one I left on was back near the beginning. It left a lot of gaps because, like most of the paranormal romance series I read, they’re all interconnected.
I really need to stop reading these books out of order…
First off, I was excited that a dragon race had been introduced into the world. Yay for the dragons! Or drakomai, to get technical. But then again, I think I missed a lot.
This book left me pretty confused reading it out of order like this. So many things have happened since I last left off in the series so I definitely wanted more info on the previous books going into this one. Unfortunately that one decision made this reading experience not nearly as good as I think it would have been.
I liked Falcyn. He steps outside what he knows and has the means to be a leader for his people. He’s not the nicest guy in the world but I learned from the earlier Kenyon books that her male leads always seem to be on the “darker” side of things and their female counterparts tend to bring out the good in them. It’s the formula of these books and a familiar one.
Medea was a strong lead to counter Falcyn. She’s strong and fierce and has dealt with a terrible loss but still manages to keep on living. My heart went out to her and I liked the whole kindred-soul vibe I got from this pair.
Overall, it was an alright read and one I think I’ll re-read once I return to the Dark-Hunter world where I left off so I have a better understanding of what’s going on!