Constance Owens has a gift for finding unique items in the most unlikely places, which comes in handy since she buys and sells artifacts and antiques for a living. When she purchases a set of four dragon statues, she has no idea just how unique they are, or that finding them will thrust her into a world of secret societies, men who think nothing of kidnapping and murder to get what they want, and dragon shifters.
Nic hasn’t survived for four thousand years by letting his guard down, and he doesn’t trust anyone except his drakon brothers. The loneliness haunting him has been getting worse since all his brothers have found their mates. And when he finds the woman his drakon recognizes instantly as his fated mate, he doubts he’ll ever have what his brothers have, because it seems she’s involved with the secret society of hunters who have been hunting and capturing his kind for hundreds of years.
The Blood of the Drakon series is best enjoyed in order
Book #1: Drakon’s Promise
Book #2: Drakon’s Prey
Book #3: Drakon’s Plunder
Book #4: Drakon’s Past
I hadn’t read anything of N.J. Walters yet, so when I saw the cover on Netgalley, I was intrigued. Did the title have a typo? No, Nic isn’t a dragon, but a drakon. Half human, half dragon. (Can you hear Hermione Granger: “it’s not Leviosa, it is Levio-sar”). Well, to-may-to, to-mah-to… It’s a shapeshifter to me!
And a yummie one at that. Nic is a four-thousand-year-old drakon. But he is the baby of the family. If you have read all the other three parts of the Blood of the Drakon series, you will have probably met them before. But you can read the story perfectly, without having met the total family.
Constance is a antique dealer. She buys and sells stuff from auctions, garageboxes and deceased people to earn a living, together with her younger sister Abigail. She has a special gift for finding unique treasures and artifacts. A trait she inherited from her grandfather.
One day she stumbles upon four small statues and a necklace. She feels there is something strange about them and she calls Mario an old friend and merchandiser to find her a buyer for the statues as quickly as possible. What she doesn’t know is that Mario wants to up the selling price by bargaining at two different buyers at the same time. One is Nic and the other is Dent, a ruthless man who is hunting Drakon’s and their artifacts.
When Abigail is being abducted by Dent, Constance his no other option that to trust Nic to help her retrieve her sister. And Nic has to trust that Constance will not turn the statues over to Dent, because that would cause a big catastrophe for all Drakon’s in the world.
Will both be able to overcome their distrust of one another? Find out in this great book on dragons. Oh, excuse me, drakons. Four out of five stars from me and a special thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.
Publisher: Entangled Publising LLC
Published: January 2018
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥