The Dragon Mother
Recently I have had a thing for dragon shifter stories, mostly because I think of myself as a dragon woman, especially when I get angry. So I look forward to adding new dragon and dragon stories to my TBR list. I came across this one and thought I would give it a shot.
When the story starts out, Myst Munroe, a regular lady working as a nurse, comes across a bad situation where a pregnant lady lays dying. Try as she might, she is unable to save the mother, but is able to save the child. Enter the dragon! Before Myst is able to get away from the situation, her and two paramedics are attacked … by dragons! Sounds great right? So much potential in such a great start.
There were many things I liked about the story. The fight scenes between the different dragon factions were pretty awesome. The different abilities of the dragons were pretty cool too. I wasn’t too keen on the fact they couldn’t go out during the daytime, but each author has to make their dragons unique, so it was okay.
There were a few things that just didn’t sit well with me. For example, if you have a dragon lair that you can only enter by a cave entrance behind a waterfall and a ‘force field’ that makes it so you cannot sneak in. What the heck was with the cars and driveway when Myst needed to escape?????
I will probably read the next in the series just to see if Ms. Callahan will let our dragons soar or if they will be shot down in flames.
The Narration Review
This audiobook was narrated by Benjamin L. Darcie and I really enjoyed his narration. His voice was clear and his character voices were easily distinguishable. When it came to the more steamy scenes, Benjamin’s voice and tone rose and fell with the perfect tempo making me hang on every word.
I really liked the idea with the half dragons, I thought that rather original, but unfortunately I was disappointed. The characters were very briefly described and I couldn't really connect with them or the story. The narration was ok though.
If you read Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series, then you will recognize the similarity in this book. Instead of Vampires, we have Dragon half breeds. The story tended for drag along for the first half of the book, then by three fourths through, it sparked my interest. Unfortunately, there is no ending to this book, as the story is left in the air, for the next installment to build upon. I doubt that I will read the next book, as the story is an old concept that I truly love in the writings of Lara Adrian, and J R Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. I will just wait for those sequels.
If you like JR Ward's BDB series then you will like this one. The series are so similar but I did enjoy the book. Gives me something to listen to while I wait on Lover Reborn. The narrator was pretty good too.
Hot , must have
it keep me wanting more i stay up all night
i love how he gave all then all the own personality
I did and i did
Maybe if her style matures a bit. Perhaps I'm just too old fashioned.
Horrible underdevelopment of characters and their relationships.
Not bad except for Sloan... Nerdy white guy voice for that one doesn't seem to fit.
The writing style of the author is distracting to say the least. Phrases like pleasure train, hunksville, getting up in someone' grill, consistent use of
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
Ok i liked this book, didn't hate it, but didn't get in love with it... unlike the main character in this book were he loves a woman in 2 seconds and calls her his love and so on .... all because she has what he needs. ...
He gives hera nickname from the first freaking minute they meet "Belmia" and it means my love, and she doesn't tell him or ask what it means or to stop it... oh nooooo... she acts like its her first name and that everyone called her that....
if you remove the love story here, you will find an amazing book with a great idea.... but i felt like half the book was a romantic story WHICH I HATE IN BOOKS.... ya there could be and it doesn't hurt at all to have some love in these books... but c'mon, having them talk about mating and sex from the beginning of the book is a bit annoying,....
I'll get the 2nd one later on, but hope it will be much better than this one.
I really did not expect this to be as good as it was. I was captivated to the end of the book. it was a well written story and well read. I really enjoyed it!!!
I've been reading about vampire, vampires, vampires in this genre and here is a book about dragons. It's a nice change.
In the beginning, where Mist's friend lay dying.
He brings the story to life. That's why I enjoy audiobooks so much. The narrator can create the voices and accents better than I can in my head.
It had a bit of predictability to it, but it was still an interesting start to a series.