I enjoyed this book for the most part, but, it reminded me quite a bit of the Lords of the Underworld, but not nearly as interesting and sexy. The Nightfury dragons are a band of male shifter dragons that need human women in order to thrive, but the women usually die during childbirth. When the leader of the Nightfury's--Bastian--intercepts one of these 'death/births' he meets Myst, whom he's inexplicably drawn to, and things get crazy from that point forward.
The narration was mediocre, which was surprising because Benjamin Darcie isn't bad, but some of the voice characterizations were more of a distraction. The main thing that salvaged this story was the romance--it was pretty steamy so I didn't feel completely robbed. I'm interested enough to get the next book but this is a sale-series only for me, I wouldn't spend a credit.
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.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
I've come into this series a bit late having just found it and, as I love anything 'Shifter' I thought I'd give it a try (despite the mixed reviews) and I was very happy I did.
Firstly, let me start by saying I didn't like the basis of the story:- a Dagon-shifter finding a high energy woman to impregnate and bear him a child then die - not an endearing quality you want from your hero. But thankfully Bastian, the Leader of the Nightfury Clan, realised this was wrong and regretted his actions towards Myst albeit a little too late and happily made amends.... with some surprising consequences.
However, I loved the Dragon-shifter world - a brotherhood made up of lots of handsome, leather clad badass Alpha types wearing shit kickers together with all the snappy quick dialogue and funny banter that went with it and I guess that's where the similarities between Ward's brilliant, awesome and, IMHO cannot be beaten, BDB can be found. But set that series aside as this is a good and worthy listen and there's plenty of action, passion, sex, romance and conflicts between the Nightfury Clan (good Dragons) and the hated Razorback Clan (evil Dragons with a hate and kill all the Humans, agenda).
The product placement peed me off a bit as did the WTF question when the heroine just drove off from the Lair which was supposed to be in a cliff and magically protected with an impenetrable force field around it? However, I overlooked these flaws because of the enjoyment factor I got from the rest of the action-packed story.
Worth a credit? I would have been happy if I'd spent a credit on this but at under $10 for a 12 hour listen I saved my credit for a more costly listen and so I just bought it - and don't regret it.
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.
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.
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
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
This debut novel is the beginning to many additional installments.
Bastian is one of the oldest of his kind; an all male race born of human females - dragon-shifters. As leader of the Nightfury dragon clan it is his duty to protect humankind. With their numbers declining he needs to set an example. With only 5 days until the Meridian's axis realign, he has less than a week to find a mate.
"...Be the first to commit, to have a son, to lose his female in child birth."
Myst Munroe, a nurse practitioner, just wants to check on her pregnant patient - Caroline Van Owen. She is still recovering from her mother, Dana's, murder. When she arrives at Caroline's house and discovers her lying in a pool of blood - the flashbacks begin. Her training kicks in and she works to save both mother and her unborn child. Soon Bastian and his first in command, Rikar, arrive dressed as EMS workers - the battle begins.
Bastian feels an immediate attraction to Myst; her energy is unlike anything he has experienced before. Seeing her distress, he feels a compelling need to take care of her. For Bastian, that is something that has never happen before - but it is the one thing that he can't seem to control. When Myst starts to recover from the shock she become desperate, he knows that she will need his help - even if she is reluctant to accept it. Before long, Bastian finds himself unable to maintain his control - he wants to claim Myst for his own.
This is an emotion packed book that will make you laugh and make you cry. Myst's plight comes right off the pages. Her confusion over her feelings for Bastian tears her.
The secondary characters enrich the story. It's a good thing that we will get 2 more installments this year
Benjamin L. Darcie was outstanding with the delivery of the story.
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
Yes! Hot, exciting, great story! Lots of foreshadowing Can't wait for the next book!