• Battle Bond: An Urban Fantasy Dragon Series

  • Death Before Dragons, Book 2
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (482 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you think having one dragon around messes up your life, imagine what it’s like when a second one shows up. 

I’m Val Thorvald, assassin of magical bad guys and tenuous ally to the dragon lord Zav. 

He still calls me a mongrel and thinks I’m a criminal, but he healed my wounds after we fought those dark elves together. That’s progress, right? Maybe one day, he’ll deign to use my name. 

Not that this is my primary concern. I’m busy with a new assignment. Nin, the awesome lady who makes my magical weapons, has a werewolf problem. Specifically, sleazy loser werewolf competitors who want to drive her out of business. Or worse. 

Normally, a couple of werewolves wouldn’t be a big deal, but these ones have powerful allies. And then there’s that new dragon. 

It turns out he’s one of Zav’s enemies, and he wants to use me against him. 

I don’t know why he’s picking on me — it’s not like I mean something to Zav — but somehow I’ve gotten stuck in the middle of dragon politics. If you think that sounds like a nightmare, you’re right. 

If I can’t figure out a way to help my friend with the werewolves while keeping these dragons from tearing me apart, we’re both going to end up flatter than the deck chairs when Zav lands on the roof of my apartment building. 

Pick up Battle Bond, and continue the adventure today!

©2020 Lindsay Buroker (P)2020 Lindsay Buroker

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I love Lyndsay and all of her work(s)

I laughed at Val so many times and got mad at the pompous black dragon . As with all of Lynsey”s books : the story lines are fantastic. The characters are lovable , feared . I am downloading book 3 now.
Pls forgive my broken grammar. I am partially blind
I can still listen through Audible

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Complicated Characters with Feelings!

Lindsay Buroker’s style of writing is engaging, interesting and very creative. I really enjoy how she allows you into the thoughts and rationalizations of a character which explains her decisions. The development of feelings, struggles and ultimate actions makes this book a winner! I love her style of writing!

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Action packed!

The character development of everybody in Val's group is well done. They are all focused on daily life and what they need to do to get by in the day to day grind. This includes those who have power.. Then there is Val herself. Val is just doing a job.
Val does not go to extraordinary efforts to wiggle herself into bizarre situations. Nor does she over react when shw has so many supernaturals trying to kill her.
I love the series!

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love it!

it's a great story! And the reader is absolutely amazing! I can't recommend this book enough, this is my second time hearing it all the way through and it's amazing each time.

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chapter 17 18 and 19 are glitchy and broken

cant get past chapter 17 18 and 19 words are broken and glitchy have know idea whats going on

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Fun story

This is a fun fantasy world. The main character is not over the top. And all the side characters add to the world in a good way. If you like The Dresden Files you will like this series as well.

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A Must Have Series

I listen to a LOT of books and this series is definitely a cut above almost anything else you'll listen to. The writing is witty (I love the main character's snark) and the characters are well thought out/ well constructed. I'm zooming through this series!!!

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Normally I love your books. But........

I normally love Lindsay's books, I've read almost all of them. But I'm having trouble getting into this storyline.

The storyline just seemed to be slow and repetitive. Just not the best fit for me this time. And while I like Vivienne's main character voice, many of her other characters sound too much the same. I found this very distracting at times.

Sorry Lindsay, maybe the next series. As I said I've loved all your other books.

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My opinion...bummer!

I enjoyed the first book, but this one was weak! The main character was constantly unable to take out the bad guys, and then the author turned the book into a romance novel! Not what I was expecting, nor wanted. I like stories with kick-ass young women who do good and win the day and never lose the battle. Sadly, this book was not to my liking, and I will no longer buy books from this series.

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Yup. Good stuff.

I think I just like Lindsey Buroker's work. She makes characters that aren't just believable, they're plausible. They make mistakes, they have flaws, and they have idiosyncrasies that aren't just quirky-manic-pixie or tough-buff-bro. And if you like your romances slow burn, prepare your embers to smolder. This high-grade pining isn't just from the PNW scenery (eh? eh? c'mon).

If you like your protags scruffy but well-intentioned, you'll like this author. Same goes if you like your heroes unassuming but accidentally-world-saving. This series is "modern urban fantasy," but if you lean more towards space opera, give the Fallen Empire series a go. I'm sure I'll work my way through the rest of her work; so far, it's the best of fun tropes without all the cringe.

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  • 09-25-20

Great book

A good addition to the series. Similar feel and narration to the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Jessica Wolfe
  • 12-19-21

Frustrating Lack of story progress

Again, it’s enjoyably written and narrated but there’s sparse progress with the serial storylines. The case of the day is fine, but really the more personal story/big brewing evil needs more development per book. Books 1,3 & 3 should be one book in my opinion

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-30-21

Battling Dragons

Our main heroine just can't catch a break. The plots continue to nicely intertwine and where the ongoing story for this series goes is still to be revealed. All up good entertainment.

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  • Candilicious
  • 06-23-21

Enjoyable

Im enjoying this series. It has the right amount of ass kicking, chemistry and humor. I wasnt sure about the silver tiger and the weapon names in the beginning but now I'm hooked

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-20

"Fast Fiction"

I like what the author has done with modern urban fantasy. Narrator was excellent. Good world building but, most of the characters are a little too unbelievable in their cliche bad guy/tough guy personas including main characters. I would call it easily consumable "fast fiction". Not saying it's bad, I listened to 2 more, but eventually I will need to enjoy a story with more substance.