• The Dragon King's Heart

  • The High Garden Dragons, Book 1
  • By: C.K. Noel
  • Narrated by: Aaron Ross
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Krispin Adair has been alone for years. After his family was killed by his brother in the ultimate betrayal, Krispin accepted his lonely fate. Until a chance encounter brought him face to face with his fated mate...

Ben Morgan, on the trail of a rogue gargoyle, finds himself in an ambush. Attacked and left for dead, he knows there’s no hope for him. But when he wakes, he finds himself face to face with his Beloved and an ultimatum; if he wants to live, he must bond with the dragon king...and bear his son.

While the pair are making things work, they learn that Ben’s attack was just the start of something bigger - a war between the species. As if that wasn’t bad enough, an old shadow emerges with one wish - destroy all dragons. Can they stop the war?

©2020 C.K. Noel (P)2022 C.K. Noel

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A magical paranormal romance

I absolutely loved Krispin and Ben's story.

This was a short novella, but had so much going for it, that I was sad when it ended so soon


I absolutely loved the chemistry between the characters and the plot was interesting and full of mystery and intrigue.

I am definitely looking forward to the next in this series.

The narration was enjoyable as well!

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love

this story is a definite romance but it is also raunchy but I will definitely recommend to any gay man or any person likes gay romances that this story is beautiful and heart Wyoming and I can't wait for the next book cuz I can't wait hope you enjoy and I hope this helps

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  • 06-08-22

Had high hopes

Am sad I found the book boring. Even the sex scenes were formulaic. I think it’s more a YA story than I realized. Decent narrator.

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Fantastic

I loved this book. Aaron truly breathes life into these characters. I didn’t want it to end!

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Really good

I really enjoyd this book about Krispin and Ben. It was fast to listen to but had never a dull moment. It felt like it was something that happen all the time and I liked that.

This also made me want to know what´s going to happen next!

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Great Start to a new Series

Ben is sent to find an intruder in the territory. He gets ambushed with a fatal injury. Krispin lost his family at the hands of his brother. When he is sent to help Ben he realizes that Ben is his fated mate. I thought Ben and Krispin made a great pair. The story was intriguing and kept your attention. Aaron did a great job narrating the story. I received an ARC of this audio for my honest review.

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Short and sweet with a lot of story

The High Garden Dragons is short but has a lot of story. So much happens in this novella and it’s quite entertaining throughout. There’s a decent amount of world building, some political intrigue, and a few surprises.

Although quick to happen, Krispin and Ben’s romance was sweet. I liked their chance encounter and how the relationship evolved. The Dragon King’s Heart is an mpreg story and I laughed out loud at how casually Kris sprung this information on Ben. The story In general moves fast and there’s enough action in and out of the bedroom to entertain.

The audiobook is a bit though to follow at times because some characters aren’t as distinct sounding to me but the narrator did a good job.

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I enjoyed this book; it was fun!

#ARC received from GRR

It was a delight listening to the two main characters before they met. Ben Morgan is a vampire, and Krispin Adair or Kris is a dragon. In this world, dragons have not existed for a long time, and Kris is the last dragon King; this changes later. When both of the characters meet for the first time, Ben is dying from an attack by a gargoyle. So Kris has to mate him; it's not entirely consensual, but they are fated mates, so it's okay. The interaction between Ben and Kris was so cute! When Ben first finds out Kris is a dragon and that he'll be carrying their baby, he's so shocked; it's funny. Ben and Kris are the definitions of a lovey-dovey couple. Still, I enjoyed hearing them come to life by the narrator. This audiobook was the first time I listened to this narrator; he does a good job. Despite the love between Ben and Kris, there is a plot surrounding why Ben was attacked in the first place, but the main focus is on the two main characters.

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Love dragons!

I love dragons so this was a must have for me. This is a new to me author, and I definitely want more. This book mostly tells the story of Krispin (Kris) and his mate Ben. There is a lot of world building and the possibility for many other stories. I love the world the author has created with supernatural beings of many types.

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Great book and narration

The Dragon King's Heart is the first book in this series. The book follows the story of Vampire Ben and Dragon Krispin. The book is filled with supernatural creatures, mpreg, great world-building, and good secondary characters as well. The book is short, but an overall good read with some steamy scenes. I liked that the antagonist was a gargoyle, which is something different. The book is well written and fantastically narrated in this audiobook.

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  • ChloeInBooksland
  • 06-18-22

An ok fast read

It was a fast ok-ish good read which could have been better if it had been longer (with much more descriptions) or if there had been less secondary/third characters' POV. Some other POVs were interesting because they gave answers but for something so short, it should have focused more on the two MC.

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  • Lesetiger
  • 04-11-22

Nice start to a new series

A classic paranormal romance novel with vampires and dragons. The theme was entertaining and the story was told from various POVs. After Benny was attacked by a gargoyle, Crispin saved his life. However, there is so much more to Crispin than a simple doctor.

The story was fast-paced and entertaining and beautifully written.
The narrator was new to me and did a pretty good job. I only had a bit of a problem with the female voice of the witch, as it wasn't that different from the others.
I listened to the audiobook in one go and am already curious how it continues.

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  • HelenMK69
  • 09-22-22

The first book in the series, and I love these aud


A rogue gargoyle is sent to kill a vampire, and Ben Morgan is the unfortunate one and is stabbed fatally.

Krispin Adair, a dragon shifter, is called in by Ben's pack leader, as nobody else has been able to save Ben from his stabbing. At this point, they will try anything and everything to help him.

This is a great story, full of ups and downs. Mating, Mpreg. Great reading, keeping you riveted throughout the book. Highly recommend.

Good narration from Aaron Ross, but I did speed up on Audible, which is usual for me, but clear and concise. I will be looking for the next book in the series. I absolutely love the Scottish brogue.

The Dragon King's Heart
The High Garden Dragons, Book 1
By: C.K. Noel
Narrated by: Aaron Ross
Series: The High Garden Dragons, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 04-11-22

An interesting tale

I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this story. First there’s Ben. Who’s attacked while he’s chasing gargoyles. Okay, not something I’ve seen before. Then he gets attacked and is dying. But Krispin the Dragon King can save him. Okay. Then they had to, uh, do it. Right away. Okay. I’m not up on all the fated mate rules – and authors are free to make their own. I just thought the whole ‘we have to do it right now and you’re going to bear my baby’ thing happened really fast. This is a novella and the time flies. Novellas are tough – trying to get an entire story into something much smaller. The author did a good job and the series is set up nicely, so there’s that.

Aaron Ross is a good narrator. I’d never heard him before, but I’d be up to trying him again. This was a quick listen and a good series starter. Will be interesting to see where the series goes next.

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  • Magnus
  • 04-11-22

Nice start

A nice start to a series that will be interesting to follow by CK Noel. Interesting and well created characters that a pleasure to follow. Aaron Ross did a nice job with the narration.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Gwen
  • 04-11-22

The Dragon King and his mate!

A dragon and a vampire, a great combination for me! This book has a nice world building. A vampire enforcer in a mission ends up fatally hurt at the dragon’s clinic. Dr. Adair is no ordinary dragon. I enjoyed their mating and the suspense around their circumstances. Sometimes, I got confused on who was talking but the narration did it’s job.

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  • L.D.
  • 04-08-22

Dragon Kings and Vampire Mates

The Dragon King’s Heart is the first book in The High Garden Dragon series, a fantasy series with mpreg (not omegaverse). This short novella packs a lot into it: world building, political intrigue, life/death situations, true-mates, hidden royalty, surprise pregnancy, and a whole host of characters. I was actually surprised with how short the book was after I finished considering the wild ride the plot took me on.

The romance was sweet and I love how tender the two main characters were with each other. The plot pushed forward fast and the action kept on coming. I wish the book was a bit longer and took a little more time to develop scenes and characters, but overall it was a good read and it set the stage for the next book nicely.

The audiobook was narrated by Aaron Ross, a new-to-me narrator. He did a decent job with the narration, but sometimes the voicing of the characters wasn’t as distinct as I would have liked. I listened to this audiobook in one day and it kept me entertained.

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  • Dee Roberts
  • 04-02-22

thoroughly enjoyed

Thoroughly enjoyed this audio. Can't wait for book 2.
While Ben was out looking for something that had broken into their grounds he was attacked by a gargoyle. As nothing was saving him they call in another doctor, Krispin. When Krispin first saw Ben he knew he was his mate and had to save him.
beautifully descriptive, well narrated

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  • PL
  • 03-31-22

Short and steamy

I really enjoyed this audiobook. It’s short, fast paced and steamy. Great start to the series, looking forward to the next one.

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  • Jacquie
  • 03-29-22

3.5

The audio was interesting as it took me a while to get used to the different accents for Krispin and Ben. Once I did though, I enjoyed the performance - aside from the last sex scene. That one didn't work for me. I dunno if it was the writing of it or the performance but I had to tune out.
As for the story, it was fast paced with a fated mates element. The birth was unusual as these things go but not overly described.
I'm tempted to pick up more from the series

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