Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
What I’m Talking About:
Ms. Sparks continues to enthrall me with her Embraced fantasy romance series. I thoroughly loved Gwen and Silas’s journey and look forward to the next installment.
I was most intrigued by the hint in the last book, So, I Married a Sorcerer that Gwen would be the next heroine. She is the most unique appearing of the Isle of the Moon “sisters”; her elven features easily distinguish her ethnicity. Though accepted by her sisters, many others do not. It was sad to see that the animosity from the extended wars between the elves and humans color how the majority of folks treated her. This was most emphasized by her reception after being kidnapped and dropped among Silas’s people.
Silas is no stranger to be ostracized, even though he is a prince. Unfortunately a curse seems to plague not only his country but himself. Gwen’s personality; her wit and intelligence combined with her unique beauty calls to Silas. I enjoyed their courtship, even though Gwen fought stubbornly against it. She feared she would never be accepted by Silas’s people and therefore would rather her heart break than his. Though it was trying at times, I could understand Gwen’s reluctance to place Silas in a more negative position than he already was. Thankfully true love wins, as always, giving Gwen and Silas a happy, though bittersweet ending. The revelations of Gwen’s past along with the mystery of the curse was gripping.
As I said, I continue to love this world and witness how these embraced sisters are bring about a positive world impact. The world is rich, the characters are endearing and the plots are intriguing. I am eager for the next novel in hopes that our heroes will finally banish the evil that is trying to take hold.
My Rating: A, Loved It
About the Book:
Gwennore has a talent. An Elf able to track down the cause of an illness and heal it, she’s a valuable asset to her people. But when the kidnapping of a young girl thrusts Gwennore into the very heart of the realm of the dragons, she discovers not only a place of power and magic, but also a haunted land, plagued by an ancient curse that all but ensures extinction to the royal family. But when she meets the smoldering General Silas Dravenko, they strike a bargain—save the country from its cursed illness, and he will return the kidnapped girl. She’s been raised never to trust a dragon, but never did making a deal with the devil feel so good…
Silas has no way of curing the family he’s loyally served for years. But when a beautiful elf, long considered the enemy of the dragons, comes bursting into his world, Silas is awakened to passion and desire in a way he’s never felt before. But can he trust a sworn enemy to save the very existence he holds dear? And can their love survive those that threaten to tear them apart?
Release Date: March 27, 2018
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Series: The Embraced #3
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Format(s): Paperback (448 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley