Review & Excerpt Tour: Dragon King (Dark Kings #6.25) by Donna Grant
About DRAGON KING: A Dark Kings Novella:
A Woman on a Mission Grace Clark has always done things safe. She's never colored outside of the law, but she has a book due and has found the perfect spot to break through her writer's block. Or so she thinks. Right up until Arian suddenly appears and tries to force her away from the mountain. Unaware of the war she just stumbled into, Grace doesn't just discover the perfect place to write, she finds Arian—the most gorgeous, enticing, mysterious man she's ever met. A King with a Purpose Arian is a Dragon King who has slept away centuries in his cave. Recently woken, he's about to leave his mountain to join his brethren in a war when he's alerted that someone has crossed onto Dreagan. He's ready to fight . . . until he sees the woman. She's innocent and mortal—and she sets his blood aflame. He recognizes the danger approaching her just as the dragon within him demands he claim her for his own...
Sara's Review - Three Boundless Stars
This is book 6.25 in the Dark Kings series and also part of the 1001 Dark Nights. Which like the name of the title suggests it’s about Dragon Shifters.
This is the first book I have read by Donna Grant and I’m so far indifferent. I think I would need to go back and read one of the full novels to get a complete gauge on the feel of the author's writing and the story. The first full size book in the series is Darkest Flame.
In Dragon King we meet Grace, a struggling author looking for a quiet place to write in Scotland. Grace was Likeable. She had a spine and she was a little sassy. Watch out when she got mad!
“He and everyone else needed to go step on a Lego and fall in a hole”
Arian, our Dragon, has been asleep for centuries! In stumbles Miss Grace to get out of a storm and he is all kinds of suspicious of her. The dragons or in the midst of a war and in walks Grace to a place surrounded by Magic that she should have never been able to breach. Is she there as an enemy or has fate stepped in?
This story was Ok. One of those instant attraction/love stories. Some are better than others. Thin falls in the middle.
Grace knew her knees were going to give out at any moment. She didn’t recall why she had woken, only that she had. With the rain no longer falling, she wanted to see how wet it was.Only she saw two men climbing the mountain.
The next thing she knew, a large form dropped from the sky, only to go back up again thenext moment. She gaped in horror when she saw the turquoise dragon burn one of the men.
Before that truly registered in her mind, things got stranger. The remaining man threw what looked like a large bubble at the dragon.
“What the hell,” she murmured.
Was she really seeing a dragon? A massive beast that was as beautiful to behold as it was terrifying.
“Dragons aren’t real. And yet, there’s one. Right there. Right in front of me.”
More bubbles hit the dragon. It must’ve hurt because the dragon spun around and flew back to the man.Only to land on the side of the mountain.
Grace gawked at the immense width and breadth of the dragon’s turquoise wings as he spread them out. The scales fairly gleamed in the morning sun, shining brilliantly like metal.
The dragon had two short brow horns and another short horn atop its nose. The head and body were so huge she could barely grasp it, and the tail extended far behind the dragon, twitching as if waiting to be used as a weapon.
Suddenly, the dragon’s black eyes turned to her. She froze in fear, unable to move. The last thing she wanted was to bring the dragon’s attention to her. She didn’t want to get eaten.
What was that old expression? Don’t anger a dragon because you are crunchy.
Well, she didn’t want to anger this dragon. She just wanted to go back to the B&B, get some sleep, and then check herself into a mental institution because she was obviously losing her mind if she was seeing dragons.
The dragon’s head snapped back to the man, a low rumble coming from its chest. Grace told herself to go back inside the cave and find Arian, but she still couldn’t move.
Whether it was from fear or curiosity, she wasn’t sure.
But she remained to see what would happen. And as the man began to throw more bubbles at the dragon, she was glad she did.
The dragon was a large target. Even when the dragon knocked the man sideways with it swing, he got back on his feet. As the sun rose higher, Grace got a better look at the man. His short black hair was liberally laced with thick, silver strands.
Everything was odd about the entire scene, from the man to the dragon. It had to be a dream. There was no other explanation for such things.
The man blasted the dragon with several bubbles in a row, and to her shock, Grace watched the dragon disappear in a blink. And in its place was none other than Arian.
About Donna Grant:
Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.
She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.
Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.