Flora Reviews… 1001 Dark Nights: Dragon Lost (Dark Kings #16.5) by Donna Grant. My thanks InkSlinger PR for giving me a free eBook to review as part of the book’s blog tour in exchange for my candid thoughts.
Read: 1st March 2020
Publication Date: 25th February 2020
My Overall Rating: 5/5
Plot: 4/5 – Flow: 5/5 – Character Development: 5/5 – World Building: 5/5
Quote from Dragon Lost
“Annita took a tentative step towards the cave, fear taking root. She stopped and squared her shoulders. She knew these caves like the back of her hand, just as she knew the waters around her home. There was no reason for her to be afraid.
“Fear doesn’t rule me,” she told herself and started walking.”
What’s Dragon Lost about?
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Title: Dragon Lost: A Dark Kings Novella by Donna Grant
Series: Dark Kings #16.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts on 25 May, 2020
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance, Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, Shifters
No. of Pages: 143
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant comes a new story in her Dark Kings series…
Destinies can’t be ignored. No one knows that better than Annita. For as long as she can remember, it's been foretold she would find a dragon. A real-life dragon. She’s beginning to think it was all some kind of mistake until she’s swimming in one of the many caves around the island and discovers none other than a dragon. There is no fear as she approaches, utterly transfixed at the sight of the creature. Then he shifts into the shape of a thoroughly gorgeous man who spears her with bright blue eyes. In that instant, she knows her destiny has arrived. And the dragon holds the key to everything.
All Royden wanted was to find an item his brother buried when they were children. It was supposed to be a quick and simple trip, but he should’ve known nothing would be easy with enemies like the Dragon Kings have. Royden has no choice but to trust the beguiling woman who tempts him like no other. And in doing so, they unleash a love so strong, so pure that nothing can hold it back.
**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
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Donna’s Dark World universe includes the Reaper series, Dark Warrior series and Dark Sword series. The world features many supernatural and mythological beings. For example, dragon shifters, dark and light fae and fae Reapers (who work for Death herself). Magic welding druids (the mies who use light magic, dark magic users the droughs. Plus druid Warriors who have the powers of the old gods. These various species can be found inhabiting our world as well as in their own magical realms hidden from the knowledge of humans.
I hate spoilers. So when I write a review, it’s more about the author’s style rather than what happens in the book.
What did I like about Dragon Lost?
I’m already fan of Donna Grant’s books. I find her writing style easy to read and I like the way she paces the development of the plot. I love the fantasy world that Donna has created and that her characters are not black or white, good or evil but allowed to be complex souls with a multifaceted mix of positive and negative traits.
Although this is a novella, and Donna was limited to a smaller word count, she still manages to craft a well-balanced paranormal romance tale that has every aspect that I’ve come to expect.
I connect to a story more when the lead female character is intelligent, resilient and can look after herself; I wasn’t disappointed here. Annita Dragoumis is a remarkable woman; I loved learning about her life, her amazing family and getting to know them in this story. Royden being a Dragon King, obviously, has a fair bit of baggage, however, it was great to get beneath his skin and get inside his head. My hope is that we see more of both of them in future books. I also liked the way that we learnt extra snippets about existing characters in this tale too; I don’t think any of the characters in this series are flat 2-dimensional creations, they all feel very real even though most are mythical species.
Ms Grant loves the romantic aspect between her lead couple to be concluded by the end of each book. I love Happy Ever After endings too. Woop! Woop!
Dragon Lost was a lovely paranormal romance that pulled at my heart. But don’t worry dear reader there was also some lighter moments to put a smile on my face and some rather fantastic steamy scenes that certainly titillated my fancy.
What didn’t I like about Dragon Lost?
Nothing. I really loved Dragon Lost. The only thing that was missing was any fighting, peril or threat but it’s not a big enough niggle to warrant losing a star over. 😉
Basically, what I’m saying is…
Dragon Lost is a great paranormal romance story with wonderful characters, a bit of humour, romance and a sprinkling of passion.
Due to the graphic nature of the sex scenes, I would recommend this book to adults who are not offended by this sort of content who enjoy paranormal romance tales with honourable heroes, heroines who have plenty of gumption and enough titillation to make you blush on the bus.
So, has my review of 1001 DARK NIGHTS: DRAGON LOST encouraged you to find out more? I really hope so. Just click on any of the links to check out the book yourself or to find out more about the author.
Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read my review of Dragon Lost. I hope that I’ve encouraged you to add this series to your ever-growing reading lists. 😉
Bye for now,