Book Talk I 3 16/18
Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks. St. Martin’s paperback. Mar. 27, 2018.
As always blurb from Amazon: EIGHT SIMPLE RULES FOR DATING A DRAGON
“Deeply satisfying, delightfully swoon-inducing.”—Publishers Weekly on Kerrelyn Sparks’s Love at Stake series
Gwennore is an Elf able to track down the cause of a certain illness and heal it—a valuable asset to her people. But when she is thrust into the realm of the dragons, she discovers a haunted place of power, passion, and magic—one that is plagued by an ancient curse. When she meets the smoldering General Silas Dravenko, Gwen knows she’s entered a whole new world of trouble. She’s been raised never to trust a dragon. So why does making a deal with the devil feel so good?
Silas has no way of saving the royal family he’s served for years. But when a beautiful, innocent elf comes bursting into his world, Silas is awakened to desire in a way he’s never felt before. But how can he trust a sworn enemy. . .and how can he live without her, in Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks.
Book Review: Gwennore finds herself captive of General Gorgeous when her blood sister’s daughter is kidnapped by a dragon and she herself is carried by the dragon she names Puff. She is able to communicate with the dragons somehow. When they drop her and her niece in the courtyard of a rival palace, she discovers the queen has had her niece kidnapped and believes her to be her daughter. Her ladies-in-waiting and the guard agree with her for fear of reprisal. Gwennore is sentenced to the dungeon but General Gorgeous comes to her rescue. He convinces the palace that she and he are lovers and tells her he will return the princess to her kingdom the next day to avoid war with two of the kingdoms of her blood sisters.
He discovers that Gwennore has a healing touch and knows the queen is being poisoned. She’s the first person who believes like him that his people aren’t cursed and anyone who marries into the three dragon clans is cursed with madness. His mother fell to the curse despite his pleas to her and he and his sister, Sorcha were sent away. Sorcha is one of Gwennore’s blood sisters. His brother, Petrus, is king and rumored to be going mad as well. As Gwennore and the general investigate the discover plot upon plot and the truth may be harder to bear than they can guess.
LOVED! This is apparently the third book, but I didn’t have much trouble following the story line and now I’m curious to go back to the former books. I see there may be two more books in the series. The storyline flowed well, the characters were interesting. The plot kept me guessing. All the books are linked together which as I mentioned, I may go back through and see what they’re about. I enjoyed Gwennore’s story and look forward to more by Kerrelyn Sparks.