Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Dragons’ Demon

Author: Marie Harte
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61923-016-3
Genre: {M/F/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx
Release Date: 06-09-2015

Eve Sinclair works for her father, Asael, the fallen angel turned demon. Her job as a higher demon is to push humans into making their decision toward heaven or hell.  A prank by her two older brothers goes wrong…again, and puts Eve Sinclair in a terrible situation that’s bound to upset the delicate balance between the races when they steal a dragon’s egg. A royal egg. Knowing the pure essence of the egg is in danger, Eve rushes to rescue it and runs into the egg’s irate older brother, Ranton.

As the commander of the Dragon Legion, Ranton isn’t someone to mess with and he’s determined to learn who’s behind the theft of the egg. But something else is going on. He can’t explain his attraction to the small demon and his little brother, and future king, is communicating with both him and Eve from inside his shell. The three of them are connected and Ranton’s determined to find out why and claim what’s his. Eve.

The Dragons’ Demon is the first release in Marie Harte’s Ethereal Foes series. Please be aware that this book was previous published.

I’m a fan of plots that feature dragons, but pairing one with a demon isn’t something I think I’ve come across before. It’s unusual but then Eve isn’t a normal type of demon either. She’s much more like her human mother than her demon father.  I guess that’s why I like her. She didn’t think or act like a demon. As you can guess from what I’ve written, the author did a good job developing her personality and making her likable, despite her situation. Then there’s Ranton. His position as dragon commander shows his power and position and his physical description is also vivid. We’re told some of his past but I don’t really have a feel for him aside from being bossy and arrogant.

The pace of this story is fast. I mean everything from the beginning to the end seems to happen quickly and there isn’t time for any kind of relationship development between the characters. It’s all heat and chemistry.  The sex scenes are well written but for a novella of this length… there are too many, overbalancing the rest of the plot. I did enjoy the secondary characters, whether dragon, demon or angel and it should be interesting to see what happens to this diverse group in the next book. It’s also an interesting twist to add Ranton’s newly hatched brother to the mix…spoiler alert. His character bears watching in the other books, as I don’t have a clue where it’s going even with the hints.  

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