Dragon in the Blood

Vale of Stars Book 2

I enjoyed Juliette Cross’ “Dragon in the Blood”. This is the second in the Vale of Stars series. It is a lovely romantic fantasy featuring Valla Moonring and Conn Rowanflame. You get a wonderful adventurous dragon read. With them both being so stubborn you will be interested to see how the author brings these two together. The way the story reads it's like getting two stories in one. The reader is presented with more than one point of view. There are lots of characters. Some are old ones and you even get some new ones. The author brings you a well-developed and well portrayed read.

Readers learn more about the overall series arch in this book. You get more on the intelligence gathering mission as well as the Blood King and his followers. Plus more on the Larkosians, the kidnapped women and you learn what the prophecy really means. Many of these characters have some very unique talents that will definitely keep your attention as one reads through this story.

I will say I enjoyed the game called Truth or Lie and I definitely plan on playing game! This author really knows how to tell a story with such heart felt details. Readers will not want to put this book down until the very end. I’m already wanting more.

This is the second in a series and can be read as a stand-alone. BUT, to fully understand it all I definitely recommend you read the first story, “Dragon Heartstrings”, first to get that little bit more.

Book Blurb for Dragon in the Blood

When desire bites, there’s no patience for a slow burn.

While all seems quiet in Gladium Province, the Morgon Guard—the global justice force for the dragon hybrid race—knows their enemy is rebuilding its forces in the underground.

Valla Moonring, an assassin for the Order of the Morgon Guard, is ordered on a mission into the Wastelands of Aria—a formidable, icy wilderness fraught with all manner of dangers, including outlaws, deadly weather, and big-game predators.

To her great distaste, she’s partnered with a Nightwing Security operative, Conn Rowanflame, a Morgon with the aggravating ability to get under her skin. While she takes her mission seriously, Conn’s confident charm throws her off balance, a dangerous place to be in conditions like these. Especially when cold nights require close contact.

Sensual attraction binds them ever closer, igniting a passion of unexpected force—the soulfire. But when the hunters become the hunted, their bond could prove perilous. Even fatal…

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2017 5.00