Newly rereleased, this fifth book of Bianca D’Arc’s Dragon Knights series adds so much to the series. While it can be read without having read the previous books, this book takes what started as a fairly simple world and morphs it into a complex one. Drake, a bard and a secondary character in previous stories, is the lead character in this one. Joining him is his childhood friend and the boy that was held up to him by his blood father as perfect, Mace and a Jinn master spy, Krysta. Family tensions and ties unravel and change to something new, Drake has to decide if he’s willing to become a knight, an honor he’s sure he’s not worthy for, and mythical creatures as well as a wizard thought to be dead are all wrapped up in this story along will two fantastic dragons, Jenet and Nellin.
I found this story to be full of adventure, pleasure and mystery. I totally loved it. The adventures were everything you could want; chases, fights and unexpected things. Hot sex is the rule of thumb in this series and this story was no exception. However, don’t expect totally behind a closed door or traditional missionary positions as dragons are love being the center of attention, even while mating, and dragon knights always have two knights married to one woman. As for unexpected things, for the most part I’m leaving them unexpected but they will change the course of this series. So, this story has the total package and delivers it very well.
Drake is a bard of 5 lands, never traveling through his homeland of Draconia after leaving as a teen. He was adopted by the Black Dragon clan of the Jinn and enjoys his life. But, waiting for him back in Draconia is not only his fathers and mother but a beautiful dragon named Jenet. Jenet knows Drake should be her knight but Drake is sure Jenet deserves a better knight than him. On his first night back, a member of the castle guard catches his eye, Krysta. Hoping to sweet talk her into her bed, Drake is willing to get to know her even after she tells him that a knight is courting her. Mace knows Krysta is the one for him even if he doesn’t have a partner knight. He’s going to take it slow as to not to scare her though his dragon, Nellin thinks he’s taking it too slow. All this courting comes to a halt when Prince Wil is kidnapped and the three head off to find him. Working together is one thing but can Drake stand to see another man put his hands on Krysta? Krysta doesn’t understand why she’s attracted to two men at the same time. What does that make her? Mace feels as if he can’t be as interesting as Drake. Is he going to lose Krysta to the sweet talking bard?
Will the fire within burn them all to cinders?
Years ago, Drake left everything behind for a life in the shadows. While it broke his heart to leave his grieving dragon behind, serving his land as head of a network of spies suited him better. Far better than never quite measuring up to Mace, the “perfect” knight his father wished he could have been.
Mace has always done his duty. Drake, his childhood friend and rival, had been the charmer who effortlessly stole every woman who caught Mace’s eye. Some things never change—not one day back in town, and Drake’s already putting the moves on Krysta, the woman Mace has been courting.
The three of them take on the dangerous task of rescuing a kidnapped prince. Each day that passes on their perilous journey, Krysta sinks deeper into the complicated relationship between the two men and their meddling, matchmaking dragons. Mace is clearly the safer choice as a mate, yet Drake tantalizes her with that unpredictable gleam in his eye. When the three of them come together, any sense of torn loyalty burns away in their fiery passion.
The safety of the stolen prince hanging in the balance, Krysta accepts the challenge to unite two strong men—and their dragons—into a real family.
Warning: Features an intensely magical ménage between two former rivals and a woman bold enough to take them on. Heated bickering and explosive love scenes may cause your senses to ignite.