Prince of Spies

Dragon Knights, Book 4

This is a reissue of a book that was released several years ago. There are a few revisions but it is basically the same book. This is part of Bianca D’Arc’s Dragon Knights series but can be read without having read any of the previous books in this series. However, they really are better if read in order as they somewhat build on each other and events (border issues)are escalating.

This was the perfect book for Nico, the royal prince who is also the prince of spies. Prior to this story, Nico was only seen in passing and he was a mysterious presence. With this story, his true personality comes out as well as his missions. Riki is his brother’s wife’s sister who has been missing for years. She’s also royal in her own right, though she doesn’t know it. She was kidnapped as a child and kept for a king’s mad purpose. Her escape is full of peril and learning as Nico knows that she is his mate but she’s not sure of anything. Plenty of action, in and out of bed, follows them as they race for the border and safety of Draconia.

I really enjoyed this book the first time I read it and enjoyed it just as much this time around. The series is interesting and each additional book to it adds onto the story but each is special by itself. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Nico but he also introduced a traveling bard who is more than he appears. Another race of people is also introduced as well as a new threat. So, though each story is independent of the others, they do build on the previous books. New readers to the series will not have any problems following the story but they will want to go back to read the previous 3. Current fans, will agree with me, this is the perfect next book in the series and it’s just as good as the previous ones.

Book Blurb for Prince of Spies

Can the master of stealth master a maiden’s fragile heart?

Nico is known as the Prince of Spies for a reason. He’s a cunning shapeshifter able to take the form of a dragon at will—the gift of his royal heritage.

Riki lives in misery, chained up to serve a mad king’s perverted magic. Forced to use her draining healing skills to keep him alive, Riki is a shadow of the woman she should be.

Nico knows Riki is the woman he’s been searching for the moment he sees her sad, beautiful face. He wastes little time breaking them both out of the enemy palace, beginning an adventure that will take them across two countries, through peril and danger, and the discovery of an undeniable love and mutual respect.

With the help of an old friend and ally, Nico teaches her the many varied and exciting ways of pleasure. Riki teaches him a thing or two in return—including the fact that he should never underestimate her. Will Nico have the courage to let her fly free, trusting she’ll return to him, or will his love smother the fledgling beauty who is breathing free air for the first time in her tragic life?

Warning: Contains a princely scoundrel who enjoys a little exhibitionism when the mood strikes. He’s also not above asking a friend to help pleasure his lady. Be careful, lest the dragon’s fire singe your senses.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2012 4.00