"Dragonmark", by Sherrilyn Kenyon, is a fascinating story. I wouldn't have thought a dragon story could be so exciting, but it is. It enthralled me from the beginning. This author's writing is so descriptive that I felt I was in the story myself. Illarion is so interesting- handsome, fierce, and so lonely. I cheered when he found someone to love and who loved him. While the setting is detailed I would have liked to know more about the environment. Great information was given about each character. The journey itself is up and down, as many are. the beginning pulled me in, I almost quit reading during the middle, and the end captured my attention once more. I see sequels in the future and I will welcome them with open arms. Sci-fi at its best. You will love it.
Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed– a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved.
Now he has a chance to regain what’s been lost? to have the one thing he covets most. But only if he gives up his brothers and forsakes the oaths he holds most dear. Yet what terrifies him most isn’t the cost his happiness might incur, it’s the fact that there is just enough human in his dragon’s heart that he might actually be willing to pay it and betray everything and everyone– to see the entire world burn in Dragonmark, the next blockbuster Dark-Hunter novel by #1 New York Timesbestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon.