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The Last Slayer (The Heartstone Trilogy #1)

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Ashera del Cid is a talented demon hunter, but when she kills a demigod's pet dragon, the hunter becomes the hunted. Her only potential ally is Ramiel, a sexy-as-hell demon. Now the two must work together to battle dragons and demigods...and the chemistry crackling between them.

Ramiel has his own reasons for offering Ashera his protection. He knows her true identity and th
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Published December 26th 2011 by Carina Press
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Dec 22, 2011 Stella rated it it was amazing
Since I discovered Nadia Lee's writing in May I became one of her biggest fans. Her stories never fail to captivate and enchant me: Carnal Secrets was sizzling in intensity and A Happily Ever After of Her Own was original, funny and full of chuckle out loud wittiness, so I only tell the truth when I say that I had very (maybe impossibly) high expectations of her latest release: The Last Slayer. But it seems I was right not to worry, because once again Nadia Lee blew me away!

Ashera del Cid is not
♫♥✿LovLivLife Reviews✿♥♫ (Chasity)
"I was considering hiring a freelance writer to make stuff up. I mean really, how many different ways can you say, "I came, I saw, I killed"!" -Teaser

Ashera del Cid is the best of her trade. A demon hunter to be feared by the naughty night creatures and to be respected among colleagues. Her character is full of lethal strength and wit. As the youngest ever to make junior partner in her firm of demon hunters, the respect does not come blindly, Ashera has earned every ounce.

On the eve of Ashera'
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Nov 08, 2011 Brianna (The Book Vixen) rated it really liked it
Review copy provided by author

Why I Read this Book: I had not read a book involving incubi/succubi before so now’s a good as time as any, right? Plus I’ve been wanting to read one of Nadia Lee’s books.

What I Liked: The author did an incredible job with the world-building. It was interesting; it was unique. Every twist and turn made the story even more fascinating. Like Sex for instance – where ‘sex’ is an act in our world, it’s a power booster of sorts that’s bottled up and ingested in The Last
Sep 12, 2015 Angela marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, kindle
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Nov 11, 2011 Ceri rated it liked it
i liked this book, it sounded great. It also bored me sometimes and i can't realy explain why.
Apr 28, 2012 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~* 3.5 Stars *~
An Ambitious Debut that Mostly Pays Off

She knew it was a bad idea. When demon hunter Ashera del Cid is told that the CEO of a powerful pharmaceutical company has invited one of the dragonlords to tour his facility and his security team has contracted with her firm to assist them during the dragonlord's visit, Ashera knew it wasn't going to end well. One doesn't just handle a dragonlord, and trying to protect against them is futile. They're just too powerful.

Like blow-up-a-whole-ci
Dec 18, 2011 Karissa rated it it was ok
I got an egalley of this book to review through NetGalley(dot)com. This was an okay book about a woman who hunts demons and then finds out she is a Slayer. While there wasn't anything technical wrong with the story, I just wasn't drawn to the characters and thought that the plot was a bit silly at points.

Ashera is an excellent demon slayer. She is hired by a company to protect them against some dragonlords and ends up killing one of their dragons. Now the dragonlords are after her. She isn't sur
Dec 26, 2011 Has rated it really liked it
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Ashera Del Cid is a demon hunter who works with her foster family’s company that defends humans against demon dream attacks. When Ashera deals with a case that quickly turns ugly she comes across the mysterious and seductive Ramiel who claims that he is there to help and guide her because she is no ordinary demon hunter, but is actually a Slayer and the last of of her kind. With her life thrown in disarray, she is drawn into a web of intrigue and warring dr
Jan 15, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
You can also read this review at Reflections on Reading Romance

Nadia Lee’s The Last Slayer is a fun novel in a new Urban Fantasy series that leans more towards the Fantasy side of UF. I had a hard time rating this book at first, because I really loved it, but I felt there were a few issues. That said, Ashera del Cid, the eponymous last slayer, is a likeable heroine with a mysterious past, and the world she inhabits will draw you in from the first page.

When the book begins, Ashera del Cid is a v
Dec 01, 2011 Melanie rated it really liked it

In a world where humans are aware of the super-natural, Ashera is a hunter for hire, she defends humans against any supernatural that is causing them harm . . . . mainly Incubi and demons. She is really good at what she does, in fact she is the best and when a high paying last minute job comes up, Ashera is sent on the case. The case however, is a test to determine how good she really is and whether she is capable of a really big job involving keeping some executives safe from the all-power
Dec 06, 2011 Danielle rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Lynelle

The Last Slayer is the beginning of a new series about dragons, hunters, slayers, and demons. This story starts off with Ashera, on her 27th birthday, and after finishing a long week of hunting down demons all she wants to do is go home and have some quiet, time off. But she is talked into a last minute assignment to rid a client of a dangerous demon/incubus who has been draining them of Sex(which is a form of essence/magic to a person’s strength that is created during the act
Jul 09, 2012 Jenn rated it liked it
I got this book a while ago for review but it's taken me a while to get to it, as I explained in a previous post. I'm really happy that I've finally read The Last Slayer, though, because it's a fast and delightful read set in an outstanding world.

Ashera del Cid lives in a world where demons are common, though dragonlords, who are demigods, are not. Ashera's made a great living as a demon hunter for her adopted family's firm, as she tries to track down the incubus who killed Miguel, her first lov
Dec 26, 2011 Arianna rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Ashera del Cid è una talentuosa demon hunter, ma quando uccide il drago di un demigod il cacciatore diventa la preda. Il suo unico possibile alleato è Ramiel, un sexy-as-hell demone. Ora i due dovranno lavorare insieme per sconfiggere draghi, demigod… e l’incredibile chimica che hanno fra di loro.

Ramiel ha le sue ragioni per offrire ad Ashera la sua protezione. Conosce la sua vera identità e il motivo reale per cui i demigods la vogliono morta. Quello che non può predire è come reagirà Ashera al
Dec 10, 2011 Lea rated it it was amazing
Ive been searching for a series that makes my heart race and ache at the same time. With The Heartstone trilogy I found my match! The Last Slayer is a wonderful paranormal book with enough wit and sexyness to win me over.

Ashera is not your average heroine. Her lack of beauty has strengthened her will to be better than anybody else. She succeeded. Ashera is the most feared Demon Hunter in the whole region and respected by every other fellow Hunter.
But her world is put upside-down when she discove
Jan 24, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible-books
I became acquainted with Nadia Lee and her work when I first started following Nalini Singh about 5 years ago. When The Last Slayer came out, I knew I would have to read it, even though it is a major genre shift for me. While I enjoy Vampires and Werewolves from time to time and I have slowly warmed to Nalini Singh's Angels and Vampire series, I tend to shy away from supernatural urban fantasy novels.

I am SO glad I took a chance on this book and the genre. I felt like it was one part erotic fic
Nov 18, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it
This ARC was kindly provided to me by Carina Press through Netgalley :)

The Last Slayer was a fun, and interesting start to a series to which I'll definitely continue! Since I like to make lists, here's a list of things I noted about the book:

1. Ashera was a great protagonist. If you're looking for a strong-minded strong-willed character, Ashera's your girl. I loved her humor; it slightly reminded me of Charley Davidson from First Grave on the Right, which is a good thing because I love Charley.
Sharon Tyler
Dec 23, 2011 Sharon Tyler rated it really liked it
The Last Slayerby Nadia Lee is an urban fantasy novel released on December 26 2011. The main character is Ashera del Cid, a talented hunter of demons that struggles to destroy as many incubi and succubae as she can. She works for with her foster family, and accepts her less than stunning good looks and life without blood relations in stride, especially since her foster family has treated her so well. When she is placed on dangerous duty, she kills a dragon in self defense and thinks that she has ...more
Tahlia Newland
Dec 23, 2011 Tahlia Newland rated it it was amazing
A gripping plot, likeable characters, well written and imaginative, The Last Slayer is another terrific urban fantasy romance from Carina Press.

Ashera del Cid hunts demons for a living, but on her twenty seventh birthday she discovers that demons - dragon lords to be exact - are hunting her. Ramiel, a sexy dragon lord, offers his alliance, but he invades her dreams and gives her toe curling astral sex. Sounds good, except that only incubi can invade your dreams and she hates incubi. One of them
Pamela / SpazP
Nov 28, 2011 Pamela / SpazP rated it liked it
Originally posted at WickedLilPixie Reviews

The Last Slayer is the first book in Nadia Lee’s The Heartstone Trilogy. Ashera del Cid is a hunter, and is the best you can find in the universe when it comes to hunting demons and incubi. After she is forced to defend herself from a dragon in a case keeping some executives safe from Dragon Lords, she sets in motion a series of events that reveal her to be “The Last Slayer”. The prophecy tells of her existence marking the downfall of the Dragon Lords a
Amanda Ryan
Dec 04, 2011 Amanda Ryan rated it really liked it
One of the best feelings in the world is when you stumble across a book you never saw coming. The Last Slayer bowled me down like a freight train with its AWESOME. The world Ms. Lee creates is superb and only continues to beguile as our heroine, Ashera, comes to realize her great legacy.

Ashera del Cid is a hunter, a woman at the top of her league when it comes to hunting rogue demons. When she's contracted to protect humans during a conference with a feared Dragonlord, she's concerned. Strange t
Jul 24, 2012 Vicci rated it it was amazing
The Last Slayer by Nadie Lee is a compelling exciting blend of fantasy, demonology and a touch of grit that will leave a readier craving more.

In the tones of Thea Harrison’s Elder Race and Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan Series, the Last Slayer delves into the mystics surrounding the omnipotence of the other races; specifically Dragons.

Ms. Lee’s universe explores the many facets of dragon society. Her vivid depiction of the tunneling worm dragons to the dive bombing wayvern are breathe taking.

As a her
Dec 26, 2011 Colette rated it liked it

The Last Slayer is a little bit Urban Fantasy, a little bit Paranormal Romance, a little bit Fantasy and a lot of beautiful world building.

Ashera is one tough heroine. What I really liked about her is that while she might have teamed up with Ramiel, she didn't trust him and still did things her own way. She also wasn't afraid to fight whatever came her way. I loved how she got into the thick of things and didn't whine about it. Ramiel intrigued me because it took me awhile to figure out what sup
Jan 07, 2012 Tabby rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ashera del Cid is a demon hunter but when she kills a dragon lords pet dragon using a powerful spell she becomes the hunted. With the help of the dragon lord Ramiel she discovers a whole new life and faces a fate she never thought possible

Generally I liked this; the writing was good, the characters mostly likeable and most importantly it was fast paced and kept me interested until the end. With that said I did have a few problems

First off A
From Carina Press:
Ashera del Cid is a talented demon hunter, but when she kills a demigod's pet dragon, the hunter becomes the hunted. Her only potential ally is Ramiel, a sexy-as-hell demon. Now the two must work together to battle dragons and demigods...and the chemistry crackling between them.
Ramiel has his own reasons for offering Ashera his protection. He knows her true identity and the real reason the demigods want her dead. What he can't predict is how she'll react when she discovers he k
May Khaw
Dec 10, 2011 May Khaw rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from the first time I read it in draft form (yes, I am the May who is in the acknowledgements) and every time I've read it since, I've only loved it more.

1. There's Ashera, who is a kick-ass protagonist.

2. There's the worldbuilding. And the dragons! I have a soft spot for anything with dragons, and Nadia's dragons live up to their fearsome reputations instead of being fluffy soft toys.

3. There's the writing, which hooks you in and sparkles and just shines with supreme Ashera
Lynn Spencer
Aug 21, 2012 Lynn Spencer rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Sometimes I read a book and I'm left wanting more. The Last Slayer was one of those books. Nadia Lee's world of demons, demon hunters, and dragonlords was convincing, and I'm so glad that it's part of a trilogy because I can't wait to read more about Ashera's quest. This is one of those books that will appeal not only to fans of urban fantasy, but also to those who enjoy more traditional fantasy reads, so if you're in either one of those categories, you are in for a treat.

This is a partial revie
Jun 09, 2013 Julie-anne rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book, the story and characters were very well written. I loved Ashera and Ramiel, I even loved the bad guys. Ashera is an interesting character, although one thing I didn't like was how she was always described as plain or mousy, and I think even ugly at one point. Just because her foster sister was supposed to be super model gorgeous.

But aside from that, I found the story to be very enjoyable and it has dragons .... I love dragons! And I especially love a particular dragon i
Jan 16, 2012 Brandy rated it liked it
First, let me say the last slayer is definitely an adult book! There is lots of sex in this book and not to mention that they use the term Sex as a form of magic. We follow the story of Ashera who thinks she's just a butt kicking demon hunter but turns out to be much, much more!

My reasoning for giving the book 3 stars was simply that the book left me with lots of questions. Lots of books leave the reader with questions but this book left me thinking that I didn't get enough half answers to put
Apr 28, 2016 Kreela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced urban fantasy

Ashera is a demon hunter who discovers that she is not just an ordinary human. She is a slayer, and part of a race decimated 400 years ago. She must reclaim her destiny, her ancestral lands. Does this sound like a book you've read before? Well, the plot is similar, but a fresh take on a traditional fantasy. And there are very few fantasy novels on the market right now. I thought the writing was excellent. If you like this, you may also want to try richelle meade, paula al
Geneva Vand
Jan 06, 2012 Geneva Vand rated it it was ok
I just couldn't get into this one. The story outside of the romance was intriguing and enough to keep me reading until the romance started. When the male lead showed up the writing style lost me. It seemed like the plot had also wandered off and I gave up. I may try again some time.

Thank you to Carina Press and NetGalley for giving me access to this title.
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