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Fury of Fire (Dragonfury #1)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  2,703 ratings  ·  344 reviews
A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us.

Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given...more
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Published February 7th 2012 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 22nd 2012)
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After centuries of fighting, only a small number of Dragonkind remain.
Males only, these dragons - the Nightfuries - have never reproduced. To do so means the death of the human female with whom they mate. Bastian as leader is duty-bound be the first to reproduce before his kind die out. Only twice a year are the dragons fertile. With five days to find a suitable female with whom he can mate, Bastian is torn between duty and morals.

Razorbacks, rogue dragons have no such compunction. When the Nig...more
Great start to what should prove to be a HOT series. If the secondary characters are any indication of what’s to come; we are in for a treat. It held my attention from beginning to end, it’s not a long book, and I blew right through it. Bastian and Myst were dyno-mite! Great names, fantastic couple, sexy steamy skin on skin time! SSSSSSSSSSMOKIN’ hot fire breathin’, and I’m not talkin’ about dragon breath! Usually it’s the guy that’s the aggressor, but Myst didn’t hold back she wanted her man, s...more
Fury of Fire is a poor imitation of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, but with dragon-men instead of vampires.

Here are just a few examples:

The line up of dragon brothers living in a luxury hidden lair is the Leader, the Best Friend, the Computer Geek ,the Troubled Dangerous Anti-Social One, and another one who didn't make any impression of distinct personality on me besides he's green in dragon form. They have a fussy butler/servant to cook them waffles and do their laundry. There is a homicide dete...more
NOTE: I did not finish Fury of Fire. I reached page 207, out of 412, before I called it quits. My review reflects on what I read and no more, which is more than enough to be indicative to how the author creates her book.

During the course of reading, everyone comes across a book that just doesn't connect with them. That doesn't mean the book is bad or that others shouldn't read it, it just means the it isn't a good fit that particular person. This is that book for me. I had a very difficult time...more
Even though I had some nits, there is a lot of potential to the world of this Dragonfury series starter and to the cast of hunky dragon shifting males. The story drew me in, I really like shifters and dragons are about my favorite kind of shifter - here comes my first 'but' - but the 'hook' of the story was a double edged sword.

If you've read the back cover blurb, you'll know that dragon leading man Bastian has decided, as the leader of his clan, he must do his duty and take a mate to breed a ne...more
I'm about 75% done with this book. I liked it but I wanted to love it. I usually love anything with dragons. However, the dragons in this book are basically vampires in a different form. They don't really act too different from vampires at all. But the worst part for me was the way too obvious ripoff of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After a while I couldn't even focus on the book because I was too busy being annoyed about the lack of originality.

A bunch of gigantic, gorgeous men living together?...more
Feb 20, 2012 Mara rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR fans who like the mate bonding
Shelves: pnr
This PNR novel succeeded in the incredible feat of pushing *all* of my buttons.
It's probably a great book... I just couldn't find one saving grace. I had to drag my self onward, and at 80% mark I still wanted to DNF it.

*Heroine. I don't think I ever read of a dumber woman. There's plenty of us around, I don't want to read about an other one! Every time she got a scene, I really wanted to smack her. She has been kidnapped. Does she care? Nope. She whines. She dallies around. She says she'll do s...more
This book is a mix of Thea Harrison's Dragons and JR Ward's BDB, and embarrassingly, I found it completely entertaining. There are a number of "Female of Worth" references, brand name dropping (one of the warriors apparently smelled like Lanvin cologne). I don't know what that means, but apparently it's a good thing.

I liked the heroine, and the next heroine is set up as being a bad ass.

If you're looking for something to tide you over until the next BDB book comes out, this one might be for you....more
Monique ~ Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
Is it like J.R.Ward BDB? yes, and similar to Lara Adrian and Gena Showalter. But if you like those books then you will love this one. I read this book in one sitting, couldn't put it down and I have pre orderd the next two. Thank you Coreene, I loved it and look forward to the rest of the series.
I liked this book alright..i really like dragon shifters and i thought Coreen Callahan's spin on them, with the whole "energy feeding" was kind of cool. Liked all the characters and the storyline was interesting (all the Blackdagger Brotherhood and Midnight Breed similarities didn't bother me) also didn't seem to suffer from "1st book syndrome" at all. However, all the "inner dialogue" really kind of bugged me, which is such a bummer because this could have been soooo good, if not for that...more
Yeah I have it 4 stars so what? LMAO... Okay seriously I did enjoy this book. Yes there were many things and I mean many that were like BDB but it didn't bother me. In fact it made me smile and laugh. See now, after reading this book I have a craving to read about BDB. So its all good. There things at the end that weren't figured out. I did enjoy the battle scene at end. There were some hot loving scenes with Myst and Bastien. Great set up for the next book about Riker and Angela. Over all this...more
4.5 Uber possessive hero from the get go. The heroine was his. She was his to protect, his to care for, his to love and heaven help anyone who got near her. <3 <3

I am Rapunzel......and these can be my dragons any time BABY!!! I loved this book! :D


I have read a great number of PNR books, but this was my first book with dragons! Yep, you heard me dragons! But not some ugly monsters, with large teeth and red eyes that breathe fire, Fury of Fire had some very beautiful dragons, the kind you would want to be rescued by, if you were locked in some filthy tower! In other words they were hot and definitely worth the read. Fury of Fire was a non-stop r...more
Interesting plot premise. I liked the bond between H and h. Cute baby-naming scene in the kitchen. (No resolution regarding his papa, though.) Some scenes are vivid, especially the battle scenes. Better than average sex scenes.

Simplistic characterization of the dragon warrior brotherhood. It felt so cheesy! Plot contrivances -- obvious ones. Too much thinking. Inner dialogue slows the pace. Real dialogue is needed. The book felt fairly trite. At least it only cost $1.99.

Contents: Far too much...more
This is like a mix of Black Dagger Brotherhood - dragons style with half of the names from Kresley Coles' Immortals After Dark (Bastian and Myst, really?). It even drags with too many thoughts like J.R. Ward writes. But it's still too interesting to put away. The similarity is in the structure and few other things, but the actual story is original. The mythology is worked out in detail, rules are there and then our famous couple found a set of new ones. Expect insta-attraction and a little of St...more
3.75-4 Stars

This was a very entertaining story with loads of action, oversexed Alpha Dragons, oversexed and detestable bad -guy Dragons, witty repartee, clueless humans and hot loving.

The similarities with BDB are obvious but I see quite a bit of potential in future books and look forward to Rhage's Rikar's story! I couldn't help myself - hahaha :)

Jan 30, 2012 Heather rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Paranormal Readers
Shelves: own, amazon-vine, arc
Received this ARC from Amazon Vine.

Welcome to Washington State.

This debut novel is the beginning to many additional installments.

Bastian is one of the oldest of his kind; an all male race born of human females - dragon-shifters. As leader of the Nightfury dragon clan it is his duty to protect humankind. With their numbers declining he needs to set an example. With only 5 days until the Meridian’s axis realign, he has less than a week to find a mate. “…Be the first to commit, to have a son, t...more
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
Rating: 4
Heat Rating: 3 out of 5

Welcome to Coreene Callahan's wold of Dragonkind! This debut novel is packed full of goodness. Callahan's world is fascinating.

In Fury of Fire we are introduced to the ways of Dragonkind. We learn that there are two fractions of the race that are at war, the Nightfuries and the Razorbacks. The Nightfuries are led by the hero of the book, Bastian while the Razorbacks are led by the villainous Ivar. You see, Ivar and his Razorbacks hate humankind and would happily s...more
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

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This is a long over due praise and review to a wonderful debut novel. I've read it few weeks back and had procrastinated on my reviews. So here goes.

Coreene Callahan did an extraordinary job with this intricate world of humans and dragon shifters. Everything about this book had me turning the pages one after the next.

The Dragonkind exist but endangered and their numbers continue to dwindle. It’s bit...more
You know, I have some serious mixed feelings about this book. I liked it well enough! It was an easy read that kept me fairly engaged. It wasn't one that I just couldn't put down or anything but I never got bored. It was nice reading about something other than werewolves. Dragons are pretty sweet!

I wasn't a huge fan of the lead female, Myst. I liked her in the beginning but it was like she suddenly had a flip in personality. I understand the whole bonding/mating thing happens quickly but damn....more
Im gonna give this a 4 because I enjoyed it. It wasn't too heavy or to light. I would have liked a little more detail in the ending but overall it was enjoyable. I liked Bastian, he was an interesting mix to me.

The book made me miss the boys of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Midnight Breed. There was a hell of a lot of similarities to me. Not necessarily a bad thing...just interesting.

I have attempted a dragon book once before and it turn out to be really not so good. So to me this was nice....more

Mon avis en Français

My English review

J’étais un peu anxieuse en commençant le roman étant donné que les avis que j’ai pu voir étaient assez partagés. Mais j’avoue que la mention de dragons m’a tout de suite séduite et j’étais très curieuse de voir ce que donnait l’histoire au final. C’est vrai que ce n’est pas une histoire très originale mais j’ai pris plaisir à la suivre et à en apprendre plus sur les personnages.

On découvre Myst au tout début du roman, une infirmière qui vient en aide à s...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
You will either really enjoy this book or not. There's no other way of saying it. There are similarities between the Dragonkind world and the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood but this has also been pointed out on more than one occasion so that will be the one and only time I mention it.

Bastian is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He enjoys his time with women but doesn't really want to be tied down to one, especially if he knows that she will die bearing his child. But the Nightfuries...more
DNF @ 30% - June 1, 2014

This is an honest and highly subjective review, proceed with caution. You have been warned.

My pet peeves in Fury of Fire

* Heroine was terribly ridiculous. I honestly can't understand her. She was the one who said the sight of the dragon-shifters scared her shitless and vowed to not trust BUT when the man came at her without warning, planted his lips on her throat and purred, and she got turned on and loved it! Lady, if I were you, no matter how dangerously hot he is, I wo...more
The Nightfuries are a group of half dragons dedicated to protecting humans while keeping their species a secret. The biggest threat to the humans are the Razorbacks, another group of half dragons lead by Ivar, a scientist who sees humans as nothing but food—the dragons need to feed on the energy of a human—and has a plan to wipe most of them out. The race had been cursed long ago to only have males, so to procreate they must mate with a female human. Unfortunately the females always die when giv...more
I'm 10 pages in, and I think this is a little bit Black Dagger knockoff. We shall see. :)

- Okay, I've finished it now. :) The story premise - dragonkind who can morph into humans, and rely on electrical surges regulated by the meridian twice a year - is a very original premise. Definitely points for that! The book, however, is written in such a similar format to the Black Dagger Brotherhood books that originally I was turned off by how it felt like a copy. That does fade into the background as y...more
Dotti Elrick
This is a new series and a new to me author. It was recommended to me online. And like with all recommendations, some are great and some, not so much. This one was great. I was happily surprised.

The Nightfurys are dragon shifters. An all male race that feeds off the energy of human females. Each human draws pure power from the "Meridian" Something the Dragonkind needed to survive. They also need to breed with human females. The males are only able to sire a child twice a year, when the Meridian...more

Fury of Fire by Coreene Callahan

If you are a fan of the author J. R. Ward, you are either going to love reading a book so similar to hers or hate the fact that it seems so similar to the Brotherhood series. Hopefully you won’t get bogged down in the details like I did. .
The writing is very good but the similarities were just too strong for me to personally like. I will endorse this novel to anyone who hasn’t read J.R.’s books since you won’t have the problems I did and you might find this to be...more
Lynn Worton
I love paranormal romances with shifters (either werewolves or dragons), and when I first heard about this book and read the blurb, I became very interested indeed!

Bastian is an intriguing character. He is a typical alpha male - all testosterone and protectiveness towards his family. He is the head of the Nightfury clan, a group of half human/half dragons who protect the humans from another group of dragon shifters. He is uber sexy and knows how he affects the females! I must admit that he did g...more
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