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His Highness the Duke (Dragon Lords #5)

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The would-be heroine…

Aeron wants nothing more than to continue to live out her very long, solitary life in a small metal room listening to communications for the Federation Military. It’s not glamorous. It’s not even charming. But it’s safe. There’s no chance of getting hurt.

When she intercepts a communication about the impending genocide of the Qurilixian people, she has
ebook, 161 pages
Published January 12th 2012 by Raven Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jan 13, 2012 Tiah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was very excited to see the Dragon Lord series continue past the 4 books. It is a fun series to read if you can get past the repetitive story telling. This book follows the Prince's cousins, set in the same time frame as the last four books. It was pretty good, much shorter than the others in the series. I was a little disappointed in the way it ends. I didn't get enough time with the characters and the epilogue seemed forced. There isn't really a conclusion to the story, so hopefully the next ...more
Story would have worked as well or better if it was chronologically later on. The story is occuring simultaneously with the first four books, and before all of the series that followed on (Lord of the Var, Zhang Dynasty).
Jun 26, 2012 Megan rated it liked it
Aeron Grey overhears a transmission signaling the possible invasion to the planet Qurilixen while at work for the Federation. When she reports her suspicions, her superiors don’t want to get involved since Qurilixen is not part of the Federation. Not one to take the possible destruction of a planets’ population in stride she sets out with the help of her sister to warn the Qurilixen people of the attack. Unfortunately the only way they can find to get there is using the Galaxy Brides corporation ...more
This book was about 10 chapters shorter than the normal Dragon Lord book but is meant to be picked up by three additional books. I liked the story of two sisters who hitch a ride from Galaxy Brides and both end up brides, One of the two sisters work for the federation as a commincations analyst and picks up a message that a hostile species the Tyoe are going to attach the Draig and the home planet they live on to take the planets rich minerals and / ore. This is used to fuel shipps..

So Aeron get
Aug 14, 2012 Valentina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Shanna Trim
Feb 12, 2015 Shanna Trim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is different from the other books in this same series. Whereas the other books focused on a central story, this one goes in a different direction. It starts out at the same claiming ceremony, but that is where the stories go their separate ways. I liked this story. Like book #4, though, I felt the ending was just cut off. The book was still enjoyable, but I would have preferred a prettier bow to finish everything off.
Kimberly Walter
Sep 11, 2014 Kimberly Walter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It seems the Dukes, cousins to princes, have as much trouble with their brides as they did. But with each book, it is a fun adventure but sweet and sexy. I loved reading each book of Duke's books.

His Highness the Duke, was an enjoyable book to read.
Aeron goes Qurilixian to warn them of a threat against their planet, only to be married off to one the Dukes.
That wasn't her plan. She came to just warn them, get off the planet and go home. But she caught the eye of Lord Bron, who's crystal glowed
Jan 08, 2015 Cheri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one a lot. I have read the first series of the Draig Princes and their Princesses. I wondered how virile guys like these could maintain the custom on their wedding night. Love that Bron as moral and strong as he is is also human (okay Draig) No spoiler in case this is your first book.

Aeron was sheltered by her own choice. In her position as communications expert she reports information that the Federation ignores. But she can not stand by and watch a catastrophe happen. So she lea
Laura Greenwood
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I received a copy of His Highness the Duke, book 5 of Dragon Lords, in exchange for my review.

Aeron Grey is one of the only survivors of her planet's destruction, the other being her sister Riona. Having overheard plans to destroy the Qurixilian people, Aeron goes against the orders of the Federation, her employers, and sets out to warn them. But having lived on the straight and narrow, Aeron knows nothing of stealthy missions and lea
Feb 22, 2015 Kai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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His Highness The Duke is the fifth book in the Dragon Lords series. Lord Bron, the High Duke of Draig has found his bride after seven attempts. Of course, he wasn't expecting his bride to show up but his crystal glowed.

Aeron Grey, a communication specialist in the Federation Military has intercepted a message of an attack to Qurilixian. Against all orders, she risked her career and safety to deliver a message to the Quirilixian people of an impending genocide attack from the Tyoe. The only way s
Feb 15, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At the start of the book we are not on the Draig's Homeworld. Instead we start with Aeron hunting down her sister Riona in order to save the Draig. Aeron works for the Federation and intercepted a transmission that sends her on a personal mission to save the Draig. After seeing her own homeworld destroyed she refuses to stand by and do nothing. That is where her sister comes in and gets them a ride aboard Galaxy Brides.

Now we are at the Wedding Ceremony and this is Bron's 7th attempt at finding
Cheryl Drake johnson
This was a short story with a Federation Analyst Aeron Grey who happen to over hear a communication concerning the extinction of an entire race on the planet Qurilixen and she refused to let it happen again because it happened to her and her sisters planet when they were younger and she went to find her sister to help her get to the planet to let them know and then she could go back to work and move on but things are never as simple as you may think so she finds her sister Riona who is a gambler ...more
Christine Croke
Feb 25, 2015 Christine Croke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book but a little short. Bron has waited for 7 years and finally finds his bride only to mess up on the first night. Aeron is a self-conscious woman who doesn't want to believe Bron actually wants her. The love that grows between them is beautiful. I would have loved to find out who took Bron captive or something of a hint of it int he book as I am very curious to know now. Nice transition to this series from the last four books. Cant wait to read the next one.

I received an eBook copy fro
Mar 03, 2015 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
His Highness The Duke is the Fifth book in the Dragon Lords Series by Michelle Pillow. I loved the first four books in the series as well as the other related book series. After reading the stories about the four princes it was interesting to get to know their royal, cousins, headed by the First born, the Duke Bron.
Bron is a serious Draig, he now heads the house of the Kings' brother who is no longer alive. Bron is like a son to the King and takes his responsibilities to his family and royal pos
Mar 13, 2015 Robyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michelle does an excellent job once again in this Series. We are introduced to the nephews of the King and Queen of the Draig. Bron is the eldest of the nephews. He has been disappointed for many years having been passed over in the Breeding Ceremonies. Now after so long his crystal glows but in the excitement he did not get to see who his bride is. Aeron is an honorable, good civilian working for the Federation as a contract worker. She and her sister are the only survivors of their planet. Aer ...more
Amanda Richardson
I loved all four Dragon Princes books by Michelle M. Pillow so I was so excited to read about their royal cousins. This first book in the series did not disappoint, I loved it. The royal cousins are as hot as the princes!
Aeron works for the Federation Military and intercepts a communication that Qurilixian people may be harmed. She is acting on her own, with the help of her sister, because the Federation won’t listen to her and she needs a way to get to Qurilixian so Aeron and her sister hitch a
Nikki Brooks
Aeron works as a communications analyst for the Federation and picks up a message that the Tyoe, a hostile alien race, are going to attack the Draig and take the planets rich minerals and ore, which is used to fuel ships. She asks her sister to help to get to this planet. Her sister, Ri is a gambler and itinerant traveller. They are the only known survivors of a planet which was destroyed by a war ship weapons test, which by a twist of fate also killed those of the war ship.

Aeron reports the tr
Mar 30, 2015 Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been enjoying all the dragon lord book from Michelle Pillow and this one is no exception to this. I have greatly enjoyed watching all the Draig lords connect with their mate and the antics that ensue while they try to convince them that they are actually fated mates. It is always a fun read as the female leads in the story go from feeling the connection in the beginning to finally realizing that this is the real thing and they can not live without their mate. I also enjoy as the female le ...more
Sharon Hatt
May 04, 2015 Sharon Hatt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lord Bronislaw (Bron) High Duke of Draig is not looking forward to yet another failed breeding festival; he has long since given up any hope of finding his true mate. Aeron Grey, civilian analyst for the federation has defied orders and secured passage on Galaxy Brides (or at least her sister did) to warn Quilixen of an eminent attack from a technologically advanced race, but intends only to warn them not marry any of them. Despite both of their intentions fate has other ideas and his crystal gl ...more
Apr 10, 2015 Kelly rated it it was amazing
This is the fifth book in the Dragon Lords series. I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were very interesting and full of life. It's a wonderful book about a person who cares enough about others and is willing to do whatever needed to prevent another tragedy. I can't wait to read the next one in the series.

Aeron is a civilian analyst for the Federation. She intercepts a communications transmission about a possible genocide attack of the planet of Qurilixen. When the Federation does
May 05, 2015 Cherri-Anne rated it it was amazing
In a way, you are now his guiding light.

It was insanity. It was perfect. Perfect insanity. AWWW!! I found this story to be as enjoyable - actually even more so - than the first books in this series which surprised me! I didn't think that this series could have the same great kind of stories as the ones that told of the 4 princes & their brides, but I liked that the differences in Bron & Aeron's marriage tale gave a whole new breath of fresh air into the familiar Breeding Ceremony and wh
Duke Bron finds Aeron

The Duke and his Lordly brothers have been on the marriage Mart a long time. Born is participating for the 7th year. Finally his crystal is flashing and he was so despondent that he wasn't looking. Now he doesn't know which woman is his bride. A bad start for him. A very good start to a new Dragon Lords group dealing with the cousins of the royal princes.

Aeron and her sister have no intentions of getting married. They came to warn the Dragon shifters of a eminent attack to t
May 12, 2015 Harley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Welcome back to the world of the Draig!!! This Fifth book in the Dragon Lords Series by Pillow, but the first of royal cousins and it does not disappoint, I loved it! The royal cousins are definitely as hot as the princes!

Disappointed after six years of not finding a bride at the Breeding Festival, Bron does not expect to find his bride at the seventh ceremony, but when he does he breaks every rule to claim her.

Aeron works for the Federation and has information about aliens that are planning to
Wanda Mayhue
May 18, 2015 Wanda Mayhue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Though this book was not as long as the other four it is still a fantastic and amazing book.

Bron is a Duke an nephew to the King and Queen of the Draig. He and his brothers control the mines that has the ore they sell that brings Galaxy Brides to their planet.

Aeron is a communications specialist and has heard that an alien race plans to destroy the people of Quirilixian ad take over the mines. She is quiet shy and not looking for a husband but
Ana P
Jun 09, 2015 Ana P rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More of my favorite Dragon Lords!

Aeron is a communications analyst for the Federation Military and has discovered a plot to destroy Quirilixian people, she must warn them before their planet is destroyed. What Aeron hadn't counted on was her sister signing them on as prospective brides in order to get there. Worse yet, she had not expected to be chosen as one and much less to have these lustful feelings towards the barbarian hunk.

Bron was just going through the motions, after all he'd been to th
Beth Fuller
It's always a pleasure when a book series continues to get better. Aeron and Bron's story has gone that small extra step beyond and brought more. While the circumstance in which they meet follows the same theme as previous Dragon Lord books, it comes into its own after the festival. Bron and his brothers handle the mines and all to do with them. Aeron is on a mission to save Quirilixen from a fate similar to her own world. Aeron is a very likable heroine and Bron is his own unique hero. The stor ...more
Joanne Minna
May 11, 2016 Joanne Minna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance lovers
The fifth book about the Breeding Festival on planet Quirilixen, the men of that planet and their wives to be. After the four princes found their brides on their first go, we get a story of Lord Bron, a cousin of the princes, who is hoping his 7th time at the festival will be his lucky time to get a bride, and his bride Aeron, a Federation communication civilian expert, that came to Quirilixen to warn them of an alien race trying to get their mines. We read about them trying to find a mutual lan ...more
Jun 22, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
His Highness The Duke is the fifth book in The Dragon Lords series by Michelle M. Pillow. It tells us the story of High Duke of Draig, Lord Bron and Aeron Grey, civilian analyst for the federation.

Aeron intercepts a communication about the impeding genocide of the Qurilixian people. Unable to get anyone to do anything about the information she decides to get help from her sister and signs up to be a bride in hopes of saving lives. Bron is on his 7th attempt at a marriage ceremony and does not be
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May 31, 2016 Book Nook Nuts rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audible Book: His Highness The Duke: Dragon Lords, Book 5
Author: Michelle M. Pillow
Narrated By: Melissa Barr
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 4 Stars


"Is it finally his turn at love?"

What did you love best about His Highness The Duke?
The Lord Bron finally has gotten his forever love but is not an easy task. Aeron is one tough female.

What other book might you compare His Highness The Duke to and why?
All of the books I have listened to in this series. Each male finds a b
Sep 24, 2016 Terri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Five not as good as 1-4; still enjoyable

I was so excited to continue on this series with book 5- but after a few chapters, I started getting not getting into the book as I had the previous ones- there's a lot of set up in the end about the Duke's brother and his medical-induced stasis wife, who happens to be the sister e r of this books heroine. I felt like the book somehow dropped the drama with the main characters and focused more on future characters- I am not saying this is a bad book, I'm g
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