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Fires Of Ballian (The Draegan Lords #3)

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A hundred years ago, the high sorcerer of Velensperia launched a swift and deadly attack against the draegans—a race of dragon shapeshifters who’d always lived in harmony with the humans. The draegans were all but destroyed, with the few who remained, scattered and in hiding. But after a century of cruel repression, a group of them have united and begun to fight back. Thei ...more
ebook, 174 pages
Published January 24th 2010 by Amber Quill Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Bookwatcher
Such ssssssaaaaaaaaaddddd start...

to a magnificent book!


Ok, now it the time to see more of Gaige
So, in this third statement the spotlight will be on Gaige. Without spoiling the previous books I can tell only that I loved all the hard and terrible path Gaige start to follow, to discover himself, and to get the power to find his beloved.

I loved also all the secondary characters much more active, helping Gaige. I learn more from the shifter, and unfortunately also more about the great evil, the M
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Dee Wy
4.5 stars. I'm a sucker for a sweet romance and an action/adventure plot. Love this series. #4 soon please?
MsMiz (Tina)
3.5 - I have hesitated for a long time to read Fires of Ballian (book #3) as I knew it would be a long time before we got the actual conclusion. With that said, it fell perfectly in with my Bingo challenge and decided to pick it up. I also missed Gaige and Keiran.

I am not sure how much I want to say for fear of spoiling. The opening pages were so powerful. Gaige was dreaming of a special time with Keiran and really, it was so present that I was actually shocked when it was all a dream. I had fo
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Melanie~~
Not nearly the life and death cliffie that book two left us with, but there is definitely more story.

I am so thrilled and relieved that I didn't find these books until now. if I had to wait another year or two to get Circle of Ariend I might go just a bit crazier than I already am. I'm hopeful that Circle (which Ms. Rhoades has said is the last in this series) will com out before the end of the year. Unfortunately, I've not been able to find a corroborating date. So, I wait along with all the o
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SoftCottonClouds
Done,done,done and done.

I've completed all three of the books now gimme the fourth one. Gimme!

::Ahem::

(view spoiler) Based on the description, this book was published in 2010, it has been three years since then...I'm sorry, I can hardly wait for it. Please do take your time to do so at your own pace(but not too long if possible,thank you.
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C
Dropping to 3 stars due to the unfinished nature of this series, a lack of closure on the story has impacted my opinion for all 3 books, I will never re-read them since I know they're unfinished. A warning to all who would start this series, we've been waiting for book 4 for 3 years. I'm giving up hope and removing book 4 from my want to read pile. Very, VERY frustrating.
Wren
There was almost non-stop action here. This is a wonderful series, the world-building is quite good. I think I liked this less than the first two books, probably because Gaige and Keiran aren't together much. I'm looking forward to book 4.
Kris
Bring on whenever the hell spring/summer is up there, I say! I can't wait for the final installment in this fantastic m/m fantasy series. *g*
Tam
When last we left Gaige, Kieran and the Draegans (Do I sound like one of those hosts of the serial TV shows from the 50's?), Keiran had just been captured by Death and Gaige was freaking and doing his best as the remaining leader to move the Draegans and humans to a safe place while trying to get Keiran back. While rescuing Jax, who tried to kill them a bit ago, from the evil sorcerer, Gaige comes into his own powers and with the help of his Grandmother is able to determine Keiran's location and ...more
Nicci
Fires of Ballian continues the saga of Gaige and Feiran with interesting twists. Gaige struggles with accepting the news of his birth and familial history. He also cannot envision his place besides Keiran, his mate, and as one of the Draegan Lords.

The author maintains the continuity from previous books in the series, focusing on developing the character, Gaige Rizik, who learns more about his heritage. The information is good. He’s more than just the former captain of Byram’s High Guard. Yet, Ga
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Lily
3.5 out of 5

Book three in the fantasy series Draegan Lords is intense and action packed from beginning to end. In this story Keiran, the draegan leader, has been taken by a demon and Gaige, Keiran's mate, is left to lead and protect their people while at the same time trying desperately to find and rescue Keiran.

Just like the previous two books this story is well written, the world building is good and the characters, from the main protagonists on down, are interesting and well developed. There
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Crissy Morris
4.5 stars

Originally reviewed for Joyfully Jay

After Moh’dredion takes his mate Kieran, Gaige vows to find him even when those around him are certain that Kieran is dead. In the meantime, Gaige takes up the position of Draegan Lord – protecting his people and continuing the stand against High Sorcerer Byram. One of his first decisions as leader is to rescue Jax, the one draegan who hates everything about Gaige, from Byram’s dungeons. After weeks of delays, he and his guards are finally able to beg
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Ami
With Keiran being kidnapped by Death - Gaige is left to take care of the draegans and humans under his command. With the escalating threat from Byram, the high sorcerers, Gaige tries to find a way to protect his people as well as saving his mate.

Gosh, this series is just getting better and better. I read this in one sitting, cannot escape from the amazing plot smartly written by Ms. Rhodes. This story is mainly taken from Gaige's point of view, since he is now The Lord for the draegans and human
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Carina Newworld
This book was very nice and I really enjoyed it.

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Slowly the characters are growing to my heart and that´s what I liked most about reading that novel.

Ayu Puspita Sari
Opened with a bittersweet scene, Gaige recollection of his time with Keiran before he kidnapped kinda broke my heart. This time around, it's more Gaige spot-on. Keiran didn't take much part in this, and even we rarely hear his thought like the prequels, but we got a bunch of Gaige. It's kind like watching Gaige grew, despite his age that maybe impossible to any kind of grow beside mental growth. But it's fun to read. I was kinda dissapointed with the resolution of Keiran's case. I need more of t ...more
Mara Ismine
I wish I'd discovered this series once it was complete! I get very impatient waiting for the next installment and then lose interest. It has taken me over a year to get around to reading this.

I thought this was the conclusion to the series, but there is at least one more "Circle of Ariend" which was coming soon when "Fires of Ballian" was published last January. I can't find any mention of it here or at Amber Allure.

In this part Gaige gets Keiran back, eventually, and the Draegans are slowly gat
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Tj
This is the third book in The Draegan Lords series. We don't see much of Keiran in this one. In this book the story is on Gaige and his continued growth as a Draegan Lord. He has a lot of confidence and belief to gain. As Gaige grows Keiran is in a dream world suffering. Gaige must have confidence in himself, his people, and his love in order to save Keiran from Death. The characters grow and we see more and more of the other characters and how they are developing here. The interaction of all th ...more
Vlerë Krasniqi
I really like The Draegan Lords series . It was a nice book I guess. However , I definitely liked the first two books more. It is just that the problem here is solved so quickly it is not even .... I mean we were very anxious to see what would happen after the first book ended with (view spoiler) and all . It was such a big deal and everything and here it was solved with a day or so of brainstorming and another day or two to tie knots. Overall the book was a ...more
Hong Bunting
Still going strong and can't wait for the fourth book!
Andrea
This book was first released in 2010 and a sequel isn't in sight. A little venting here: I understand that authors have creative minds and that writing is an art, not a science. If they don't feel it, they can't write it. However, I also understand that, if a series is going to be written, there should be either a resolution at the end of each book or all books should be written and scheduled before the first one is released. I love this author's writing but wish I had never started this series.
Fangtasia
In this installment of the "Lords of Draegan" series, we see the character arc for Gaige develop exponentially. There is, as always, incredible depth and intensity of feeling between the MCs. The plot starts to unravel and the reader can intuit some of what is coming next.

Cannot wait for Circle of Ariend, the next in the series.
Meggie
And now, that I re-read this third part in The Draegan Lords series, I really wish I had my hands on the next part. Damn, there is only one solution atm, to be patient and wait, like all others. This third storyline was a bit passive at the beginning and really sad. I'm glad Gaige saved Keiran. Or they saved each other. This whole series is an amazing piece of work and I'm glad I took the time to re-read them all. I'm sure it wasn't my last time, too!
Suzanne
The plot advanced a decent amount, though the final conflict with Gaige saving Keiran from his imprisonment in hel happened far too quickly and completely without a hitch. Hmmmmm. The relationship stuff is still too schmoopy - that's the technical term - for my tastes. Still, it was an enjoyable read overall. I think I will dub this series a "guilty pleasure."
Riva
I was really disappointed in this book. IMO it seemed like the author just threw the plot together in the last 20 pages and it was lame. I really enjoyed the series until this point and the fact that the author has left this cliffhanger ending for a few years apparently does not bode well for me continuing to the next book. Too bad, it had a lot of potential.
Wyndslash
I'm just wondering why no more mention was made of Gaige's father on Byram's part in this book. I get that he's a mean-assed sorcerer and all that, but in the last book it was implied that he felt more for him than as a usual subject. I would have thought that a mention of how he felt about his lover's death would have been nice and closed that plot line.
G.Cliffe
This book felt like a 'filler' book...mostly reviewed the first two books and the actual plot/action could have been summed up in half a chapter...but they dragged that out as well. It wasn't awful, just a waste of time. So, I believe there's a fourth book....hopefully, they actually continue the story in that one.
Paisley
I liked this book but not as much as the first two.
I think I got spoiled by the second book (I really loved it) in the series and feel very, very sad that the fourth one is not available. I hope it will be published - I am eager to see what happens next. I do love these draegans!
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