Well, I was fully prepared to love this book ... but I just didn't love it. While parts of it were wonderful, I missed advancing the overall story linWell, I was fully prepared to love this book ... but I just didn't love it. While parts of it were wonderful, I missed advancing the overall story line. 90% of this book was all about the relationship. Which was a nice change of pace though. It makes sense that Andre's story would just revolve around him though. He's not called "Ghost" because he's the life of the party.
As with most of the ancient Carpathians, they've been without emotions for centuries ... it's a bit hard on them to adapt to "modern" women. Andre is no exception. Teagan is a young, fiesty, fearful woman who finds herself in over her head and running for her life. She hates to cave into her fear, and powers through most situations.
I definitely think there's more to her than was revealed in this book. Her father bailing on her mother before she was born is interesting to me.
It looks like the series may be heading back Stateside ... I hope we get to meet Grandma Trixie.
Here's hoping the next book involves more of the characters I've come to love and revisit. ...more
Zombies, Dolphins, Ghosts, and Krewe ... makes for a great story.
I was really happy to see Laura get a story of her own. It was great to see her in FlZombies, Dolphins, Ghosts, and Krewe ... makes for a great story.
I was really happy to see Laura get a story of her own. It was great to see her in Florida working at a Dolphin Research Center. I love dolphins, so it was really cool to see one as a major character in this story.
I was a little meh towards Brett though. I liked him alright, and towards the end I was ok with the match ... but the romance in these books are getting to be pretty predictable.
Believe it or not, I was really drawn to Diego. I'm really excited that he's in the next book....more
Wow, I really liked Deacon and Molly together. I wasn't sure how their story was going to unfold, but the chemistry between them has been there sinceWow, I really liked Deacon and Molly together. I wasn't sure how their story was going to unfold, but the chemistry between them has been there since the very beginning.
Deacon's past was much more heart wrenching than I was expecting. I love that Molly turned out to be just what he needed.
Ronin's help in their relationship was pretty funny. It's amazing how awesome he is a most stuff, but his personal input seems to always backfire on him.
I loved the glimpse into married life with Knox and Shiori with the baby. ...more
Wow ... reviews are very polar opposites on this one. Me, personally I really enjoyed it. BUT ... I just finished a massive re-read of the entire seriWow ... reviews are very polar opposites on this one. Me, personally I really enjoyed it. BUT ... I just finished a massive re-read of the entire series, plus the CON books ... AND took the time to read the first Lord of Avalon books before tackling Dragonbane.
I have to say, the re-reads definitely helped with my enjoyment of this book.
I know with Kenyon's four arc plan (and we're only in the 2nd arc - Jaden I think) world building was going to get complicated and intense -- which I happen to love. (Then she throws in the CON books, which is seriously warping my grasp on what's happening now.) Which just makes me enjoy this complicated series so much.
I've been fascinated by Maxis since his introduction. I loved Dragonswan, so when another dragon showed up in the Dark-Hunter realm I was thrilled. Then, I had to sit back and wait for his story to be told.
It was worth the wait. Max is one bad ass (very large) dragon, who has a core of loyalty and a heart of gold. My opinion of Seraphina was the same as Illarion's, and took me just about as long to warm up to her. Blaise is just plain awesome. Fang, Fury, and Dev are in typical form in this book, which has several LOL moments. Styxx is slowly becoming one of my very favorite characters in this series. There are a pile of previous characters making appearances in this book, which was a lot of fun to see them show up. I missed Simi in this book though.
All that being said, I think this one was a bit rushed, and could have been so much more ... meatier. I find that the non-Dark-Hunter books (i.e. Were & Dream) always seems to be a bit less than the core Dark Hunter books though. Max's book left me wanting more, just like Fury's story.
It's going to be a bumpy ride for the dragons. I'm looking forward to seeing where the next book takes us!