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Night of the Highland Dragon

(Highland Dragons #3)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  285 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Acclaimed author Isabel Cooper’s thrilling paranormal romance series continues with a sexy Highland dragon shapeshifter and an inquisitive hero…

William Arundell is a detective working for a secret branch of the English government. When a young man is found dead, William’s investigation leads him to a remote Highland village and the intoxicatingly beautiful lady who rules M
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Night of the Highland Dragon was a fun, fanciful, historical, dark paranormal adventure.

Detective William Arundell is investigating the death of a young man in a remote area of the highlands. His investigation brings him to MacAlasdair Castle, where a family of shape shifting dragons reside, namely Judith MacAliasdair.

Judith MacAliasdair is a dragon shifter, wary of outsiders, she is reluctant to assist William in his investigation until an evil presence is revealed. Judith recognizes that witho
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Cooper transports you back in time. The consistent use of phrasing throughout the narrative and dialogue really sets the scene for this. It gives it that ‘old time’ feel. She also takes you into a world beyond the one we live in, while at the same time making it completely believable. There is a sense of mystery and danger that permeates this well written novel, keeping you on your toes. Combined with Cooper’s vivid descriptions and upbeat narrative, this story kept me truly engaged.

I liked that
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've given this an A for narration and a C for content at AudioGals -technically it should be 4 stars, but the story really doesn't warrant it.

Even though I was very disappointed in the previous book in this series of historical paranormals (The Highland Dragon's Lady), I remembered reading the print version of Night of the Highland Dragon a couple of years back, and thought I’d give it another go-round in audio. The final member of the MacAlasdair family of shape-shifters is Lady Judith, who re
Stephanie  G
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
William and Judith will have to put aside their differences and band together to save the British Islands from its deadliest foe in this riveting paranormal romance.

Working for a secret branch of the English government, William’s investigation leads him to a remote Highland village but his suspect is not what he expected at all and the reader can’t help but be fascinated by this romance as Judith stirs sizzling desires in William even as he tries to uncover all her secrets. The strong compelling
A sleuthy murder mystery with Isabel Cooper's delightful dragon shifters! An "older lady" heroine, even by romance standards - 250 YEARS OLD. Competence! Feelings! Intrigue! Consent! Responsible relationshipping paired with enthusiastic sexytimes!

I just really like this author, it turns out. I wish I knew how to find her fic, because I would read the heck out of that too...
Janet Robel
May 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Nicely written fantasy. Different from other paranormal books. This one features a dragon heroine.
I've given this a C+ at AAR, so that's 3.5 stars.

A shape-shifting dragon-lady in late Victorian Scotland is not my normal cup of tea (well, the late Victorian part is, but not the dragon-lady part!) but I do occasionally like to pick up something a bit different, and this seemed like a good prospect. Night of the Highland Dragon is the third book in a series featuring the MacAlasdair siblings, who are all descended from an ancient line of shape-shifters, and this book features the single female
This is the third book in the series and tackles the third MacAlisdair sibling. Judith has been in the background through the first two books and she actually lives in the family castle high up in the Scottish Highlands so I was excited to get her story. I'm not sure if this is the last of the series, but she is the final dragon sibling so I'll assume that's the case.

The story is obviously part of a series, but like the other two, it can be read alone or out of order though it's obvious that the
Clare O'Beara
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
While the tale is a little slow to get off the ground, with many introductions, introspections and conversations, we can sense that a gradual buildup to dark deeds is occurring. Set in Scotland at the turn of the 19th to 20th century, this shapeshifter story includes dark magick and demons. An English gentleman from a secret department arrives in a Scots village to find out what is happening after a person has died mysteriously. William Arundell meets a lady laird, whose villagers and tenants ar ...more
Eva Millien
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
William and Judith will have to put aside their differences and band together to save the British Islands from its deadliest foe in this riveting paranormal romance. The author has created a fascinating world with dragons and magic with an interesting feel to it, while the story is definitely historical with just the right amount of Scottish dialogue to add to the Highland feel without going overboard, it also has a kind of slight steampunk feel to the story, probably because of William’s magica ...more
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Immensely compelling. Entertaining. Paranormal mystery in a small highland village. Satisfying romance. *happy sigh*
This is the best of the three. All are good but this one I liked the best. Good characters and an interesting plot.
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Third and final book in this series, Night of the Highland Dragon brings Judith, sister to Stephen and Colin into the story-finally. She had been mentioned several times throughout the last two books, so I was more than ready to see what was in store for her in this read. And of course to see her get her HEA.

Judith is the oldest of these dragon siblings, and at this time she is the lady of the manor-or in this case castle in Scotland. Finally one of these books takes place in Scotland! She only
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jd-read, amazon-done, pnr
Night of the Highland Dragon is the third book in Isobel Cooper's Highland Dragon series. While it is a series, I read this as a standalone and I enjoyed it. It did not feel as if I missed anything within the story. Judith MacAlasdair is a dragon-shifter. She is the only daughter of a long line of family dragon shifters. William Arundell is a detective working for a secret branch of the English government. He has fought his whole life against monsters. He comes to the Highlands investigating a y ...more
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it

Night of the Highland Dragon is book three in Isabel Cooper's Highland Dragon series. Don't let that deter you it is quite a pleasant stand alone story. A paranormal shifter story with a bit of horror in it to make it exciting, because scary little monstrous demons tend to make things a bit horrific. I really liked the story I enjoyed the writing, the story and the characters, I just wish there could have been a bit more romance development between the two main characters; and it was
William Arundell is a detective working for a secret branch of the English government seeking the reason a young man is found dead by non natural means. The search leads him to a remote Highland village and MacAlasdair Castle. There he finds Judith MacAlasdair, a woman unlike any he's ever met and the ruler of the Castle, and the whole town.

There are several things to like about the story, but the characters are the best of those things. First, both characters are older. Judith by centuries but
Kathy Martin
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
William Arundel has spent most of his adult life investigating supernatural incidents for the mysterious D Branch. Now his investigation has taken him to the Scottish Highlands where he encounters an isolated village with a mysterious ruling family. Judith MacAlasdair is the one in charge. She is experienced at keeping secrets including the secret that she is a dragon who has lived for more than 200 years.

William is looking for a murderer and finds Judith suspicious but there are other potential
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
A greatly enjoyable paranormal romance with a hint of mystery to keep the plot going.

William Arundell, English government agent, is in Scotland investigating the suspicious, potentially occult, death of a young boy. His investigation takes him to a remote village in the Scottish Highlands where he finds Lady Judith MacAlasdair: noblewoman, dragon, super sexy lady.

Nice characterization; some steamy love scenes; a decent mystery, although at the end of the book I was still waiting for one more pi
J.A. Kenney
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Judith MacAlasdair is a dragon shifter. As all her family is and has been for generations.

William Arundell is a supernatural investigator for the crown, a normal man who has spent his life fighting monsters!

He came seeking a killer, but he is led into a world of supernatural creatures living in peace with their human neighbors.

This is an unusual story for me...I love scifi, paranormal, and urban fantasy....I also like historical romance.

But I rarely like a combination. This one I liked!

I had not
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Goodreads; 4 Amazon. Only not a solid 4 because mutual distrust isn't my favorite beginning

I've quite enjoyed this trilogy. This third volume gives a different perspective of the MacAlasdairs, with a different sort of dragon in two ways: a woman, and the one who's stayed home in the highlands, managing the family estate and village, for the past twenty years or so. Judith has an interesting background we get glimpses of, though: for many years, after eagerly leaving home in her youth (once s
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Originally published at Reading Reality

This series just gets better and better. And we finally get a little more dragon.

In this third book in the Highland Dragons series, after Legend of the Highland Dragon and The Highland Dragon's Lady we also finally get to see the clan seat of the dragons in the Scottish Highlands, in the remote village of Loch Arach.

We also get an unusual heroine and hero. Not just because Lady Judith MacAlasdair is a dragon in her mid-180s, but also because the hero, Willi
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, ebook, kindle, library
Judith's book was a bit different from Stephan and Colin's book. She didn't seem as confident in herself. I really liked William's character though. He was a great match for Judith.

Per usual, I ended up figuring out the guilty party really early in the book, but it's always fun getting to the actual reveal and ending. However, the was a bit of a twist I didn't see coming ... which I should have.

This was a nice ending to the trilogy ... but it definitely sets it up for a continuation.
A magical murderer is on the loose. The magical detective sent to solve the case and the dragon shifter lady must learn to trust each other to figure out who is maliciously wreaking havoc in the village. Possibly the first mystery, ever, where I solved it before the characters did? But it doesn't end when they nab the bad guy.
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
the book dragged a little bit more than I would have liked. The plot was good, although I feel like if this definitely is coming from a series, it's not one of those series that the author remind you of the whole history, so it's not a good stand-alone book. I feel like I was missing some very Vital Information. Other than that, it was a really good read
Feb 20, 2019 rated it liked it
New author for me. The cover drew me in. The writing and story ok, but was not emotionally vested in the characters. I felt like an observer, clinical in what happens. I have no desire to read the brother's books.
Enjoyable, though it seems to have a slow start. Both main characters took too long to get interesting. Stephen, Mina, and Collin make cameos, which was a nice touch, though Regina only got a mention. Since this is the end of a trilogy, it would have been better to end with all six meeting.
Patsy Gazaleh
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Read

This was a great story. I love Isabel Cooper seems to casually weave the romance into the supernatural. With Dragon life being almost an afterthought. Very refreshing!
May 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
not a suggestable read
Kathy Randall
Sep 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Good build, fascinating resolution, well placed pieces.

Best of the dragons, or tied with Colin.

I really liked how we saw Judith as the stronger of the couple. That was well done.
What can I say? This has become my new favorite guilty pleasure series. It has everything to make for an interesting story: a paranormal crime, Victorian era, a shape-shifting dragon who is also a Scottish noblewoman, and of course the strong sexual tension that always arises and the steamy scenes that follow. I hope there will be more in the series because I just love everything about the MacAlasdair family. And we have to see how William fares in his new role, right?
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Isabel Cooper lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her boyfriend and a houseplant she's managed to keep alive for over a year now—a personal best. By day, she's a mild-mannered editor at a legal publishing company. By night, she's really quite a geek: polyhedral dice, video games, and everything. She only travels through time the normal direction, and has never fought any kind of demon, unless you ...more

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