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Dragon Kin

(Once and Future Hearts #2)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Will she become the cursed king’s fifth dead wife?

In Lesser Britain, drought grips the land, forcing Arawn, King of Brocéliande, to take a fifth wife, hoping she will be the mother of his firstborn, whom the prophecy says will break the curse and save his people.

Ilsa, daughter of a wood cutter, is brought to Lorient to wed the cold, distant Arawn, terrified she will become
Kindle Edition, First, 276 pages
Published August 23rd 2018 by Stories Rule (first published July 18th 2018)
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Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As the 5th century British and Romano-British warlords Vortigern and Ambrosius face off for control of Britain, Ilsa and Arawn strive to break a curse decimating their land. In a marriage of necessity, can they find love? Can they save their home from killing droughts? Will they survive the great war?
This is a wonderful imagining of the time just prior to the birth of King Arthur with clean plotting, fully realized characters, realistic dialogue and exciting adventure! The historically accurate
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first book “Born of No Man” I could not wait to read the next book in the series. When I noticed the next book in the Once and Future Hearts Series “Dragon Kin” was out I was super excited. I sat down and started reading. In the beginning there is a drought, there is a need for water, so when they where told the rumor about a spring they headed out hoping to find it. On the journey we learn about a prophecy to cure the drought. It was said the first born child of the king will ...more
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After reading Born of No Man, I was eager to read the second book of the Once and Future Hearts series just to see how the story evolved.

What I didn't expect was the wealth of incredible detail cleverly woven into a great story. Tracy Cooper-Posey has done an enormous amount of research on a wide range of topics including how clothes are cut to give shape in a time before elastic, the Roman bathing experience, desalination and teaching literacy. It was absolutely astonishing and I worked my way
Heather Baxter
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
King Arawn had to break the curse he had put on him by any means. This started off to be quite rough for Ilsa his new queen at 1st.
His Kingdom of Brocèciande needed a queen that would give him a child.
Neighbouring kings in their kingdoms only really thought about the war that was coming, & the fact that men would fight in it. Ilsa found out she could use her bow & arrow to her advantage too, & become part of a troop & help in this war.
It brought it home to me just how it always
Dina Bushrod
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG. I love this story, it's a grand classic of historical romance. Oh how I'd love to see this as a movie. As always the details, no matter small or large, are amazing. Actual events, mixed in with the story make you wonder if the story could possibly be true, These details, the strength of the characters, along with the authors amazing story telling abilities, makes you want to read all about the beliefs of that time, of curses, duty to !ords, kings and their people. Of course you'll also read ...more
Betty Lambert
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book 2 in the series. Very good. Had a hard time to put down. This is about King Arawn of Broceliande, and his kingdom is in drought. They say his land is cursed and to break the curse he needs his wife to bear his first born child to live. So far he has had 4 wives and all have ended in sorrow, dying in childbirth. He was told to take the next woman he sees while on a hunting trip, and he thought , yeah, sure, that's going to happen out in the forest. Wonders never cease but he crosses ...more
Juneta Key
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been addicted to the Arthurian and Merlin legends since I was a small child. This is one of the best series I have read so far. I can tell a lot of historical research went into the story. The presentation was different from what I expected. I had to think about what I knew about the history/legend of Arthur. I was thrilled with the story because of this aspect. I was pulled into the world and there until the end. I love that as a reader. I highly recommend this series and I am ready ...more
Alda  Delicado
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful story and a really good series. A romantic approach to the Arthurian legend, this second installment details the story of Ilsa the Hunter, the bastard daughter of a king that will have an important role in the victory of the Britons. Isla weds king Arawn plagued by a curse that led his previous four wives to an early death, hoping to prevent a similar fate and to ensure the end of the curse. Full of surprising episodes, heartfelt characters and gripping adventures it is one of the ...more
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this one so much! I spent the entire book telling myself to slow down and savor the tale and also not being able to put the book down. I was captivated from beginning to end, swept back in time to live the tale along with the characters. The story is rich in detail and historical facts mixed in with the fiction. I love story unfolds over time which feels more realistic and gives you time to really become invested in the characters. Everything about this one is magical!
Audrey Cienki
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series puts Tracy Cooper Posey up there with the great Arthurian writers like Stewart and Bradley. Her vivid descriptions and historical snippets add so much to an already great story that I could not put it down. I cannot wait for the next book.
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New version of once and future King

The book and series loosely follows the same version of King Arthur that Mary Stewart wrote by telling of the lives of those who lived with legend.
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Tracy Cooper-Posey is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author. She writes romantic suspense, paranormal, urban fantasy, futuristic and science fiction romances. She has published over 100 novels since 1999, been nominated for five CAPAs including Favourite Author, and won the Emma Darcy Award.

She turned to indie publishing in 2011. Her indie titles have been nominated four times for Book Of The Year and

Other books in the series

Once and Future Hearts (6 books)
  • Born of No Man (Once and Future Hearts, #1)
  • Pendragon Rises (Once and Future Hearts, #3)
  • War Duke of Britain (Once and Future Hearts #4)
  • High King of Britain (Once and Future Hearts #5)
  • Battle of Mount Badon (Once and Future Hearts #6)