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Black City Dragon

(Black City Saint #3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  11 reviews
A historical urban fantasy set in Prohibition-era Chicago, which combines action, mystery, and romance against a backdrop of gangland wars and the threat of supernatural horror.

For sixteen hundred years, Nick Medea has guarded the gate between our world and Feirie, preventing the Wyld--the darkest Feirie of all--from coming into Chicago to find human prey. But since he def
Paperback, 378 pages
Published March 26th 2019 by Pyr Books
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Richard Knaak It's the third in the Black City Saint series. While each novel has a separate story, they do build on one another.

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Kristen Burns
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*I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This has not influenced my review.*

Every time I read a book in this series, I feel the need to bring up how much I absolutely love what a unique combination of elements it has. Fae, Catholic saints, the Prohibition Era, reincarnation---it even has a dragon! It's such a
C.T. Phipps
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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BLACK CITY DRAGON is the third book of Richard Knaak's Black City series, which I've been enjoying since the first volume of BLACK CITY SAINT. It is an urban fantasy series that centers around Nick Medea, the 1920s incarnation of Saint George, who investigates the supernatual during the Great Depression while protecting the gateway to Fairyland. It's a unique series that I really love the quirky and oddball cast of. It reminds me a bit of the Dresden
Tiffany Austin
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Amanda Robinette
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love these books. Adventure, fantasy, a love story, all with funny characters and interesting villains. I can't wait to see what happens to Nick Medea next!
Jeff Bryant
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Richard Knaak is back and at the top of his game again with the urban fantasy Black City series. Nick Medea returns as a combination of Phillip Marlow and Harry Dresden, a “ghostbuster “ in an alternate Prohibition Era Chicago where the Fae mingle with the mob. Quick moving and with a great feel for the era it represents, it’s a joy to see another book in this series. Recommended!
Tracy Rowan
Sep 07, 2018 rated it liked it
There are distinct disadvantages to being late to the party in terms of reading a series, and with this series in particular, I found myself flailing around trying to deal with the author's frequent references to events of previous books, people who never appear in this volume but who apparently play huge parts in the first two, and so on.

Yes, you can read this and get the story straight, but it does take some extra effort to grasp the deeper implications of the events here. That's fine, the onl
Assaph Mehr
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Black City Dragon is the third installment in the series, one I have been waiting for since I first came across it. Nor was I disappointed.

What to Expect

This novel deal a lot with the protagonist's past (Nick Medea, aka St George). As such it is imperative to read the first two volumes first - just so you'd get that the build-up of excitement to the backstory dealt with in this volume. Here we learn more about Nick's past, with his relationship of the dragon and Cleolinda as well as more about t
Dale Russell
Centuries have gone by and you would think that things would be getting easier for Nick Medea. Protector of the Gate to Faerie...hunter of the Wyld...conqueror of the Dragon, that SHOULD bring with it some form of respect. But...recently... he has battled, and defeated, Oberon, the King of the Faerie and then confronted H.H. Holmes, the Beast of Chicago, stopping his apocalyptic plans.

Now, perhaps the most evil and dangerous enemy from his past has returned...the one who was ultimately responsib
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
My Review: This series has been one of my favs since I picked up the first book a while ago. I and die hard in love with the uniqueness that this series gives us readers and I just could not put it down. This one has to be the best yet I mean it has more DRAGON!! And who could say no to that one? The story was so good it had some great twists and turns that I didn't see coming and I thought that the pacing was really good. The only thing that bothered me in this one was that some of the plot poi ...more
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
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i haven't read the other books in this series, but I very much enjoyed this story and will - for sure - go back and read the 2 previous ones now. Adventure and fantasy await you!
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Richard A. Knaak is the bestselling author of Dragonlance novels, the Dragonrealm and Black City Saint series (his own creations), six novels for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series, and six works in the Warcraft universe. He has also written several non-series fantasy books.

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Black City Saint (3 books)
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