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Awaken the Dragon

(The Legion #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  21 reviews
He’s sworn to protect the very entity she was born to kill…

Next in line for the Drakon throne, Theo Masters is the most powerful half human, half dragon in the world. Royal power is the last thing he wants, however. He lives as a human and runs the Legion Security Company. But his new client—a mysterious, beautiful human from a small African village—and the unknown danger she
Kindle Edition, 227 pages
Published November 4th 2019 by Carina Press
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Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Theo Masters is a powerful half human, half dragon. Living in the human realm and keeping his beast buried, he runs the Legion Security Company, protecting the world from paranormal threats. His firm is hired to protect Shola N’Gara for two weeks before she is to be married to a man she has only met once. She is from a small African village and part of a river tribe, never having left her village before. What Theo doesn’t know is that Shola has come to the western world not to marry, but to take ...more
Leigh Kramer
Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it
I’m always interested in reading shifter romances but especially when the leads are both characters of color. There was a lot I enjoyed about this one—Shola’s Yoruba heritage, Theo’s mysterious origins as a dragon now dwelling on the human plane, Theo’s Drakon team. I’m especially interested in reading follow up stories for Theo’s team.

Alas, this story also included the villain’s POV and it always felt so heavy handed and over the top for me. The story would have been so much stronger and more
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Carina Press Romance Promise, Dragon, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Multicultural & Interracial Romance, Shifters, Contemporary Romance

The Legion (Book #1)
Debbie Lester
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
A.C. Arthur is another new author for me. I’m always looking for good ones when it comes to the paranormal romance sub genre. This lady has a good track record with another shifter series so I decided to start at the beginning with first book in her new Legion series, Awaken the Dragon. This one has lots of action, several different paranormal characters and a very strong lead couple. It’s a good start to the series. We will see where this one goes.

What I liked:

Theo is a
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Nov 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I have to admit that I'm quite partial to a dragon shifter novel. Awaken the Dragon is the first in a series, I assume that the other books in the series will involve the other dragons shifters that we met in this one. Theo is the leader of a group of dragons who have left their realm and are living on earth. He has been here for two hundred years and in that time he has repressed the dragon side of his nature, choosing instead to live as a man and run his security business. When he meets Shola ...more
Brenda  Larnell
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s here! A new series from the Queen of Paranormal Romance. A.C.Arthur introduces her latest launch into the paranormal with AWAKEN THE DRAGON. Now, I know that this genre is not for everybody, but those of us who follow this author, have come to love these unconventional romance stories. Theo Masters is the complicated owner of the Legion Security Company. Complicated? Yes! He is half human and half dragon, a Drakon, who lives as a human. Theo has been hired to escort and protect Shola N’Gara ...more
Felice Foster
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Awaken the Dragon is the first book in the new Legion series by A.C. Arthur. As a fan of her Shadow Shifter series, I was looking forward to settling into a new world. Well let me tell you, I might just need to move to this little fictional town of Burgess.

It has everything: a tortured hero, mysterious villains, a strong heroine, and a multi-talented supporting cast that could break off into their own story at any time.

Theo and Shola are dynamic characters with a lot of d
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it

This books is the first of a new paranormal series. I am somewhat new to the genre and will admit I was a little confused when I started reading. There is no back story or introduction to the setting at the beginning so it took me a minute to follow along with the events and characters. But once I got a few chapters in, the story was very interesting. There is tons of action to follow and both the hero, Theo and heroine, Shola take part in all of it. Neit
Nana Prah
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
A wonderful start to a series that I can see being huge. Theo and Shola’s attraction started out with a spark and ended up exploding.
Theo had suppressed his true nature for a very long time and Shola brought it out in him although he fights it all the way. Theo definitely impressed with his alpha male kick ass skills. And he was a dragon shifter, awesome.
Shola was a strong woman who knew her mission and wouldn’t let anyone stop her. Her objective was lofty, but I’ll admit that there were
Rochelle Boyles
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I am mixed on this book. I felt like the story jumped around too much, and it was a little bit hard to follow. I feel like the series will be a good series, but this book was just missing something. It seemed like to much story was trying to be entered in a littler amount of pages. I really didn't feel the chemistry between the main characters. Shola was just plain annoying to me. I am all for being independent, but not when it can put you in harm way, and Theo was big, bad and closed off. Tell ...more
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cmc2020
Awaken the Dragon is the story of Shola and Theo. Each one is guarding family secrets, each is doing what must be done to protect those they love but changes must come when they realize the heart wants what the heart wants. Their hearts want each other. Destiny has plans for Shola and she has committed her life to that plan to save her people but can she follow through if that means no Theo in her life. Theo's father is not happy with Theo's choice and the risk he has taken when it comes to Shol ...more
Cynthia Taylor
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Who’s The Biggest Danger!

Theo has lived in solitude - inside his made up world, for Centuries. Shola was born for a specific and dangerous purpose. Their worlds collide when ones destiny and another’s business intersect. The sects of the Preternatural world are ablaze with what has, does and is to come. You have to hold on for this ultimate read!
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought her shifter world couldn’t get any better Arthur hits with The Legion series. Shola is one bad ass b&%ch and only an alpha like Theo could be for her. I was held captive from beginning to the end. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next in this series. I voluntarily read and honestly reviewed an ARC copy
Beverly Dummett
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing

A new shifter crew on the horizon and they don't disappoint. Great characters and storyline that keeps you in its grip. Definitely look forward to more dragons and shifters. This book Is a must read🐲🐲🐲
Chameika Jarrett
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gimme more

A great start to another shifter series. These require the ability to step outside the norm and the result is a sexy fantasy. As always I am on the 👀 for my next hit....hopefully soooon🤞
Karen Machamer
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Highly recommend this book to everyone. Can't wat to read more from this author.
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
A bit too instalovey for me, but I still liked this a whole bunch. please let this be a series
Karen Fisher
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a timely crafted tale that has you falling into another realm. The steam between Shola and Theo is enough to wings your eyes. I loved it!
Karen Machamer
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Highly recommend this book to everyone. Can't wat to read more from this author.
Susan Underbrink
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A big thank you to NetGalley and Harlequin/Carina Press for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is the first in a series. I don't think I've read this author before. I was a bit lost, felt I was lacking pertinent background information. I liked the main characters they are different and interesting. The storyline is ok. Seemed almost anticlimactic at the end, but overall a fun read. I rate it a 3.5.
Charlotte Pawson
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, netgalley
Theo is a Drakon living in the human world. His company has been asked as security for Shola N Gara of the River tribe who is to marry Warrick Camden a pact made by her parents before her birth. Their first meeting will produce sparks. Throw in Demons and Vampires and secrets long buried will be revealed. There is good chemistry between Theo and Shola and you really connect with all the characters and wish to follow them in future stories.
I was given an ARC of this book by Netgalley and th
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Artist C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since.

Working in the legal field for almost thirteen years now she’s seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings.