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Ancient Enforcer

(Ancients Rising #3)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  389 ratings  ·  124 reviews
An ancient dragon warrior determined to protect what’s his…

Former general Mikael lost everything thousands of years ago. His clan, his family, his honor. Now he’s awakened in a new world that has devolved into chaos—fire, blood and destruction. He and his brothers are ordered to live with Avery, a human female, and her younger brothers. Avery is nothing he should want. She
Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published January 26th 2021 by KR Press, LLC
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Ancient Enforcer by Katie Reus
3rd book in the Ancient Rising series. Post apocalyptic paranormal romance. With dragon shifters. Can be read as a stand-alone romance but better as part of the series.

Mikael is a thousand year old dragon. Avery is human in charge of a construction crew helping to rebuild housing in New Orleans. Mikael is sure that Avery is his mate. Avery doesn’t want a commitment in the chaos of the new world. As they work to figure out what’s between them, old enemies cause havo
Mindy Lou's Book Review
I can't get enough of these Ancient dragon shifters. They have an intenseness to them since they come from a much older time. This world to them is to strange and they have some communication problems since they don't understand the current slang. It's very entertaining.

There is just so much to love about Mikael. He's an ancient enforcer, so to see this intense shifter fall completely under Avery's spell made me happy. He's from a time where males takes what they want but he was patient with Av
Jan 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - "I will do anything to make you smile..." Stars!

Another great addition to the Ancients Rising series, with Ancient Enforcer giving us Dragon-Shifter; Mikael and human; Avery working towards their HEA. You get more POV from King and Aurora as well, all building up to their book; Ancient Vendetta currently slated for release at the end of 2021.

I enjoyed this one, we get more dragonling inclusion with new baby Hunter adopting Alpha-Shifter King, while he still works through the Vampire problems
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it

I do love a good dragon romance and I’ve quickly become addicted to this series.

Mikael and his two brothers Ivyn and Cas are newly awakened to a much different world. King puts them with Avery and her brothers Anthony and Riel. The attraction between Mikael and Avery is instant but they both fight it and put each other firmly in the friend zone.
Both Avery and Mikael’s pasts return to cause problems. Which results in an action packed read. We also have a cute and adorable dragonling.

This is
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ancient Enforcer is book 3 in the Ancients Rising series and another enjoyable addition to this series. Mikael is an ancient enforcer who recently awakened with his two younger brothers from thousands of years in hibernation. Since they were newly awake King thinks Avery is the perfect person to help them become accustomed to this new time. From the moment Mikael lays eyes on her he knows he has met his mate. I love how he tried to go slow with her but then realized he was in the friend zone so ...more
Gah, I can’t get enough of this series! Mikael and Avery are proof that every hero and heroine are exceptional.

Leadership Tip: Taming the Dragon | Inner Compass

Mikael was a bit lost after coming out of hibernation. He’s still learning what some of the sayings mean but he’s more than happy to be under the care of the human woman, Avery. Watching him struggle with his understanding of what he was experiencing with her was so much fun as was his complete jealousy when another male even looked her way. This author knows how to create heroes that
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

Another yummy dragon shifter romance. Avery put Mikael in the friend zone, and he has no clue what that means after having been asleep for thousands of years. Danger comes calling and he finally moves out of the friend zone. Lots of action, drama, adventure, romance and sex along the way. So nice to see all the previous peeps.

There are so many more creatures (dragons, lions, tigers, wolves, phoenix) to get HEAs, but I'm sure we are going to have to wait until the last boo
Mary Kirkland
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mikael, a dragon shifter had just awakened from a millennia long sleep when he and his brothers find a place to stay with Avery. She and her brothers are trying to help Mikael and his brothers get used to the new world they find themselves in.

King is the alpha for the territory that Mikael and his brothers decided to stay in and had made the arrangements as to where he and his brothers would be staying and working. Most humans know supernaturals existed and there in New Orleans there are humans
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ancient Enforcer
Ancients Rising Series #3
Katie Reus
Release Date 01/26/2021
Publisher KR Press


An ancient dragon warrior determined to protect what’s his…

Former general Mikael lost his clan, his family, everything, thousands of years ago. Now he’s awakened in a new world that’s trying to rebuild. He and his brothers are ordered to live with Avery, a human female, and her younger brothers. Avery is nothing he should want. She’s too soft, too sweet…too
Julie - One Book More
Jan 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
The third book in the Ancients Rising series, Ancient Enforcer focuses on Mikael and Avery. Mikael is an ancient dragon shifter new to New Orleans who falls in love with Avery, a human charged with looking after Mikael and his newly-awakened brothers. As Avery and her brothers help Mikael and his brothers acclimate to the modern world, their friendship turns to more. With enemies old and new threatening them, their family, and those they love, Mikael and Avery will do whatever it takes to protec ...more
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A series that is completely endearing. These men and the way they love their women. This book is another filled with excitement and complete devotion.

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Sandy S
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars--ANCIENT ENFORCER is the third instalment in Katie Reus’s contemporary, adult ANCIENTS RISING paranormal/fantasy romance series. This is ancient dragon shifter and former general/enforcer Mikael, and human / house flipper Avery Cortez’ story line. ANCIENT ENFORCER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.

SOME BACKGROUND: Months earlier, several dragons rose from their sleep, and in the after
Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Avery was a house flipper before the fall and has valuable construction experience. She’s been working with King to help rebuild housing and make sure everybody has the shelter that they need as they rebuild New Orleans. When King asks her to take in three dragon shifters who are new to town, she is hesitant, but as she gets to know them she agrees and appreciates the help that they offer on her job sites. She notices the oldest of the brothers, Mikael, but thinks he’s probably more heartbreak t ...more
Jan 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ancient Enforcer, Book 3 in Katie Reus’ Ancients Rising series features two of my favorite things in romance – the friends to lovers’ trope and paranormal romance with dragon shifters, werewolves, vampires, and witches – so I get the best of both worlds with this read. It did not disappoint. Ancient Enforcer is a sexy, steamy, and sweet romantic paranormal romance with a captivating blend of suspense, action, and horror. Though, for most of the first half it mostly focuses on the development of ...more
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Mikael totally won my heart. A dragon shifter who lost many of his family thousands of years ago and recently emerged from hibernation with his two younger brothers. He has awakened to a new world and is trying to settle into the now combined supernatural and human world in New Orleans.

Avery is a human construction forewoman helping to rebuild the city along with her two younger brothers. And the Alpha, King has asked her to help house and guide Mikael and his brothers.

Eventually, this group b
Two and a half stars.

I don't know what happened, one minute I was enjoying ancient dragon shifter and human female romance, the next I was dragging my heels. I literally had to force myself to read the last 40% of the book, something which I should have been able to do in 90 minutes, and it took me all day. It's 21:00 hours and I am not kidding. I have done everything (aside from cleaning, obvs) except reading this book.

Mikael is an ancient dragon enforcer trying to adapt to living in the modern
Charlotte Pawson
Who wouldn’t like any fantasy story with Dragons. Mikael and his brothers woken from a great hibernation are lodged with Avery and her brothers by King the local Alpha to learn about this new world. Mikael knows Avery is his mate immediately but Avery is a strong willed feisty woman used to looking after herself and her family she is not looking for a boyfriend! Mikael is not the only Ancient brought to this time and he will meet again the murderer of his parents. This book reads at a great pace ...more
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
This whole series is actiony, steamy fun. I love Katie Reus's style, it's warm and comforting and we all need some warmth and escape right now. The dragons continue to be red hot and engaging and the heroines continue to be relatable and strong. The original series and this spinoff is really entertaining and fun, highly recommend if you want a distraction into some well crafted, light PNR. ...more
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Katie Reus’s writing is magnetic. It draws you in from the first page to the last page and Ancient Enforcer is no different. I love everything about this book. The plot has so many twists and turns. The romance is smoking. (See what I did there?) And the family dynamic between Mikael and his brothers and Avery and her brothers warms my heart. All of them living together is amazing. I can’t wait to read King and Aurora’s book next!

*Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the copy of this bo
Sue Plant
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: katie-reus
would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this book

well where to of my favourite series and this book doesnt disappoint

3 newly awakened dragons are in new orleans

the alpha puts them with avery and her brothers to keep an eye on them but also to help them adjust to this new world, that they find so strange....

this is a strange new world for everyone now each know of the others existence, a new way of life has to be found for all...

vampires and dragons abound
Meghan Lloyd
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Once again, I have started a series without reading the first few books, and once again, I have gotten lucky enough to find an author who has pity on absent minded readers like myself. Even if you haven't read the previous books, Katie Reus is kind enough to give enough of a recap so you can understand what has already happened and become invested in characters, both new and old. I loved all the side characters, the cute baby dragons (I want one!), and the romance was causing steam to come off m ...more
Heather M Jones-Lancto
"Ancient Enforcer" is the high energy, action packed third installment of the "Ancients Rising" series by Katie Reus. Readers finally get the story that has built for two books between, Avery, a human, and Mikael, an ancient dragon shifter. You do not need to read the other books in the series to enjoy this story but some characters do carry over for book to book. Reus had introduce Avery and Mikael in "Ancient Protector", the first book in the series. I had been eagerly anticipating this story. ...more
Rosemary K
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The world as we know it is gone. Now people are aware there are supernaturals living among them. In New Orleans King is the Alpha. He's hard at work rebuilding the city. Avery is a human female helping with building housing. She's a hard worker who wants to help. She's well liked by all so King asks her to help an Ancient Dragon adjust to this new world. Mikael and his younger brothers are going to stay with Avery. The group bonds and becomes a family. Things heat up quickly when Mikael and his ...more
I'm always happy to find a new PNR series featuring dragon shifters and am looking forward to going back and reading the previous books in the series. Avery was a strong, caring human female, trying to keep her younger brothers safe and navigate a post-Fall New Orleans after the world was devastated by rogue dragon attacks. Luckily for her, she'd already been working with supernaturals prior to the Fall, and had a strong relationship with the new Alpha wolf of New Orleans, who'd taken over and w ...more
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm always happy to find a new PNR series featuring dragon shifters and am looking forward to going back and reading the previous books in the series. Avery was a strong, caring human female, trying to keep her younger brothers safe and navigate a post-Fall New Orleans after the world was devastated by rogue dragon attacks. Luckily for her, she'd already been working with supernaturals prior to the Fall, and had a strong relationship with the new Alpha wolf of New Orleans, who'd taken over and w ...more
When the past comes to wreck havoc in both Avery & Mikael's lives, they work together to protect and rescue each other from the dangers presented. Katie Reus' Ancients Rising series is set in New Orleans rebuilding from the world being badly damaged at the end of her Darkness series when shifters were outed to the world. I really enjoy the teamwork we see as the city's Alpha King, a wolf shifter, gets everyone to help each other rebuild their lives. This third story centers around Avery Cortez, ...more
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ancient Enforcer, a paranormal romance by Katie Reus, is a thoroughly enjoyable read. The third in a series, it can be read just fine as a standalone, though it might be helpful to read the first two books to fully understand the setting and some of the supporting characters. At least I assume so; I haven't read the other books in the series yet.

Mikael is a dragon shifter just out of a few millennia of hibernation. Avery and her two brothers, humans who are "in" with New Orleans supernatural com
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

This is the 3rd book in the series and just as much of an adventure as the first two. We have met Avery before and we also get to see quite a few of the familiar characters in New Orleans. If you are looking for a unique paranormal with not only dragon shifters but just about every other creature you are familiar with-- this series is for you.

Mikael is a VERY old dragon. He and his brothers wake to a world in chaos. Avery is trying to help them get acclimated while they determine what
Dawn Eggleton
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In a world almost destroyed by the supernatural. A new world is being built with humans and supernatural creatures working together. The ending of hibernation of Dragon shifter Mikael leads to he and his brothers being placed with human Avery. As a respected human in charge of the reconstruction programme Avery is a strong independent woman who doesn't believe in fairytales. Mikael is an ancient warrior who recognises Avery as his mate andvhas to learn the modern ways to woo the woman he loves. ...more
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
In a world where calamity and horror have changed everything, those that survived have created a new order. But the strong are not always safe. Avery's innocence is in her love of family, honour to her alpha, and dedication to her job. And then Mikael with his brothers arrives and family becomes just that much larger. Will his perceptions from a time long past change everything? Will the evil that rises cause destruction for all? Will his enforcer persona overtake matters of the heart?
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Katie Reus is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Redemption Harbor series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After chang ...more

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