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Silver Dragons #3

Me and My Shadow

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A Stalker From Hell May Northcott is a woman at the end of her rope. She’d almost gotten used to her employer, the ex-demon lord Magoth, spending his days hanging around her home and interrupting her private moments with her lover, Gabriel. Then trouble appears on her doorstep in the form of a nearly dead man.

With May fighting to control the dragon shard, Magoth wrangling to regain his position and powers, and a mysterious and deadly dragon bent on their destruction, Gabriel has his work cut out for him. Now he’ll have to claw his way through all the distractions and convince May that their love is strong enough to conquer all enemies.

352 pages, Paperback

First published November 3, 2009

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Katie MacAlister

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For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn't think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialogue or love scenes in the software book, Katie swiftly resolved to switch to fiction, where she could indulge in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes.

Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than thirty books followed during the years after Noble's publication. Her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and placed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell, and for the mystery world as Kate Marsh.

Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and dogs, and can often be found lurking around online.

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1,221 reviews2,133 followers
November 14, 2009
This review contains a few spoilers for the previous book.

This book was so long in coming (a year), that I had pretty much forgotten all the plot details from the previous one. I couldn't remember why Magoth had been expelled from Abaddon or why he had lost his powers. I certainly couldn't remember how he ended up living with May and Gabriel - though I suppose that's because he's bound to May. I couldn't remember how the dragon shard had ended up in May and, oh, lots of other little things. But it didn't really matter. I soldiered on, and was soon caught up in the story again.

May Northcott is a doppleganger, created by a demon lord and Prince of Abaddon, Magoth, from a water naid, Cyrene. Cyrene sacrificed her common sense to have May created, and is now a silly twit - but she's still May's twin and she'll do anything to protect her. She's also bound to Magoth, who used to send her out to the mortal world to steal things for him - which is how she met Gabriel, a silver dragon and wyvern (leader) of a sept. The silver dragons had been cursed to never have a mate born to them - but May wasn't born, she was made, and she and Gabriel are happily in love.

If only things could be that simple. May is still bound to Magoth, only now the arrogant, sex-crazed and annoying ex-Prince of Abaddon is living in their home and there seems to be no way to get rid of him. May is being hunted by Baltic, a black dragon who was supposed to have died centuries ago but now seems to be back - with a vengeance. Because May carries a dragon shard inside her, the same one that Baltic's mate Ysolde once carried, he's determined to have May and the dragon heart itself. They need to find Baltic's old lair to get his dragon shard, then negotiate a truce between the other septs so that they can bring the dragon shards together, draw out the one from May, and re-shard the heart.

With all the threats to her life, May and Gabriel get little time together. If they can form and re-shard the dragon heart, and put at rest the animosity between the silver and black dragons, maybe, just maybe, they could have some peace together. But it means stopping Baltic, and this returned dragon has some very unusual powers that he shouldn't have.

This and the Aisling Grey: Guardian series (the first series about the dragons) are great fun, and the fantasy world overlaid on our own is well fleshed out. Some of the banter grates on me after a while - I can really only take so much of Magoth's blustering, Cyrene's shrieking and Jim's quips and whining. But I love May, she's one of those rare paranormal heroines you can really identify with and feel for - paradoxically, as Other as she is she also comes across as the most human. I also love Gabriel, though I'm with May on the foreplay thing.

Speaking of, there's only one sex scene in this book, which isn't that unusual for MacAlister but, dare I say it, was a little disappointing. I like the intensity and the building chemistry that comes with it, though there's a lot of that in many of the other scenes as well. Instead, this one is very plot-driven: fast-paced, rarely quiet, often with three things happening all at once, it was actually a bit exhausting. I think that's why I like the sex scenes (or one reason anyway): they provide a bit of calm from the plot, a moment for the characters to be themselves: a glimpse of what could be, should the dastardly plot be resolved. That's the Romance side of things. The Silver Dragons series leans more heavily towards Urban Fantasy.

But it is inventive, and rollicking, and has some great deadpan moments - and there's May, who's worth it. It's so nice to have a heroine who isn't annoying! Even Aisling, in the first series (and who has a small side role in this one), could get on my nerves. Always arguing and protesting! So loud. May is capable, resourceful, thinks before she speaks, embraced her feelings for Gabriel, and has real but not irritating flaws. Refreshing.

Now, there are bound to be a few very small plot holes - details that get forgotten - and some convenient coincidences. What with everyone being so noisy - and really, this is a deafening book - it's easy to get confused by the plot and sub-plots. I had to just shrug off my confusion a few times, but since this is a more plot-driven urban fantasy than a romance, the plot could have been a bit tighter and clearer. If you're thinking about giving this series a go, my recommendation is first, start with Aisling Grey, and then wait till all four books in this series are out - it helps to read them close together.
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131 reviews2 followers
January 15, 2021
Okay so this is the third book in a trilogy,when I read the second book it was like every 10 pages there was just sex the book didn't really seem to move very far this book was it was okay I guess there were two characters that I really I wanted them to die I hated them so much like to the whole series I could not stand these two characters they pissed me off so badly. To be honest with you I'm just glad I'm done with the series I'm not sure if I'm going to pick up another book by this author like her book start out strong and then I don't know what happens they kind of spiral it up what the f*** is this land
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905 reviews19 followers
November 21, 2009
The third book in The Silver Dragon Series and it is really starting to pick up steam. I wish I didn't have to wait a year to find out what is going to happen next - so many details will slip through my mind about this book (and the last two as well) before the fourth one arrives.

I feel like this book was the pivot point for our main character May Northcott. Let's face it - she has way too much going on and it makes sense that she would feel a bit lost with having to divide herself between all the factors in her life. I was very pleased that May was able to close a few doors in this book and gained a better sense of herself to boot. Add in one or two new twists to look forward to in the next book (like the big revelation at the end of this book...shhhh...)and book four will be exciting!
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1,179 reviews11 followers
April 7, 2010
A nice ending to the Silver Dragon story line. I am glad that May was able to keep Megoth from getting his powers and get unbound and de-consorted from him so that she can live happily ever after with Gabriel. Not happy that Cy ended up with Koysta; I was kind of hoping that she would be a casualty of the big fight. I am intrigued to find out what happens in the next book and whether it will be another spin off series or a stand alone book to bring everything to a close. I love that Aisling had twins, one boy and one girl. Drake was hilarious with the sterile gowns and appointment cards! And now that we know Tully is Baltics mate... Wow. Jim was hilarious, as always. I cannot stand the archimage, and was hoping that he would be a casualty as well. Looking forward to the next book.
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1,948 reviews32 followers
February 15, 2013
4,8 von 5 Sternen
(Inhaltsangabe von der LYX Homepage)
May Northcott ist mit ihrem Latein am Ende. Seit ihr Auftraggeber, der Dämon Magoth, all seine magischen Kräfte verloren hat, weicht er nicht mehr von ihrer Seite. Mays Geliebter, der attraktive Werdrache Gabriel, ist davon natürlich gar nicht begeistert. Da findet May einen schwer verletzten Mann vor ihrer Haustür - eine Warnung des gefährlichen Werdrachen Baltic. Ein Krieg der Drachen scheint unvermeidlich, und May fürchtet um das Leben ihres Geliebten Gabriel.

*Wie kam das Buch zu mir*
Ich liebe ja die Dragon Reihe an sich. Die Dragon Love Reihe (1. Reihe) war brillant. Die ersten beiden Bände der zweiten Reihe - „Silver Dragon“- waren dann gut, aber kamen leider nicht an die Dragon Love Reihe heran. Trotzdem musste ich unbedingt weiterlesen, da die Grundhandlung sich über beide Reihen hinwegzieht und wirklich gut ist. Diesen Teil habe ich bei ReBuy für 3,99 Euro ergattert.

Die Farbgebung gefällt mir sehr gut, aber es passt nicht zum Inhalt des Buches. Im Gegensatz zu den herrlichen freien Oberkörpern auf den Covern der Dragon Love Reihe, ist diese Reihe mit Gesichtern versehen. Das gefällt mir bei Büchern generell nicht, da ich mir meist ein völlig anderes Bild von den Charakteren mache. Auch hier passt das Model auf dem Cover wieder mal so gar nicht zum meiner Vorstellung von Gabriel. In Innenseite der Klappbroschur ist allerdings ansprechender gestaltet als bei der Vorgängerreihe. Sie ist jetzt farbig mit einem Drachensymbol.
Die Frontcover der Dragon Love und der Silver Dragon Reihe sind deutlich als zusammenhängend erkennbar. Lediglich bei den Buchrücken unterscheiden sich beide Reihen sehr. Das finde ich etwas schade, da die Bücher doch alle zusammengehören und in einer bestimmten Reihenfolge gelesen werden sollten. Man hätte die verschiedenen Reihen einfach nur durch ihre unterschiedlich farbigen Titel trennen können. Naja, aber das sind nur Details für Sammler.
Die Kapitel sind angenehm kurz – kaum ein Kapitel geht über 10 Seiten.

Ich werde dieses Mal nur wenig schreiben, da sich meine Rezis zu dieser Reihe sonst zu sehr ähneln würden. Sehr wichtig ist aber das ihr mit der Dragon Love Reihe beginnt und dann erst die Silber Dragons anfangt. Ansonsten ergibt die ganze Hintergrundhandlung um die Drachensippen und ihre Probleme keinen Sinn für euch. Meine Rezis zu den einzelnen Teilen findet ihr ganzen unter.

Mir gefällt die Grundidee um die Drachensippen, ihre Politik und ihr ganzes Gehabe einfach extrem gut. Die Geschichte wirkt gut durchdacht und man verliert nicht den Faden obwohl sich die Grundhandlung über so viele Bände hinwegzieht. In diesem Band lösen sich sehr viele Dinge auf, aber trotzdem ist die Geschichte der Drachen nicht abgeschlossen. Man weiß jetzt zwar wer hinter was steckte, aber die Beweggründe sind noch genauso wenig klar wie das Schicksal bestimmter Personen. Trotzdem wirkte die Silver Dragon Reihe gut abgeschlossen und man hat durch die offen gebliebenen Fragen genug Anreiz mit der nächsten Drachen-Reihe „Light Dragons“ weiter zu machen.

Der Schreibstil war wie immer sehr locker und humorvoll. Wer bis zu diesem Buch gekommen ist, weiß ob ihm der Humor liegt oder nicht. Ich fand, dass dieser Teil noch deutlicher auf Humor zugeschnitten war als davor, obwohl es sich auch um einen action/spannungsgeladenen Teil handelte. Der Humoranstieg ist eindeutig auf Jims und Magoths große Rollen in diesem Teil zurückzuführen, aber dazu später mehr.

Die Spannung war in diesem Teil höher als in den beiden Vorgängerbänden. Ich habe mich an keiner Stelle gelangweilt. Es gab auch eine gehörige Portion Action.

Wie ich schon in den Rezensionen zu den anderen Teilen der Silver Dragon Reihe erwähnt habe, konnten mich die Emotionen von Gabriel und May nicht so überzeugen wie die Charaktere aus der Dragon Love Reihe. Beide Charaktere waren mir oft zu abgeklärt und ihre Beziehung lieferte daher kaum etwas dramatisches. Wenn ich nicht durch die Dragon Love Reihe so verwöhnt gewesen wäre, wäre es mir vielleicht aber gar nicht so aufgefallen.

Die Charaktere bleiben immer in ihrer Rolle und wirken dadurch authentisch. Dieses Mal gefielen mir May und Gabriel besser. Entweder hatte ich mich mittlerweile an sie gewöhnt oder ihre Art war wirklich überzeugender. Richtig gut gefallen hat mir, dass Jim dieses Mal wieder eine entscheidende Rolle gespielt hat. Durch ihn und durch Magoth kam es hier zu einer deutlichen Steigerung des Humors. Auch auf die Entwicklung der Beziehung zwischen Kostya und Cyrene wurde intensiver eingegangen. Mir ging Cyrene zwar immer ziemlich auf den Wecker, aber in diesem Band ging es. Kostyas Charakter finde ich dagegen sehr interessant und ich denke wir werden in der nächsten Reihe (Light Dragons) noch mehr von ihm hören.

Ich weiß nicht ob es mir nur so vorkam, aber ich hatte das Gefühl, dass die sexuellen Anspielungen und auch die erotischen Szenen in diesem Band deutlich mehr in den Vordergrund gerückt wurden als zuvor. Nicht das es mich gestört hätte – die Szenen waren sexy und die Anspielungen meist humorvoll und nicht obszöner Art.

An meiner Einstellung zur Liebesgeschichte zwischen Gabriel und May hat sich auch mit diesem Band nichts geändert. Ich finde sie passen gut zusammen, aber mir ist da einfach zu wenig Drama dabei. Beide wirken oft zu vernünftig und Vertrauen einander zu sehr.

Grundidee 5+/5
Schreibstil 4,5/5
Spannung 4,5/5
Emotionen 3,5/5
Charaktere 4/5
Erotik 4,5/5
Liebesgeschichte 4/5

Alle die die Dragon Love Reihe von MacAlister gelesen haben und gut fanden sollten natürlich weiter lesen. Alle anderen sollten erst mal mit der Dragon Love Reihe anfangen.

4,8 von 5 Sternen
Dieser Teil war ein guter Abschluss der Silver Dragon Reihe, aber doch offen genug, dass man unbedingt weiter lesen möchte. Der erste Band der Light Dragon Reihe liegt bereits auf meinem SUB. Sowohl Spannung als auch die Charakterdichte hat mit diesem Teil deutlich zugenommen, was mir sehr gut gefiel. Und mit Magoth und vor allem Jim kam auch noch eine gehörige Portion Humor dazu. Alles in allem der beste Teil der Silver Dragons, aber es kommt an keinen Teil der ersten Reihe (Dragon Love) heran.

Dragon Love - Feuer und Flamme für diesen Mann
Dragon Love - Manche lieben's heiß
Dragon Love - Rendezvous am Höllentor
Dragon Love - Höllische Hochzeitsglocken

Silver Dragons – Ein brandheißes Date
Silver Dragons – Viel Rauch um Nichts
Silver Dragons – Drachen lieben heißer

Light Dragons – Drache wider Willen
Light Dragons – Eine feurige Angelegenheit (erscheint im Juli 2013)

(Links und Bild findet ihr auf meiner Rezi auf meinem Blog 78sunny.blogspot.de)
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169 reviews
January 6, 2018
Too many things happened here. Fast-paced and full of action. Looking forward to read the next series
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328 reviews28 followers
August 2, 2011
Laugh out loud funny! Sarcastic, irreverent and sometimes self-depreciating but always humorous. Katie MacAlister is a master at infusing her paranormal romance and urban fantasy stories with rib tickling humor to go along with all the action and sexy romance. This third in the Silver Dragons series is no different.

This story takes place 6 weeks after the end of the second novel in the series. Aisling is in the late stages of pregnancy and Drake is driving everyone crazy with his over protective nature.

May continues to be plagued by inappropriate feelings caused by the shard. Gabriel is busy making deals with the other dragon sept leaders to borrow the other shards. Additionally Fiat is causing more havoc.

Magoth continues to be a thorn in May's side as she tries to keep from getting killed, kidnapped and taken over by the shard. Magoth is also an unending source of unintentional mirth. "I am a demon lord! I do not sneak" is a priceless line from him.

This story ends with what becomes a tie-in to MacAlister's spin off Light Dragon series featuring Baltic. I know this because I actually read the Baltic books before reading this series. {grin}

A thoroughly enjoyable book, I recommend this series to paranormal romance, urban fantasy and dragon fans.
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278 reviews1 follower
June 14, 2012
I was happy to finish this book. It kept my attention but a lot of the time I was just waiting for the wrap up parts... and MacAlister delivered on wrapping it up - yet still leaving a little open to make way for the next series with Baltic. I'm not sure how I feel about Baltic so I'm not sure if I'll continue...but probably cause I'm a sucker!

I loved Jim, Drake, Aisling and the rest of the characters from the Gaurdian series that make an appearance. Still hate Magoth but now that his story line is sorted - or at least I think it is sorted - I'm happier with the overall arc.

I'm glad Gabriel and May got the ending they got... it was sweet and their love was really fun to watch. The park scene was super hot. The final scenes all about the birth of Aisling and Drakes baby was super cute too.

Overall, I'm happy with the way it ended and I'm glad to have read them but I think I'll take a break before moving onto the Baltic story line... these books have so much action that they are tiring!
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1,417 reviews73 followers
July 25, 2011
After reading the first two books in the "Silver Dragons" series, I was really looking forward to the third one. It was no where near as good as the first two. In fact, it lacked quite a bit of passion between May and Gabriel. The author seems to have tied up a couple of things but has kept the dragon plot going in which seems to be a new series entitled "Light Dragons", therefore making me wonder if there is more to come between May and Gabriel. I also found that for a simple book, there were too many characters and I found myself losing interest as I honestly couldn't keep track of all the dragon themes and who was doing what to whom. As always, I enjoyed the character of Jim and Magoth, both of whom made me laugh.

In my opinion, I find the author starts off with her series on a high note but by the third book just seems to fall big time. This is evident in both the "Silver Dragons" and "Aisling Grey" series.
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111 reviews16 followers
June 19, 2010
I really liked MacAlister's dragon books but she is the queen of creating annoying side-characters. It seems her idea of funny means obnoxious and they just get worse that by the 3rd book in the series you're begging for mercy. If these characters were real people you'd want to scream "shut the *&%$@ up!" if you were unfortunate enough to know them. Thankfully narrator of the Silver Dragon series, May Northcott and her man Gabriel did not fall into that category unfortunately their charm was not enough to save this book. I wish MacAlister could lay off the constant wisecracking or whiny outbursts and just tell us a good story. If I wasn't so intrigued with Baltic I might quit reading her all together, but I'm still hopeful enough to continue on... for now.
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73 reviews3 followers
February 11, 2013
I really liked all the new findings in this book. Also, sometimes when I'm reading MacAlister's books, sometimes I have to check and re-check to make sure I'm clear on who all the characters are because there are a lot of them.

This book continues May's quest to reunite the dragon heart and free herself fromt he shard within her. Gabriel gets to strut his kick ass-ness in this book, which I love. Sometimes, I find him a little soft. Drake stands out as a leader amongst all the wyverns in the weyr. Aisling and Drake have a wonderful surprise, and Magoth, Cyrene, and Jim are all bat shit crazy and hilarious all the way through the story.

You're gonna love this one!
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1,356 reviews249 followers
December 14, 2009
I feel kind of bad about it, but I skimmed around most of the book. I've really enjoyed the series so far but it seems like ages since I've read the previous books. I could barely remember most of what's happened. I was also sort of disappointed in the lack of Gabriel in this book, and in turn the lack of scenes with him a the heroine together. I still enjoyed the book but not as much as I'd hoped.
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887 reviews133 followers
February 10, 2010
Jim was his usual funny demon-dog self. May's consort demon lord stole the show in this book. He was hilarious :)

I'm really glad I re-read book1 and book2 before reading this one. It helped me remember what was going on.

If you are going to read this series, be sure to read the Aisling Grey series first. Otherwise, you won't appreciate this series as much.
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83 reviews9 followers
November 6, 2009
Hey what can I say.... I LOVE IT!!!!! Started reading it at 6pm wed and finished at 4am thurs a 10 hour reading marathon... there were just so many good scenes in the book, but I gotta say Magoth "stole the show". the scenes in the woods getting whacked with May's tail and the nakid "butt cheek" leather pants/chaps... oh and him and Drake's mom talking kinky sex toys... LOL
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1,250 reviews9 followers
February 4, 2015
ROFL! I could cheerfully throttle SEVERAL of these disastrous, and outrageously flabbergasting, characters! Dragons! Such a dramatic group of individuals so quick to the draw and slow to hold their impulses!
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146 reviews
January 8, 2010
This book is great but best read back-to-back with the other silver dragon books. If I had to describe this book in two words, they'd be ASSLESS CHAPS :)
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1,126 reviews4 followers
July 28, 2018
Thank you for continuing Drake and his mate's storyline, during the Silver dragon mini series! I fell for Gabriel in 1st books of the Dragon sept series and soo happy when he too finally found his mate ... and she was whole lot smarter than Aisling. However, the passionate sexual intimacy was a little lacking on Gabriel's part especially since his mate has only known his touch not to mention all the guys kissing her throughout the book.

Drake's constant jealousy over Gabriel's attention to Drake's mate was hilarious even after Gabriel found his mate! The storyline kept you enthralled in the books waiting to see what other powers Gabriel's mate would incur, just like Drake's mate was constantly gaining titles as her books progressed! Jim as always a pleasure to be around...never a dull moment with him in the room 😉 And, let us not forget Magoth... you couldn't help but to like him even though, he is supposedly the bad guy🤔

And even though, Gabriel's series is over, I hope to see him and his mate and also Drake and his mate as well as Jim, Magoth, Rena and that hunky thief-taker in the following books to come... Now off to read the Light Dragons mini series after a pit stop to read Jim's novelle in the continuation of the Dragon Sept series...
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2,786 reviews15 followers
December 13, 2020
May Northcott ist mit ihrem Latein am Ende. Sie ist im Besitz eines Drachenherzes, der Dämon Magoth weicht ihr nicht von der Seite und noch so andere Kleinigkeiten trüben das Glück von May und Gabriel.
Es beginnt dort wo das andere Band aufgehört hat. Voller Humor und Romantik. Gleichzeitig spürt man die Verzweiflung von May sehr stark. Aber mit der Zeit nervt es, das dieses Thema immer wieder zur Sprache kommt. Als Leser hat man es verstanden, das May dagegen ankämpft und gleichzeitig Angst dadurch Gabriel zu verlieren. Am Anfang ist es ja witzig das Magoth immer wieder auftaucht und durch seine Kommentare muss man auch immer wieder Lachen doch mit der Zeit nervt es. Ich will lieber mehr Szenen zwischen May und Gabriel und nicht mit Magoth. Das hat mir in diesem Band etwa gefehlt. Das Ende war doch wie gewohnt, mit viel Action, Leidenschaft und Spannung. Ein paar Überraschungen waren auch dabei und natürlich kam der Humor nicht zu kurz und wir sind Magoth endlich losgeworden.
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Author 8 books
February 12, 2020
If you are familiar with this universe and the lives of the characters inhabiting it, this volume tosses you right into the deep end and trundles along at a good pace. If you are like me, however, and this is the first McAllister book you have ever read, be ready to try and catch up. There’s a lot of history, details, and inside jokes that will slip right past while you are trying to find descriptions of scenery described in some detail in previous tales.

This is not a horrible thing, but it did interrupt my enjoyment of the story repeatedly. I look forward to reading it again after I locate and consume the prior volumes. I look forward to the entire saga.
September 22, 2017
Love the varied characters in Katie MacAlister's books. Fun quirky personalities. And in this book, Me and My Shadow lots of fun with Magoth and Jim, two of my favorites. I've read all of Katie's books and haven't been disappointed yet....
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2,060 reviews9 followers
November 22, 2017
The silver dragon story ended on a surprise, to usher in a new story line but other then that this book was unremarkable.
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9 reviews
March 24, 2018

As enthralling as her other dragon books. Can’t wait to see what happens next. Guess we will find out more about the black dragons.
549 reviews7 followers
March 24, 2019
It’s finally as funny as the first few pages of the trilogy! Love it! (Still too much sex. Why do I keep saying that?)
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38 reviews2 followers
July 4, 2020
Not a detailed review, just thoughts I had while reading this:
- In the first half of the book, it was a bit uncomfortable for me to read about the dragon shard making May hot for basically every male in sight, esp that dreadful demon lord Magoth. Didn't make sense to me why the dragon shard would push her towards a non-dragon at all. The whole inner battle of May and the dragon shard within her was such a long and drawn-out thing that I got tired of it real quick.
- Call me jaded, but there were several scenes where May and Gabriel were flinging themselves at each other like starving lovers after being separated for all of 2 days that were just kinda over-the-top for me.
- May's twin, Cyrene, is very very very annoying. The entire secondary love story between Cyrene and Kostya is not the least bit amusing to me.
- Aisling's pregnancy and Drake's over-protectiveness was the most fun part of the book for me. All the familiar friendly characters surrounding the childbirth event was a nice touch throughout the book, and gave it a warm fuzzy ending.
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Author 19 books15 followers
March 11, 2012
Das Schicksal scheint es nicht gut mit der Doppelgängerin May Northcott zu meinen.
Erst verschmilzt ein Stück Drachenherz durch unglückliche Zustände mit ihrem Körper, dann verliert ihr Boss, der ehemalige Dämonenfürst Magoth, den größten Teil seiner Kräfte und weicht nicht mehr von ihrer Seite und der für tot geglaubte schwarze Drache Baltic hat es auf sie und das Drachenherz abgesehen.
Als wäre dies nicht genug, muss sich ihr geliebter Gabriel, der Wyvern der silbernen Drachen, mit der Suche nach den anderen Stücken des Drachenherzens, der Verfolgung von Fiat Blu, dem ehemaligen Wyvern der blauen Drachen, und einer grausamen Mordserie in Frankreich herumschlagen.
Von einer glückseligen Beziehung kann man da wohl eher nicht sprechen.
Das Stück Drachenherz macht May schwer zu schaffen, da es in ihr Gelüste hervorruft, die sie nie für möglich gehalten hätte.
Dadurch gelangt ihr Glauben an die Liebe von Gabriel zu ihr schwer ins Wanken, da das Drachenherz die Beziehung der beiden sehr zu beeintr��chtigen scheint.
“Drachen lieben heißer” ist der dritte und somit letzte Band der “Silver Dragons”-Reihe von Katie MacAlister.
Mays Beziehung zu Gabriel scheint nie langweilig zu werden, da sich immer wieder neue Probleme anhäufen, die die beiden auf Trab halten.
Diese Probleme beginnen in diesem Band mit dem schwer verletzten Mann, der plötzlich auf der Türschwelle von Gabriels Haus liegt.
Die Situation unter den verschiedenen Drachensippen spitzt sich immer mehr zu, da in Frankreich immer mehr blaue Drachen getötet werden und der für tot geglaubte Baltic einen Anschlag nach dem anderen auf May und ihre Freunde ausübt.
Ihr Boss, der ehemalige Dämonenfürst Magoth, treibt May mit seiner promiskuitiven Art in den Wahnsinn und auch das Stück Drachenherz in ihr scheint unter starken Geschmacksverirrungen im Bezug auf Magoth zu leiden.
Ihr Zwilling, die Najade Cyrene, hat mit ihren eigenen Beziehungsproblemen zu kämpfen und ist immernoch der Meinung, dass sich die Welt ausschließlich um sie dreht. Somit ist sie ihrer Doppelgängerin May auch keine große Hilfe.
Die Beziehung zwischen May und Gabriel leidet in diesem Band ein wenig, da sie die meiste Zeit getrennt sind. Außerdem bekommt sowohl May, als auch der Leser ab und an das Gefühl, dass Gabriel nur dem Drachen in ihr verfallen ist und sie nicht so liebt, wie sie als “Mensch” geliebt werden sollte. Auf ihre Vorlieben scheint er gar nicht so rechr einzugehen. Von Romantik keine Spur.
Im Hintergrund werden immer wieder Drake und Aisling erwähnt, die ihren großen Auftritt bereits in der 4-teilgien “Dragon Love”-Reihe hatten. Aisling ist mittlerweile hochschwanger und steht kurz vor der Entbindung. Drake ist fürsorglicher – und auch anstrengender – denn je und kümmert sich sehr um seine Aisling. Für einen Lacher nach dem anderen sorgt der Dämonenhund Jim, der sonst immer an Aislings Seite verweilte, in diesem Band jedoch mit May unterwegs ist, da er die arme Aisling sonst zu sehr aufregt.
Ein wirklich liebenswerter Charakter
Insgesamt hat mit die “Silver Dragons”-Reihe leider nicht so gut gefallen, wie zuvor die “Dragon Love”-Reihe. Von Katie MacAlister ist man deutlich mehr gewöhnt. Nachdem sie mit ihrer “Dark Ones”-Reihe und der “Dragon Love”-Reihe regelrecht mit einem auf und ab der Gefühle, sowie lustigen aber auch actionreichen Situationen geglänzt hat, war Mays und Gabriels Story eher schwach.
Mal von den ganzen Strapazen mit Magoth, Baltic und dem Drachenherzen abgesehen, ist die Beziehung zwischen Gabriel von Anfang an beinahe perfekt gewesen, während Aisling und Drake 4 Bände lang ein ständiges auf und ab hingelegt haben.
Trotzdem “Drachen lieben heißer” bildet einen oftmals witzigen und zugleich auch actionreichen Abschluss der “Silver Dragons”-Trilogie.
Lustige – manchmal jedoch auch sehr anstrengende und nervige – Charaktere sichern das Lesevergnügen und auch Fans von Aisling und Drake kommen voll auf ihre Kosten.
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