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Author: Donna Grant
Publication Date: 7 March 2017
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Series: Dragon Kings, book 10
Genre: Shifter/Paranormal Romance
Age Recommendation: 17 and up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~
Dimitri lives to protect the secret of the Dragon Kings from the human race. Bound by a bond stronger than blood to the Kings, Dimitri uses his strength and prowess to defend a thousand-year-old secret. But when an oh-so-sexy, slightly absent-minded archaeologist wanders into his midst, Dimitri will have to give up his rules, and give in to desire...
When Dr. Faith Reynold stumbles upon an ancient skeleton that appears it comes from a dragon, she’s completely taken aback. A woman of science, there’s no way in her mind that this mythological creature can exist. But when a devilishly handsome man named Dimitri intercepts her path to uncovering the truth, Faith’s curiosity turns into all-consuming passion. She’s never felt this way about any man before. But when Dimitri reveals his biggest secret, can she learn to love the man—as well as the dragon within, in Firestorm, the next Dark Kings novel by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.
The Dragon King series is one of my favorite long running paranormal romance series and while I can say I have been falling into a bit of a rut with it as is to be expected when you get into a series that goes on so long, Firestorm really opens the world back up to me giving me the little pieces I have been missing the last few books.
Dimitri is not fond of humans, he has spent lifetimes feeling apathetic, burgeoning on hate to the beings that showed up in his world changing it and him forever. If you have read any of this series before now you know that there is a long and difficult history between the dragons and humans, honor bound to protect them the Dragon Kings end up sacrificing everything to save a weaker race even after the humans betrayed the dragons in the most horrific of ways.
I loved that with Dimitri's story we get more of the back story, which is honestly heartbreaking. While the past 9 books have reminded why the only dragons left in the 'human' world are the Dragon Kings we've only ever gotten the basic facts, with this one we get at least one Dragon Kings detailed story and feelings and it is an emotional journey.
Another major point to this book is that my turning hatred toward Con (I have really not liked him the last several books) got a bit of a reprieve. We get a good look into him this book. We get to see his pain and struggles though I will say he is still as big an enigma as ever, but seeing that he truly hates what is happening and is at as much of a loss on how to stop everything as any one else lightens my heart a little when it comes to him. I am still irked about his relationship with the Queen, I am still unsure of his motivations and his history, and I am less and less sure that he is Rhi's King but I am not as disgusted with him as I have been. I think we have a long way to go before we get to his book but perhaps we have turned a corner with Con and we will slowly start to get all his little pieces to fall together in preparation for his book.
I think with Firestorm the book has less to do with the romance, though it is a well done romance, and more to do with all the side stories beginning to have movement. It's like a chess board and finally the pawns are starting to make way for the knights and rooks to move, soon we'll have the King and the Queen making their plays and that is what I am waiting on. I don't know how long it is going to take us to get there, there are a LOT of Kings and this story could continue for far too long but I feel like we've gotten to the top of the hill now and from this point on everything that happens is truly bringing us to the end.
You are going to get what you have come to love from Donna Grant in Firestorm, romance, action, bonds of family and friendship, suspense, mystery, and a little bit of angst. We still have a lot of questions to be answered. When is Ulrik going to take care of Mikkel? When will Ulrik confront Con? When will Balladyn confront Taraeth? What is going on with Con, does he have to be such an ass? What is V up to? When will Rhi find happiness? When will Rhi let all her bad ass out and just take over the world (lol)? Is Rhi going to fall in love with her Reaper? Is Rhi going to become a Reaper..or Death? Is Rhi going to fall in love with Balladyn? Who is Rhi's Dragon King.....so many more things to discover and I am really looking forward to getting all the answers, but guys I think we have a long way to go before we get there so hang in, it feels like with Firestorm we are on the way to discovering the answers!
~ HAPPY READING ~
Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.
She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.
Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, three cats, and a dog.