Book Reviews

Dragon Bound (Dragon 8) by JB McDonald at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Historical / Fantasy / Magic / Mythological Creatures / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 18-March-2013

Book Blurb

All Ashe wanted was to collect Katsu and go home. All Katsu wanted was Ashe. Figuring out that they're in love might have taken a while, but now that they've done it there's only one thing remaining: to leave the country.

Except a bounty on Ashe's head means that everyone is out to kill him. Threats are constant and injuries abound. Not even the dragon can stop a mob from slaughtering Ashe, and if a mythical creature can't do it, what hope does a dispossessed prince have? They'll need a miracle to get out of this alive, and none of them believe in miracles anymore.

Book Review

The continuation of this story from where the last book left off is seamless, and the suspense as to what was going to happen now that the queen is hunting Ashe, is very high. Both Ashe and Katsu have real obstacles to overcome, and I was really glad Ashe had decided to free Daisuke, one of the servants, to take with him as a guard. He came in very, very handy!

Katsu has decided to follow Ashe, his mother's plans be damned. But he very quickly finds out how tough it is to travel alone, and gets robbed. He perseveres, but since he is still 'nobility', his recovery is much easier than were he a common peasant. Still, finding Ashe and dealing with his troubles is a challenge, and for a long time, it didn’t look very good.

Ashe has his own problems to deal with. He wants to go home as quickly as possible, but Daisuke seems to slow them down at every opportunity, When Ashe gets taken prisoner I thought my heart would stop. And that wasn't even the worst of it. Luckily, Ashe is very, very determined to leave the country with Katsu – and do so alive.

Ashe and Katsu have come a long way in these eight short books. Their love has grown, they have gotten to know each other and changed for the better, and I loved not just the adventures they had on the way. But the ending to this latest installment. While I hope there will be more books in this series, this story rounds out what happened very nicely and left me emotionally satisfied and happy.

If you like fantasy with a touch of romance, if you enjoy stories about dragons and faraway lands, and if you're looking for an entertaining series that has a few unexpected twists, then you will probably like this book, as well as the entire series.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 74 pages/21000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 06-March-2013
Price $3.99 ebook
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