Book Reviews

Dragon Soul (Dragon 5) by JB McDonald at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Historical / Fantasy / Magic / Mythological Creatures / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 15-March-2013

Book Blurb

Everything was supposed to work out. They had the dragon under control, they were back with the mercenaries - things were supposed to be good now. That was the plan. Then word of plague in Katsu's country arrives, and with it knowledge that will shatter everything Ashe thought he knew about his lover.

When Katsu has to make a choice between Ashe or sailing overseas to a country that abandoned him to save a beloved sister—Well, some choices are harder than others. Some are nearly impossible to make.

Book Review

Now that the dragon-problem is sort of manageable after the visit to the dragon whisperer in the last book, things could have calmed down for Ashe, the adventurous elf, and Katsu, his human medic partner. Of course, this being a series, they don't slow down at all, instead presenting the heroes with a new issue. And this one, from the looks of it, could be far more damaging to their relationship, and their very lives, than anything they have faced so far.

Katsu is confronted with his past, and he hates it. Kicked out of his country, or so we find out, he never wants to go back. And yet, when messengers find him to ask for his help as a doctor, because his sister has contracted the newest plague, it makes him think. His family and their attitude were what drove him away, but his sister was never nasty to him, so should he go back, risking his freedom and pace of mind, and help? It is a very difficult decision for him to make!

Ashe, barely recovered from his ordeal with the dragon, is hit with some information about Katsu that makes him wonder if he knows the man at all. On the one hand I can understand that he is livid about the things Katsu didn’t tell him, on the other – I cannot imagine anyone happily telling their very new lover all of that back story. Personally, I wouldn’t even know where to start. Luckily, Ashe decides to stand by his man.

This installment is the beginning of a new adventure as Ashe and Katsu set off to travel to Katsu's old home. It promises lots of suspense and interesting adventures. If you like fantasy where surprises rule the day, if you enjoy tales about faraway lands and different cultures, and if you want to know how Ashe an Katsu are doing, this book may be just what you need.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 44 pages/11800 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 04-July-2012
Price $2.99 ebook
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