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Stealing Dragonís Heart (Lifting the Veil 6) by Susan Laine at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Elves/Fairies/Sidhe / Mythological Creatures / Interspecies / Erotic Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 02-March-2016

Book Blurb

Notorious master thief Finn Grayson is hired to break into a high-class skyscraper in New Shanghai and steal a priceless artifact known as the Shard. But someone’s gotten to the Shard first—and the penthouse suite turns out to be a dragon’s lair.

Cameron Feilong, Guardian of the Earth Shard, is ancient enough to realize that he and his unbidden guest are being used like puppets on a string. Forming a shaky alliance is the only way for them to survive and to stop their ruthless foes.

Unfortunately, Finn and Cam seem to be forever one step behind. To learn more about their clandestine enemy, they travel together from walled Asian cities, barren tundras, and underwater temples to secret paranormal clubs and legendary elvish cities rising high in the trees or buried deep under glaciers. Finn and Cam must learn to trust each other before it’s too late, for bringing together the five Elemental Shards will spell the end of the world.

Book Review

What a fantastic addition to the series! So far, there were only very few hints and revelations about some of the races who spilled onto planet Earth when the veil lifted and merged human reality with that of the paranormals thirteen years ago. But in this book a lot of that history comes to the surface when a clandestine, dangerous enemy turns out to be collecting the means to destroy the merged world as it is now – only to reform it into something more to their liking. Full of adventure, dangerous missions, and a desperate race to prevent the Shards from being used for the purposes of the nefarious megalomaniac, this novel had me glued to the pages from beginning to end. And with the main characters a master thief and an ancient dragon – I was one happy reader!

Finn is the best thief in the world, and since he tells the story… But it isn’t only his statement. The sum of money he is offered for stealing the impossible-to-obtain Earth Shard – fifty million dollars – seems to confirm that. But when Finn makes it to the collector’s apartment nothing is as he was told, the details don’t add up, and Finn is left facing a very enraged, ancient golden dragon.

Cameron is the Guardian of the Earth Shard, and figures out that both Finn and he have been set up to obscure the real bad guy’s intentions and plans. He sets out on a journey to warn the other four guardians, because Cameron knows exactly what will happen if their enemy manages to unite the shards. And it’s not pretty.

Finn and Cameron’s alliance is an uneasy one in the beginning. A human and a dragon have never worked this closely together, and many of their differences in attitude and outlook make things difficult for them. But they agree on the objective of their quest, and they are attracted to each other, so they begin to work it out. They both have a lot of learning and growing to do, but Finn’s tone of voice and his sense of humor make that a very entertaining process. Add all the special information and the glorious locations for this paranormal action/adventure, and what you have, in my opinion, is a real winner.

If you like a mysterious enemy who is out for world domination, if two men who have lots of issues to overcome but need to work together no matter their differences sound intriguing, and if you’re looking for a read that is as funny and entertaining as it is suspenseful and emotionally rewarding, then you will probably like this novel as much as I did. I think it’s the best in the series so far.





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 240 pages/81402 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 02-March-2016
Price $6.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback, $14.99 bundle
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