Drakon Unchained by NJ Walters

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Posted August 29, 2018 in review Tags:

Drakon Unchained by NJ WaltersDrakon Unchained by N.J. Walters
Pages: 327
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Series: Blood of the Drakon #5
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Drakon's Promise, Drakon's Prey, Drakon's Plunder, Drakon's Past
Also by this author: Wolf on a Mission, Drakon's Promise, Drakon's Prey, Drakon's Plunder, Drakon's Past, Wolf in her Soul
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Victoria Marshall is living a lie. She works for a member of the Knights of the Dragon, a secret society that traps and uses dragons for their own gain. As a child, she made an unlikely friend—a drakon. He went missing, and she’s spent the past twenty years searching for him. The only thing distracting her from her mission is Luther Henderson, her boss’s new head of security.

Luther is also living a lie. One, if discovered, could lead to a fate worse than death. He’s attracted to Victoria, but can’t fully trust her, doesn’t know if she’s truly innocent or a true member of the Knights. It’s not only his life at stake, but those of the people he loves.

As they’re thrust deeper into the dangerous dealings of the Knights, they each have to share their secrets in order to survive.

Drakon Unchained continues the saga of the Drakon, a half dragon half human creature that is being hunted by a secret society.

All the heroines in this series have some sort of supernatural talent. Victoria can ‘dream walk’ and see people’s past and present. She met a Drakon when she was a child and she knows now that he is being kept against his will. She takes a job as the assistant to the head of the secret society seeking these Drakons. In her position she meets the head of security, Luther. He isn’t there because he believes in the mission of the secret society either. However, they don’t realize they can trust each other.

I liked that the drakon wasn’t the hero of this story. You are introduced to this captive drakon and his mate in the first chapter of the book. That was a different take from the previous books and I enjoyed that. The plot does have action and suspense, but I felt it took too long to get there. Victoria and Luther are both fascinating characters who have their own unique reasons for seeking a specific Drakon. This book does seem to, in many ways, start a new chapter for the drakons. Normally, starting in the middle of a series is ill advised, but it kind of works in this case. You can pick up this book without having read the previous books and not feel that something is missing. I think the world that Walters has created is interesting and unique, which creates a positive reading experience for fans of PNR looking for something fresh. I’m looking forward to seeing where Walters takes this series; I was afraid it was over after book 4 (since that was kind of the end of the 4 brothers’ stories) so I am glad to see she is continuing!

 

  • POV: 3rd
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: shifters, secret identity
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
  • Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  • HEA: View Spoiler »
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The Darkest Warrior by Gena Showalter, Oh My Dragon by Lani Lynn Vale, Found by BL Brunnemer…then you will probably like Drakon Unchained!

 

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About N.J. Walters

Once upon a time N.J. Walters had the idea that she would like to quit her job at the bookstore, sell everything she owned, leave her hometown, and write romance novels in a place where no one knew her. And she did. Two years later, she went back to the bookstore and her hometown and settled in for another seven years.

One day she gave notice at her job on a Friday morning. On Sunday afternoon, she received a tentative acceptance for her first erotic romance novel and life would never be the same.

N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

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