Series: Blood of the Drakon
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Drakon's Promise, Drakon's Prey, Drakon's Past, Drakon Unchained
Also by this author: Wolf on a Mission, Drakon's Promise, Drakon's Prey, Drakon's Past, Drakon Unchained, Wolf in her Soul, Taming the White Wolf
Life is not going well for archaeologist Sam Bellamy. She's stuck in the middle of the ocean on a salvage boat with people who want her dead. It wasn't her gift for being able to sense objects of power that got her here, rather her need to make a secret society called the Knights of the Dragon pay for killing her mentor. Sam doesn't believe in dragons, but the Knights do, and if she can get one of the sacred artifacts they're searching for away from them, she'll consider it payback.
Ezra Easton is content to run his marine salvage company and live alone on his private island. He may be a four-thousand-year-old water drakon, but he's civilized enough to know just because he pulls an injured woman from the ocean, doesn't mean he gets to keep her...
When she wakes up, she has a few tall tales to share, and it seems the Knights are after her. But this drakon won't give up his treasure.
Drakon’s Plunder is book 3 in the Blood of the Drakon series and while each book focuses on a separate couple, there is an overarching plot line that is best read from the beginning. So, I do suggest you read these books in order.
Ezra is a water Drakon and the 3rd brother we meet in the series. He lives alone on an isolated island off the coast of Maine. Sam is an archeologist who has been hired by the Knights of the Dragon to find ‘something’. They aren’t very clear about what ‘it’ might be. The Knights are responsible for the murder of Sam’s mentor, so she plays along with their plan, knowing she plans to steal whatever they find. She has a unique ability to identify artifacts with connections to folklore and mythology. When she finds a mysterious book, she knows its important. She manages to escape and Ezra finds her. He also finds he would quite like to keep her.
All of the drakons are pretty isolated and Ezra is no exception. But, when he finds Sam, he starts to feel a pull he has never felt before. Having just witnessed 2 of his brothers find their mates, he is more in tune with the idea. He is also aware that his brother’s mates have unique talents like Sam.
I enjoyed the action and adventure of this story. Sam’s job as an archeologist is interesting and her absconding with the artifact the Knights want leads to a manhunt. The Knights are still a bit odd to me. They are a very factioned group and while they are working towards the same goal, they certainly are NOT working together. Its all power struggles and pissing contests. It makes it a bit difficult at times to really take them seriously as a villainous group. However, none of that really mattered because I was so caught up in the budding romance of Ezra and Sam! The romance is my favorite part of this series. Yes, they are fated mates, and there is some instant attraction, but all of them are intelligent people and they don’t just swoon right away. Some people hate the fated mates trope, but I adore it and I think this series would be acceptable even to those who don’t love the trope.
The climax and plot are pretty predictable but it didn’t deter from my enjoyment of the story overall. If you like secret societies, dragon shifters, and fated mates, you will enjoy Drakon’s Plunder!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: shifters, on the run
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: series (should be read in order)
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