Firestorm (Dark Kings #10)
by Donna Grant
Dimitri lives to protect the secret of the Dragon Kings from the human race. Bound by a bond stronger than blood to the Kings, Dimitri uses his strength and prowess to defend a thousand-year-old secret. But when an oh-so-sexy, slightly absent-minded archaeologist wanders into his midst, Dimitri will have to give up his rules, and give in to desire...
When Dr. Faith Reynold stumbles upon an ancient skeleton that appears it comes from a dragon, she’s completely taken aback. A woman of science, there’s no way in her mind that this mythological creature can exist. But when a devilishly handsome man named Dimitri intercepts her path to uncovering the truth, Faith’s curiosity turns into all-consuming passion. She’s never felt this way about any man before. But when Dimitri reveals his biggest secret, can she learn to love the man—as well as the dragon within, in Firestorm, the next Dark Kings novel by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.
Themes: Paranormal, Dragons
Rating: 4 stars
The dragons are on the loose and there is no stopping the war now—even if they’d like to be able to. Donna’s skill with interweaving her many series all into a single world is unparalleled and leaves you feeling like you are really moving through their worlds as one of them. I love these Dragon Kings and as I meet more and more of them I begin to wonder how she comes up with all these varied and amazing personalities. The story continues with Dimitri being sent back to his former home in order to investigate a claim made by an archeologist that she has discovered the skeleton of a dragon, thereby risking the secrets of the Kings and the war that is coming to claim them. Dimitri is returning to the island knowing that if the skeleton is really one of his people he will be forced to destroy the skeleton, but when he meets the archeologist, Faith, he is immediately drawn to her. As they begin to work together Dimitri comes to believe that Faith might be more than just a woman out for glory, she is a woman that has great respect for history and the truth, which is the only goals she has. Faith is unsure about Dimitri when he first arrives in her life, but the attraction she feels is certainly unprecedented so she is willing to keep him around just to explore those emotions. I was a bit surprised over Dimitri, being that we’d never gotten to know him to this point, but I loved the way he was willing to be flexible in his plans and offer his trust in Faith as she proved to him that she was a good woman. Faith certainly had her issues, but I loved the way she was willing to stand up for what she believed in, despite danger to herself and the possibility of losing the accolades that are inherent with her discovery. Once these two came together, they found a way to work with each other to not only preserve the past, but also to protect their secret and the lives of the individuals at Dreagan. The passionate connection between Faith and Dimitri was put to the test as they are forced to come to terms with the fact that while trust can come quickly, once it is lost it takes a lot to be rebuilt. The side stories in the novel certainly moved forward quickly and we are STILL no closer to knowing which Dragon King stole and never returned Rhi’s heart, but I’m beginning to wonder if she will be able to find her HEA with him in the end or if Rhi’s future might lead her in another direction altogether. I am looking forward to the next story in the Dark world, whether it is focused on the Kings or the Reapers, but more and more I believe these stories will be merged together in the end. I am dying to know though where Donna will ultimately lead us, but I know wherever it ends up will not only be passionate, magical, and awesome, but earthshattering and amazing for her readers.
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