TEARS OF THE DRAGON
by Angelique Anjou

April 2004
ISBN: 1-58608-435-6
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Khalia Peterson`s day started just like all the others before it. She woke up in the morning, got ready for work and walked the ten blocks to her job at the museum. However, her familiar world is about to be rocked by a startling incident and an unbelievable revelation about her past. Growing up in an orphanage, Khalia learned the value of having a strong will and discipline; she was a human being not an instinct driven animal. Khalia is an upright, strait-laced 1920s woman.


When she escapes an abduction attempt, Khalia finds herself trapped in a world where females come `in season` and male dragons, also known as `bulls`, fight to claim their mates. She soon realizes that for a human woman, or at least a half-human woman, who is almost constantly `in season`, this world is a dangerous place to be.


General Damien Bloodragon has been sent to retrieve and protect the hereditary heir to the throne of Atar. When he does find her, he must fight a few `bulls` to get to her. But Damien soon discovers that he is no more immune to her charms than the next dragon. Nonetheless, he has sworn to guard his Queen and her power to rule Atar to his death even though he would much rather claim her for his mate.


Tears of the Dragon starts out well but slumps off in the middle. Too much inner monologue and too little tangible character interaction leaves this book a little flat. The saving grace of the book is a truly satisfying ending that makes up for it. As the first book in an upcoming series Tears of the Dragon does a good job setting things up.


But donít take my word for it see for yourself.


Reviewed in May 2004 by Cynthia.

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