Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Pocket Books
Demonic gladiators, ruthless mafia villains, and a race on the brink of distinction: What will become of them? One proud leader wields his power to unlock dark mysteries in the third in this fierce, sensual new paranormal romance series.
When the head of the Five Clans of the Dragon Kings wants something, he gets it. Raised among the most privileged of his dying race, Malnefoley conceals a devastating tragedy from his youth. Now, many call him the Usurper because of his unconventional rise to power. His influence is waning while the Dragon Kings must solve the puzzle of their slow extinction. So when a particularly important captive escapes his compound in the Greek mountains, Malnefoley leaves nothing to chance. She is his prisoner to retrieve.
The woman is known as the Pet, a former associate of a sadistic doctor from the Asters, a human crime cartel. Her loyalties cannot be trusted, even when she claims to hold the secret to conception—an invaluable secret for a race unable to procreate. Neither can her unique gift from the Great Dragon be believed. She’s a soothsayer, able to see glimpses of the future. Her quest is to find and save a Cage warrior on the verge of her first match—a young woman whose destiny is bound to a timeless prophecy.
Malnefoley has no respect for the ancient superstitions that brought about his childhood trauma. His only goal is to return the Pet to his compound and use her knowledge for the betterment of their people. Yet her restless energy and raw sensuality are as intriguing as her predictions about the rise of the Great Dragon. He dares not trust the crafty fugitive’s loyalties, but as their treacherous chase turns passionate, can he even trust himself?
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This is book 3 in the series, but the first for me. And I feel that its great as a stand-alone book. I did NOT feel lost or confused since not reading any others books in the series. I loved this book, however I do not think I will read the others.
I will say that the beginning might be a little confusing, or slow to start. But there is action almost from the beginning.
The Pet, later to become Avyi is hard-core and a kickass street fighter. But unforuntely that street fighting can only help her so much. Poor thing, has a wonderful gift, yet at times really doubts herself.
The Giva, Malnefoley (Mal), he is the Leader of Dragon Kings but has little faith.
The two of them together soon learn that together they can be GREAT. We watch them both grow, learn and develop themselves their gifts and their faith.
I really enjoyed reading this!
*I received this book as a gift.