Dragon Fire by Dina von Lowenkraft
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Drawn to this book by the promise of dragon shifters, I was delighted when the story was as unique and interesting as the description suggested. Dragon shifters Rakan and Dvara are sent to hunt down and kill a rival dragon to get vengeance for their family. Things become complicated when feelings get in the way, and Rakan becomes torn between his family and his heart.
The author was able to provide us with a complex story with complex characters. Anna was an interesting character. She seemed very innocent but had this otherness about her that made her notice things more than she should have. It made her question everyone and everything, and it was fun to watch her learn all about the world around her. Rakan was a realistic character in that his inner struggles were written well. He understood he had to honor his family but his heart led him in another direction completely. Of all of story's characters, Dvara actually interested me the most because I never quite knew where she stood. She added a lot of mystery to the story.
While there were many layers to this story and great world building, for me the beginning of the book was a bit confusing. We were thrown right into the story with story-specific wording that was not explained, triggers for example, and I felt a bit lost for a while. Things did eventually come together for a coherent and complete story, but it would have been nice to have a bit more description or explanation of these things in the beginning so we had it right from the start.
Also worth mentioning is the absolutely beautiful cover for this book. It is definitely eye-catching. Overall this was an entertaining story with a unique premise. I look forward to more from this author.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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