When a Dragon Falls by Kerrelyn Sparks @KerrelynSparks ‏ @KensingtonBooks

Posted October 12, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 8 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

When a Dragon Falls by Kerrelyn Sparks @KerrelynSparks ‏ @KensingtonBooksWhen a Dragon Falls by Kerrelyn Sparks
Series: The Embraced #7
Published by Kensington Books on October 24, 2023
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
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Princess Lenushka of Norveshka prides herself on her courage. She’s faced down the doubters who think a woman dragon shifter is worth less than a man. She will marry to secure the support of her nobles—and ensure she’ll hold the Norveshki throne. A battle-hardened soldier, she’s prepared to destroy the Brotherhood of the Sun, who threaten all Aerthlan. But she can barely look at Bran Morris, the Raven. His dark, brooding beauty is off-limits for a princess who must wed for advantage. And he has far too many secrets of his own for Lennie to trust him with hers.

Bran’s quest is for vengeance, against the Brotherhood monsters who killed his brother and abused his sisters. He can’t dream about the sharp-eyed woman warrior whose memory haunts him, not even when she appears to rescue him from an unknown dragon shifter. But when Lennie and Bran discover they’re Aerthlan’s last defense against a powerful, murderous mastermind, they can no longer afford to deceive each other—or themselves. And when a dragon’s passion is freed, anything is possible . . .

Now we are in the next generation with the children of the original characters of the Embraced series.  It’s fun to see the parents who were the original folks I knew and loved, and now the trials and life decisions of their children as they find their places in life.  I thought I wasn’t in the mood for this genre and as soon as I started reading I was loving it.

Now, after many years of peace and prosperity,  there is a new threat, the remnants of the Circle of Five, calling themselves the Brotherhood. Many of the young adults were taken as young children or born to mothers taken into the Circle of Five.  They have been abused for years and are just starting to find their way. But if they don’t do a mission for the Brotherhood,  its leaders murder them.

Bran, along with his younger brother Zane, are after the leader Greer, who killed their brother Arlo.  It runs them up against dragons, Lennie and her brother, Pendras.  who are also after them as they have captured a prince.  Lennie thinks Bran is a criminal then learns he is not.   They end up going after their brothers, who have been kidnapped by Greer.

Bran and Lennie each have plenty of secrets which gradually unfold as they get to know each other.  But Lennie is the heir and expected to marry a dragon. So even if they are attracted how can it go anywhere?  Besides, they need to focus on the rescue.  I enjoyed the action and smart strategy of the rescue.

Other friends and family are also on the rescue team with multiple romances brewing.  The banter and humor was great.  It’s also inspiring to see characters who really care about others.


About Kerrelyn Sparks

Kerrelyn Sparks’ first paranormal romance, How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire, zoomed out of the bat cave so fast it became Borders bestselling debut romance of 2005. Each book in the Love at Stake series has become a USAToday bestseller. When the fourth book, The Undead Next Door, landed on the New York Times bestseller list, even the Undead sat up and took notice, which made Kerrelyn a bit nervous. She lives in the Greater Houston area with her husband, children, and a house full of garlic. So far, there are no vampires in her family. Werewolves are another matter entirely.

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Posted October 12, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 8 Comments

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