Sherrilyn Kenyon returns with the next addictive novel in her globally bestselling Dark-Hunter series . . .
Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed - a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved.
Now he has a chance to regain what's been lost - to have the one thing he covets most. But only if he gives up his brothers and forsakes the oaths he holds most dear. Yet what terrifies him most isn't the cost his happiness might incur, it's the fact that there is just enough human in his dragon's heart that he might actually be willing to pay it and betray everything and everyone - to see the entire world burn . . .
Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series continues with this somewhat grim but nonetheless delightful 27th installment. The dragons have been around since before humans kept recorded history. Illarion is one of them. He has lived through being tortured and having his voice stolen by the humans he's come to hate. He is quite content to live in solitude, venturing only occasionally among humans, until he meets Edilyn, the only person who ever showed him kindness. Their bond is strong and quick to develop, but a betrayal by someone close to Edilyn sets in motion a series of events that may tear them apart. Any installment in a long-running series will be burdened with history and relationships that cannot be condensed into a few pages, and new readers will be lost. However, the well-developed interactions between Edilyn and Illarion add a layer of enjoyment for longtime fans. The story takes an abrupt and rather confusing turn halfway through, but the subsequent action and adventure more than make up for the incongruity. The novel stands on its own merits, but it's clear this is a transition piece, leading much deeper into the larger plot arc.
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Very very disappointed..not a new book at all ,apart from a few chapters at the beginning and at the end ...
I would recommend just buying the third book if this is to continue..You would get all three stories in one and save you the expense of the first two books ..
Thought better of the author ..it will make me think twice about buying any more of her series of books which I have enjoyed up to now... shame