Maxim Krempenski wants to get through his thesis defense to earn his political science PhD. He must, in order to help his dragon shifter family survive the new Russia. The Elder Gods have other plans and force him to take a break at The Hotel Paranormal, where he learns fellow student Yuliya Orlov may be even more trouble than he imagined. Yuliya takes her career advancement in the KGB seriously, so she's happy to follow orders to track and eventually detain Max on her superiors' orders. Then she discovers the ideological rot at the core of her assignment. Can they set aside their differences to ensure the dragons have a prosperous future?
Crystals and control
Overall rating: 4.4 (advance copy)
To be honest, I don’t know much about political science or the history of Russian government, so my eyes kind of glazed over at the set up of this storyline. However, that does not mean I don’t recognize the brilliance of this author to weave such an interesting and unique tale. I truly did not know where this story would take me much less the outcome. All I knew was, I had to reach the conclusion. There was no not finding out. That to me equals a great read! This tale has a conclusion but it also has room for expansion if the author desires it. Great work! This review has been written voluntarily.