Victoria Marshall is living a lie. She works for a member of the Knights of the Dragon, a secret society that traps and uses dragons for their own gain. As a child, she made an unlikely friend—a drakon. He went missing, and she’s spent the past twenty years searching for him. The only thing distracting her from her mission is Luther Henderson, her boss’s new head of security.
Luther is also living a lie. One, if discovered, could lead to a fate worse than death. He’s attracted to Victoria, but can’t fully trust her, doesn’t know if she’s truly innocent or a true member of the Knights. It’s not only his life at stake, but those of the people he loves.
As they’re thrust deeper into the dangerous dealings of the Knights, they each have to share their secrets in order to survive.
The Blood of the Drakon series is best enjoyed in order
Book #1: Drakon’s Promise
Book #2: Drakon’s Prey
Book #3: Drakon's Plunder
Book #4: Drakon's Past
Book #5: Drakon Unchained
Book #6: Drakon’s Tear
Book #7: Drakon's Knight
Drakon Unchained is book 5 in the series but it can be read as a stand alone. I am horrified to say this was the first book by N.J. Walters I have read. The writing style flows smoothly and makes for an amazing read.
Was that other life a dream? Is this? Is this a nightmare that will pass in time? – Sergei
Victoria was an orphan. She grew up in a group home setting after no one wanted her and her “gift.” It was there, in the woods that she met her friend, Sergei, a dragon. When Sergei goes missing, Victoria vows to find him. Which leads her to a job as a personal assistant for a man in a group called Knights of the Dragon. These knights capture dragons to use their blood to stay young.
Luther Henderson is head security with a secret of his own. His connection to Victoria is one he can’t fight. They are both on a mission. One neither of them can fail. This is a story of love, friendship, and loyalty.
"Deep within him, in the place he kept secrets from everyone, something dangerous stirred. Victoria was his now. His to protect. His to care for and he’d kill anyone who threatened her."
I have to admit I love Victoria. She was a strong, independent, loyal female lead. She never gave up on her friend. And that was enough to keep me reading. Luther is the silent, brooding type. And his protectiveness knows no bounds. I figured out pretty quickly on the way the book would end and all the “hidden” things. But it didn’t take away from the book or the characters. The twists and turns will leave you on the edge of your seat. I throughly enjoyed the unfolding of Victoria and Luther’s love story. The sweetness to it and the hotness. It was the perfect mixture of both.
She shook her head. “I’m just a woman.”