Every inch of him was molded as if from granite…and her blood ran like fire...
For centuries, V has waited to awaken from his doomed sleep and reclaim his destiny. But this Dragon King—one among a legion of legendary warriors sworn to protect the human race from darkness—must first find a way to win back his sword. Wield its power. And try not to fall prey to his own illicit desires.
Claire may possess the beauty and soul of a goddess but V knows better than to mess with a mere mortal. Still, he instinctively knows that Claire is The One who can help him regain the use of his sword and restore his place at Dreagan. But if she learns the truth about who—and what—he really is, her memories of him would be erased forever. How can V love Claire truly, madly, deeply…and protect her from the forces of fire and darkness that could destroy them both?
Praise for the Dark Kings series:
“Provocative [and] sizzling.”
—RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
—Night Owl Reviews
This is not a series I would suggest picking up in the middle or even choosing random books to start. Each book takes you a little bit closer to a huge battle I expect is to come. There are multiple enemies of the Dragon Kings and some who we thought were enemies, may not be. This series has been like putting a puzzle together. Each step reveals a piece to the overall bigger picture and yet still leaves you guessing.
Ignite is Claire and Vlad's story. V has been an unstable Dragon King for many years due to his sword being stolen. His sword allows only him to locate the dragons they sent away for safety many, many years ago. Con, the King of the Dragon Kings, was forced to send V to sleep in dragon form due to the havoc he was unknowingly unleashing on the humans and that has made it hard for V to adjust to current times now that he has his sword back.
V is realizing that his troubles aren't quite over yet. You get a bit of push and pull at first, between him and Claire due to those lingering affects. What V should have done was have more faith in what Claire could do for him to ease that. Claire has been a fun character to get to know but she is pretty desperate to find true love. After witnessing the love her best friend has with her own Dragon King, Claire is not willing to settle down.
While we get to see V and Claire's love come together in the end, we do get left with a huge cliffhanger for this series. I feel like the next book is when things are really going to ramp up with the Dragon Kings enemy. We still have some unknown mysteries about the Others as well. I'm really curious who the author will choose for her couple to focus on during this time.
Until the next book...