Early Review: Silent Warrior (Dragon Kings 0.5) by Lindsey Piper

February 20, 2013 Review 0 ★★★★

*This title will be released on April 22, 2013*

Silent Warrior

(Dragon Kings, #0.5)
by Lindsey Piper

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Excerpt: Yes Book Trailer: No
Reviewed by: Abigail | Source: Edelweiss

  • Publisher: Pocket Star (April 22, 2013)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • ASIN: B009K54S6I

Rating

Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

Two graphic sex scenes. References to rape. A man attempts to sodomize a boy

Description

An exciting, emotionally charged prequel to “The Dragon Kings” trilogy, featuring warriors fighting for their lives in violent Cage matches to guarantee their clans’ survival.

A silent woman ashamed of her criminal background becomes a Cage warrior to seek redemption. An unrepentant fortune hunter chooses combat over death to appease a mafia family. Although rivals in battle, they find common ground when seeking their clan’s stolen idol, but for vastly different reasons. Neither one suspects that love will begin when he becomes the first man in five years to hear her speak.

Review

SILENT WARRIOR is the prequel novella in the upcoming Dragon Kings series which debuts with its first full length novel, CAGED WARRIOR, on June 26, 2013. The series name is somewhat misleading since there aren’t any actual dragons in this series.  But the promised ferocity and sensuality?  Oh, yeah, is that blistering and brutal.

The Dragon Kings are actually a race of warrior demons (I think).  There are different clans within this race and each one is ‘gifted’ with a different ability.  In SILENT WARRIOR, the leads are both from a clan known disparagingly as thieves since their ability allows them to absorb the abilities of others for a short time.   When they first meet, they are literally trying to beat each other to death in a gladiatorial bar fight (think the fight scene between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in Mr. & Mrs. Smith).  It’s crazy violent as neither one holds back.  But since this is a romance, respect and admiration grows quickly even while landing potential lethal blows.

As you can imagine, if they fight so violently, they do other things with equal ferocity.  This is definitively a super hot read and the sexual undercurrents run strong throughout the novella.  The language and descriptions are right on the edge of pushing this into erotica territory.  As for the characters, both have equal strength and cunning, but where he is brash and wild, she is cool and stoic.  It’s an unusual pairing, but it worked really well.

There are a lot of layers to this series that SILENT WARRIOR only grazes the surface of.  The history and pending extinction of the Dragon Kings, the cartels that own and restrict  the Dragons, the life and death cage matches.  I can’t wait to see this world expand and leap into another dark and sensual romance when CAGED WARRIOR is published on June 26, 2013

Series

0.5. Silent Warrior
1. Caged Warrior
2. Blood Warrior

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