This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Dragonbane by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Published by St. Martin's Press on August 4, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Urban
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Out of all the mysterious boarders who call Sanctuary home, no one is more antisocial or withdrawn than Maxis Drago. But then, it's hard to blend in with the modern world when you have a fifty foot wingspan.
Centuries ago, he was cursed by an enemy who swore to see him fall. An enemy who took everything from him and left him forever secluded.
But Fate is a bitch, with a wicked sense of humor. And when she throws old enemies together and threatens the wife he thought had died centuries ago, he comes back with a vengeance. Modern day New Orleans has become a battleground for the oldest of evils. And two dragons will hold the line, or go down in flames, in Dragonbane, the next explosive Dark-Hunter novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon.
♦ Oh Sherillyn Kenyon, how I heart thee. The Dark-Hunter series is one that I go out and buy in hard back the day it comes out. To me these are comforting and there are certain characters that I just get. My biggest issue is that Dragonbane is number 24 in the series so it leads to some confusion as I can’t keep track of the massive number of characters and sub-plots in the world. But that aside, I did really enjoy this one, it was no Acheron or Styxx, but it was a standard enjoyable Kenyon. The Gods suck, everyone is out to get the main character and the mate was super crappy in the past but still loves their counterpart, then cue the epic fight scene and lead-in to the next book. Max has been shown in previous books so it was nice to see him get his story and I can see at least three new storylines coming out of this book. Kenyon has some books that you can tell are the lead in to a new arc and this seems like one to me. Now these book are not for everyone. The tales of ancient Gods, cursed races, shape shifters, demons and their hunters are not highbrow, but I enjoy them for that fact. There are only so many memoirs, psychological thrillers and chick lit novels I can read before I need a good kick of fantasy. So I am glad Kenyon keeps on with the Dark-Hunter universe as it is one of my happy places.
◊ Favorite Lines from Chapter 13 – Sin clapped Max on the back and put a firm hand on his shoulder. “Actually, it’s not a request. Buckle up, Buttercup. We’re throwing you under the bus.”
¤ Biggest Cliché – Damn the Fates the paired me with someone I hate, but you are so hot. I’m willing to forget my hate for twenty minutes if we can get it on.
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