Demonic gladiators, ruthless mafia villains, and a race on the brink of distinction: What will become of them? One proud leader wields his power to unlock dark mysteries in the third in this fierce, sensual new paranormal romance series.
When the head of the Five Clans of the Dragon Kings wants something, he gets it. Raised among the most privileged of his dying race, Malnefoley conceals a devastating tragedy from his youth. Now, many call him the Usurper because of his unconventional rise to power. His influence is waning while the Dragon Kings must solve the puzzle of their slow extinction. So when a particularly important captive escapes his compound in the Greek mountains, Malnefoley leaves nothing to chance. She is his prisoner to retrieve.
The woman is known as the Pet, a former associate of a sadistic doctor from the Asters, a human crime cartel. Her loyalties cannot be trusted, even when she claims to hold the secret to conception-an invaluable secret for a race unable to procreate. Neither can her unique gift from the Great Dragon be believed. She's a soothsayer, able to see glimpses of the future. Her quest is to find and save a Cage warrior on the verge of her first match-a young woman whose destiny is bound to a timeless prophecy.
Malnefoley has no respect for the ancient superstitions that brought about his childhood trauma. His only goal is to return the Pet to his compound and use her knowledge for the betterment of their people. Yet her restless energy and raw sensuality are as intriguing as her predictions about the rise of the Great Dragon. He dares not trust the crafty fugitive's loyalties, but as their treacherous chase turns passionate, can he even trust himself?
A view weeks ago I received ‘Hunted Warrior’ in exchange for my honest review. Since this book is the third one in a series, and since I haven’t read the first two books, I was a little afraid that I wouldn’t really get this book. But since the book description sounded really interesting, I decided to give it a try.
In ‘Hunted Warrior’ we meet Malnefoley, the head of the Five Clans of the Dragon Kings. (But I’ve read you get to meet him earlier in the first two books!) Malnefoley is used to getting what he wants, so when a prisoner escapes from his compound in the Greek mountains, he doesn’t feel like he has a choice but trying to get the prisoner back.
The prisoner is known as the Pet, Avyi. Malnefoley is convinced the Pet knows important information about the cartels and a doctor’s experiment since she was a former associate of the doctor. Malnefoley is set on bringing the Pet, back to his compound, especially when she claims to hold the secret to conception. Somethings Malnefoley’s people can’t do. But soon he finds himself more than only intrigued in this secrets, the Pet’s character is just as intriguing.
Although this book is fun, and I really liked the authors writing style, I didn’t really feel excited about this book. This book can be read as a standalone, but I really wouldn’t recommend it. I saw reviews that said you could definitely read this book as a standalone. I don’t agree at all. I felt like I was missing out on stuff. I understood most things, but I think I would have loved this book much more if I had read the first two books first. Especially in the beginning of the book I found it hard to really get into the story. I just didn’t get everything and every word that was used.
But the authors writing style was good, the story was exciting, fun, and at times definitely passionate. The characters are well developed and really interesting to get to know.
I really hope I will be able to read the first two books because I read a lot of great stuff about this series and I just feel like I definitely will enjoy this series more if I read all three books.
About the Author:
Lindsey Piper is the alter ego of RITA-nominated author Carrie Lofty. Co-writing as Katie Porter, she has garnered six Top Picks from RT BookReviews, plus a Seal of Excellence and a Reviewers Choice Award, writing erotic contemporary romances that are 'tantalizing, racy and absolutely flawless.'
The Dragon Kings series is her first foray into paranormal fiction. She lives with her husband and children in the Chicago area.
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Many thanks to Clara Diaz and Little, Brown Book Group for giving me the opportunity to read this book.