Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review: Dragon Bound ( Elder Races #1 ) by Thea Harrison

Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder Races.

As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in each other.

Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul.


Urban Fantasy


I'm surprised to find myself have yet to read this Elder Races series. Shame on me. Due to the sheer number of PNR/UF series that I've read, I'm worried that this will feel like same old same old. But I was pleasantly surprised that I'm loving this one very much.

We met Dragos Cuelebre, who is larger than life and as old as the solar system itself. He is a real life dragon. Tell me you are not impress. People called him The Great Beast. He remind me so much of Curran, the Beast Lord from Kate Daniels series. His had the authority and power and people simply worship the soil he walked on. Absolutely in a league of his own.

"I have things to do, Tiago to talk to, a beheading to plan."

Pia Giovanni is a half breed Wyr, who still unable to shift successfully. But one thing we know she had an unique healing power and ability to escape any lock. She is like the modern day Houdini. Pia found herself in danger from being hunt down by the great Dragos because she was being blackmailed to steal from his lair.

We were introduced to the world building of this magical place they named New York Magic District, where human, Wyr and Light and Dark Fae try to live in harmony without killing each other. Dragos had his own Cuelebre Empire that own a huge number of businesses and his army of Wyr including his right hand man, Rune and Graydon. His immortal enemy is Urien, the Dark Fae King.

"I need a friend to talk to."
"What am I, chopped liver?

When Dragos found out someone stolen from him, it didn't take him long to track down Pia and eradicate the root of the problem. Honestly, I find it weird that they got so chummy so fast from their first meeting. One minute he wanted to kill her, then he was interested to keep her and then he wanted to protect her. Then all of a sudden they were being kidnap and all. Everything seems to move a tad fast. 

He was going to hurt her so bad before he killed her so dead, and all she could think of was how hot his kiss had been in the dream and how delicate the touch of his finger was as it traced down her body.

Anyway, due to the intriguing characters, the fast moving plot line and overall humor of the story, I was able to look past it. Dragos had tons of funny moments that make me laugh out loud. He was funny in a caveman sort of way because he was so clueless about modern trivial. He was a no nonsense kinda man and unable to take any bullshit.

"This is a nonstop flight to New York. Thank you for flying Cuelebre Airlines."

I think he knew he was a total brute sometimes, he tried to act as humane as possible infront of Pia. He was trying kinda hard to win Pia over and make her as comfortable at his home as possible.

"Quit with the primitive crap already."
"You might have noticed I'm a primitive kind of guy. All those centuries of civilization? Just a veneer."

One of the surprising moment was during Dragos face off with his immortal enemy, Urien, the Dark Fae King. Let just said no one mess with Dragos.

Here I also witnessed one of the most unromantic proposal ever, but since he is Dragos, I guess it was sweet of him to even ask. LoL. Dragon Bound was full of action, humor, heart warming romance, great villain and badass shifter. What more could a girl ask for. Looking forward to the next one.

Rating 5/5