Hope is a monster killer, First Family of her town, and condemned to death if people knew she is the mother of a half-human, half-dragon child. When summoned to another dimension, she discovers love, and a man who accepts her son. In order to stay, however, she must vanquish a demon army that threatens to destroy this new land, and the old world she is leaving behind.
Length: 242 Pages
Publisher: Summer Solstice
Release Date: March 27, 2015
The concept of humans mating with things like demons and dragons is a little unnerving at first. At least it was for me. Humans mating with anything that isn’t…well…human, tends to make me a little queasy. But once I just accepted that it is what it is, it actually made for a cool story line. It also allows for a discussion on acceptance and diversity, just in a little bit of a weird way.
Hope is our main hero who is a mom to a son who is a half-breed–the result of rape by dragon. Because half-breeds aren’t accepted in her world, he has to remain hidden most of the time. This is an interesting beginning, but I wish I would have felt more love coming from Hope towards her son. She leaves him, often for months at a time, in the care of her sister, and although she seems to feel guilty about it, it isn’t enough for me. Does it have something to do with it being an unwanted pregnancy in the first place? Maybe. But it doesn’t imply that in the book.
Anyway, she ends up following a man who wants her to slay a dragon into a new world other than her own where they have to fight the demons side by side to bring peace to bother his world and her own. That’s fine and everything, but I felt that this story line is common enough that their relationship needed to be extra special to make it stand out. For me, it wasn’t. I didn’t feel the chemistry the way I wanted, and I could never tell if they actually liked each other or not.
Overall, it was an entertaining read, but I am going to give it 3 out of 5 Stars.
Content (0 being none and 5 being A LOT):
A few swear words, but not much
Battle scenes, cutting dragons’ heads off, and such. A little graphic, but not too bad.
Several sexual situations, a little graphic