Every inch of him was molded as if from granite…and her blood ran like fire...
For centuries, V has waited to awaken from his doomed sleep and reclaim his destiny. But this Dragon King—one among a legion of legendary warriors sworn to protect the human race from darkness—must first find a way to win back his sword. Wield its power. And try not to fall prey to his own illicit desires.
Claire may possess the beauty and soul of a goddess but V knows better than to mess with a mere mortal. Still, he instinctively knows that Claire is The One who can help him regain the use of his sword and restore his place at Dreagan. But if she learns the truth about who—and what—he really is, her memories of him would be erased forever. How can V love Claire truly, madly, deeply…and protect her from the forces of fire and darkness that could destroy them both?
*ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review*
Ignite, book 15 in the Dark Kings series by Donna Grant, has quickly become one of my favorite paranormal series. Supremely addictive, every book makes you wish this world were real, that these characters were real, and even after finishing the book, makes the reader not want to let go. I will say, this is a series that builds upon the prior books in the series and without that background, there are people you won’t know and events that have occurred that effect what happens to the Dragon Kings. I would highly recommend reading this as part of the series and not a stand alone. Especially since a lot of what’s happening with Vlad is covered in the prior book. All that being said, it’s a great series as a whole and paranormal fans should definitely check it out.
In Dragonfire, we learned that Vlad’s sword had the power to bring back the dragons, but had been lost for centuries until Sabina found it. Now that he has it back, the magic lies dormant and won’t respond to his touch as it should. That is, until he meets the lovely Claire and begins to have feelings for her. But Claire is a human and Vlad a Dragon King. Their relationship seems destined to fail from the get go, especially since Darius warns him that she and Sophie, his wife, are more like sisters than friends. But he can’t deny the intense attraction he has for her.
Claire followed her best friend to Dreagan, never letting anyone know that her memories that were supposed to be erased after Edinburgh weren’t. The one thing she knew was that there was no place safer than being in Dreagan and if that came with the added benefit of meeting V, then all the better. Claire has been in a slump when it comes to dating and most importantly, in trying to find love. She’s a romantic that believes there has to be a Prince out there, yet she just keeps kissing frogs. It’s up to V to show her that what she really needs is a King.
So the book ends with another cliffhanger, because again, every book is leading up to the battle to end all battles. I love that every book changes the dynamic of the Kings. Those that were thought of as enemies become allies and vice versa. The twists this series keep giving us! And the big one for Claire and V, I didn’t see that one coming. Honestly, I can not wait for more books in the series and I so want this big battle already.