Book 2, Tales of the Latter Kingdoms
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The shadow of the cursed Dragon Lord has hung over the town of Lirinsholme for centuries, and no one ever knows when the Dragon will claim his next doomed Bride. Rhianne Menyon has dreams of being a painter, but her world changes forever when a single moment of sacrifice brings her to Black's Keep as the Dragon's latest Bride. As she attempts to adjust to her new life -- and to know something of the monster who is now her husband -- she begins to see that the curse is far crueler than she first believed. Unraveling the mystery of what happened to the Dragon's Brides is only the beginning...
Author’s Note: All Tales of the Latter Kingdoms novels are written as standalone romances and can be read in any order.
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I truly enjoyed it. I love Beauty and the Beast stories. So this one was to my liking. Thank you so much!
A Beauty and the Beast type fairy tale love story in the form of a dragon.
When you grow up living in a town where young girls enter a lottery to see who will be the next bride for the Lord of Black’s Keep, you come to expect the worst. Rhianne liked to paint, something unheard of, no women shall do such a skill. While she was of the age to be married, her parents tried to find her a proper suitor. As luck would have it, an older gentleman was a prospect, but when her father is injured, her secret of painting is revealed.
On the day of the bride lottery, her best friend is chosen. Knowing her best friend was to be married, Rhianne offered herself instead of her friend. A never before occurrence, but the elders allowed it. Rhianne had no idea what lay ahead, other than she would never see her family, friends or her town ever again.
Rhianne was whisked away to her future husband, the Dragon. The ceremony was held immediately. She was shown to her new rooms in a large castle, away from her previous life.
As time passes, she finds she has fallen in love with the Dragon, even though she has never seen him. A slight touch, his voice, his build, all strike at her heart. She is saddened that even though the Dragon seems to want her affection, he always stops short. No one will reveal the truth behind the curse that caused this man to be sentenced to a life in a dragon form. In addition, a strange dream keeps her painting a man she has never seen before. Who is this man and why does he come to her in her dreams?
What will it take to break this curse, and can Rhianne finally be the one to do it? Or will her town continue to find the next bride?
Well written to keep you turning pages. Minimal characters but each have their own personality. If you like love stories, or Beauty and the Beast, or fairy tale type stories, you will like this.
It took me one day to read the whole thing, i was so engrossed in the story. Truly it is a wonderful adaptation of Beauty and The Beast. The story draws you in fron the first few sentences. The characters have amazing depth and the book ais just so good i could go on about it forever xD