Book 7.5, Dragon Blood
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An elite forces officer with a dreadful reputation.
A bookish paleontologist with a love for mysteries.
An ancient stronghold full of secrets that will take both of them to unearth.
Professor Lilah Zirkander (yes, she’s related to the famous pilot, and no, she can’t get him to autograph your undergarments) is looking forward to a summer in the paleontology lab, researching and cataloging new fossils. But that summer takes an unexpected turn when the king sends her into the Ice Blades to a secret mine where ancient dragon bones have been discovered. Rumor has it that they’re cursed and dangerous, but Lilah is more concerned about dealing with the outpost commander, a fierce officer with the temperament of a crabby badger.
As punishment for irking the king, Colonel Vann Therrik is overseeing the hardened criminals working in the remote Magroth Crystal Mines. He would like a chance to redeem himself—and escape the loathsome duty station—but nothing is going his way. Cursed fossils have delayed production, miners are trying to escape, and now a scientist has shown up, making demands on his time. Worse, she’s the cousin of his nemesis General Zirkander. As if one Zirkander in his world wasn’t bad enough.
Investigating the fossils leads Lilah and Vann into the depths of Magroth Mountain where centuries-old secrets lurk, and a long-forgotten threat stalks the passages. To have any chance at survival, they’ll have to work together and perhaps learn that neither is what the other expected.
Shattered Past is a stand-alone novel set in the author’s Dragon Blood world.
Absolutely fantastic book! I couldn't put it down. It reads well as a stand alone book or as a continuation of the series. The author has a way of making characters relatable and likable, even the grumpy ones. Dragons, paleontologists, and muscle-y men, oh myyyyy! ;)
Another great read!
I love this series! Characters are well developed and interesting. Back stories are woven into each new book so we can understand why the characters act the way the do. And besides, where else can you ride on a dragon?
Very good, as usual.
As with the majority of her books, Boroker spins a competent yarn. Calling in the usual suspects as population, she adds a likable new protagonist, a long awaited enrichment of her back story and believable depth of character to a former chess piece. All of this upholds her status a a fine working writer who continues in the vein of Alexandre Domas. "Buckle your Swash, it's going to be a bumpy ride!"
- Category: Epic
- Published: Jan 22, 2016
- Publisher: Lindsay Buroker
- Seller: Lindsay Buroker
- Print Length: 300 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 7.5, Dragon Blood