Dark Kings, Book #10

By Donna Grant

ISBN# 9781250109538

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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

firestorm-dark-kings-donna-grantArchaeologist, Dr. Faith Reynolds has uncovered the biggest find of her life on Fair Isle, a myth come to life.  She found an honest to god dragon!  It’s drawing a lot of unwanted attention and even her second in command thinks she should tell people it’s a dinosaur, but Faith is too honest to lie about it.  They have had people trying to get on their dig site to get a glimpse or even sabotage her dig.  But luckily Faith’s friend, Ronnie, is sending someone to help.

Once Con gets wind of a dragon being found on Fair, he quickly dispatches Dimitri to go check it out and to destroy the bones.  However, the more time Dimitri spends with Dr. Reynolds and his dragon that was left behind, the harder the idea of destroying it becomes.  He is overcome with guilt as this was one of his dragons that was left behind.  But when the Dark start killing innocents, Dimitri knows they have to leave.  They move the dragon to Dreagan to uncover the answers they seek.  But the dragon isn’t the only thing that they end up taking with them.

I have to face the facts, I’ve fallen out of love with this world.  I find all the books too similar (and the same boring reveal about the Dragon Kings in every book drives me insane) and I’ve just become bored with the storyline.  It takes me forever to read them because the books are just too easy to put down.  This breaks my heart in a way because I know that Grant can write some amazing books, but I’m just not feelings these.  She also has a spin-off series, the Reapers, I’d like to try out, but they take place in the same world and I’m just really worried it will be more of the same tedium.

I found the characters in this book to be the same as all the others in the series, nothing really stood out about them and I know I won’t be able to remember anything all that special about them when I go on to the next book and they will just blend in with most of the others.  At this point I just can’t wait for the confrontation between Ulrik and Con to happen so this series can be put to rest once and for all.  I just feel like it needs to be put out of its misery.

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