The Last Dragon

Artemis Milchon
The Last Dragon
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Avalerion Books
Release Date
June 2015
Book 1 of Omega Chronicles
Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Vamps & Shifters Romance

The Last Dragon

The Omega Clan Lords were sent to find the keys to free their world ...

Sally has never felt truly wanted. Not by family, friends, or the few men who ever took notice of her. But a single night out changes her life forever. She is abducted from a bar into a world she could never have imagined, and there she meets Drake, a gorgeous stranger with a mysterious past. As she falls under his spell, she must confront every insecurity she's ever had about herself. But Drake has much more to conquer than just Sally's fears. An ancient enemy has followed him, one that threatens all of the Omega Lords, and he discovers that Sally not only holds the key to his heart, but to the very survival of the Clans.

As a relentless foe works to end the Omega for all time, Drake has to convince Sally that she is worthy of love; she in turn must accept what she once thought was impossible. The fates of all the Clans are in their hands. Failure means certain death. With a world in the balance, can one woman find the strength to believe?

Book Review by LiaL (reviewer)
Jul 10, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
143 people found the following review helpful
Great read!

Sally is a modern day Cinderella with mean half-siblings that take advantage of her. They have her cook and clean and work for their business in return for insults. She is kidnapped from a bar and finds herself in a very strange place with a man in great pain. She heals him and discovers that he is a dragon shifter and there are other types of shifters living together with him. Drake is thankful she has saved his life and regards her as a new treasure to keep. He has promised to return her but who says he can't get her back. Sally starts out as a victim but becomes so much more.

These shifters are from another dimension and their species are dying out. They have come here to Earth to solve a riddle from the Goddess and get the information they need to return home and save the others. They have spent much time without any success and have lost many members who originally joined them on the mission. There are also angels involved who provide some guidance with their task. Sally is a piece of the puzzle they did not expect.

Poor Sally is really mistreated by her family and it just gets worse and worse the more you learn about them and their activities. You want much better for her but are not sure at first that this kidnapping is a positive for her or one more experience to add to her life of disappointments. The males at first do not seem to be that understanding and appreciative. Several of them treat women like they have only one purpose (for sex). Drake is different. He is not a womanizer and he really wants to make Sally happy. As time goes by, the others develop a real appreciation for her. What a difference to go from no male attention to having competing males wanting you!

Sally and Drake have a good chemistry from the beginning and their time together is fun and sexy. Sally enjoys some of Drake's more protective behaviors but at times tries to test his boundaries. He has real issues with her being around other males. I smiled a lot when I read the descriptions of his growls when he finds her spending time with anyone other than him. Drake is not your usual arrogant, cold dragon shifter. He feels very strongly for her and is not afraid to show his love. It makes it easy to see why Sally would be reluctant to leave him. They are not selfish in their love. They both care about each other so much that they are willing to make sacrifices if it means the other will benefit.

The author keeps up the pace and introduces the characters and new plot points at steady intervals. I felt like the introductions were done really well so that I learned more about each and could absorb the information before being introduced to the next character. It can get overwhelming to have a slew of characters thrown at you as a reader especially when you are trying to understand the backstory too. The unique personalities had time to shine and it made their behaviors more understandable later in the story. I really wanted to see her family pay for their actions. There is also someone out to sabotage their efforts and I would like to understand more about their motivation for their activities.

This is a great read for anyone who likes paranormal romances that have a diverse group of characters. I have always enjoyed the shifter stories that had different groups having to work together to achieve success. I really enjoyed learning about the diverse species that inhabit this other world. The angels are an interesting element of the book as well and there are many secrets still to be revealed. I look forward to reading more stories about all of the shifters. The author has created a storyline ripe with opportunities for each of them to help solve a piece of the riddle and help get back home. I am sure each will involve a special woman, too.
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