Dragon Wife by Diana Green #bookReview @goddessfish



Dragon Wife

by Diana Green

 

The clan is waking. After centuries of spellbound sleep, dragon-shifters are returning to the mountains. They are few in number, and the outside world has become overrun with humans.

 

Huroth, the dragon chieftain, recognizes a need for his kind to adapt, by forming alliances and mate-bonds with humans, but his clan is divided. From the first time she meets him, Lady Orwenna is drawn to the magnificent chieftain. The mind link he forms with her is both fascinating and frightening, as is the powerful attraction she feels for him. If only she knew what was in his heart.

 

Does he want her for the woman she is, or for her magical abilities? When war breaks out between kingdoms and ancient enemies of the dragons resurface, the clan will be tested. In the midst of uncertainty, can Huroth and Orwenna find their way together?


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My Review:

I love Dragons and I love dragon shifters even more. I knew this book was about dragons but I didn’t know they were shifters! Such a cool surprise. If I would have read the blurb I probably would’ve figured it out but all I had to see was dragons in the title and I was in. 🙂 

Dragon Wife didn’t disappoint. Orwenna was a spunky royal who hid her magical abilities because of how her mother was treated and her father was a typical medieval man. Didn’t care about more than heirs and status. After meeting Huroth, the leader of the dragon clan her clan struck up an alliance with, Orwenna became infatuated with him, while all the other women were afraid. They also could create a mind link which was unusual. Orwenna then flees an arranged marriage that her father set up with an incredibly boring man and her adventure begins. 

I really liked Huroth and Orwenna’s relationship. He is the first man that sees her value and allows her to be an equal, not a lessor to him. This book has it all magic, dragons and romance. I kept reading it before bed a little every night a little later than I should’ve! If your a dragon fan or shifter fan like me, you will love it. Even if you’re not, it’s a great, adventurous love story.


Read an excerpt from the book:


The gathering grew quiet as sounds of boot heels on stone echoed from the entryway. A man strode in alone, though to call him a man seemed less than sufficient. There was such raw power about him, such majesty in his bearing. No one could mistake his identity. This was the black dragon, shifted to man-like form, just as legend described. Orwenna felt the hairs stand up on the back of her neck.

“I am Huroth, son of Huren,” he announced, his voice rich and deep. He faced the king, down the long silent hall. “I am chieftain of the dragons who dwell in the Drake’s Teeth Mountains. We offer an alliance to the kingdom of Rhelaun. How do you answer?”

“You are most welcome, honored guest.” The King bowed as he spoke then beckoned the chieftain. “Please, come and talk with me, so we can decide how this alliance should be arranged.” 

As Huroth advanced towards the throne, he made an impressive picture. He was tall and broad shouldered, wearing dark leather armor and a heavy fur-lined cloak. His hair tumbled in a thick black mane, his eyes the pale blue of glacier ice. They swept over the courtiers, coolly assessing. 

When those eyes came to rest on Orwenna, she felt time slow. Everyone else, all her surroundings, faded to nothing.

And who might you be? 

She heard the words in her head, as surely as if he’d spoken aloud. Without consciously choosing, she responded in kind.

Orwenna. 

His eyes widened in surprise, and he paused mid-step. Apparently, he had not expected her to hear his musing nor be able to answer.

There is an aura of magic about you. He sent the thought, his gaze on her as sharp as a hawk’s.

That’s from my mother. She didn’t know how she spoke directly into his mind. It made her a little dizzy, like too much wine.

Who is your mother? 

Sister to the king and the mage, Vardis. 

I see. 

 

He considered a moment, before nodding respectfully to her and continuing down the hall. Those nearby gave Orwenna odd looks, and she realized how strange her encounter with Huroth must have seemed. To everyone else, they would have appeared to be simply standing, watching one another without speaking. 

 

How long had it been…one minute…five? She couldn’t guess. All she knew was that it changed her. Reality had shifted and would never be quite the same again. Dragons lived, breathed, and walked upon the land like lords of men. She had spoken mind to mind with one, his fierce eyes locked on hers. It was not an experience she would soon forget.




About the author:


Since her childhood, growing up in New Zealand, Diana has been an avid storyteller. For years she enjoyed teaching art and special education, while continuing to write as a hobby. After she developed chronic fatigue syndrome, a career change was necessary, but happily this led her to become a professional author.

Diana’s books are mostly paranormal romance, in the fantasy and science fiction sub-genres. She has been a finalist for the CRW Award of Excellence and the Aspen Gold Published Novel Contest. At present, she lives in beautiful Washington State, where she writes for the Wild Rose Press.

Visit her website at

DIANAGREENBOOKS.COM: http://www.dianagreenbooks.com/

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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. thanks for the chance

  3. Diana Green says:

    Thanks so much for hosting, I also appreciate your lovely review. It’s always fun to hear responses from readers.

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Dragon Wife. If you’re interested in a free review copy of Dragon Warrior, the next book in the series, just let me know.

  4. Congrats and thank you for the chance!

  5. Enjoyed reading your review of this book as well as the excerpt.

  6. Great excerpt and review!

  7. So glad everyone is enjoying the review and excerpt!

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