Thursday, February 28, 2008

Queen of Dragons by Shana Abe

This is the third of Abe's Dragon books that I've devoured, and I must say that I loved this one as much as the first two.
Abe's prose is rich and sumptuous, and her plots subtle and beautiful, like a spider web covered in clinging drops of dew.
Her characters are beautiful, dangerous Drakon, and while they fall prey to love and lust as does mankind, the similarities end there.
The plot of this novel is no less intricate, as the princess of Zaharan Yse, (in Transylvania) comes to call on the Drakon of London, England in the 18th century. Princess Maricara is an Alpha dragon, and after meeting Kimber Langford, the Alpha of the London dragons, a searing love is created, though there is a stormy path to its consumation. Abe's plots twist and turn on a dime, and this novel is no exception. There were times when I gasped in surprise. But things always work out in the end, though never quite the way you assume that they will.
I adore these surprising dragon books, and in an effort not to spoil them for you, I will leave it at that, and recommend them for anyone who loves juicy romance and marvelous fantasy dragon tales intermingled. It's fascinating stuff, so prepare to be enchanted.
Note: The two other books in this series are The Smoke Thief and The Dream Thief.

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