Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Dragon Bound takes place in our present day with the exception that people know about magic and live openly around Faires, Wyr, and the Fae. Ms. Harrison takes this concept and weaves it into a very intelligent and fun alternative to our current take on reality.
To set the stage the book starts with a quote, “Doing business with a dragon. Now that’s a cut throat experience.” ~ Attributed to Donald Trump.
So what if Donald Trump was a dragon that had been born with the solar system? Imagine a larger then life global tycoon who doesn’t know the meaning of human ideals, such as love or to say “please”. He only knows the power of the empire that he has built over the millennia. He knows right and wrong, black and white. And he has seen it all, done it all and is terribly bored with it all. He has never found any task or item to be out of his reach. Thankfully this hero doesn’t look like Donald Trump but instead is wrapped up in a yummy body worthy of a warrior and is named Dragos.
Fate forces the heroine, Pia, to steal from Dragos inciting a fun chase after he realizes her theft. He feels that the world is his to control and determined to right her wrong he sets out to track her down. However, the chase excites him and he is quickly no longer bored. Once the two meet the attraction is combustible, of course since he is a fire-controlling dragon! He is intrigued with her and finds himself drawn to her on a primal, elemental level. Pia is cunning and witty, without being over done. Her easy going and fun nature gradually cracks the shell that Dragos has built around himself. Pia longs for a companion and finds herself equally drawn to him. The book quickly expands to reveal more plot lines, characters and twists and turns. The story line is fast paced without feeling too complicated or rushed. Their constant obstacles quickly turn into an exciting adventure for them both causing them to work together and trust each other. Pia’s ability to see through Dragos’ caveman prehistoric personality allows them to grow as a couple and learn to laugh at all that life throws their way. In turn, Dragos learns to be a charming mate and down right cute.
I found both characters laugh out loud funny. I found it inspiring that even a dragon could learn to say please and be a hopeless romantic. This was a great book. This is one to read multiple times and add to your collection – not just to borrow for a day. I couldn’t put it down and I’m looking forward to reading the next in the series. I am hopeful that she will write many more soon. The secondary characters are really well written and I’m look forward to getting to know them all better. I put this one at 5 chocolate dipped strawberries!