“I love Tor!! This books is the third book in the series and also the book were we finally meet the King, as well as a courageous warrior woman and healer and her baby dragon. Nothing prepared me for these books. I have to admit, this series has been an eye opener and a great addition to my...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I love Tor!! This books is the third book in the series and also the book were we finally meet the King, as well as a courageous warrior woman and healer and her baby dragon. Nothing prepared me for these books. I have to admit, this series has been an eye opener and a great addition to my ever-growing collection of books. I hope there'll be more books in the future.”Jasmin wrote this review Tuesday, September 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
Bianca D’Arc delivers yet another stellar story in the Dragon Knights series. But this time, it’s a little different. Instead of the Dragon Knights finding their one true love, the elite black dragon is now finding his happily ever after. You know what that means? There’s no permanent threesome. However, this fact doesn’t make the book feel lacking. In fact, I loved it even more!
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. D’Arc continues to create an elaborate world for her dragons and their caretakers. The writing has a fairy tale feel to it that I think adds to the whole ambiance The story starts off with Lana as a slave for her enemy and an abandoned dragon egg. Lana discovers that she has the unique ability to speak to the little dragon inside the egg when she touches it. As it grows, she and the dragon can communicate without touch. When the dragon finally hatches from the egg, Lana fears that she will be used as food, but instead the dragon has forged a bond with her that is now unbreakable.
As they escape their enemies, Lana soon finds out that her dragon must be an Ice Dragon, a rare breed amongst dragonkind. They hide but one day, the ice dragon named Lor stumbles upon a much smaller, black dragon who has been badly injured. Lor helps this black dragon and brings him to their home where Lana can heal him. But they are oblivious to the black dragon’s true identity.
This book brought forth a lot of sweet emotions. While I adored Lana and Roland, I think for me Lor was my favorite character. He was so sweet and kind and I loved the bond that he and Lana shared. It’s nice to see a different type of love be explored.
That is not to say that Roland is outshined. I really enjoyed him as well. D’Arc weaves great characters into this intricate world and with all the politics on the side, I really believe that readers who enjoy dragons and erotica romance will find the perfect fit with the Dragon Knights series.
Though this book is book 3 in the series, it helps that you read the books in order to understand the connections between characters. It will only enhance the reading experience and make for a bigger, better thrill ride!
*ARC provided by publisher”
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Tor, a rare Ice Dragon, is hatched by the lost princess, Lana. When they save a royal Black Dragon from certain death, they find love, family and their destinies.
As an avid fan of Bianca D'Arc's Dragon Knights series, I bought the third release in that series, The Ice Dragon the very morning it was released and read it the same night. I was not disappointed. D'Arc manages to keep the story fresh and yet satisfyingly familiar simultaneously, with just the right balance of sweet and sexy bound by an engaging story.
While some authors may be tempted to stick to a successful formula for a series, D'Arc's imagination refuses to settle for such trite manipulation. It is rare that a story actually manages to surprise me, and yet this story includes a delightful twist that caught me off-guard. In spite of the surprise element, the twist was a very natural culmination to the story, and never once seemed contrived.
As usual, D'Arc also strews the ground with breadcrumbs for future stories in the Dragon Knights series, leaving her fans breathless in anticipation for the next story! Indeed, the reader is left with the certainty that the author is just as excited to see what delights this world has in store as the reader is!”
“When Alana is thrown into the cave of an ice dragon and locked in with the egg she is aware that she is to be the dragonet's first meal; that doesn't stop Lana from comforting the baby dragon while it is still in its egg. When Tor is
born, the beautiful dragonet with its gleaming diamond eyes and brilliant mirrored scales turns to Lana as his mother and comforter, spurning the attentions of the northern King who wishes to control him. After finally escaping, Lana and Tor see the kings’ men trying to capture or kill a strange black dragon and are compelled to rescue it. Lana is weakened
by the use of her gift to heal dragons, however, that doesn't stop her offering aid to the black stranger. In return he promises to take Lana and Tor to safety in his country where it is illegal to bring harm to dragons.
Shocked to realize that the 'knight' riding the great northern ice dragon is a woman, she also possesses the ability to heal dragons with her touch, only women of the royal line can do that. On top of that, the great silver dragon who carried him on his back to safety is only a baby! Quickly realizing that Lana is the one woman meant for him and also quite possibly one of the daughters of Kent who’d been kidnapped during their youth, Roland resolves to keep the brave woman and valiant dragonet by his side. With war threatening from the north, Roland knows that it is only a matter of time before he must reveal his shape shifting gift to both his woman and the dragon child that he has taken to his heart. How will Lana react when she finds that the dragon she has begun to care for can become the man she is destined to love?
Ms. D'Arc has done it again, creating a perfectly balanced masterpiece of fast paced action and passion that will make you yearn for a dragon warrior of your own. Roland is a gorgeous alpha male who is guaranteed to spark dreams and fantasies of passionate encounters while accepting that he can be taught by the woman he comes to love. Lana is a powerful woman who has been raised as a slave and despite this horrendous start to life manages to become an excellent mother to an infant dragon. She is raising him to become a sweet and gentle soul, despite the fact that he is larger than
some of the adult dragons he meets.
Lana does however have self esteem problems that Roland is only to happy to help her overcome. There is a fantastic scene where all of the large and loving family of dragons, their knights and the woman they are mated to get together and it is one of the sweetest family bonding scenes I have ever read. Unlike the other books in Ms. D'Arc's Dragon Knights series The Ice Dragon doesn't feature menage's due to the primal possessiveness displayed by the dragon half of Roland's nature, however it does have several steamy scenes where Roland and Lana's love play is witnessed by others, which keeps the heat levels high enough to singe your fingers. With a whole household of royal black dragon's looking for mates and many nearly desperate single knights in the lairs I can only hope that Ms. D'Arc keeps writing the Dragon Knights series for a long time.
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