Coreene Callahan Fury of Fire (Dragonfury Series #1)

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A clandestine race of half-dragon, half-humans known as dragon-shifters lives among us. Bastian, leader of the Nightfury dragon clan, is sworn to protect humankind at all costs. For him, honor and duty always come first. When the clan dictates he take a human mate to sire a son, he falters, aware that for a human to birth a dragon-shifter she must die. Myst, the woman given into his care, is the most extraordinary he’s ever met, and though he can’t bear the thought of harming her he is bound by duty. Myst loves her life in the human world, but Bastian has captured her heart in an instant of electric connection. But Bastian and his warriors are in the middle of a deadly battle with the Razorback dragon-shifters, intent on killing every Nightfury clan member—and the humans they protect—the fate of their world and ours hangs in the balance. An extraordinary blend of action, fantasy, and steamy romance, Fury of Fire brings to life a dangerous new world intertwined with the survival of humanity, all while exploring the meaning of honor and the nature of true love.

Emotionaler Urban-Fantasy Roman mit glaubwürdigen Charakteren, dessen Ende leider den guten Eindruck vernichtet.

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    Fury of Fire (Dragonfury Series #1)
    Jery

    Jery

    22. March 2016 um 11:53

    ** spoiler alert ** I really, really liked the book until the 90 % mark. Be warned: Plenty of spoilers ahead.Good style - colloquial, humorous, even witty. Easy to read. Competent, compelling heroine - didn't stop thinking just because she found the MC hot. Reacted cool under pressure, though she was scared.Great hero - torn apart between duty and honor. Walking, talking and thinking like a real man.Fantastic cast of secondary characters. I immediately fell for Rikar, the two cops and the BFF. Of course they'll get their own story in the sequels, and I'm looking forward to be reading about their adventures.And then came the showdown, and I was foaming from the mouth. There are so many questions left unanswered that I felt like my book was missing the last ten pages: What happenend to Forge? Where is Angela? When will Myst find out what her mom was working on? Do the humans now know that there are dragons among them? I mean, a dragon blasted a hole in a police station, they destroyed a whole dock - someone must have noticed who did the damage??? I wanted to know what happened after the dragon battle to all people involved and didn't want to read syrupy stuff about Myst finally coming home.But what really bugged me and cost this book a whole star is one single action of the "hero" (HUGE spoilers):He got the love of his life pregnant. Against her will. Against the contraceptive she was using (and don't get me started on the scientific probability of him "feeling" his son alive in her 12 hours after conception...) Because... well, I'm still waiting for a compelling reason.Because he has the duty to procreate? Sure, but why not wait a year? Or at least 6 months until the next alignment. There would have been time to talk things through. Get her involved in the decision.Because he couldn't stay away from her? Yeah, sure, because nothing makes a girl love a guy more when he has not restraint whatsoever and rapes her because he "can't stay away from her". Caveman mode - oh so sexy *eyeroll*Because she wanted to have sex with him too? Yeah, but she didn't want to get pregnant. He had plenty of opportunity to explain to her what would happen to her if they had sex on that particular evening. PLENTY. He decided not to, because he was afraid she would say no. And you know what, asshole: You're right. She would have said no to a child from a guy she had known for 7 freaking days, because she is a smart woman.Never ever did he ask her opinion on motherhood. If she wanted to have kids at all. If she could imagine raising a family with him. If she even wanted to move in with him. Not a single time. NOT ONCE.Oh, and did I mention that her chances for dying during childbirth dropped from 100% to around 50%? Which was his start signal. Not absolutely fatal, but only potentially fatal? Great, let's have at her.But he would have screwed her anyway, because he couldn't control his inner dragon. No amount of tranquilizer and mechanical restraints would have been able to hold him in the underground vault which had been built SPECIFICALLY for this reason - to hold males in when the time for breeding came. They captured an enemy dragon and put him in there. A powerful dragon who BEAT the hero in a fight - but the hero was too strong to be kept under control??? It seems to me that these guys have never heard of the power of anesthetics.A week after finishing I'm still upset. I will read the next 3 books cause I already bought them and cause I like the other characters, but I sincerely hope that I won't have to read about a hero again who makes a choice that is just wrong on so many levels. Plain wrong. He screwed the girl in every sense of the word. And that's not what a hero does in my mind.

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