Kiss of Fury: Dragonfire #2

❝ The earth moans. The fire flickers. The wind dies. The dark academy is opened. ❞

Kiss of Fury
Deborah Cooke
Dragonfire, book two
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by Signet Eclipse Mass
ISBN 9780451224767

Alexandra Madison has discovered an invention that could change the world. When her partner is murdered and their lab destroyed, Alex knows she has to rebuild her prototype in time...

Donovan Shea knows the Madison project is of dire importance to the ongoing Pyr/Slayer war. So when he sees Alex being followed by a Slayer, he reacts and defends her, never imagining that she’s his destined mate...

As Slayers close in on their prey, Donovan knows he’ll surrender his life to protect Alex—and lose his heart to possess her.

I really must learn to create a glossary for ALL books I read. Not just some. Never just some. I knew better when it came to Maya Banks and the KGI team. I failed, however, to do so with these damned dragons.

The Wyvern, Sophie, has revealed a vision unto the leader of the Pyr, Erik. A woman will be attacked and Erik knows without reserve that she is the Wizard, destined to mate the Warrior. When the prophecy comes to pass, Erik sends Donovan to collect the wounded human and tadah! the obedient Pyr has found his mate. Problem? This obedient Pyr doesn't want a mate.

Meanwhile, Rafferty-aching to experience his own firestorm-goes without. Bah!

Loved Don's freak out session with Erik and Rafferty. The whole I-don't-want-a-mate argument versus Erik's Too-damn-bad response was entertaining as hell. And Alex's stunt in stealing Don's cherished Ducati- classic goodness. There's no better time to bring out your inner biker chick than when there's a pissed off dragon on your tail. Poor Don. He didn't have a chance in hell. Most remembered scene, though, would be in the mall with Don and Quinn and speak of 'the fuss'. A lone rider with a fetish for lace. Hot.

My jaw nearly hit the floor when I discovered this entire setup revolved around the invention of a new fuel/engine. Has going green ever been more deadly? The biggest wtf however, was the wonder if anyone actually dies in this series. Keir. Delaney. Down one chapter, flying the next. Then when finally a Slayer goes down and doesn't get up, nobody seems to care and the poor guy is just bobbing around like some kind of aquarium furniture for hours. And what's with the undead army?

He caught his breath-it was that sensitive that the light brush of her fingers sent a stab of pain through him.
   Worse, the scale beside it fell into Alex's hand.
   Donavan gaped at it. His vulnerability had just doubled.
   And he knew why.

I appreciate this author's omniscient style of writing. The "If only he had known" or "If only he had seen" create the most amazing moods. In book one, Sara experienced Quinn's past through dreams. Here, Alex does the same for Donavan via an enchanted television. That Wyvern's breaking all kinds of rules. Makes it all a bit too easy. I did manage to take a liking to Donovan and a lot more than I thought I would. Probably even more than Quinn, but I can't help but to lose respect for a man who lists one of his top favorite movies as I, Robot. *shudders* I still think this waiting game of Rafferty's is ugly, sadistic torture. And I don't like ugly. 3 out of 5 stars.

Oh, say hello to Nikolas!

"You are the warrior foretold," Nikolas said, acknowldging a truth that was obvious to him. Donovan inclined his head in agreement. "Nikolas of Thebes," he said, liking the strength of the other warrior's grip. "And where am I welcomed?"
   "The United States of America," Donvovan said. "Two thousand and seven years after the birth of Jesus Christ."
   "Where? Who?"

Ragan's Notes
  • Quinn Tyrell (the Smith), mated to Sara (the Seer)
  • Donovan Shea(the Warrior), son of Keir (Slayer); mated to Alex (the Wizard); brother of Delaney
  • Rafferty Powell, mentor of Donovan
  • Erik Sorensson, leader of the Pyr
  • Sloane Forbes, Apothecary
  • Niall Talbot, Pyr
  • Nikolas, awakened warrior of the Pyr, grown from a Dragon's Tooth
  • Boris Vassily, leader of the Slayers

Previous books in the series:
Kiss of Fire: A Dragonfire Novel


Redd said...

Quinn & Sara are my fave... love love those two...*grins* If you only knew about the offsprings. *wickedgrin*

Ragan (Location 2571) said...

I'm going to say this as simply as I can... Don't fuck with me, Neenie.

Seriously, how does Niall get his story before Rafferty? And Erik gets two??? She might as well let Nikolas get it on before Rafferty as well.