Review: Dragon’s Moon by Lucy Monroe
Title: Dragon’s Moon
Series: Children of the Moon #4
Author: Lucy Monroe
Format: Mass market, 336 pages
Published: September 4, 2012
ISBN #: 9780425246627 / 0425246620
Genre: Paranormal Romance
My Copy: from publisher
He’s a dragon intent on saving his people from destruction by the Fearghall and she is a wolf who blames the dragon for the deaths of her brother and mother. They’re true mates, but will that be enough to overcome ancient prophecies, debilitating visions and a dragon’s fire?
When Erik, the only living dragon shifter, and prince of the Ean, killed her brother, Ciara was left alone to face her prophetic dreams. Now, in order to find the wolves’ sacred stone and save all the Chrechte from destruction, she needs her enemy’s help.
Erik was only protecting the children of his people, but that day in the forest left a mark on him as well. Controlling his dragon’s fire is the most difficult thing he’s ever done—until he and Ciara are forced to face not only their shared tumultuous past, but a hallowed bond stronger than they realize. As avowed enemies and predestined mates, their quest ushers them into a world of great danger, and a passion hotter than the dragon’s fire.
Dragon’s Moon was my first Paranormal Historical Romance book and I’m happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised! The period writing style and Scottish dialogue took some getting used to but once I adjusted it was easy to get sucked in by this remarkable story. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with sexy Highlanders, dragons and wolves! I haven’t read the other three installments in Lucy Monroe’s Children of the Moon series but luckily for me, that didn’t seem to matter. This novel easily stands on its own and has convinced me that I need check out the other books.
I enjoyed the mythology surrounding the Chrechte and thought that Monroe did an excellent job of distinguishing the three shifter clans by elaborating on their various beliefs, histories and abilities. I also liked how she connected the two main characters via a past event. It added context to the story and went a long way in explaining the initial hostility between Ciara and Eirik. The historical aspect of this novel helped add a bit of fact to a predominantly fictional story. I enjoyed learning about the Scottish clans and the battle for the throne. These elements made the Children of the Moon universe feel all the more real.
Ciara is an amazing character and I was easily able to understand her reasoning for not wanting to get close to anyone. With a past like hers, I completely get why she closed her heart to everyone. Thank goodness for her adoptive parents, Talorc and Abigail, because without their love and understanding Ciara would have probably been only a shell of a person. I enjoyed watching her take baby steps towards learning how to trust and love again. When she finally acknowledges that she’s a Sinclair I cried right along side the other characters. It was such a touching moment and a big stepping stone in Ciara’s road to healing.
I adored the slow burn relationship between the two protagonists; there’s definitely no insta-love happening in this romance which is a major pet peeve of mine so I’m glad that Monroe avoided that whole scenario. I really enjoyed watching Ciara put Eirik in his place over and over again. Just because he’s a dragon, a prince and the protector of his people doesn’t mean that he gets to walk around with a sense of entitlement. However, once the seeds of love started growing their true mates status became obvious. By the end, Eirik’s people no longer came first which is perhaps not the best attitude to adopt as a leader but in my eyes love should always come first so I was ecstatic about his attitude shift. Plus, Ciara deserves no less!
Lucy Monroe has a new fan! Dragon’s Moon is overflowing with action, adventure and of course, steamy romance. And just to reiterate: you can’t go wrong with sexy Highlanders, dragons and wolves!
||Perfect for readers who are looking for a bit of adventure with their romance.
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