Title: Silent Warrior
Author: Lindsey Piper
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Dragon Kings (Novella 0.5)
Publication Date: April 22, 2013
Format: eBook, 80 Pages
ISBN-10: 1476713251 (Pocket Star)
ISBN-13: 978-1476713250 (Pocket Star)
Reviewed by: Kaitlin
An exciting, emotionally charged prequel to the Dragon Kings trilogy featuring warriors fighting for their lives in violent cage matches to guarantee their clans’ survival—available exclusively as an eBook!
A silent woman ashamed of her criminal background becomes a Cage warrior to seek redemption. An unrepentant fortune hunter will do anything to escape his mounting debts. Although rivals on the streets of Hong Kong, they find common ground when seeking their clan’s stolen idol, but for vastly different reasons. Neither one suspects that love will begin when he becomes the first man in five years to hear her speak.
Quick & Dirty: Silence and Hark fall in love in a significantly better book than the first of The Dragon Kings series.
Opening Sentence: “This is not going well.”
Hark and Silence first meet on the streets of Hong Kong, in a fight that will change their lives. Both have dark pasts, both have regrets, and both are bonded in this quick novella that takes barely any time to read. It starts as a fight in a bar, and it becomes a romance that will never change without disastrous consequences.
First, let’s talk about the characters. Hark of Sath and Silence (AKA Orla) are both Dragon Kings, or those that look like humans but really have powers, depending on their heritage and what clan they are of. Silence was the character that was more engaging, because she had that air of mystery that will make you want to know more. Hath was the character that never stopped talking, which is ironic because Silence is, well . . . silent, until she meets Hark. Both characters had redeeming qualities, and I didn’t see any problems with them.
I didn’t have high expectations after reading Caged Warrior, because quite bluntly, I did not enjoy that book. This, however, has a more positive review because of the main problems I had with Caged Warrior are either eradicated or not important here. I was confused in Caged Warrior and in Silent Warrior I was not, although it helped that I read the first book beforehand. I thought the first book took too long. In this installment of the series, it was more brief and to the point.
This eBook has action, romance, and humor, so to sum it up, I thought it was a good book. Nothing life changing, so not deserving of the five star title, but still worth your time if you enjoyed Caged Warrior! Read Caged Warrior first. I repeat, read it first! It helps so much with the clarity of the plot and such, so please read it first. Give it a try!
The tall, gracefully thin woman rose to her feet. Blood trickled down the back of her injured ankle. She walked with a slight limp, but nothing about her posture suggested it was time to call it quits. Her skin held the golden sheen of their people-the appearance of tan no matter the exposure to sun-yet the lights leached her color. With white-blonde hair, she was pale on pale with the flashes of black fire in her eyes.
And she was collared.
At one time in her past, or maybe even now, she belonged to one of three human cartels that traded in the flesh and brawn of Dragon Kings. The collar meant that her gift as a Sath-to borrow the abilities of other Dragon Kings-was dampened. She needed to fight like a human, no matter her people’s remarkable capacity for recovering from physical injury.
The Dragon Kings Series:
0.5 Silent Warrior
3. Hunted Warrior (May 20, 2014)
FTC Advisory: Pocket Books /Simon and Schuster provided me with a copy of Silent Warrior. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.
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