Princess. Warrior. Dragon Shifter. Huntress.
When it comes to protecting her family, eighteen-year-old Princess Huntress is known for kicking ass, taking names and then kicking a little more ass, just to be sure. She’s the last of her kind—a glass dragon shifter—and no matter what the threat, Huntress always tracks it down solo.
Then Huntress meets the leader of the L’Griffe crime family, Gage Beaufort, who is a dashing dragon shifter with a knee-melting stare. The attraction is instant, yet Huntress hates it. Why? Crime syndicates hurt royal authority, which means they threaten her family. Long story short, being with Gage is just wrong. Besides Huntress already has a rock-solid life plan, and that’s to fight alone, forever. No relationships, thank you very much.
But when a new danger threatens the royals, everything changes.
Now Huntress needs a mercenary army and fast, so she forges an alliance with L’Griffe. To protect those she loves, Huntress agrees to marry someone she loathes: Gage Beaufort. But will the extra help be enough?
Even worse, Huntress’ family isn’t the only thing at risk–the same is true for the princess’ heart. Because Gage is a man who always gets what he wants. In this case, the crime lord desires Princess Huntress, body and soul.
Huntress is one of the glass dragons with the potential of becoming queen of the Hive. She’s kept isolated except for her companion and she finds her escape in visiting a fellow glass dragon boy named, Gage. Gage is her fated one and her dearest friend. But Huntress is promised to mate with the prince and she longs to be free and be with Gage. When a battle breaks out, Gage and Huntress are separated, awakening 500 years later into a new world and with the determination to find each other.
Having not read any of the other books in the Angelbound series, I went into this one without any knowledge of the story or past characters. However I was glad that the book did a good job at introducing us to this world and I didn’t feel lost at all.
The first thing that caught my attention was the voice of the two characters who narrate the book; Huntress and Gage. We start off with both of them being 11 years old and I thought their dialogue perfectly encapsulated the tone of a child while also adhering the mystical part of their characters-sharing the memories and experience of their elders.
The world building was fascinating to me. Dragons, hives, shape-shifting – everything was just beautifully written and it sucked you right in.
I quite liked some of the pictures we’re given in the book as a visualisations of the characters and setting!
I’m usually quite wary of books with soulmates simply because often, the growth of the relationship is now shown and it merely centres around the ‘they’re meant to be’ standpoint, however I was quite happy with the progression of the relationship!
Can’t wait to see more of these characters!
About the Author
About the Author
Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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