Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Garion Gold is the last Gold Drakkon on earth and is feared and hunted. He alone has the ability to make others like himself by using his blood, but doing so could bring about the end of human kind. Fourteen years ago he learned what he was capable of when one of his own was killed by dragon hunters. The hunters (the Whites), caused him so much pain that he resorted to burning those responsible, leading to the death of almost the entire White family. Now he hides away in Norway determined not to change another person or fly. Unfortunately, his life is a very lonely one except for his adorable cat that on occasion he imagines eating, lol.
Helena White and her brother Jacob were at the house when Garion attacked, but since they were out in the woods, they were not harmed. Since that day fourteen years ago, Helena has trained to fight and has searched for the Drakkon responsible for the death of her family and her father. Finding the Drakkon consumes her life, in addition to her violin. Helena has no idea who the Drakkon is or where he is, but when she meets El Montgomery, the owner of a nightclub, the hunted and hunter will come face to face.
As soon as Helena finds out that El has a brother, Garion Gold, she is convinced that he is the dragon she has been searching for. El is not surprised to learn that Helena is one of the Bane, a group formed by the Elders to find and remove the Drakkon or any others he might turn. Helena has long believed what the Elders told her and what her father told her. However, when Garion comes to New York concerned his sister could fall into the hands of the Bane, Helena finally meets the Drakkon she has been searching for—but what she finds and what she was told are in direct conflict with each other.
Helena and Garion are attracted to each other in spite of being enemies. All Garion wants is for him and his family to be left alone. He gives his word not to turn anyone or to fly. All he wants is peace. Unfortunately, there are those who want his blood and are willing to do anything to get it. There is no chance for Helena and Garion. If she isn’t turned, she will die and he will go on living for a very long time something he does not want to happen. He also does not want to turn anyone, especially the woman he is falling for.
This book is filled with surprises and betrayals, and it is a story about not taking everything you are told at face value. Helena and Garion have a lot to learn about each other but will their previous distrust and hate blind them to what is real. This is the second book in the series but it is definitely a standalone.