Drakon’s Past by NJ Walters was such a surprise. I have read a few of Ms Walters’ books and have enjoyed them all, but I loved Drakon’s Past!
The writing was fantastic, as is to be expected from this author. I particularly enjoyed the world building that had the unusual concept where the Drakons were established from Dragons travelling from another dimension, and then, essentially abandoning their offspring when they didn’t turn out how they wanted them to. It was an intriguing idea, and one that I am hoping will be explored a bit more in future books. I loved the play on the mediaeval knights versus the dragons theme, taking it beyond mere physical combat to a metaphysical one.
I think what made this book stand out was the characterisation. Walters’ characters are always well developed, so that isn’t unusual. But I found myself particularly drawn to Nicodemus, he endured his heartbreaking history to find his mate (even if he refused to acknowledge it at first) only to know that she is going to betray him. It was almost a self-fulfilling prophecy, but at the same time, your heart broke for him. Constance was a very genuine character, and even Nic could, eventually, understand her betrayal was 100% reasonable. Of course, she didn’t want to do it, but what else was left for her to do?
Although I loved both Nic and Constance, I did get the occasional urge to bang their heads together. They were both so stubborn! But this frustration just made for a much more enjoyable read.
It will be interesting to see where this series goes from here. I must admit I am curious to learn the story of the drakon’s tears that Constance finds at the beginning of the story; and although the Knights have been defeated, they are certainly not yet vanquished!
Drakon’s Past is book four in the Blood of the Drakon series. It can be read as a standalone. I had not read any of the earlier books before reading this one. But I warn you, once you start in this world you will not want to stop and will have to go back to the beginning. I know I did!
If you enjoy dragon shifters and paranormal romance I cannot recommend Drakon’s Past by NJ Walters highly enough. This book was addictive, I devoured it as quickly as possible, and just had to go back to the first book to read the stories of the other characters we meet in this book.
This one was 5 shiny stars!
Drakon’s Past by NJ Walters is released 29 January 2018.