Fury of Ice by Coreene Callahan
Reading level: Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 431 pages
Publisher: Montlake Romance (Amazon Publishing)
Release date: June 5, 2012
Series: Dragronfury #2
Reviewed by: Stéphanie
Source: Personal e-shelf
Homicide detective Angela Keen thrives on the city’s rough streets. But when she becomes the prize of all prizes in the dragon-shifter world due to her “high-energy” status, she gets more than she bargained for. Kidnapped by Lothair of the Razorback clan, Angela barely survives captivity before managing to escape. Hurt and alone with nowhere to hide, she faces certain death when Lothair uses the trace energy she leaves in her wake to hunt her down. But before he can reach her, a mystery dragon-shifter intervenes and saves Angela’s life.
Now a guest of the Nightfury clan, Angela regains her strength as her rescuer, Rikar, the last living frost dragon, gradually breaks down her mistrust. Surrendering to her desire for Rikar, but still uncertain of her feelings, Angela goes against his wishes and agrees to be used as bait to lure Lothair into the open. As the battle commences, the true struggle comes from within: Will Angela return home to the life she loves, or forsake it all to be with Rikar?
Dragon, dragons, and more dragons! I’ve been reading so many books about dragons lately, and I’ve become obsessed with them since reading book of this Dragonfury series, Fury of Fire. Although, not as exciting as its predecessor, FURY OF ICE succeeded in feeding my new addiction, and has me wanting more.
Obviously, these dragons aren’t your normal fire breathing dragons. Actually not all of them breathe fire. Some breathe ice, while others acid or venom. But one thing’s for sure—all the “good dragons” are very hot and very sexy men, when not in dragon form, of course. Some of these good dragons have formed a group and they call themselves the Nightfuries. They have more or less vowed to protect humans from their dragons enemies, known as the Razorbacks. Obviously, the idea of good vs. evil isn’t a new one, but the war between the two groups of dragons gets hotter and hotter as each ruthless battle is fought.
The thing I love the most about these dragons, is their dedication to their mate. Their natural instinct to care for and protect their female makes me want a dragon of my own. This and the fact that they form some sort of brotherhood really reminds me of J.R Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Obviously, the two stories are very different, but the feel and the flow of both series is quite similar. So if you enjoyed one, I highly recommend the other.
This second book of the series primarily concentrates on the story between Rikar, a frost dragon and Angela, a homicide detective. You would think being kidnapped by the Razorbacks would make Angela afraid of dragons, but on the contrary, she and Rikar develop a very intense relationship. I really appreciated Angela’s doubts about this new relationship because it makes her seem so much more realistic, and as a strong female character, it reminds us that she’s still human, despite her her battle ready attitude.
When every book in a series has different main characters, I really appreciate when an author doesn’t forget about the previous main characters. In FURY OF ICE, Coreene Callahan kept us updated on Myst and Bastien’s relationship, which burgeoned in the previous book. Even after this sequel, their story still isn’t quite finished since the “mystical” bond between mates still hasn’t really been explained. Myst’s life is in jeopardy and the author is definitively keeping her readers on their toes by omitting such tantalizing information.
FURY OF ICE will take you on a chilly ride of dragon fights and dragon passions. Great characters makes this story worthwhile and the easy flow of dialogue and action has kept me interested until the very end. I’m just glad book 3 is only a few months away because I think I’m running out of good dragon-romance books to feed this new addiction of mine.
If you’re interested, check out what Coreene Callahan does when she’s not writing and see her top 10 Reasons to Take a Dragon-Shifter Camping.