The King's Fire (The Dragon Ruby Series, Book 2) by Leilani Love

The King's Fire (The Dragon Ruby Series Book 2) - Leilani Love

This was a solid story. We get a girl, Aithne, who wants to save her sister from a vampire king who has captured her. In order to do this she must capture a male dragon shifter. Dragon shifter is mated to a witch. In order to get close to this man she makes friends with her target's mate's witchy sisters. These witchy sisters are special because not more than one female is ever born to a family, all other children are male. Well, long story short. There is another dragon shifter, Viktor, who houses and protects these witchy sisters. From the moment Aithne and Viktor meet there are sparks, literal sparks as in static electricity, or so they thought that ie what it was...

 

I like that there are a variety of different species of paranormal character: witches, vamoires, shifters, and some guy who can do something called "shadowing." This is a standalone book that has an ending, I love that part. The character developement was very good and the world that the author built was intriguing. 

 

There are a lot of characters to keep straight. It became a little confusing. I feel that this is growing to be a big series, so the character introduction may be for a reason. There are things I think could use a little tweaking. The way some of the sentences are worded felt, to me, like they could have been shortened and would have had a better flow. At times, the dialogue also felt a bit lengthy. 

 

All things considered, I will read the next book in the series (if there is one) and decide from there if I will continue after that. I just realized that this is the second book in the series, maybe that would have helped me to keep the characters straight if I had read it. I am assuming it is Chase's (the target shifter) book. 

I recieved a free ecopy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.