Thursday, October 30, 2014

Julie Kagawa returns with an all new series... Dragons! YES!


Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Ember and her brother Dante have finished the beginning part of their training. The next step is to integrate into the human world... Learn to be human to be able to hide, but not forget what they are. Dragons.  Ember is so excited she can barely contain herself. A month of freedom! Friends, fun, and being free. After being stuck in a compound her whole life, she can't wait to make friends and play on the beach for a whole summer, until the next part of her training starts. 

Ember and Dante integrate well. Ember makes friends immediately and also learns to surf, which is almost as awesome as flying. When her friends meet a couple of guys and head off to a private location, Ember knows this isn't going to end well. And it doesn't. They are rescued by a couple of guys who are not what they seem. Ember is immediately drawn to Garrett, and Garrett to Ember. But Garrett is part of a secret organization sent to kill Ember. They believe she is dragon, and all they need is the proof. Garrett is sent to flush out the sleeper dragon.

What Garrett and Ember don't plan on is enjoying each others company so much. They both know its wrong. Ember is a dragon, Garrett is a human. Garrett is a warrior, trained to kill dragons.  Neither knows who each other really are, although Garrett suspects.

Throw in the mix Riley, a rogue dragon who wants Ember to join him, who also feels a pull to Ember. Ember chafes at the Talon authority. She doesn't want to spend her life doing what they want her to, she wants to be free. And she suspects that with Riley, that could happen. 

Okay, so I'm not going into more detail. I think that everyone just needs to go read this book. Kagawa doesn't know how to write a bad book. Through all of her Iron Fey, Call of the Forgotten, Blood of Eden and this new book, I have thoroughly enjoyed every single thing she has written!  So, go forth and read, my friends! Because these dragons are AWESOME!

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