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Monday, November 14, 2011

The Dragon Laird by Deborah Y. Lynne

The Dragon Laird by Deborah Y. Lynne
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (272 pgs)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Aloe

Enchanted as a child, Rhiannon grows up hidden, safe from a destiny that could be disastrous to her world. But when an evil sorcerer, seeking to destroy the Power of Two, opens the veiled gate that holds the dragons underground, Rhiannon must emerge. She must find the warrior marked with the dragon’s flame, for only he can defeat the evil devouring the land.

Laird Dylan is a shadow in his own keep. Branded at birth with a dragon's head mark, he is shackled to a cursed life. Now dragons lay waste to his land. But his duty to stop them is derailed when he meets a woman who is unafraid of his shadowed past—a woman he could love.

In the midst of evil, Dylan and Rhiannon find a love more powerful than dragons and sorcerers. But will it be lost to save the world they know?

Rhiannon went to bathe in the forest. No one else dared visit there because of their fear, but Rhiannon found the woods comforting. She had no idea that Dylan was watching her…

This author combines fairies, dragons and magic in this fast-paced tale of an evil sorcerer seeking Rhiannon to get even with her mother and gain the ultimate power. Her hero, Dylan, carries the dragon’s mark and is unhappy in life because while he’s the Laird, all his people believe he is evil.

Rhiannon is a healer and has been adopted by the MacKay’s, as has her brother. Ms. Lynne shows you the depth of Rhiannon’s love and loyalty to her brother. She can’t stop him from going to war, but she comes along to help protect him. Unfortunately, she becomes a prisoner at the end of the battle.

This ongoing battle reminds me of the Hatfields and McCoys of legend in the USA. They are always fighting and never happy with each other. In this story, it’s the MacKays against the MacGregors. They fight over land.

The author adds enough authentic clan history to make the story seem real. The fantasy aspect of it is exciting and interesting and adds depth to the story. Rhiannon’s heritage is what makes her a target for the sorcerer, but her Dragon Laird does not intend to give her up. That makes the tension mount up as the story heads towards the conclusion.

I enjoyed this read. The best part is that this is Dragon Spawn Chronicles Book 1, so you know there will be more in the future. I’ll be eagerly watching for the next one. I think Robbie (Rhiannon’s brother) may be playing a big part in it.

If you like a good fantasy story, this is one for you. Why not get a copy for yourself?