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Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed-- a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved. Now he has a chance to regain what's been lost-- to have the one thing he covets most. But only if he gives up his brothers and forsakes the oaths he holds most dear. Yet what terrifies him most isn't the cost his happiness might incur, it's the fact that there is just enough human in his dragon's heart that he might actually be willing to pay it and betray everything and everyone-- to see the entire world burn in Dragonmark.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250092403
Branch Call Number: FIC FAN
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 25 cm


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Jun 11, 2018

This is about book #27 in the Dark-Hunter Series.
Starts out well and was looking forward to reading Illy's story.
Unfortunately, instead of taking a leaf out of Maria V Snyder's book (Poison Study series online there is the opportunity to read short stories from other characters but from their point of view); and actually doing specific story lines from Illarion's point of view - she has literally just copied and pasted from Son of No One & DragonBane.
This let a good story down immensely & ruined it.
It is still worth reading to see what happens at the end, but once you hit the parts that are from other books you can pretty much just skip those and not waste your time there.

Aug 30, 2016

Disappointed! The bulk of the novel was copied from two other stories. The novel seemed less about the main characters and more about re-hashing previous stories. It started out really good and on par with the previous novel, but it seems like she was pressed for time, copied the bulk of two other books, and wrote an ending in less than 20 pages or so.


While there was a decent amount of history explained and detailed for Illarion and Edilyn. The conclusion and relationship conflict resolved in about a dozen pages. Edilyn "dies" and disappears for centuries and suddenly with no real explanation she is back, saving Illarion, and everything is all roses.

Aug 22, 2016

Sherrilyn Kenyon called this one in. Half the book was word for word copy of two other stories. The ending was wrapped up so fast and didn't explain anything. Disappointed.

Aug 21, 2016

Another good book in the Dark Hunters Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I had tears in my eyes at times while reading about Illarion's horrible life when he was young. When he meets Edilyn and they fall in love I thought everything was good, but to my surprise it is not. I also was happy to see that Savitar was in this book along with the some of the others. I don't want to give to much away, but if you are also a fan of the Dark Hunters, you will have to read this. Can't wait for the next book.

Aug 19, 2016

Sorely disappointed in this mish-mash book that has every character ever created by Sherrilyn and then some . It was hard getting interested in this book but I managed to get through with this. This book has little to do with the main characters but everything with every other character that has been thrown in to make a small novella into a full size novel. I believe that the interest of putting her earlier books into a motion picture has gone to her head and has stifled her writing. The last book that I loved and can read forever was Acheron. After that book it seems that every other book written by Sherrilyn was a dud. She was my Favorite writer for so many years it is hard for me not to read her new books but the enjoyment is gone.


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Jun 11, 2018

~ Maybe that was the point of life. Not to get the things you wanted that you thought would make you happy. But to find the things you truly needed, those most wonderful people that you just couldn't live without.

Jun 11, 2018

Illarion ~ "I bow before your greatness."
Falcyn ~ "Damn right, you do. Cower, too, if you know what's good for you. Now get out of here."

Jun 11, 2018

Falcyn ~ "I keep telling you b4$t4rd$ DumbAss is contagious. Why don't you listen to me?"
Illarion ~ "What do you expect from an idiot?"
Falcyn ~ "Don't talk back to me Illy."

Jun 11, 2018

Illarion "I can't decide if you're the bravest woman ever born or the most foolish"
Edilyn "My father always said it was a very fine line between the two. And I walk it constantly"

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Jun 11, 2018

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Jun 11, 2018

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