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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dragon Wings by DC Grace review!

Fiction is about to have a new breed of characters never before featured! The Amethyst Dragon series will introduce you to a whole new brand of creatures, called Dragon Fae. Making their home in Avalon, Dragon Fae are half dragon and half fairy. They are rare creatures, and are the chosen protectors of the fairy realm, as well as humans in the mortal realm. Dragon Fae can take on the form of a dragon, but when in fairy form they do not have wings.

In Book One, Dragon Wings, we meet Dade Blue-Therror, the Amethyst Dragon. He is dubbed this not just for his amethyst eyes, but because he was born of a Blue clan Spring Fairy and a Red clan Summer Dragon. Dade is also Queen Mab's grandson, and heir to the throne of the Seelie Court. When he comes to the earthly realm with his family for his first assignment as Gaia's sentinel, he isn't prepared for what awaits him.

Shelby Mercy, high school junior and popular member of Shelbyville, Kentucky's "in crowd" has everything she ever wanted in life, including the affections of Marshall Townes, Shelby High's beloved football star. But she doesn't have the kind of adventure she reads about in her romance novels. When she literally runs into Dade at his mother's new shop on the Square, she can't get him out of her mind. But Dade isn't interested in getting involved with human girls. He avoids her at all cost, but something about her is hard to resist. The harder he fights it, the farther he falls.

Dragon Wings is a story of everlasting love, passion, fire and fury. Fairy tale meets modern romance in this exciting, thought-provoking story. As battle lines are drawn, darkness and light fight for control. And only one warrior was born to walk both light and dark - the Amethyst Dragon. But who can Dade really trust? The fairies who cannot lie, yet tell creative truths, or the mortals he has always been so suspicious of? Will he save the girl he loves and protect the two realms from the threat posed by the evil Winter Dragon?

The Amethyst Dragon series will take readers on a walk back in time, while still being firmly rooted in present day. In Dade's world, chivalry is not dead, and Avalon still exists on a plane that holds fast to simple truths. Fairy magic is real, Morgan le Fay is real, and with the help of Dade, the Amethyst Dragon, Camelot could rise again. Enjoy the stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table? This series is for you! So join us as the tale unfolds, and enter a world that few have glimpsed. Welcome to Avalon, the world of the elusive Dragon Fae. Slip through the gates, and fall in love with the Amethyst Dragon, his best friend Leo, the Sunrise Dragon, and Dade's aunt Tryamon, Keeper of the Forest. There's plenty of room, so bring your silver bough for the Ferryman. And remember, once you're there, you may never want to leave. But remember, with dragons, you can get burned...

My Review:

I loved, Loved, LOVED Dragon Wings! So much that I added it to my favorites shelf and plan on purchasing a paperback copy when they are avaliable! The story was absolutely magical! Fey and dragon myth is blended with Arthurian legend to create this wonderfully vivid and memorable tale of two young soulmates.

This is one of the few dragon books I have ever read, and I was not disappointed! I knew after the first few sentences that I would love this book. The writing style Mrs. Grace uses is perfect for the story. A mix of modern and classic that suits both sides of the story. The descriptions of Avalon, of the fights, and of the romance are breathtaking.

Dragon Wings is filled with a cast of well developed characters. I really enjoyed all the different points of view. I felt that it made the story even more interesting, knowing what was going on in everyone's head. Dade, our beloved hero, was definitely my favorite to read. He is so charming and truely loves his Shelby. I found myself falling for Dade as Shelby does and experiencing the emotions she felt. Shelby is a red-headed spit fire. She changes throughout the novel and grows as a person. All of the minor characters, the likable ones- Tryamon, Marshall and Leo- were great to read as well. Mrs. Grace does a fantastic job with the evil characters as well- the winter dragon and Costy- the evil high school biotch most of us are familiar with.

The romance is one of the best things about the story. It is sweet, but unbelievably powerful! 

The segregation in the story- between the different types of fey and dragon fey, and among the high school students adds another layer into the story, that will help people relate to the story in some way.

Another great thing about the story is all of the great quotes and pieces of literature sprinkled within the novel. I felt that they were very enlightening and they went along great with the story. Love the cool cover, too!

The last fifty pages of the book is jam packed with action and rollercoaster emotions that will have you frantically flipping the pages to find out what happens next. The story itself is incredibly unique and hard to put down. I found myself reading until I was exhausted, but still wanting to continue.

I will be eagerly awaiting the release of book two, Pixie Dust!(I'm having withdrawals already!) I am already ready to be back with all my favorite characters and find out what happens next! If it is anything like the first book, it will be beyond amazing!

If you are looking for a tale that is special among others, filled with action, true love, and heart melting romance, pick Dragon Wings up! You can thank me later! ;)


**Thank you to the author, DC Grace, for providing the  review copy! I am forever in your debt! Thank you for writing such a wonderful story and sharing it with us!**

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

  1. I am even more excited about this story. All my favorite things, (faeries, dragons, Arthurian legend) rolled into one. And a great lo e story to boot. Great review Kristina! You've sold me!