The Dragon's Slave

The Amber Aerie Series Book 1

Romance - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
226 Pages
Reviewed on 06/28/2016
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Author Biography

Lacey St. Sin enjoys sunsets and long walks in the rain...as long as it includes elements such as dragons, werewolves and adventure. A hopeless romantic with a taste for strong heroines and the men that can love them, she often finds herself lost in a good book, devouring page after page, and always hungry for more.

Saddled with an overactive imagination, writing a paranormal romance series seemed like the best outlet for her restless need for excitement and a good romance. Determined to pen the kind of romance she would love to read Lacey developed the world leading to The Dragon's Slave and the Amber Aerie Series. Through the process she found that out that writing provides an adventure of its own, and she hopes that you will join her on the journey.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kerliza Foon for Readers' Favorite

Lacey St. Sin writes an enchantingly delightful tale full of dragons and wolves. In The Dragon's Slave, Gayriel was abandoned by her parents at a young age to a slave house and grew up learning about ways to please a man. Determined to cast off her shackles (figuratively) she puts her plan in motion, only to be stopped when Dynarys Firestriker walks in and buys her. Sparks fly the instant their eyes meet, but Dynarys has other plans for her than to become lovers. Gayriel is then drawn into the dragon world and soon becomes embroiled in their political game. Can she help them and gain her freedom? Or is there something or someone worth staying for?

This is the first book in the Amber Aerie series and I cannot wait for the next one. Lacey St. Sin's characters came to life for me in the detailed descriptions of the characters, the setting, and of course the insider knowledge of the characters' feelings. Her plot had several surprising twists and gave the story a lot of depth. On the other hand, the romance department could have used a bit more help, but in no way were the sexy tidbits lacking. I felt there could have been more interactions in terms of the main characters, the villainous schemes, and the cast of other characters. Then again, when you have sexy dragons courting you, who are you to argue? I recommend this book for those who love sci-fi/fantasy novels with some romance.

daydreamer1000

One of the most entertaining books I’ve read in a while. I didn’t think the book would be for me since I’m not into fantasy/paranormal, and the thought of dragons in a romance sounded way out of my comfort zone. But I was curious, and it was free. (Kindle Unlimited)

This is a fantasy/paranormal romance, an erotic adventure set in a world of dragon lords (men who turn into dragons), shifters (people who turn into other things), and other deadly creatures. If you are into steamy heated romances, this book will not disappoint. There’s enough nakedness and uninhibited sex to rival a brothel. You’re not just limited to one hunk in this story either. All the dragon lords are chiseled hunks. No regular leading guy (mortal) could compete with a dragon lord in passion or anatomy.

The book blurb covers the basic plot - Gayriel is a sex slave that’s purchased by the dragon lord, Dynarys. He purchased her not as his sex slave, but for her to infiltrate the enemy aerie. But, in addition to the treachery of the dragon world, Dynarys also has a great internal struggle: his dragon (his beast) wants Gayriel for its mate, and she’s off limits.

What I enjoyed most about the book:

The world-building was excellent. Being new to the fantasy/paranormal world of dragon lords etc., I don’t know if any of the details in this book are typical for dragon lords in general or if these details are unique to this particular story. For example, the dragon lord’s skin is always hot to the touch - even when he is in the form of a man.

The dragon lord “lifestyle” and near constant nakedness was hilarious.

I was pleasantly surprised with the multiple layers of intrigue, action, and suspense.

The writing was fluid - at times elegant, which was part of the reason I kept turning the pages. The vivid descriptions kept me engaged enough that I read the entire book in one night.

Dynarys was not the formulaic womanizing jerk typical of some romances.

Strale and Scet were by far my favorite characters. Strale for the way he dressed and his personality. Scet for his honor and what he did at the end.

What I enjoyed the least:

Some of Gayriel’s choices/actions bothered me especially since some of them caused some serious harm. Even though she meant well, these choices made her one of my least favorite characters. In her favor though, she was not the typical damsel in distress. She had spunk, courage, and determination.

There were a few things I questioned about the plot, but nothing that affected the overall enjoyment of the story. This was a steamy romantic adventure after all.

There was also some profanity that I personally could have done without.

Regardless of these minor issues, the story was fun, exciting, and sexy. 5 stars.

amazon customer

Being a fan of paranormal romance and shifter fiction, this book more than satisfied my need for romance and adventure. Fast paced and full of surprises, The Dragon's Slave is not a typical anything...it is different enough to be in a class of its own! I highly recommend reading it...as I wait for more, hoping this becomes a series!

amazon customer

Loved this book. Couldn't put it down. The world is unique and exciting. The characters are well developed and entertaining.

munchkin72

Loved the rough draft version on Wattpad. The extra details added made the book even better.