Isotopic Carbon lTcoSoul of Smoke is the first book in the Dragonsworn series and I have to say I m impressedI think the synopsis is spot on in its description and if that doesn t tempt you to read this then nothing willI thought the author came up with a great premise for the book and series Dragonsiving alongside us but separately cloaked against discovery and very ittle interaction with humans Until now Kai is thrust straight into the battle of two sets of dragons after rescuing a girl who she finds injured on a cliff When she gets the girl to her friends it uickly becomes an escape mission as They Come Under Attack From Dragons And Turn Into Dragons come under attack from dragons and turn into dragons Kai defends one of the dragons and finds herself in danger from repercussions so the group have no alternative but to take her with them to a safe haven Although they try to assure her that she is not a prisonershe sort of is even if she does get along with them What she "doesn t realise is that with one touch of skin on "t realise is that with one touch of skin on a human can becomes heartsworn to a dragon a fated mate of sorts who can amplify the dragon s powers and take on some magic for themselves Kai ends up heartsworn to Rhys and although she is completely drawn to him she wants nothing to do with the situation but Rhys wants her to commit willingly and not just because he will suffer if she chooses not to bond with himI really iked Kai s character she is than capable of Step Out of Your Story looking after herself and Iove that she didn t just ie down and accept what was happening to her she challenged it She refused to compromise who she
#was and what #and what wanted just because she was drawn to Rhys They did share a ovely bond even before the touch but it s good to see them both try to work for it get to know each other even if it went against Rhys s instincts I also Rules for a Lady liked that she was willing to jump in and help complete strangers that showed her characters integrity from the start which also tied in with her refusal to be a victim and helping herself to find a solution to her situationThe storyline was great but aot of it could be spoilery so I will do my best to explain There are two opposing sides of dragons which are feuding against each other One side wants to kill the other side and will stop at nothing to do so The good side is forced into a safe haven after being discovered with minimal guards and support The feud has been coming to a head for a while and has a whole history that you will Calebs Tempting Mate (Saber Chronicles learn about We are introduced to all different kinds of dragons most have gifts that enhance their natural abilities and they are from a place where magic is common place They have a soul mate principal called heartsworn that is activated by skin on skin contact and sealed with a kiss that totally brings out the alpha in our dragons There are uite a few secrets being kept that will be revealed throughout the story and will definitely change the way you view than one character but have the potential to turn the whole game on its headThe story is also filled withots of action and fighting from the start if we haven t got people shifting into dragons we have dragons carrying people then we have awesome battle scenes with dragon on dragon fighting human on dragon fighting in air battles on the ground battles fire breathing mind controlling you name it and it s in there All of this creates and awesome read and it ABC left me desperate for as all good books should. Certain deathKai is terrified at the thought of allowing any dragon into her mindor her heart Accepting the heartswearing and staying with the dragons means sacrificing everything and Kai must decide if her freedom is worth risking Rhys'sife a ife crucial to the fate of humanity than she could possibly know Book One of the Dragonsworn trilogy91000 word. .
Free read Soul of Smoke Dragonsworn Book 1I received this ARC via Netgalley in return for an honest reviewI l try to "be nice Rating 15 starsseriously what the heck was that Did I read the right "nice Rating 15 starsseriously what the heck was that Did I read the right Palace Intrigue (A Medieval Tale looks at all the 5 star reviews thenooks back at the bookshakes head I l just talk about the plot One day Kai and her friend Juliet go hiking there they find a wounded girl Juliet runs back to their site to get help while Kai stays behind to make sure the girl is safe While there the girl hysterically asks for help because her brother is in danger Kai Rushes To Help And Find A rushes to help and find a band of people who can turn into dragons When a scarlet scaled dragon is downed and about to be killedKai rushes with a sword and saves himWho knew that saving a dragon could and her in such a pile of trouble For all intents and purposes t I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review 3This book was a pleasant unexpected surpriseIt s a fast entertaining reading that really hooked meIt s definitely a PRUF but the Author well balanced the romance component and the fantasy oneI would have assigned 4 stars if it wasn t for Kai the female Carlyle Marney lead character at times she seemed too selfish self centred she was too focused on her freedom to reallyisten to what Rhys vee was trying to explain or actually to Shameful listen to her own feelings and in the end I just wanted to scream For heaven s sake JUST KISS HIMAnd it s a pity because I reallyiked the other characters well especially Rhys and Cadoc they re dimensional and compelling I appreciated the world building too it s not flawless but I think it s interesting and uite well developedAll in all I will definitely read the next installement I just oved this dragon paranormal romance I m a huge fan of the magical soul mate trope and McFarland pulls it off in such a new and fun way Can t wait to read the rest of the series Soul of Smoke is book one in the Dragonsworn series by Caitlyn McFarland This book was generously provided to me for an honest review by NetGalley Carina Press and Caitlyn McFarland Kai Monahan is a normal twenty year old woman going to school iving with her *roommates whom she oves and working as a rock climbing instructor part time That is until the day *whom she oves and working as a rock climbing instructor part time That is until the day saw dragons She had convinced two of her roommates to go hiking when they came across a severely injured woman along the t I beta read this story and am obsessed I haven t written fan fiction since I was 15 but I have seriously considered doing so for this title So excited to own the official copy A human young woman stumbles into the world of dragons by accidentally rescuing aother woman who ends up be a princess to the dragon shifters Soul of Smoke had a uniue and colorful world where dragon shifters remain on the periphery of humankind The story was interesting Angel Without Mercy (Agnes Carmichael, leaving the reader with a giant cliffhanger and feeling somewhat incomplete I will definitely have to read on to get of a feel for this storylineThe overall read was good entertaining and had a very interesting premise In the end I give Soul of Smoke 35 starsI received this ARC copy of Soul o I am so SO glad that I got the opportunity to read Soul of Smoke This book kept me on the edge of my seat from What the actual fuck This is my feeling still two days after I ve finished the book Iiked the premise the writing and all the characters BUT Kai the female Gold Rush lead Oh my God the femaleead makes me want to rip. On a hike deep in the Rocky Mountains Kai Monahan watches as a dozen dragons actual freaking dragons battle beneath a fat white moon When one crashes nearly dead at her feet and transforms into a man Kai does the only thing a decent person could she grabs the nearest sword and saves his ifeAs the dragonman Rhys recovers from the attack a chance brush of ,
My hair out and beat her with a metal baseball bat I do ove Rhys and think he s fabulous Let S Start With Why s start with why m giving this novel a solid four stars shall we For the most part I enjoyed the writing style Rhys is a delightful male ead and I Gingerbread Heart like him He s clever passionate honest and considerate He doesn t want to force Kai into anything and so takes the pain that comes with his decision It is hard to notove him I swearKai is the most bratty inconsiderate and selfish character I think I ve ever read It is always poor me or the me me me crap She honestly made me want to go inside the book and beat her to within an inch of her ife There s greater things than the poor me shit and yet that s all she s concerned with She doesn t care about the fate of the world about trying to understand what she is to Rhys or the feeling that is between them and she fights everyone at every turn when they are trying to help her Regardless of my utter distaste for Kai I iked all the other characters the story Biz Talk-2 line and the writing which saved it I give Soul of Smoke 4 soul smoking stars Kai Monahan human is drawn into the dragon s world through circumstances beyond her control When she s accidentally heartsworn to Rhys the dragon king it only takes a touch they have to figure out if they can go through with completing the bond while dodging the big bad dragon s that s trying to kill Rhys and eventually the human race You know that old chestnut More urban fantasyparanormal than romance The writing is good and the world building is done well There is alot to process though so the first half of the bookagged a bit while I adjusted to all the bits of info being thrown at me That said I read this pretty uickly because the overarching storyline of the big bad who s trying to usurp the dragon throne kept me intrigued I think this works much as an urban fantasy than the romance but it s the first book in a trilogy so I can only hope that the romance gets stronger as it goes along Regardless I am interested in many of the secondary characters teamCadoc so they are what s keeping me coming back for About that romance In an interesting verse it was the weakest part of it I really wish that time and attention had been spent in really making the reader feel some chemistry between Kai and Rhys For the first third of the book they barely interact and uite frankly I thought Kai had chemistry with Cadoc who breaks my heart and needs a HEA stat Rhys waffled alot clearly didn t want a mate but even when he s heartsworn it felt ike an obligation than "Any Kind Of Real Feelings For Kai "kind of real feelings for Kai could be frustrating as a heroine and as immature as you d expect a 20 year old to be thrust into a very strange world where no one wants to explain anything to her I was hard pressed to hold it against her though because the dragons were acking in any kind of empathy for her and how strange this all was Deryn Rhys sister in particular irked me alot She was saved by Kai than once and barely acknowledged it she just came off as a jerk I thought Ashem and Juli had the best chemistry of them all and they re a small part of the overall story I A Historical Atlas of Tibet liked it but as an urban fantasy than a romance I would recommend for fans of UF who don t need a strong romantic angle I d be interested in the next bookARC provided by publisher via netgalley for review 45sReview posted herehttpbookpassionforlifeblogspo. Kin against skin binds him inextricably to Kai Becoming heartsworn to a human especially such a compelling one is theast thing Rhys wants But with an ancient enemy gathering to pit dragons against humanity and his strength nearly depleted Kai has just become the one thing Rhys needs A complete bond will give him the strength to fight; a denied bond means.