My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I don’t normally read books which travel into the realms of fantasy, unless it’s something to do with vampires, preferring instead to be transported by film or television. So when I read The Dragon Legacy by Jane Hunt, I was pleasantly intrigued.
Fleur is a shy woman with little confidence, and decides to partake in a murder mystery weekend with an alternative persona, in the hope of having herself some good old-fashioned fun. What she doesn’t count on is encountering Lucas, who has another persona all of his own, as he’s also a dragon with only one mission – to save the last dragon egg, which the fate of humanity depends on. In the wrong hands, the dragon egg might see the end of the human race. For Lucas, love isn’t on the agenda, nothing can be allowed to interfere with his mission.
The murder mystery weekend is a useful facade, while Lucas and his companions search for the prophesied dragon egg. The only problem is, the customary antagonist, in the form of a smooth, slimy italian guest Xavier, is hell-bent on ruining the mission for his own gain. Xavier also has his own internal mystical creature – and not one you’d want to meet in the woods or a dark, dank creepy cave. Or anywhere else for that matter.
Add into the mix the impossible-to-ignore chemistry between Fleur and Lucas, and the stakes are high for the mission’s failure.
From a personal perspective, I would have liked to see more dialogue between the characters, however Jane Hunt has a wonderfully descriptive way with words, bringing some fairly shudder-worthy images to mind when showing us the incredible world she has created. One particular creepy paragraph even had me cringing and yelping out loud.
The story is dark, the romance intense. If you’re looking for a different world to escape into, pick this book for a page-turning read.