by Alan F. Troop
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
304 pages; ISBN: 0451459202
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
They occupied the Earth long before man existed and still interact with humanity when it is necessary. They can look like humans when they choose but in their true form, they see Homo sapiens as prey and food. Peter DelaSangre is a wealthy dragon living on Caya Dela Sangre, an island he owns off the Florida coast with his four-year-old son Henri. His wife is dead, murdered by humans who betrayed him, which is why he has little to do with humanity as possible.
His wife’s sister Chloe is coming into heat so Peter’s journeys to her home to mate with her because he cares for her. Once the mating is accomplished, they tell her parents who are displeased but allow the mating ceremony to begin. Midway through the rite, Peter is poisoned. By the time he’s recovers, Chloe’s brother is masquerading as him and holding his son as hostage. Both Chloe and Peter risk their lives to save Henri with the latter forced to battle his wife’s father and brother to the death.
Although the hero of this book is non-human and thinks of us as fodder one can’t help but admire the man who loves his son so much. He can’t be judged by people standards though personification makes him seem somewhat human but he remains at all times (though it is sometimes hard to remember) another species. Peter has a good heart and his mate is his match in every sense of the word. There is a lot of action in DRAGON BLOOD but it is the characters that will win the hearts of the reader. Alan F. Troop does for dragons what Alice Borchardt has done for werewolves.
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