Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dragon Lord of Kells by Brenda J Weaver Review

Dragon Lord of Kells
by Brenda J Weaver
Provided by Publisher - Wild Rose Press

Book 1 of The Empowered Spirits Series
In the mists of the dark forest of Muir, Rowan of Locks Glen stumbles into a trap. He is the last of his kind, a fierce and mighty Dragon Lord. As Rowan is fighting for his life, he is suddenly, desperately aware that he should have taken a wife, thereby ensuring the lineage of his blood. A throng of arrows whip through his body as everything turns black.
Kira, a healer from an ancient clan of elves, finds Rowan’s prone body. She recognizes him as the protector of her people, hides him and takes him to her cottage where, she hopes, he’ll be safe. While there, Rowan asks her to be his life mate. She refuses at first, for she feels unworthy, but she was born to protect this mighty Dragon Lord. What better way to protect him than to be constantly by his side?   ….Synopsis by Wild Rose Press

Dragon Lord of Kells by Brenda J Weaver
Review by Marcia Corbett
My Rating:  4 out of 5 Screams from the Backseat

Anyone who loves Tolkein’s Middle Earth will find themselves in somewhat familiar territory when reading this first book of a new series.  You find elves, orcs, wizards and other middle earth dwellers as well as a few new races, like the Dragon Lords, shape shifters, healer-witches and stalkers.  That’s where the similarity ends, however.  This is more like Middle Earth grown up.
Set in Ireland in the 11th century, Dragon Lord of Kells incorporates much of Irish lore in this love story of a Dragon Lord searching for his dragon magic and a young half-blood elf searching for love, acceptance and a home.  Together, they face a ruthless enemy who wants nothing more than Rowan dead and Kira in his clutches and he will use any magic, curse or evil alliance to get what he wants.
I found myself caught up in the story and wondering what was going to happen next.  For all Kira’s training and special abilities in fighting, however, she kept getting in situations where she is totally helpless.  I would have appreciated it if she could have helped herself a little more and not have to be rescued by someone else quite as often.  However, I really liked the story and am looking forward to Book 2. 
One note.  Although the basic story is readable by teens, this book contains some explicit sex, bondage and S&M, so I recommend Adults Only.
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