(The Dragon Kings 0.5)
Author: Lindsey Piper
Length: 80 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star
Rating: 4 stars
An exciting, emotionally charged prequel to "The Dragon Kings" trilogy, featuring warriors fighting for their lives in violent Cage matches to guarantee their clans' survival.
A silent woman ashamed of her criminal background becomes a Cage warrior to seek redemption. An unrepentant fortune hunter chooses combat over death to appease a mafia family. Although rivals in battle, they find common ground when seeking their clan's stolen idol, but for vastly different reasons. Neither one suspects that love will begin when he becomes the first man in five years to hear her speak. -Goodreads
"Silent Warrior" is a very fast paced, action packed, Romantic Fantasy that pulls no punches when it comes to "in your face" eroticism or raw sensuality.
This story, and it is a full story... is about two warriors of the dragon clan Sath, who meet while fighting against each other for sport. She a captive assassin. He a rogue thief.
After finding themselves an unlikely pair in fights for survival against all manner of thugs and other would-be assassins; the two find that while their bodies have joined in battle, their hearts have done the same in love.
Hark comes off as a bit of a joker and is full of annoying banter and bravado. Readers will quickly come to realize is just what the closed "Silence" needs to coax her out of her self imposed shell.
"Silence" is just the challenge that Hark is looking for. He knows that she is a strong, smart, and very resourceful woman. He wants to know her insecurities and vulnerabilities as well.
These characters have the fastest and strongest case of insta-love ever. Given the fact that they are dragons, on the run, and could die at any moment; this can be chalked up to "carpe diem".
The fight scenes can get a little confusing. There are so many different fighters that it is easy to lose track. Readers can sort that out easy enough between all the "smoking hot" love scenes.
With a start like this, it's a sure thing that "Caged Warrior" is going to have readers fighting for the chance to crack it's cover.