New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Felicity Heaton presents: Taken by a Dragon (Eternal Mates Paranormal Romance Series Book 7) Possessed by a need to save a beautiful Amazon warrior from the vision he witnessed, Loke snatched her from the midst of the battle between the Third and Fifth realm of the demons, and carried her to his home deep in the black mountains of Hell to protect her. But as the fierce little female awakens, he finds she’s anything but grateful, and his dragon instincts roar to life to warn she might be more to him than an enemy—she might be his fated female. Anais remembers meeting a handsome warrior in the heat of battle, a man who was her enemy but who looked at her with eyes that held dark heat and wicked promises. When she wakes to find that same dragon shifter has taken her captive, desire is the last thing on her mind, but escaping him to return to Archangel, the hunter organisation she works for, sounds less than appealing when he reveals the reason he took her—to stop her from dying. Can Loke protect Anais from the dangers of his realm and how far will he go to save her from the future he keeps witnessing? Can Anais resist the fierce attraction that burns between them as hot as fire and stay true to Archangel or will her heart be taken by the dragon? Step into a passionate, lush, and powerful paranormal romance series packed with dark elves, vampires, demons, fae, shifters and angels from New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Paranormal Romance Author Felicity Heaton. Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar Book 5: Craved by an Alpha Book 6: Bitten by a Hellcat Book 7: Taken by a Dragon Book 8: Marked by an Assassin Book 9: Possessed by a Dark Warrior Book 10: Awakened by a Demoness Book 11: Haunted by the King of Death Book 12: Turned by a Tiger Book 13: Tamed by a Tiger Book 14: Treasured by a Tiger Book 15: Unchained by a Forbidden Love ... Next book in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series coming soon!
Eine abenteuerliche Reise liegt vor Lung, dem silbernen Drachen, und seinen Begleitern, dem Koboldmädchen Schwefelfell und dem Waisenjungen Ben. Sie sind auf der Suche nach einem sicheren Ort für Lungs Artgenossen, für die es in der Menschenwelt keinen Platz mehr zu geben scheint. Lung setzt seine ganze Hoffnung auf den sagenumwobenen "Saum des Himmels". Dort, irgendwo zwischen den Gipfeln des Himalaya versteckt, soll die ursprüngliche Heimat der Drachen liegen. Noch ahnen die drei jedoch nicht, dass es etwas viel Bedrohlicheres als die Menschen gibt - Nesselbrand den Goldenen, das gefährlichste Drachen jagende Ungeheuer, das die Welt je gesehen hat. Und er ist ihnen auch schon auf der Spur ...
Humor, Erotik und Action für alle Fans von Christine Feehan und Nalini Singh! Im zweiten Band »Dragon Dream« versprühen nicht nur die Drachen mächtig Feuer. Als der Drache Briec die schöne Talaith vor einem tobenden Mob rettet, erwartet er zur Belohnung so einiges. Talaith wehrt sich jedoch mit allen Mitteln gegen die dreisten Avancen ihres arroganten Retters, der per Drachenrecht nun nach Belieben über sie verfügen kann. Doch dann findet Talaith heraus, dass Briec ein Gestaltwandler ist – und sein menschlicher Körper ist jede Sünde wert ...
After leaving her home to pursue her dream to be a Harper of Pern, Menolly is taken by the Masterharper himself to Harper Hall, where she learns that more is required than a facility with music and a clever way with words.
As Anne McCaffrey is to science fiction, Margaret Weis is to fantasy . . . for she is the genre's Mistress of Dragons Mistress of Dragons is the first volume in an epic fantasy trilogy entitled The Dragonvald. Here is a world where men and dragons coexist amid political intrigue and dark magic, where the uneasy balance of power between the two is on the verge of becoming undone, threatening to unleash waves of destruction that will pit humans against humans as well as dragons against men for the domination of the world. Humanity's very survival is at risk . . . . The power to hold the chaos at bay, the terrible secret that maintains the balance, rests in the hands of a new and inexperienced Mistress of Dragons At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
All three books in this series - in one volume! Are you looking for a light fantasy read suitable for the entire family? One that will take you to a place of magic and dragons... Read it as an adult, read it to your younger children, or read alone as a confident reader. You won't be disappointed! Mountains of Fire In a world where they can be sung into submission by dragon charmers, people have forgotten the true power of dragons... but when feral red dragons seize a royal prince, that power threatens everything. Logan lives with Zared, and elderly and absent-minded wizard, in Shanoria - the Kingdom of the Dragons. His closest friend is Alyxa, a dragon charmer with the rare gift of soothing and commanding dragons. But not all dragons are tame, and when feral Reds kidnap the crown prince, Logan and Alyxa are thrust into a fast-paced adventure. Valley of Silver In the exciting sequel to Mountains of Fire, the spell binding the fearsome Red Dragons is weakening, and when they break free they will seek a terrible revenge. With the help of Silverhorn and Braveheart, Logan and Alyxa flee in search of Logan's long-lost parents, who hold the key to defeating the red dragons. With Logan unable to do magic, and his elderly wizard grandfather losing his memory, the future looks grim... But Logan refuses to give in and together with Alyxa, Myles and Eric he battles the red dragons once more. Caverns of Gold It has been a year since the red and gold dragons were defeated at Silver Haven. They thought they had seen the last of the dragons... When Logan realises that the threat of the dragons from The Rift is still very real, he goes in search of Zared to put it right... But Zared is gone and the fate of Silver Haven rests on Logan and his friends. In the exciting conclusion to the Dragon Charmers series, Logan must travel down to the heart of the home of the dragons - the Caverns of Gold!
Agnieszka liebt das Tal, in dem sie lebt: das beschauliche Dorf und den silbern glänzenden Fluss. Doch jenseits des Flusses liegt der Dunkle Wald, ein Hort böser Macht, der seine Schatten auf das Dorf wirft. Einzig der »Drache«, ein Zauberer, kann diese Macht unter Kontrolle halten. Allerdings fordert er einen hohen Preis für seine Hilfe: Alle zehn Jahre wird ein junges Mädchen ausgewählt, das ihm bis zur nächsten Wahl dienen muss – ein Schicksal, das beinahe so schrecklich scheint wie dem bösen Wald zum Opfer zu fallen. Der Zeitpunkt der Wahl naht und alle wissen, wen der Drache aussuchen wird: Agnieszkas beste Freundin Kasia, die schön ist, anmutig, tapfer – alles, was Agnieszka nicht ist. Niemand kann ihre Freundin retten. Doch die Angst um Kasia ist unbegründet. Denn als der Drache kommt, wählt er nicht Kasia, sondern Agnieszka.
At twenty-two, Keira Carver needs to find a husband, but the prospects in her small medieval village are not looking too good. So when Aaron Drake, a handsome stranger, takes up residence at Storbrook Castle, set deep in the surrounding mountains, Keira takes notice. Just as interesting is the fact that a fire-breathing dragon has also moved into the neighborhood, and is rumored to live in caves beneath the mountain fortress. What exactly is the connection between Aaron Drake and the dragon? And when the dragon rescues her from the unwanted attentions of some village boys, who will set out to rescue her from the huge, scaly, fire-breathing monster?
He knew her round eyes and the deep shade of brown along with the band of black that encircled her irises. He knew the slope of her breasts, the indent of her waist, and the flare of her hips. He knew the way she preferred to wear muted colors to help her blend in with a crowd. It had taken one look to put all that to memory, but he found his eyes going to her again and again, as if he couldn’t get enough. Nikolai is a dragon shapeshifter who knows well the meaning of loss. Orphaned and raised to be a Dragon King, he never accepts defeat. Now, Nikolai prefers his solitude. . .until a beautiful, irresistible woman calls upon him for help—and Nikolai’s whole world goes up in flames. Ever since MI5 agent Esther woke to discover her mind taken over with magic, she feels like a stranger to herself. She looks to a notorious dragon, one who has the power to help her find her memory. But as she and Nikolai come closer to discovering what really happened to her, a dangerous passion ignites between them. Can this lone Dragon King help the woman he’s grown to love to uncover the truth about her past—or will a deep and fiery danger tear them both apart in Heat, the next Dark Kings novel by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant. The Dark Kings series is: “Provocative [and] sizzling.” —RT Book Reviews (4 stars) “This series is a must-read.” —Night Owl Reviews
From a USA Today bestseller comes an epic fantasy adventure full of dragons, deception, and a coming of age tale for the ages. Descended from dragons. Condemned to death. Destined for glory. Andie Rogers is no stranger to death and secrecy. After watching her dragonborn mother get taken away at a young age, she has had to learn to use her sorcery inherited from her father to disguise all trace of her own dragon’s blood magic. Now, no longer a child, Andie must attend the University, center of all magic and government in Arvall City, to learn to wield her magic and become a fully-fledged sorcerer. But Andie has another goal in mind. Dreams of her tormented ancestors calling out to her have haunted her since she was a child, and Andie knows she must answer their call and discover the truth. But she must do so in the magical capital in the world, surrounded by powerful sorcerers determined to uphold the lie at all cost. If they discover that she carries the blood of the dragonborn, death with be swift and her people will never get a chance at redemption. Will Andie risk everything to shatter the lies that the world has been fed for so many years? Will she set her people free? Return of the Dragonborn Trilogy: Marked by Dragon's Blood Fueled by Dragon's Fire Called by Dragon's Song "Definitely a mix of Aragon and Harry Potter. Great cast of characters excellent story plenty of magic action good and evil. Mix in a little bit of prejudice and bias and see what causes the hatred and how these characters work their way through it and reach their goal. Magical mystical world at its best. Definitely you must check it out" ★★★★★ "Howell is a master storyteller who weaves fast paced tales while creating a fantastic world with amazing characters." ★★★★★
Cathryn Forrester is a medieval business woman, the daughter of a successful wool merchant. She has been groomed from a young age to take over the family business, and has been quite content to let her personal life be directed by what is best for the business – including whom she will marry. And as a calmly pragmatic, infuriatingly stubborn and altogether practical young woman, this suits her just fine. She does not believe in love, after all. So when Cathryn meets Favian Drake, a man who knows that love is worth pursuing, her ideas about love and marriage are put to the test. But Cathryn faces her greatest challenge when she discovers that Favian is not exactly who – or what – he appears to be. Can she learn to trust her heart and allow herself to love a dragon? This short novel is the second book in The Dragon Archives series, and predates Book I.
Joey W. Hill’s Vampire Queen novels “keep the pages turning, your imagination running, [and] your dreams carnally vivid” (Bitten by Books). In her newest installment, a servant sentenced to death is sent into hiding and finds a passion she never expected in her new protector… Groomed from birth to be an Inherited Servant and serve only the most powerful vampire Masters, Alanna never resented her destiny. Then she did the unthinkable: she betrayed her Master to the Vampire Council. Now death is her future, but until her Master is captured, she must be protected. The Vampire Council assigns her to Evan, a vampire whose wandering lifestyle makes him the perfect guardian… Alanna’s training was for a vampire of power and ambition, not for someone like Evan who lives in mountainside shacks and caves. Even his servant, Niall, is rough mannered. But these two men are about to teach Alanna something her rigorous training never did: how to feel, how to desire…perhaps even how to love. Then the Council captures her Master, and Alanna has no choice but to accept her destiny. But Evan and Niall are no strangers to defying fate—and they will stop at nothing to make Alanna theirs forever…
Democratic President Earl Eastwood seeks re-election against the formidable Connecticut Governor Sophia Kallias, a Republican moderate with winning appeal to the critical independent vote. A unifi ed Third World infl uenced by China offers him the global presidency at the United Nations, if he loses the US race. Eastwoods dependency on China curdles his loyalties. He needs Chinas endorsement for the UN job. And Chinese foreign investment is the only viable source of job growth in a badly recessed US economy. The Chinese recruit the fi nancial wizardry of Swiss-based Nikos Rallis to fashion a Swiss-Brazilian network of equity funds. The network launders US investments of Chinese-owned Brazilian companies. They covertly acquire control of Canadian and US shale oil and gas stakes and their pipeline conduits. The network then infi ltrates critical US defense technology sources. Eastwood, a brilliant political tactician and the fi rst African-American president, must act forcefully as he learns of the Chinese scheme. His rigid, West Point ethics are challenged by ambition, and his complicated romantic life.
Volume One of an exclusive four-part volume by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant. “I was affected by magic, and you saved me again. And I ached for you.” When Dr. Faith Reynold stumbles upon an ancient skeleton that appears it comes from a dragon, she’s completely taken aback. A woman of science, there’s no way in her mind that this mythological creature can exist. But when a devilishly handsome man named Dimitri intercepts her path to uncovering the truth, Faith’s curiosity turns into all-consuming passion. The dragon shapeshifter has captured her heart and soul... Read all four parts of this sensational volume and look for the full volume of Firestorm, next book in the Dark Kings series in March 2017.
A dangerous and exciting journey featuring dragons, magic and friendship! Dragons and humans are known enemies, but when theyoung dragon Ember wakes to find a frightened young boy in her cave, she does the unthinkable and tries to save him from being killed by her own clan. With the help of her dragon friend Brand, the boy is rescued and taken to Cidrok's Mountain. It is there they learn that the boy is a prince whose parents were Dragon Lords - humans who partner with dragons to create great magic. Cidrok, the wise old dragon, tells them to take the boy to Kowtow, the land of humans, where he will be safe. Knowing they are being pursued by dragons from their own herd, Ember and Brand must embark on the most dangerous journey of their lives.
Endlich hat Evie ihren Adoptiveltern von ihrer gebrochenen Rippe erzählt und endlich ist sie die ständigen Schmerzen los. Nur eine Narbe ist geblieben und das Stück Knochen selbst, dass man herausoperiert hat. Zusammen mit ihrem Onkel Ben hat sie einen Drachen daraus geschnitzt, als Glücksbringer und Zeichen neuer Stärke. Nichts wünscht sie Evie sehnlicher, als dass der Drache lebendig wäre und ihr Wunsch scheint tatsächlich in Erfüllung zu gehen. Denn in den dunklen Nächten scheint der Drache mit ihr zu reden, ihr Mut zuzusprechen und Geduld einzufordern. Denn als Evie langsam zu Kräften kommt, wird deutlich, dass ihre Eltern eines nicht für sie erreichen können: Gerechtigkeit für das, was ihr angetan worden ist.
In How to Kill a Dragon Calvert Watkins follows the continuum of poetic formulae in Indo-European languages, from Old Hittite to medieval Irish. He uses the comparative method to reconstruct traditional poetic formulae of considerable complexity that stretch as far back as the original common language. Thus, Watkins reveals the antiquity and tenacity of the Indo-European poetic tradition. Watkins begins this study with an introduction to the field of comparative Indo-European poetics; he explores the Saussurian notions of synchrony and diachrony, and locates the various Indo-European traditions and ideologies of the spoken word. Further, his overview presents case studies on the forms of verbal art, with selected texts drawn from Indic, Iranian, Greek, Latin, Hittite, Armenian, Celtic, and Germanic languages. In the remainder of the book, Watkins examines in detail the structure of the dragon/serpent-slaying myths, which recur in various guises throughout the Indo-European poetic tradition. He finds the "signature" formula for the myth--the divine hero who slays the serpent or overcomes adversaries--occurs in the same linguistic form in a wide range of sources and over millennia, including Old and Middle Iranian holy books, Greek epic, Celtic and Germanic sagas, down to Armenian oral folk epic of the last century. Watkins argues that this formula is the vehicle for the central theme of a proto-text, and a central part of the symbolic culture of speakers of the Proto-Indo-European language: the relation of humans to their universe, the values and expectations of their society. Therefore, he further argues, poetry was a social necessity for Indo- European society, where the poet could confer on patrons what they and their culture valued above all else: "imperishable fame."
Ein Drache, der die Herzen der jungen Fantasy-Leser im Sturm erobern wird! Adara ist ein Winterkind, geboren in der eisigsten Nacht seit Menschengedenken. Und Adara ist anders: Sie liebt die Kälte, das Eis, die Stille. Ihr einziger Freund ist ein kristallblauer Drache, der sie winters besucht. Als eines Tages feindliche Drachenkämpfer Adaras Heimat bedrohen, ist es die Freundschaft zwischen Winterkind und Eisdrachen, die das Leben ihrer Familie rettet ... • Vom Großmeister der Fantasy und Schöpfer der preisgekrönten Saga „Das Lied von Eis und Feuer“ • Märchenhaft illustriert • Eine Geschichte über Freundschaft, Loyalität und Tapferkeit Der Titel ist unter dem Namen "Adara und der Eisdrache" bereits im Taschenbuch erschienen.