This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks
Series: World of the Lupi #13
Genres: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Format: ARC, E-book
Purchase at: Amazon
The New York Times bestselling author of Mind Magic returns as FBI agent Lily Yu gets some very bad news…
Lily learns she was right. Tom Weng—a powerful sorcerer allied with the Old One who keeps trying to take over the world—is still alive. But that's not the worst. Weng is a dragon spawn, the product of a botched hatching given a human form in an attempt to keep him from going mad. A failed attempt.
Meanwhile, Lily’s husband Rule is facing a Challenge to the death. Then there’s the possible reappearance of another sorcerer. But none of that matters when their enemy strikes out of nowhere in the worst way possible. Lily must face a nightmare and return to a place she never wanted to see again. The place where she died…
Action-packed supernatural story with lively writing and fantastic world building! There is a plethora of supernatural creatures in this novel my favorite being dragons. The written descriptions of the dragons are just beautiful. I also like the inclusion of gnomes and brownies in the story. I enjoy it when there are supernatural characters that are outside the norm. There is also a portion of the story that takes place in Dis which is the hell realm and wow on the demons in this story!
There are two different storylines going on in this novel which is a bit confusing. In one Rule (yes the MC’s name) as Leidolf Rho (think alpha wolf) and has been challenged by a high dominant (think wolf who cannot submit to the alpha) lupus for the mantle and in the other you have Tom Weng bent on destruction using the most un-imaginable ways and unfortunately he has back up this go-round. One storyline is barely touched and the other is left on such a cliffhanger that I felt that the story was not left on a cliff but that the cliff was shorn off and the other half of the story was taken with it.
Some books you can pick right up despite it being in a series and others you cannot. I would have been better off if I had already been familiar with the series. I did feel a bit lost especially with the terminology in the beginning but as the story went on I was able to figure it all out. I felt that all the characters were well developed and rock solid. Also, who cannot love a story where a Grandma is included?? The pacing was decent in the beginning turned slow-moving in the middle but then picked back up and zoomed until the end. I recommend this story to fans of this series and dragon lovers everywhere. Also, based upon this book I would recommend this series to fans of the supernatural.
*Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group & NetGalley for this eARC of Dragon Spawn*