Title: Awakening (Drakon #1)
Author Name: Erik Schubach
Publication Date & Length: March 14, 2014 – 209pgs
When Myra discovers that she is one of the myths that she is researching… all hell breaks loose!
Doctor Myra O’Connell is researching myths and folklore. In a strange twist she discovers that she is one of the legends she is researching.
Then all hell breaks loose. Myra and the woman assigned to be her protector, Special Agent Quinn Trask must fight for their lives, and those of the people of Denver and the world, against a madman bent on obtaining immortality.
Only the dragons can stand in his way.
Drakon: Awakening is a joy to read. Funny and action-packed and perilous, with an underlying cozy, sweet love story.
Our hero Myra O’Connell speaks in Irish dialect, which is charming rather than annoying (Well done, Erik!). Quinn is the no-nonsense FBI agent we frequently encounter, excellently realized. They make a good pair, and the secondary characters are full of life, too.
Drakon excels at world-building. The concept is far-fetched, and yet rooted in enough story lore and real world consequences that it feels believable. I am not a fantasy fan, so I blush confessing, but that only adds to the fun.
The villain is uncomplicatedly evil, but has a decent enough back story. I confess I had nightmares after finishing. How often does a book do that?
I knocked a star off for a strange obsession with boob-size in the text, which admittedly I don’t share, and for typos behind incidental. But those are minor quibbles.
I will definitely be reading the sequel!
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