ARC Review: Firedrake by Bianca D’Arc

Posted December 18, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 10 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Firedrake by Bianca D’Arc
Firedrake
by Bianca D'Arc

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 1, 2009
Series: Dragon Knights #5
Published by Samhain Publishing
Pages: 280
Format: ARC
 

 

If you’re not reading for the hot sex or the fun characters, then you should read this series for its worldbuilding. It stretches the bounds of the imagination! ~ Under the Covers

FIREDRAKE is book 5 in the Dragon Knights series and it seems that D’Arc is delving deeper and deeper into this wonderful word of dragons, magic and passion! After returning home after fifteen years, Drake discovers just how much he has been missed. His dragon partner, Lady Jenet couldn’t be more happy to learn that her knight has returned to her. However, Drake still doesn’t believe himself worthy enough to be her true knight. This disappoints Jenet a bit, but she will take Drake any way she can get.

First off, I LOVED JENET! She is such a sweetheart! I adored how protective she was of Drake and how sweet and childlike she seemed to be in some cases, but then fierce and noble in others. She was definitely my favorite character in this book by far!

One thing I loved about this book is that there are so many main characters, but what’s interesting is that D’Arc introduces them individually and then makes you fall in love with each of them AND THEN makes the character fall in love with each other. This is part of the reason why it takes awhile before the main characters Mace, Drake and Krysta get together, but in the end, I thought it was worth taking the time to get to know them individually first so by the time they fall in love, readers already have established a connection with them.

I thought the threesome relationship in this story was believable. Though Mace was far more easier to fall in love with than Drake, I thought Drake’s side of the story added more appeal to the story. It was enjoyable reading from his POV.

In addition to the steamy sex and the great characters is the fact that D’Arc seems to reveal aspects of the world with each new installment in this series. Things I never thought possible are being uncovered and it makes me wide-eyed with excitement to see the world continue to grow. In this book, we discover gryphons and learn what a Firedrake is. We encounter wizards and more dragon species!  The world just keeps getting more and more interesting and I love how much there is to this world. If you’re not reading for the hot sex or the fun characters, then you should read this series for its worldbuilding. It stretches the bounds of the imagination!

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About Bianca D'Arc

Bianca enjoys mixing her real-world knowledge of science with imaginary worlds in her writing. A former chemist, she tends to mix genres, concentrating most of her writing in the paranormal, sci fi, fantasy and futuristic realms, with some contemporary and urban fantasy thrown in for fun

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Thanks for the review! Sounds hawt 🙂

Aly P
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Aly P

Damn, thanks and no thanks to you I have bought the 1st book in the series 😀 I hope I like them as much as you do! Thanks for the review :*

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Yay! Hope you enjoy, Aly!

Maria D.
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Maria D.

Thanks for the review – I’m just starting this series and have lots to look forward to

Zina Lynch
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Zina Lynch

Love Bianca’s work.
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Annette C.
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Annette C.

Have this book on my TBR list, can’t wait to start reading it.

Lori Meehan
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Lori Meehan

Thanks for the review. The book sounds great.

Emily
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Emily

Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

Timitra
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Timitra

Can’t say it enough I love this series!

trish dechant
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trish dechant

I have only read one book by Bianca, but it’s been a while. I just recently got into reading dragon books and loved them (Coreene Callahan’s Dragonfury), so I will have to put this on my list to check out.
Thanks for the review!