The Stone Warriors: Dragan
by D. B. Reynolds
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Pub Date 24 Jan 2020 | Archive Date 12 Oct 2020
BelleBooks, Inc., ImaJinn Books
The Stone Warriors, Book 4
It was a time when gods walked the earth, when armies fought not for bits of land, but for the very existence of humanity. On such a battlefield, five formidable warriors stood against an evil greater than any the earth had ever seen. But evil is not an honorable foe. Betrayed by someone they trusted, the warriors were cursed, one by one, tossed into the maelstrom of time, imprisoned in stone, their freedom resting on nearly impossible conditions. Until… Dragan Fiachna, heir to the curse of royal blood, a horror hiding behind a beautiful face… you shall remain locked in stone until a maiden, untested and pure, shall find grace in your beast and safety in your nightmare.
Dragan Fiachna, born to a life of loneliness, cast into stone by a sorcerer’s curse and imprisoned forever in darkness. He is freed at last, only to discover his enemy still lives and is plotting the death of millions in his quest to rule this new world.
Maeve Collins, brilliant, courageous, and compassionate enough to believe a stone statue can have a soul. Shocked when her beautiful winged man breaks free, horrified at the torment he’s endured, she dedicates herself to reuniting him with the warriors he calls family.
But she never planned on falling in love.
Racing across half the country in search of the only man who can stop their foe from fulfilling his merciless scheme, Dragan and Maeve discover they’ve unwittingly stolen the one artifact that can defeat their enemy. And he wants it back. Pursued by assassins, they fight their way to Dragan’s brothers, only to discover the war for this world has already begun. . .
Author Bio: D. B. Reynolds is the RT and Epic Award-Winning author of the Vampires in America series of paranormal romance, and an Emmy-nominated television sound editor. D. B. currently lives in a flammable canyon near the Malibu coast, and when she's not writing her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else's. You can visit D. B. at her website Dbreynolds.com
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It’s been awhile since I dived into this world, but it didn’t take me long to catch up. New readers...go read Raphael and that series, then make the way to the Stone warriors series, you can thank me later. Now...series lovers get ready all we’ve come to expect from this author is here and more plot development but not as much I hoped but we get glimpses to Nicks future hopefully and I’m stoked! I so desperately want him to get a HEA, while I love his banter with Cyn I’m beyond ready to see his story, there’s so much there to be uncovered. Let me focus, this follows Maeve and Dragan, who while not my favorite couple they weren’t dreadful. You like both characters and certainly root for their victories and love. The characters work well together and while we get a brief mention of my fav duo you won’t see much of our Lord Raphael or Cyn(cue the sad music). I really enjoyed this and despite a full schedule made time for a few late night chapters. Series lovers, it’s a must read!! This was a complimentary ecopy provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a honest review via Netgalley.
Well as usual anything DB writes is an immediate top pick although at his would not be my favorite Stone Warrior book. Can not wait to the next book, it will be a winner.
Dragan is the last of the stone warriors to be released from his centuries of imprisonment. The curse holding him was very specific; one that the evil sorcerer, Sotiris, thought near unbreakable because it was dependent on a virgin “untested and pure.” When his employee, Maeve Collins, releases Dragan from his prison at last, she is astonished to find the statue she had felt such an affinity for is a real man. Dragan’s prior life was one of war and rejection from his family and village because of a goddess imbuing him with certain powers including fearsome wings. Maeve has worked for Sotiris for three years curating and researching some of his magical items though she did not understand their true value other than as antiquities. Once Dragan is free and explains to Maeve who and, more importantly, what her repugnant boss is, she helps him flee with one of Sotiris' most prized possessions. Dragan knows his three brothers in arms were also cursed; he is desperately hoping to find them free as well. He also wants to find from his time period, Nicodemus, now known as Nick, whom the warriors served while fighting their hated enemy. Maeve thinks she has located Dragan’s former liege so she and Dragan travel on a long trip south while being pursued hired killers. As Maeve and Dragan journey from New York to Florida, their relationship develops including to a level she never expected. Maeve has a lot of talents of her own which she uses to help in the fight against their enemy. Once all the warriors are together, it is clear the war will escalate. Dragan desires this modern young woman deeply. He feels Maeve is meant for him if he can convince her they belong together. No woman had ever treated Dragan as if he mattered before; other than being with Nick, he was mostly used and abused in the ancient times. Although all the stone warriors are now free in the world, this is not the end of the story. More is to come featuring their leader, Nick, and someone important whom he has been seeking. Fans of these books will be pleased there is more to come especially since Nick has recovered his warriors and bridges both of Ms. Reynolds’ series.
I absolutely know when I pick up a book by this author that it’s going to be a wild ride, rife with action and of course full to the brim with romance. Finally we get the last of the cursed Warriors and Dragan is a character wholly unique in that he’s brave yes , fearless without a doubt but desperate for someone to finally, actually want him monstrous wings and all ! Step forward Maeve who has deliberately cut herself off from family and loved ones in order to work for an employer who well frankly she really doesn’t like that much. Unfortunately for Maeve she’s been working for a vicious Sorcerer with no compassion and a very evil plan to finally get rid of his enemies once and for all. Dragan is under a truly nasty curse with rather particular needs to break it and Maeve is just the woman to fulfill those parameters but how will she react when what looks like a Gargoyle turns out to be a man trapped in stone ? If like me you’v enjoyed this authors Vampires in America series than this crossover is a delight to read. It had previously been revealed that Sotiris had secreted Dragan away but that hadn’t stopped Nico and the other three Warriors looking for him. Now I mentioned that there’s a connection here with the V.I.P. books because these stories take place in the same world but even more exciting is the fact that Nico is an ex of Cyn the woman who owns and yes I do mean owns the heart of the biggest and baddest Vampire of them all, the wholly gorgeous Raphael ! I’d actually have enjoyed a little more Vampire action in this book but still cannot fault this amazing story that was oh so satisfying and now all I want is to discover who the mysterious woman that will bring Nico to his knees is. You will love Dragan because he’s a male that truly deserves a happy ending and Maeve turned out to be a very courageous woman unafraid of self sacrifice. This gets a big recommendation from me for the imaginative world building but most of all the diverse characters who had me cheering them on. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
Dragan Fiachna is the last of Nick’s missing warriors and he is trapped in on of Sotiris many houses. Maeve, an employee of Sotiris, has always been drawn to the beautiful winged statue in the statue hall. While Sotiris rants and raves at it, she offers it comfort and peace, even though she knows its justs stone. Her care for the statue finally breaks the curse and Dragan is finally free. Maeve uses her hacking ability to help Dragan to find Nick. Dragan and Maeve are probably my favorite couple of this series. I really loved their interactions and care for each other. You could feel the emotions from the beginning and it was perfect. Maeve was smart, sassy, and resourceful. I quite enjoyed her and how she dealt with everything. She was never afraid of Dragan and knew he would protect her, even after he shows how deadly he can be. Dragan was supportive, caring, and protective. He has had a terrible past and thinks he is a monster, but Maeve shows him he can still be loved. Now that all of the warriors are freed we are getting closer to the final confrontation with Sotiris. I thought we were going to get in this book but nope. I am glad though because I want to see more of this series. I really want to see Nick get a HEA because he deserves it. Also I really want to know Lili’s story now. She is clearly a supernatural but what kind? Clearly she has a troubled past and Nick is very protective of her. I really need to know! *ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.*
ARC received for review 4.5 stars Dragan is the last warrior trapped in stone. Maeve and her kind, pure heart sets him free. Then they are on the run from the evil sorcerer. Maeve puts her computer smarts and eavesdropping skills to the test to find Nico and the other warriors. After a long drive filled with danger, they find Dragan's warrior brothers. Epic battle ensues, and the bad guy gets away yet again (that's the reason for the missing half star). It's a little okay cause it needs to be Nico's story where Sotiris gets everything that's coming to him. It was great seeing all the previous peeps again, plus a great epilogue with a little sneak into the next book.
Dragan is the last of the 4 cursed warriors to break out of his stone prison. Maeve, the quiet antiquities expert that Sotiris hired to work at his hidden manse freed him while thinking he was just a winged statue. Now, having stolen a magical item from the sorcerer, they head across the country to see if Nicodemus is still alive after all these centuries to reunite with him. But evil is Sotiris' middle name. Now the vampires are involved. Now the 4 are together with Nic again, and all hell is about to break loose. This is a great series spin off of The Vampires of America series, and we get some crossover. Now we wait with bated breath to see who wins Nic's heart, as he's the last to get a HEA. Read in order. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book from Netgalley.
OhEmGeeeeee! Where has this series been hiding?!?!?! I just finished reading Dragan and I am hooked! I fell in love with sweet, kind hearted Maeve right from the start. She’s a nerdy heroine with a sweet disposition, who’s smart and funny. What’s not to like? And Dragan wormed his way into my heart pretty easily with his protectiveness and old school honor. The more we get of him, the more I want to follow Maeve’s lead and hug him and promise to be BFFs forever! Lol, in all seriousness, these characters and this story were so, so good. This was an action packed, insta-love paranormal romance that ticked off all my likes and didn’t slow down once. With powerful warriors, sorcerers, magic, ends of the world danger and epic romance, I was rooting for not only the MCs but also their buddies from the word go. I’m definitely going to have to read the rest of the books because the other guys and their bad a$$ ladies definitely piqued my interest. Not having read the other books, I thought Nico and his assistance, Lily would have been a good match, but that ending threw me for a loop. Not sure how I feel about that but fingers crossed Lily gets her own story soon. I really liked her :) I want to say this can be read as a standalone but with intersecting characters and an ongoing plot, I think reading the others, in order, would help build the story up better. Still, I highly enjoyed this one and this is book #4 in the series. I did’t feel lost or bombarded with details, the story flowed really good and you got just enough info to keep you in the loop. I would definitely recommend if you love paranormal reads, this one was HAWT!
So we have now arrived at the last of the warriors to be freed and find love before we get to Nick/Nico's story. Dragan is everything we as readers would expect from a thousand-year-old warrior; fierce, steadfast and gloriously handsome. He is also believable in his role as an ancient being who is transitioning to life in the modern world. His language is realistic, but evolves nicely to the more modern idioms of today as the story progresses. And while Maeve may start out as a fragile soul, she has inner strength that compliments Dragan as they travel across the country, evading capture, and on a journey to find Nico and his lost brothers, then defeat Sotiris. This story started out a little slower than the previous ones, but there was nothing missing in the intrigue, suspense, world building and overall storyline and plot that makes this book just as thrilling as those that came before. On to Nico...
Dragan is book 4 in the Stone Warriors series and I loved it from beginning to end. I have enjoyed all the books in this series but I have to say this one was my favorite. Dragan and Mae were fantastic together. Their chemistry was awesome and they made a great team. Mae is the best h of this series. She's smart, loving, strong but innocent which was an endearing combination. The reunion with his fellow warriors and Nico/Nick had me in tears. There's action with the overall arc still in play with the final show down coming soon. Now for that ending OMG!!!! Finally it's Nick's turn and I can't express how excited I am. I have been dying for his story since we found out that Cyn's former lover isn't human. That ending left me with so many questions, who is this mystery woman Nick longs for, why does he say she appears guilty when he finds her and finally why did Lili keep information from him. I really hope the wait isn't long.
I enjoyed this book. Steamy and fast paced. The plot had enough twists to keep my attention. Maeve is a study in contradictions. Curious, compassionate, fiercely loyal and filled with the strength of her convictions. Dragan is a tortured hero with goddess given magic. I need to add the previous books on my to be read list.
Maeve regards herself as a geek. She is a computer genius who likes her own company and has been working in Sorcerer Sotiris’s house where she spends her days talking to a stone statue of a Warrior like no other. Dragan has been cursed into stone for thousands of years till Maeve breaks the curse. Maeve has always known she is super smart, but not desirable, until Dragan. Reunited with Nico’s other warriors they find Sotiris Is using Vampire power to create an unbeatable force. There is plenty of magic at work in the exciting climax where Dragan must use all his experience in battle to keep Maeve safe. This can be read as a stand along story but is part of The Stone Warriors series and the other books would be well worth a look. I was given an ARC of this book by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Loved it! It has everything a book like this needs... strong characters, a hateable bad guy, good plot and steamy erotica.... all in all a great book!
I really enjoyed this book. Dragan and Maeve were fantastic together, they were Interesting characters that had great chemistry. The story was well-written, well-developed with an interesting storyline that had action, danger, suspense and romance. A fantastic read that kept me turning the pages from beginning to end. I received an advanced readers copy of this book through NetGallery and am voluntarily leaving a honest review.
The 4th book in the series. Missed the first one, really liked the 3rd one and enjoyed this one too. Dragan is the last of the 4 warriors trapped in stone. When Maeve releases him, they flee to Florida to find Nico and the others. I enjoyed this one overall, but felt the climatic battle was a little confusing. Not sure about the magic rock, and what was left at the stadium. Maybe just me. Would highly recommend this book and author. Great series.
The fourth book in the Stone Warriors, Dragan is an engaging read. Well-paced and delivered with powerful compelling characters the was another great story from D.B Reynolds.
Dragan is the fourth book in the Stone Warriors series. I've loved every book in this series and this one didn't disappoint. I particularly enjoy how the author crafts the heroines' personalities. They are not shrinking violets rather equal partners to the soldiers they rescue. The muscles they may lack are replaced with intellect and courage. The story is action-packed and the chemistry is hot! This book can easily be read alone but I recommend the entire series. I can't wait for the next one!
An evil curse locked four warriors in stone. Statues for centuries, only a pure woman who could see beyond the physical could free them. One such woman was Maeve Collins. She approached Dragan's statue with compassion and spoke to it as if it were a real person. How was she to know that he was real, wings and all? Once freed, Dragan needs to connect with his brotherhood - the great sorcerer, Nicodemus, and the others who were now free from their stone prisons. However, the wicked sorcerer who cursed them in the first place won't make their reunion so easy. He's desperate to take over the world, by any means necessary, and Nico and his warriors are the only beings standing in his way. Luckily, Dragan and his friends never shy away from a fight. With a hot and sexy romance developing and an encroaching battle on the horizon, Dragan is a read not to be missed! Some of the things I liked were: ⚔️ Dragan of course. Who can resist an incredibly chiseled wall of muscle with a glorious face and a personality to match? He was strong and kind and passionate and fearsome and courageous and... I could definitely go on, but you should really read the book to find out why he was so easy to love. ⚔️ the magical elements. I love the idea of curses and legends and the like. I'm eager to read Nico's story because I'm sure even more magic will be found in it. ⚔️ Dragan's back story. My heart broke for the hero that no one cared for. He risked his life, day after day, to keep people safe because 'that was his job', but there was no appreciation. No kindness. No sincerity. Then he finds fellow warriors, creates a family, only to be cursed for millenia and end up in another world. His luck sucked! I believe the author did an amazing job of developing this character. He had a vulnerability to him that I really appreciated, despite his overwhelming strength, making him a hero in every sense of the word. If you are a lover of the unrealistic and yet fantastic, you won't want to pass on this story. It's got magic out the ying yang, an inevitable love story, interesting characters, and a segue into what comes next. That epilogue really got my attention!!
Maeve, a well-educated woman with multiple degrees, works in antiquities for a difficult man. She finds herself drawn to and engaging with a statue that she is able to release from his bindings. The warriors are a group that have been held captive by her boss, an evil sorcerer. The story is interesting especially because all of the females in the book are intelligent and capable. They are valued for their skills and intellect. I enjoyed this book. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Once again D.B. Reynolds has a masterful tale ready for our consumption. Maeve, a computer geek and gamer breaks Soltiris evil spell and Dragan is freed. Maeve and Dragan then fight for their lives as they race against time and evil to join the other stone warriors and Nico. The book ends on a cliffhanger so be warned. The sex scenes are steamy and the battle scenes are amazing.
Ok let me just say I started the series with this book. I wasn't aware there were books before Dragan. So I went in blind as to any back stories or what the heck is really going on and I managed to DEVOUR Dragan and Mae and their story. I didn't at anytime feel as if no was missing anything nor do I think I'd have enjoyed it more if I had read the previous books. Dragan and Mae gave a fantastic read full of suspense and angst until...well you'll just have to read it because I won't spoil it. DB. Reynolds is a wonder at digging deep and creating a world and characters are that engaging and entertaining. The men are adorable and perfect and totally have some alpha going on but their woman are perfect made for them and keep them toeing those lines! I will most definitely go and pick up the previous books so that I can read them before we get Nico's book, and I am really excited about that one.
It was a time when gods walked the earth, when armies fought not for bits of land, but for the very existence of humanity.This is is first line of the description of this series of books. The author knows how to capture your attention. If you haven't read these books, you should as each one gets better. I think "this is my favorite, another comes out and i think the same things". During the times when there were Gods on Earth, there was an evil man who imprisoned these warriors in stone statues. When a woman finds them and believes they have a soul, they are loosed. Maeve believed in Dragon and he was freed. A deep love developed between them as they try to stay alive. That's when things get tense. There's a war going on and until this enemy is defeated by all the warriors, the world is not safe. Nick or Nico is an old flame of Cyn's, Raphael's mate. He is one of these warriors left free so he will be tortured knowing his brothers are not free. Sotiris, the villain must be defeated. There is something the warriors have that he wants. Will the warriors survive the battle? Will they defeat the evil Sotiris? this book is amazing. I love everything about it. I do want to see Nick get his happily ever after. I received this book from Net Galley and Belle Books.for a honest review.
D.B. Reynolds returns to her exciting and magical Stone Warriors series with Dragan, a man destined to be alone not only because of his life commitment to battle, but because of the stone curse his enemy cast upon him and his brothers in arms. Maeve Collins is a smart and kind computer geek with an affinity for antiques, hired by Dragan’s enemy to catalogue his collection of artifacts. None captivated her the most than the magnificent winged stone warrior who she talked to sitting by his taloned wing as if he could hear and respond. The amazement when he broke free was soon replaced with a fierce determination to help him find his warrior family. She expected to be chased, but not fall in love. Can Dragan and Maeve find Nick Katsaros and his brothers before Sotiris catches up to them? And will they be able to defeat him? Reynolds delivers an exciting and sizzling romance between Dragan and Maeve. The suspense as they race across the country is tangible while the romance scorches the pages. Dragan is a compelling hero whose protectiveness is on par with his devotion and attention to “his Maeve.” It was so very easy to fall in love with him despite being depicted as a monster. And even though there was some self-doubt on Mae’s part, she was his perfect match. The plot was hooking and I loved catching up with the rest of the couples from previous books and getting a cameo from a beloved couple from Reynolds’ Vampires in America. Reynolds is a master of the paranormal genre and delivers a compulsively readable story. I can’t wait to read the next installment. Dragan is book #4 of the Stone Warriors series by author D.B. Reynolds. It’s told from various points of view with an introduction into the next book.
As the forth book of this series, I really reget not having read the other ones. Based on this novel, the whole series is a blat and I'm eager to read the previous and following volumes.
he Fourth book of the series. And wow!! as like wow!!!! The action, are here. I cried several times each time i turn the page and I soooo love that all of them are together. Nick. well i want to know if he will have the next book or will it be Lily. I mean that girl something. As the story of the series progress, the same with the maturity of the characters. You can see why they are brothers by choice if not fate. The way the lessons and how each of them are bought back to life reflects our own in a way. I cannot wait for the next book if there will be one.
This series is a welcome addition to the world already built by this author and I will eagerly read everything that comes out! Dragan continues with the stone warriors, who are slowly being released from their prisons by very specific and awesome women. This time the heroine is Mae. She's taken a somewhat strange job dealing with antiquities for none other than the big bad himself. Since she's healing some relationship wounds, the solitary work suits her needs. A year in, however, and she begins to poke around out of boredom and curiosity. Her latest discover was a statue that she was warned away from, which only drew her attention further. All hell breaks loose when a kind touch frees him and sets them on an epic quest. These two SIZZLE off the page. Their road trip has a bit of excitement, a lot of trust building, and some sexy times. All of this builds up to a big showdown, which, of course, does not bring a conclusion to the series, but gave me so many more questions! I love that each book seems to build on the last and can't wait to see what 4 warriors, their mates, the mysterious Lilli, and Nico (and his mate?) do in the final battle.
Another great installment in an awesome series. This may have been the book that feels like it’s all going to end, but nope. Great warrior and a sweet nerdy introvert come together. But the epilogue gives us an insight to the next and final book and honestly that’s going to be truly epic in true D.B. R fashion.
A sweet tender romance story with plenty of loving heat well written characters and an engaging story!! A very nice weekend fantasy romance read.
Another solid paranormal romance by D.B. Reynods. I really got hooked from page 1 and couldn't stop reading. Excellent
This story flowed beautifully. Male with strong morale and personalities Loved the relationship between Dragan and Maeve. looking forward to the last book.
4.5 Stars! Yes! Each book gets better and better in this series. I was thinking Dragan may be the last since he is the final Stone Warrior---but NO! We get Nico's story as well. So happy about that. Dragan is perhaps the most feared of all the warriors. His looks are certainly unusual. Loved that the warrior decended of Irish kings, is freed by an Irish lady. Maeve was the perfect match for him. I loved their cross country quest to find his brothers. I really liked that Dragan was patient with Maeve and that she was just so excepting of him. Best of the series for me. Looking forward to a stunning conclusion, I hope!
Yay! Little over a year after I read about my stoic, brooding stone warrior Gabriel, now is the story about his brother in arms Dragan. Same as Gabriel, Damian and Kato, Dragan is trapped in stone. After centuries of being forgotten, he was put in the home of the sorcerer who actually trapped him in the stone: Sotiris. Maeve feels that there is something strange with her employer. The cold hearted mister Sotiris. The strangest is the way he talks to the statue in his basement. As if he hates the statue, or the man it personifies. You would almost think the statue is alive. But that couldn't be, could it? Nonetheless, Maeve can't help but feel sorry for the statue for enduring all those insults. So she often sits next to the statue and reads her books out loud. As if the statue could hear her. As if... It is more comforting to Maeve than to be out in the real world. Where people mock you for being smart and nerdy. When one day the statue actually comes to live, she learns that Dragan has been changed into stone by a curse of Sotiris. Along with 3 of his brothers in arms. Dragan doesn't know if they are still alive in this strange world. When Maeve offers to help him find his brothers, they travel around together to get to Florida, since Maeve found some intell on the internet, indicating they could be there. She never thought that she would feel comfortable with this big brooding hunky warrior. Or even fall in love. Dragan has always been seen as a freak, an outcast. Since having wings, gifted by the goddess to be his warrior, he was only used for his powers. But now Maeve looks at him as an actual human being. And he loves it. Can he hold on to her? And will he ever find his brothers? And how will Sotiris retailiate, now that he lost his statue and one of his most guarded artifacts? Find out for yourself in this read full of suspense, twist and turns, magic and romance. A great mix! Five out of five stars from me and a special thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc. And I'll be looking out for Nico's story, and hopefully Lilly will also get her own story.
Although I haven't read the first 3 I wasn't lost with the story. Story was steady paced. Maeve and Dragan were likable along with the characters from the previous books that showed up to help. Although it was a bit wordy in parts the book held my attention. I will definitely be picking up the previous ones as well as wanting to read Nick's story.
This is the 4th book in this series and whilst it can be read as a standalone I would recommend reading the previous books first . The statue of stone warrior Dragan has been kept imprisoned for millennia by Sotiris , hidden from his fellow warriors and their leader , Nicodemus. Maeve Collins works for Sotiris in his home cataloguing his collections , but having little face to face contact with him . She explores the many collections of artefacst the house holds and is drawn to a statue of a warrior time and again . Until one day the statue begins to crumble until only the warrior it held stands in place . On hearing his story she determines to help reunite him with his comrades and they flee across the country , little knowing that they carry the one thing that might actually defeat Sotiris with them ……. he wants it back and sends assassins on their trail .. Reunited with Nick and his fellow warriors it becomes clear that the war will now escalate …………….. Maeve however might just be the key to success as she has hidden talents ……… Dragan however is torn , his feelings for Maeve , and hers for him , growing stronger along with his desire to protect her . This a fast paced , suspense filled - romantic fantasy that will enthral the reader and I look forward to what might just be the last in series - the story of Nicodemus and his lost love . I was given an ARC of this book by Netgalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review
This is the fourth book in the Stone Warrior's series.. Each book is about a different couple but there is a continuing story arc that continues through the series so it is best read in order. This particular book is about Dragon Fiachna, the second born son of royalty that was blessed by a goddess and granted some gifts. He was cursed into a stone statue for millennia until Maeve unknowingly sets him free. From there their adventure begins. Dragan is new to the modern world so he follows Maeve's lead most of the time but he is still sexy while he does it. He doesn't let anything hold him back and he appi9les himself to learn as much as he can quickly. Maeve is introverted and shy but she comes out of her shell to help Dragan . I enjoyed watching her character grow as she helped Dragan. I have been enjoying this series. All the books begin in a similar fashion, with women freeing the stone warriors but then they each have their own adventure after that. There wasn't a lot of action in this story compared to others in the series but I didn't really mind it. We do get to see more of the warriors once they are reunited with each other in this book. It was nice to see them interacting with each other. They way this book left off, I know there will be at least one more book in the series and I am looking forward to it.
would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this gripping book oh my word, just finished this book and i cant descibe to you how i feel about this series...this is only my second book by this author but i love the way this author writes and the characters that come alive and knowing that there is more to come, i just cant wait for the next book warriors cast in stone, this is the final warrior to escape the curse that was settled on all four of them, dragan and what a story of vampires magic and even dragan who has the gifts bestowed by a goddess on him to fight her battles, it was his destiny past down to every 2nd born child of the king but this story is even more and you just cant put the book down once you start it... going to be keeping an eye out for more from this author
Four warriors cursed to stone! We meet Dragan and Mauve. Mauve has been drawn to the statue and being an introvert talks to the winged statue, not knowing that its alive! This was a great story and I fell in love with them. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series!
I've loved every book in this series and this one didn't disappoint. I particularly enjoy how the author crafts the personalities of her characters. Each one is unique and relatable. Having all the second-guessing but none of them are true introverts. They are all equal partners because that's what it takes to stand beside a warrior. Each book can easily be read alone but I recommend the entire series. Dragan is the 4th book in the Stone Warriors series by D.B. Reynolds. In this book, we learn why Sotiris has been so confident that Nico would never find all of his brothers. Only Sotiris's hubris is his downfall because he puts Dragan the final warrior in touch with the one who will break his curse. Maeve has been employed by Sotiris for 3 years to catalog his collections. Ever since "she'd found herself being drawn back to her warrior, with his stoic expression, his staunch grip on the big sword in his hands, and those wings. They were fantastic". "They arched over his head, and yet accented with big deadly-looking talons at every joint" As for Dragan "He’d treasured the girl who’d sat next to his statue day after day, who’d brought light to the darkness of his imprisonment , and soothed his battered soul. But the woman . . . this woman was so much more than that." When Dragan is released from his curse for Maeve it's one of the craziest days. “'I must be dreaming. That’s it, I’m asleep. Or maybe I hit my head, fell on my ass. Or my head. Whatever.' Dragan laughed, charmed at her utter lack of pretense. 'If I promise to explain, can we please sit somewhere else? I’ve been standing a very long time.' She threw up her hands. 'Sure, why not? Embrace the delusion." Each book can easily be read alone but I recommend the entire series. I can't wait for the next one! ** :) ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. :) **
Wow! What a read! There was magic, warriors, witches, and more. I have not read the first books in the series, and I could follow along fine. However, I would know the secondary characters better if I had. I'll go back and read the other books now. I loved Mae! She was a warrior in her own right...her use of computers and electronics to fight was awesome. She was a good match for Dragan.
I received this book via NetGalley and have agreed to leave an honest review. Dragan and his "brothers in arms" were cursed by a sorcerer a millennia ago. They were turned to stone statues and the only thing that could break the curse was a person of pure heart. Their friend and leader Nico was left alive to suffer and wonder about the fate of his friends. Maeve works for a distant relative. She documents his collection but is basically a babysitter. She craves to be free again, not stuck in this remote house 24/7. She has seen her employer ranting, raving and cursing this particular statue, one of a big, strong man with wings. One evening she hears strange noises and when she goes to investigate, she finds that the statue broken and Dragan standing there. She is totally freaking out as he tries to explain to her that it was her that set him free. What I found interesting is that through this curse Dragan had the ability to understand languages which was probably done to make him suffer more as he craved freedom. Dragan now wants to find Nico and his "brothers". Maeve's expertise on computers will be a big help. But danger does follows... Will Dragan find those he seeks and survive? Can he keep Maeve safe? I really enjoyed this story. Maeve and Dragan made a good team together and there were plenty of sparks between then. I loved seeing Dragan learn about the current world which was quite hilarious at times. I loved the love and respect he had for Maeve. Great story!!
Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Dragan is a (sort of) shape shifting warrior turned to stone by an evil Sorcerer. Centuries of loneliness and boredom later a beautiful, quirky hacker/gamer accidentally breaks his curse. The two race across the country in search of the one man who can help them thwart the megalomaniacal schemes of that same evil sorcerer, and try to determine the fate of his 3 other brother warriors. The world building seemed to be a bit vague, but maybe that is because I haven’t read Vampires in America yet? (Stone Warriors is a spinoff series from Vampires in America.) I’ve been collecting them, but, I haven’t gotten there yet. My myriad of questions might well be answered once I do. In any case, if you have read the other series, and won’t have my issues, or have the ability to ignore such vagaries, this is a pretty great PNR book! The world building that was clear for me was unique and a fun take on shifter/magic/vampire lore. Sure there are some cliché bits, like our FMC being a beautiful 25 year old virgin, computer genius who just happens to be an antiquities expert. But, this is PNR, if you want realism, dare I suggest you choose another genre? PNR is often heavy on the “cheese”, but this was way to the low end of the cheesy scale. Especially for a (sort of) dragon shifter PNR. For some reason those always seem to be 10X the cheese of your average PNR. No idea why. But, in my experience, even though dragons are my hands down favorite fantastical critter, they’re rarely better than a 3 star read. This was. In fact it was close to a 5 star read for me. I really enjoyed it. I’m a very character driven reader. If I cannot like and get attached to your characters, I’m unlikely to like your book. They might be a little too perfect, and a little too chipper/friendly (especially once they reach the man they’re looking for and more characters are introduced), but I genuinely liked these characters and was happy to root for them. I will happily read on. By my count we’re due at least one more.