Friday, March 20, 2009

Dragonbound-Jade Lee

Jade Lee
Love Spell. Apr 2009, $7.99
ISBN: 9780843960471

In Ragona when she was ten years old her parents condemned Sabina to madness and an early death by volunteering her to be the next Dragonmaid. Sabina and the royal enslaved copper dragon Cordain bond starting with their mutual loathing of her parents. Over time their affinity grows stronger to a deep abiding love even as their link increasingly makes it difficult for the evil Dag Racho to control the beast.

When Racho is killed, Cordain's soul becomes caught inside the detestable man’s corpse. Sabina searches for her dragon and finally finds Cordain, but he has lost much of his memory. Without him soaring above in the sky protecting the people, their emboldened enemies begin to attack. Only the return of the dragon can save Ragona, but Sabina believes the cost is her heart and soul.

DRAGONBOUND is a superb romantic fantasy in which “Now” and “Then” rotate giving the audience the present day psychological well being of the lead characters and the past that led to their emotional issues that leave a kingdom in trouble if either fails to act. The story line is fast-paced, a tribute to the great Jade Lee as even the changing time frame never decelerates the plot. Fans will relish Sabina’s adventures flying with Cordain over Ragona as Ms. Lee provides another excellent character driven thriller.

Harriet Klausner

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