"adventure, sexual tension and love in a fast moving story"

If you have not read Ms. Nour's first book set on planet Volarn, there are some minor points of disorientation, but none that will affect your pleasure in reading the story if you enjoy Futuristic romances. I recommend reading LOVE'S CAPTIVE, the first book of the series to get full pleasure from HEART OF THE DRAGON.

Eric, a Green Beret from Earth was MIA when his sister Olga was taken to Volarn as a bride. The Moyd (space traders) thought to boost her peace-of-mind by assuring her that he was healthy. Instead they find him a tortured prisoner and near death; so decide to bring him aboard their ship to heal. Their plan is for him to visit his sister and return to Earth after a few months.

One of the Elite Gerta fighting force, Kasha is a warrior as well as Princess of Volarn. At first skeptical of a puny Earthman's abilities as a warrior, Eric's skill in hand-to-hand fighting is impressive and he joins in the Gerta training sessions with the princess and the king's cousin. Kasha is attracted to Eric and plans to seduce him into an affair while he is on Volarn.

Eric knew the moment he saw her that Kasha was his soulmate. He knows she is attracted to him and their friendship and mutual respect as warriors is obvious; so he cannot understand her stubbornness in refusing his marriage proposal.

The mutual attraction between Eric and Kasha sizzles but the course of true love does not run smoothly. When Kasha has Eric going on a security patrol with her, she hopes for a romantic interlude but instead of romance she got something she didn't bargain for. After a difficult journey, they end up rescuing a baby basaim -- a dragon- like creature thought to be extinct. Will becoming 'adopted parents' bring them closer or will dragon drool and feeding add another obstacle to true love?

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the basaim and the humorous antics of an overlarge 'pet' in the castle. HEART OF THE DRAGON has adventure, sexual tension and love in a fast moving story. Although an enjoyable story, there are a few scenes that I felt gave a feeling of lack of consistency but not enough to throw reader out of the imaginary world.

There is one major point I had difficulty accepting. Olga is a secondary character in LOVE'S CAPTIVE and Eric is found and therefore rescued from Earth because he is Olga's brother. Upon reaching Volarn there is a paragraph of their reunion and telling she is happy, but no other mention of her in any of the story afterward. I kept waiting for her appearance or even an explanation of why she wasn't there. She wasn't even mentioned at his wedding and I really felt the gap. If she was important enough for the Moyd to have searched for her brother, I felt that she should have been mentioned again in the book.

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Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted June 12, 2003


Can Eric, a tough, handsome Green Beret from Earth, convince Kasha, the stubborn warrior princess of Volarn, that he loves her? Not before they experience adventure in the haunted wastelands, discover a baby dragon, and explore the hot, sexual side of their relationship.

Also Electronic format: November 10, 2006 = ISBN #1586084216

Rating: Contains strong language and explicit sex. Mild violence.


Heart of the Dragon
(Volarn: Book 2)
by Myra Nour

New Concepts Publishing
August 1, 2004
Available: August 1, 2004
ISBN #1586086545
EAN #9781586086541
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Myra Nour

Dragon Fire
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Love's Captive
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