"A riveting debut to fantasy series"
Xlana's life was about to change forever. Her dragon has
returned. He had grown since she'd last seen him, a young
and wounded dragon. She had tended to him, and when he'd
regained his strength, he'd left her. Now he was no longer
a youth, and though it was more than strange, Xlana felt a
strange tugging at her heart. Could she, a human woman, be
in love with a dragon?
Rynak, Heaven's Dragon who has the ability to assume human
form, had been certain from the first that Xlana was his
soul mate. When he gives his youth horn to her as a gift of
his affection, his belief is affirmed. She will need his
protection now, for he knows where their destiny lies. The
world is on the brink of war, for the Demon of Fire is
prepared to challenge the Gods for possession of their
world. Xlana is stunned to learn that she is in fact one of
the Chosen Ones, an immortal, and that the man whom she'd
regarded as her father had in actuality been appointed by
her parents to protect her until the time came for her to
meet the challenge.
They would not face the dark force alone for the prophecy
had declared that six must stand as one, or all would be
lost. Three dragons and their immortal mates would stand
between the demon and total destruction. Xlana calls them
with an instrument fashioned from Rynak's horn.
Her music calls to the woodsman, Pretog, and his mate the
Earth Dragon, Dykstra. These two have yet to come to terms
with their destiny to mate. More complications arise when
they find Faustio, the Sea Dragon. Faustio's horn and his
mate Shu'Lan, the last of the six, have fallen into the
hands of the Demon. He brings with him two daughters, each
whose fate will lie in the hands of the Demon as well.
The Demon has made him self strong with the stolen horns of
many slain dragons and now the time has come to wage his
attack. He is clever, for although the warriors are strong
of heart, it is at that very heart that the Demon will
strike, testing their resolve to stand united in the face
of his dire illusions. Who will prevail.
THE DRAGON'S HORN is a riveting fantasy from start to
finish, but is the tale finished? The demo is vanquished
for the time being, but who knows what havoc he will wreak
next? I can't wait to see what the next adventure will
Copyright © 2003
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted July 1, 2003
In a world on the brink of war, to shelter a dragon is to
court disaster. The Demon of Fire has vowed to destroy the
noble creatures and use their magical horns in his bid to
overthrow the Gods. But when the Immortal maiden Xlana
finds a wounded dragon in the forest near her home,
something about him tugs at her heart. Despite the danger,
she uses her skills to heal him, only to learn he is far
more than he seems. He is Rynak, Heaven's Dragon and an
Immortal, able to assume human form. And he has been chosen
by the Gods to lead the fight against the Demon.
When Rynak regains his strength, he gives his horn to Xlana
as a pledge of his love. Overjoyed, she realizes they are
soul mates, her destiny joined with his. Together, she and
Rynak call the last two living dragons and their Immortal
mates from hiding. The six form an alliance to combat the
Demon's armies, but they suffer a shattering setback. The
Demon seizes hostages, each dear to one of the three
couples. Now they must decide whether to capitulate or
condemn their loved ones to a lingering death. And if even
one of them weakens, all may face utter ruin.
For the Six must stand as One-or lose the world.