"a dark and intense tale of love, lust and bloodshed"
Dao Kan Shu, a Wong family enforcer has earned the name
"Poisoned Dragon." With Toshiro Itou, his protégé and
hand man, they are a feared twosome of 1872 San Francisco's
He is the best they have but Shu's savage behavior is a
liability to the Wong family image and they fear that it
attract the attention of authorities. The Chinese syndicate
has made many attempts at assassination, all unsuccessful.
Now Ren Yang would use Toshiro's intimate knowledge of his
mentor to get to Shu. The shocking betrayal leads to a turn
of events that insure that Shu's brutal legacy will
Shu's reputation follows him into present day Chinatown
where he runs a successful Goth nightclub. He is lonely,
bitter and ruthless still, until he meets Kenichi OHara, an
art student. He stirs something in Shu long forgotten. And
Kenichi feels the inexplicable attraction as well. The
familiarity is both comforting and disturbing. But there is
danger for anyone close, as the knowledge of the past
threatens the sanity of those unfortunate enough to
understand the connection. When Ken's professors, Leigh
Gachelsing and Magda Silivasi realize the danger it may be
too late to stop the descent. Is Ken the connection to
past and the key to fulfilling his legacy? And can Leigh
Meg save Ken from his dark destiny?
THE DRAGON'S DISCIPLE is a dark and intense tale of love,
lust and bloodshed. The authors have penned a sweeping saga
that will capture the reader with its vivid imagery and
fascinating characters. Dao Kan Shu is an effective
anti-hero with a personality both brutal and vulnerable,
will leave readers to wonder what inspired his vicious
nature. The supporting characters are well written and
interesting enough to have their own stories. The reading
enhanced by some wonderful illustrations by co-author, Anne
Cain. The story is in the Yaoi genre that is m/m
relationship focused. If you like your fantasy dark and
sensual, THE DRAGON'S DISCIPLE is sure to please.
Note: The story is very intense and contains graphic
violence, so may not be for all readers.
Review date: May 5, 2006
Reviewed by Dee Gentle
Posted November 15, 2006