"Exciting urban fantasy"
Even though he has been home two years, Chloe remains angry
and unforgiving towards her spouse, Peter DelaSangre for
leaving their home Caya DelaSangre and got caught up in the
lure of the seadragon (see THE SEADRAGON'S DAUGHTER). When
Chloe asks for a family outing, the first in months, Peter
readily agrees though he hates having to be amidst the mob
of people. They, accompanied by their son Henri and
daughter Lizzie, go to Miami for a day on the peninsular.
At the dock they notice a man staring at them and then he
almost kidnaps Lizzie.
After retuning to their island home, twelve strangers
arrive. Peter assumes he and his kin are threatened from
the Oudere Raad Corporation who wants to destroy him and
his family. They scour his ancestral archives and soon
abduct Lizzie. Peter knows he must confront these
foreigners, but in his natural essence, as a dragon who
plans to dine on a dozen humans.
The fourth DelaSangre entry is an exciting urban fantasy in
which Peter has to battle with an enemy that has invaded
his island, assaulted his heritage, and ultimately
kidnapped his daughter as these Europeans plan to destroy
him. As a were-dragon, Peter's morality is different than
that of humans and he sees things differently.
Interestingly the four DelaSangres seem like a regular
family on an outing together until the incursion occurs.
Peter loves his family while Chloe reciprocates but is
jealous when he goes off with other females. A HOST OF
DRAGONS is a fine entry in a series starring a hero with a
different ethics system.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted January 14, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007