"grabs the reader on the first page"

Alixandria Lancaster has been raised in a cult-like atmosphere and has fought to get away from the Perfect Human Race; and has been dragged back into it by her brother Clay. Alixandria has to try to get Clay away from the PHR, he is her only family and she can't just give up. She doesn't believe that there are so-called deviants, shape-shifter and the like. The other thing she has to hide from the PHR is that she is telepathic; they would destroy her in a heartbeat. Clay has found a wyvern pendant and swears that this will bring the deviants out of the woodwork so they can trap and torture them. When Deverell walks into her shop all she can think to try to do is prove her brother wrong and try to prevent Dev from getting caught in the middle.

Deverell Wyvern, a shape-shifting wyvern, is working as a consultant for Dept 57 to try to find the murderers of a dragon couple. The investigation has led them to Alix's jewelry shop and the PHR. The dragon jewel that they have is actually a powerful relic that can control a shape- shifted dragon if the holder knows the words to activate the spell. While trying to break the PHR, Deverell hopes that he can take Alixandria away from them, and perhaps show her how to control her gift.

Lynne Connolly grabs the reader on the first page of this book and doesn't let go until the last. When I got to the end of the book I found myself wishing for more. This book had me sucked into it from the beginning. I have read one of the other Dept 57 books and wasn't disappointed; I found this to be an engrossing read with well-fleshed characters that are multidimensional and believable. I had to know what was going to happen. I finished this book in one sitting, and will be on the look out for any more in the series.

Reviewed by Christina Hopper
Posted March 19, 2007


Dev Wyvern is Welsh, tall, dark and sexy as sin. He's also a shapeshifter. When he walks into Alix Lancaster's jewelry shop she knows her brother, Clay, is setting a trap for him. Clay is a member of the PHR, sworn enemies of all Talents. So does Alix betray her brother by warning Dev, or let him walk into a lethal snare? Dev is drawn to Alix like few other women. But can he trust her? Sent by the enigmatic Cristos, the boss of Department 57, to expose a PHR cell, he finds love and danger waiting for him. He takes both of them on, and has to make a choice -- will she forgive him if he destroys the brother of the woman he loves? Will they get out alive?


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Jewel of The Dragon
(Dept. 57: Book 3)
by Lynne Connolly

May 1, 2006
Available: May 12, 2006
ISBN #193387452X
EAN #9781933874524
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