Dragon Fall by Katie MacAlister

Black Dragon, Book 1



For Aoife Dakar, seeing is believing-and she’s seen some extraordinary things. It’s too bad no one else believes that she witnessed a supernatural murder at an outdoor fair. Returning to the scene for proof, Aoife encounters a wise-cracking demon dog-and a gloriously naked man who can shift into a dragon and kiss like a god. Now thrust into a fantastical world that’s both exhilarating and terrifying, Aoife is about to learn just how hot a dragon’s fire burns.


Kostya has no time for a human woman with endless questions, no matter how gorgeous or tempting she is. He must break the curse that has splintered the dragon clans before more of his kind die. But his powerful attraction to Aoife runs much deeper than the physical-and there may be more to her than even his sharp dragon eyes can see. To survive the coming battle for the fate of his race, he needs a mate of true heart and soul . . .

Review: When I saw the release of a new series by Katie MacAlister, featuring once again some dragons, I admit that I was really intrigued. I must say that the author always has an incredible gift with her paranormal romances, creating something unique and very pleasant to read.

We discover Aoife, a young woman just released out of a mental institution where she spent two years after announcing to everyone having witnessed a murder with the presence of dragons and a man who disappeared in a cloud of smoke. But now, our heroine is now determined to get her life in hand, determined not to fall into anything fantastic again. However, fate does not really seem to agree with her when it places on her path a demon dog who speaks or even a naked man straight out of macho-land. Projected in a world she doesn’t know anything about, she will understand that she is not crazy and that there is far more than she imagined. Teaming up with this man, Kostya, they will try to find a way to break the terrible curse spreading among the dragons, but they will also have to deal with the feelings they have for each other.

I must say I’m really not a big fan of insta-love, and it’s a bit like what we have here. Yet the author plays with the characters so well that it makes it much easier in history. Indeed, there is a big search for each protagonist. I think this is why we appreciate them all very quickly. So we have Aoife, a young woman who is projected into an unknown world, but who finds a place there rather quickly. Oh yes, because she seems stingy with answers and always ready to provoke Kostya to see how he will react. As for the dragon, we easily find a macho man, straight out of the Middle Ages we might think as he remains obtuse and stubborn in all circumstances. It’s funny because even seeing the truth in the face, he remains on his positions whatever it costs him. And then we have our demon dog. Oh I loved him! His spikes make us smile easily throughout the chapters and it’s very funny to see how he provokes all the characters.

Finally, as you can see, I had a great time with this novel. Many passages make us smile and I loved all the interactions between the characters. They all have completely conquered me. A very good first novel for a series to follow.




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