ARC Review: A Dragon’s Tale by Donna Grant

Title: A Dragon’s Tale

Author: Donna Grant

Series: Dark Kings #18.4, 18.6, 18.7

Genre: Paranormal

Pages: 175

3.5 stars
3.5 stars

The overall rating is the average of the following ratings. Also, this is a collection of previously released novella’s, not a brand new story. 

Cover for Whisky and Wishes by Donna Grant

Title: Whisky and Wishes 

Series: Dark Kings #18.4

Pages: 75

4 stars – It was really good
4 stars – It was really good

Finally free of the dangers surrounding them, Con, the King of the Dragon Kings, is ready for some peace and quality time with his mate, Rhi. While having Dreagan to themselves for a few weeks, Con and Rhi work out how they are going to deal with Death’s secret, the Dragon Bridge, and the holiday season.

This was a cute holiday novella. Con and Rhi are getting quality time to themselves and working through the big secret that Erith revealed to them in the previous book, Inferno. I like that we are seeing some big decisions being made together by these two. It shows how great of a couple they are and how good they will be ruling the Kings. 

Rhi decides that a party and a holiday celebration is needed to celebrate their victories and all the matings. The holiday celebration seemed magical and I loved all the descriptions of the decorations, especially the trees and ornaments. I almost wish all the trees for each king was described but I know that would have been too much.

Overall, this was a great holiday novella.  I am excited to see what is going to happen next with the dragon bridge and the kings being reunited with their dragons.

Cover for Heart of Gold by Donna Grant

Title: Heart of Gold 

Series: Dark Kings #18.6

Pages: 72

3 stars - I liked it
3 stars – I liked it

Con loved Rhi for eons and now they are finally back together. When Rhi finds one of Cons journals she realizes how much he suffered while they were apart. She decides to show him how much she loves him.

This was a short novella that was filled with love. We get to finally get a glimpse of the pain Con went through while him and Rhi were apart. The journal entries were very emotional but it has all worked out for them in the end. Their people are safe, the world is at peace, and they are finally together.

Hopefully in the next book they will finally get to see them meet their children. I can’t wait for that meeting.

Cover for Of Fire and Flames by Donna Grant

Title: Of Fire and Flame

Series: Dark Kings #18.7

Pages: 98

3 stars - I liked it
3 stars – I liked it

This novella is basically the missing scene of  Con and Rhi’s breakup. It’s told from Con, Rhi and Deaths POV so you get a sense of how everyone reacted, and how their feelings and thoughts impacted everything. 

I have mixed feelings about this novella. So I should probably say that I have never been a fan of the Rhi and Con relationship. I did like their book, but I never imagined them as a couple while reading this series over the past few years. While this little novella  is a nice little addition to have, I don’t think it was necessary for the series, especially since it does change events that happened in previous books. 

Also, I still feel Con was being ridiculous in pushing Rhi away. He does it for the other kings but you know they would have kicked his ass if they knew that was the reason for it. They would have seen how stupid it was and stopped him from ruining their relationship, even if they were jealous of their happiness. They still would have supported their relationship and pushed him to be happy. 

I think in the end, while it was nice of her to write this missing part of their story, I don’t think it was necessary. So this novella just gets three stars from me because while it is good for what it is, I don’t think it brought anything new to the series. 

*ARC provided by the author for an honest review.*


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Previous books and reviews for the series:

#0.1 Dark Cravings
#0.2 Nights Awakening
#0.3 Dawn’s Desire
#1 Darkest Flame
#2 Fire Rising
#3 Burning Desire
#4 Hot Blooded
#5 Night’s Blaze
#6 Soul Scorched
#6.5 Dragon King
#7 Passion Ignites
#8 Smoldering Hunger
#9 Smoke and Fire
#9.5 Dragon Fever
#10 Firestorm
#11 Blaze
#11.6 Constantine: A History
#11.7 Constantine: A History Part 2
#12 Heat
#13 Torched
#13.1 Constantine: A History Part 3
#13.5 Dragon Night
#14 Dragonfire
#14.5 Dragon Claimed
#15 Ignite
#16 Fever
#16.5 Dragon Lost
#17 Flame
#18 Inferno
#18.4 Whiskey and Wishes
#18.6 Heart of Gold
#18.7 Of Fire and Flame

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