by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Channon (Shannon with C) MacRea has spent years studying the legendary Dragon Tapestry, deciphering Old English symbolism.

  • Series: Were-Hunters 0.5
  • Language: English
  • Category: Romance
  • Rating: 3.97
  • Pages: 86
  • Publish Date: September 27th 2005 by Jove
  • Isbn10: 0515140791
  • Isbn13: 9780515140798

What People Think about "Dragonswan"

Do you know why the sex with this guy is so "heightened?" Because he's a weredragon! Now, it seems every paranormal romance author and her sister is writing about them. Here Kenyon's created a tailor-made woman's fantasy: - Hot guy instantly in love with you for no reason. Things that fail: - While having sex, Sebastian bites Channon on the neck with his fangs and drinks her blood, and she grows fangs (one-time deal only) and drinks his blood too. I feel like I'm the only person on the planet who finds this gross and not sexy. - Again, Kenyon likes to make her hero stick his tongue in the heroine's ear a lot. In the course of the story, he casts one sleeping spell on Channon. Bad. The idea that if she had been like, "Okay, bye" his inner beast (?) would have "forced" him to use a spell which takes away her free will is squicky to me. It also makes me scream "LIAR!" when he says stuff like "I would never hurt you." and "You're safe with me." Takes away a bit of his trustworthiness, not to mention that sleeping spell he cast on her without permission. There is a cheesy story and dialogue, but that's okay - no points off - because this is a romance and I expect it to be silly. Grace must spend the rest of her life in Britain a thousand years ago, but she and Sebastian pop back to modern times once in a while so that she can catch up on Buffy . Reading and liking romance is subjective. Because every romance author has their little "quirks" and also way of writing sex, the trick is to find an author who writes the fantasies YOU want to live out in your head. Kenyon's not "the one" for me in regards to romance books, but that's okay.

"Why do you think an Arcadian would bring a human woman through time?" The book includes a fierce Arcadian dragon (who of course has magical abilities and can time-travel like all were-hunters) and a oversentimental historian.

Now that I know a ton more about the were-hunters it feels a lot like Kenyon was really still developing the idea when she wrote this one.

Dragonswanis a part of the Dark-Hunterverse series, it contains references to the basic mythology of theWere Hunter series.It explains not onlythe origins and the roots of the conflict betweenthe Arcadians and the Katagaria, but provides a verycoherent mythbehind it. All in all,it is really worth reading it if the root of the conflict between the Arcadians and the Katagaria is not clear for you.

It is related to the Dark-Hunters series, and I think that perhaps it is meant to present some extra history of that fantasy world. On the plus side, Sebastian and Channon's scenes together were fairly romantic and the love scenes were spicy, but just seemed to lack Ms. Kenyon's usual flair for combining steamy passion with heart-stopping tenderness. Dragonswan used to be considered the third book in the Dark-Hunter series, and I read it in that order. I have the feeling though, that there are no carry-over characters in either direction, and Dragonswan is really more of a stand-alone story that is simply part of the Dark-Hunter world. Even though Dragonswan didn't quite capture my attention like the first two stories I read in the Dark-Hunter series, I still look forward to continuing it soon.

I had downloaded this for free a while ago, and randomly read it while traveling because of it was short. Which is what I recommend you do--download it for free, I mean.

I know what it feels like to wake in the morning, lost and lonely and aching for someone to be there with me." Her heart clenched as he spoke the very things that really were a part of her. Hearts never see through the eyes." Channon swallowed at his words.

With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and who travel from all over the world to attend her appearances), her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on store shelves.