Wednesday, December 7

Book Review: Legend of the Highland Dragon by Isabel Cooper

Author: Isabel Cooper
Title: Legend of the Highland Dragon (Highland Dragons #1)
Genre: Historical Romance, Fantasy, and Paranormal
Pages: 329
First Published: December 2013
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Given to me by a friend)

Descendants of an ancient alliance, they live for centuries, shifting between human and dragon forms. Some wander the earth; some keep to their lands in Scotland. And Stephen MacAlasdair, the newest lord of the family, must go to London to settle his father’s business affairs. He brings an object of great power and greater darkness. He finds an enemy from his past, whose wrath is still living and deadly. And he meets an ally he’d never have expected.

1894 London, doesn't provide an easy life for women of the lower class, but Mina Seymour has managed to work herself up to a position as the secretary of a famous scholar. When a tall, dark Scottish stranger demands to see her employer, Mina is irritated; when MacAlasdair's departure leaves the professor worried, she’s suspicious. Determined to figure out the situation, she investigates further - and finds a world and a man she could never have imagined.

Love dragons. I don’t read enough books with dragons in them. I should really read more with dragons in them, but they are hard to find. My friend gave this book for me to read since it combines dragons and another love of mine…romance. Exciting! Bound to be a hit, right?

This was okay. Not amazing, but not horrid either…just okay. 

First….MORE DRAGON ACTION PLEASE! There was only a couple of times that he turned into a dragon “on screen”. It was assumed that every night he would transform, but we never got to see that POV. There was one time at the beginning and then twice at the end. Boo! 

Second….I didn’t feel their love and romance. There was barely any chemistry. He felt so cold all the time and she did too. Maybe that is just how they are? I don’t know, but I felt the love was lacking. 

Third….I wanted more understanding of the dragon and his family. It seemed much glossed over. Maybe there will be more in the next book? I hope so. 

Fourth…this is a petty thing to complain about, but the cover makes no sense! Never once does he wear a kilt or weld a sword. What? 

Other than those four things, I enjoyed it. The character (even though they were lacking chemistry) were interesting. I wanted to learn more about them both. I especially want to read the brother’s POV. He was cute. A rogue, but cute.  I wonder if he does have a book? *looks on Goodreads* Yes, he does. I may search for that book and read it. We shall see. 

I also loved the magical aspect mixed in! Yes, yes, dragons are magical, but the brothers can do some basic magic as well. I think it was cool, because dragons can be boring sometimes especially in downtown London. 

In the end, this was enjoyable. A fun world with interesting characters. I am curious to read the next one. Hopefully we’ll understand more of the world and whatnot. Hopefully the brother and his girlie will have more chemistry with these two. Again, this wasn’t amazing, but it wasn’t horrid. It was okay and enjoyable. If you like historical romances and dragons, I recommend this. I will give this 3 stars. 


Anachronist said...

What a pity - a book with dragons which disappoints a bit. Pity.

Carole Rae said...

I know....I wanted to love it!

Blodeuedd said...

Totes more dragons please

Melliane said...

I love dragons too

Carole Rae said...

B, yessss more dragons needed

Melliane, I love them too! :D