Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Review of "1303 - The Dragonslayer" by Christine Rains

I was lucky enough to win an ARC of this third episode of the 13th Floor series on Christine's blog tour for Part 2. This is a superb series! 1303 is released tomorrow and I highly recommend getting yourself a copy as well as the first two entries. Below is my review.

This series just keeps getting better. This is my favourite installment so far. Like the first two books, it features an outsider becoming involved in a feud between paranormal entities, and the hero protagonist then having to protect this character. Unlike the first two, however, I wasn't at all sure at first that any romance would develop between Xan and Lois. Their relationship is extremely entertaining, and I loved the flashes of humour that Rains has injected. Xan, a dragonslayer with a cleaning habit, attempts to kidnap Lois, a strong-willed journalist, when she takes his picture after a botched assassination attempt. But she turns out to be more than he bargained for and despite his best efforts, insists on becoming involved with his mission. As usual, Rains keeps us on our toes as she builds towards a thrilling climax.

On another note, I have to say that I love the concept of deceitful dragons taking on disguises as members of government in order to increase their power. It's not that unbelievable!

I am now eagerly awaiting the rest of the series to see what else the author has up her sleeve.

Come back on Thursday when I'll have a guest post from Christine as part of the 1303 tour.

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9 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Christine is an awesome writer! Can't wait for this one.

Christine Rains said...

Thank you so very much! Funny how people don't think it that unusual that a dragon might be a politician. Hehehe!

Trisha F said...

I haven't read any yet, but I am looking forward to it immensely! :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks for the review. I bought one of the books, but haven't read it yet.

Shelley Sly said...

Ooh, I haven't read this series yet, but I read FEARLESS by Christine and loved it! I'll put these on my To-Read list for sure.

Yvonnes Poetry Corner said...

Sounds great, thanks for the review.

Yvonne.

Empty Nest Insider said...

I also like the dragon as a politician idea! Best of luck to Christine!
Julie

Melissa said...

Great review! I can't wait to start reading this series!

Cherie Reich said...

Great review! 1303 so far is my favorite of the series, but I haven't read 1304 yet. ;)