From the best-selling author of the Blood Curse series comes a new legend of danger, dark-fantasy, and vampiric dragons....
Mina Louvet is a fighter, a human with a powerful will to survive in a world dominated by warlocks, soul-eaters, and shifters. Identified by the king's witch as one of the rare, invaluable females in Dragons Realm who can give birth to a dragon's son, she was stolen from her parents as a child and taken to the Keep to be reared in the ways of the Ahavi. As one of the few, the elect - the Sklavos Ahavi - Mina is expected to feed her master's fire, reanimate his blood, and above all else, give him strong dragon offspring: children who will one day rise to power. But Mina, to her great misfortune, is far too intelligent for her own good: She has a stubborn sense of justice, and she is wholly incapable of blind submission.
Dante Dragona is as cunning as he is lethal, as methodical as he is dangerous, and as terrifying as he is powerful. As the eldest of three dragon princes, he is destined to succeed his merciless father to the throne of Castle Dragon. But first he must do his duty to the Realm by governing one of its harsh, unforgiving districts and claiming a Sklavos Ahavi. Hardened by the sadistic abuse he endured as a child and shaped by the tragic suicide of his twin, the prince lives only to fulfill his obligations to the monarchy: to maintain law and order in a bestial land, to contain its magical inhabitants, and to keep the kingdom safe from its mortal enemies, the Lycanian shifters across the sea. Like all primordial dragons, he rules with an iron fist, dominates with absolute power, and punishes with fire. Those who oppose him die a swift and brutal death - subject, enemy, or slave, the Realm has no tolerance for weakness.
When the iron resolve of a dragon prince clashes with the stubborn will of a slave, bonds will be broken, alliances will be tested, and a kingdom will be set ablaze.
©2015 Tessa Dawn (P)2015 Tessa Dawn
After loving the Blood Curse series I nearly didn't purchase Dragon's Realm as it only had 2 stars rating on Audible. I'm very glad I read the many 5 star reviews and decided to dive in. This story is deeper than the Blood Curse. Tessa is indeed a master story teller! I hope there are more stories in this world, there are certainly plenty of threads to develop with these immortals.
"Another Amazingly Original Tale!"
Original, Exciting and Captivating!
Tessa Dawn has once again taken a creature of myth and legend and made it her own. Her ability to create fantastic worlds where she takes fantastic,powerful creatures and infuses the human element is unmatched. You feel the ferocity of these beings along with their very real human fears and insecurities. It's simply brilliant!
Mikael Naramore breaths his own fire into these powerful dragons. Through his voice you can feel the power of each character and the emotions they demonstrate as well as those they try to hide. His ability to give each and every character their own voice takes you deeper into the story.
Watch passion ignite like you've never seen before.
"Dragons Realm: Magical and Mesmerizing!"
Fast-paced. Terrifying. Dazzling. Compelling. I was drawn into a magical realm – a Dragons Realm – in Tessa Dawn's latest audiobook. And I couldn't stop listening. I was drawn deeper into the world of dragons and maidens; of witches and warlocks; of passion & lust with every chapter. Beautiful and poignant, I loved every word.
In the most non-spoilerish, spoiler: When a certain lead female reaches out with her heart and soul to the male who could love her, or kill her, or possess her, or even destroy her soul – I was shattered.
Although my vote usually lies with one of Tessa Dawn's male leads, I couldn't help empathize with Mina Louvet. She was so completely multi-faceted, and her emotions ran just underneath the surface, bursting forth in moments of raw trust. It was both a beautiful read and an incredible listen. In this audio format, I was able to sit back and allow myself to flow with her and the rest of the characters. A journey I won't forget anytime soon, if ever.
The lush descriptions, of which Tessa Dawn is known for, were not lost in Dragons Realm. In fact, due to the nature of the book itself, the narratives were even richer, more beautiful, brighter and created a deeply moving and complex world, one which I was reluctant to remove myself from, at the completion of the book.
For those of you who love Tessa's Dawn "Blood Curse Series," I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you listen to Dragons Realm. For those who have never read or listened to one of her books, please start here. Be warned: it will be difficult to extract yourself from this world and move on to another of her books, but you'll be changed for the better from this experience.
"DRAGONS REALM HAS IT ALL!!!"
Storytelling. Original world building. And bite your nails suspense. Dragons Realm truly has it all. I had no idea what I was in for with this new Tessa Dawn book, but what I found was rich and descriptive world building, astoundingly real and intricate characters, and a story that rips the heart out of your chest and puts it back again. More than once. Loved it from start to finish!
Mikael Naramore was a perfect fit for this story! He really brought the characters and the setting to life. I felt like I was actually there!
"A Thrilling ride to the end!"
Dragons Realm is like a thrilling roller coaster ride from beginning to end. One stunning twist after another that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story is both powerful and poignant. The world building and characters are bigger than life and very well crafted. And the ending...well it took my breath away. Just beautiful.
I have no other books I would compare it to except the books Tessa has written in her Blood Curse Series.
Mikael Naramore did an amazing job bringing this brilliant story to life.
Seeing the transformation of Dante as he is transforming an coming into who he really is was riveting.
If you love dark fantasy this is a must read! It leaves you wanting more.....
"OH GREAT SPIRIT KEEPERS!"
Tessa Dawn is an incredible writer! Each series that I have read of hers keeps me coming back for more! Dragons… I did not know what to expect in this series; let’s just say Tessa did not disappoint!
You cannot help but become a part of the fantasy world of these dragons!The different twists and turns in this book had my emotions ALL over the place! In fact at one point while driving in the car and listening to this story unfold; I was so enthralled that I had to pull over and find out the outcome of one certain part of this book. I COULD NOT LEAVE the parking lot that I ended up in until that “holy crap did that just happen” moment passed and I could actually focus on the road.
The narrator’s voice alone would make you want to come back for more!
In this particular book, Mina Louvet. She is a strong woman who knows what she wants and makes it happen.
Don't get me wrong... I love Dante Dragona as well. He is after all "one breath away from being a God..."
"Tessa rocks the Realm again!"
Oh so good!
Love between Dante and Mina!
He narrated it beautifully.
Wow, just finished Dragons Realm!! Tessa Dawn is a master story teller. I love her writing and her characters! every time
It's is so good! I loved every word! From page one I was hooked. I kept procrastinating so that it would not End! It is that GOOD!
The characters are described so fully that you feel like you are standing there with them. Twists and turns, good and evil.
I love Dante and Mina. I'm glad for the way things turned out with Damian. I cant to know all of their stories, even the crazy King. And, Cassidy, I know shes up to something no good. I see what 5 or 6 more books? I sure hope so!
Thank You Tessa for another chart topping book, that will stay with me.
Listening to this man read this story puts a different twist to a story that was already awesome...
"A Dark, Beautiful, Emotional Ride"
Tessa Dawn is a masterful writer. She brings the most amazing people and places to life with her stories and this one is no exception. Dragons Realm had the most unexpected twists and turns that made this story pure magic. It's the kind of story that makes you want to stay up late, call into work, and abandon responsibility just to hear how it ends.
I do not want to spoil the story so I will just stay it is a particularly tender moment between Dante and Mina.
Mikael brings Tessa words to life. The changes in his voice, accents, and just his voice in general is a pure pleasure to listen to.
I wouldn't Dragons Realm is absolutely perfect.
If you love this genre and want to hear a story about a fabulously sexy alpha dragon, and a heroine who is as fierce as she is lovely and loyal, set in a magical world than look no further than Dragons Realm. You will not be disappointed.
Loved every second of this book. Tessa your story telling is so good. Every book I've listened to has just brought me deeper and deeper into the worlds you create. You are brilliant and can't wait to hear what's next.
"Dark Gothic Fantasy Done Right!! Brilliant!!"
Everything!! This is a very dark world... The inhabitants are unique and smoking HOT!
The twisted turns, unexpected events, and the way the story flows. Easy to follow.
His narration brought Life to the chatacters. Fantastic Job!! Dante has a voice!! Thanks.
There were several spots that sent me in motion. But that's what every Tessa Dawn book, I've read, does to me... she writes... Brilliantly! Picturesque and an unforgettable journey. She breaks me down and rebuilds me better than I was before.
Cannot wait for the next installment!!
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