Deserter. Traitor. Rogue.
Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can’t forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her—Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so, he’d signed his own death warrant.
Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order’s headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember’s own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George.
A reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day…or start an all-out war? @goodreads
THIS IS MY FACE DURING SOME OF THE BOOK!
And that is only because I wanted to smack a few people for being stupid. It's like, what are you thinking?!
I very much enjoyed that we got to see more dragon action than we did in the first book. I loved the first book better though. But we did get more dragon action :-) I know I said that, but dragon action is always cool!
I even stopped being mad at Ember when she got her dragon on. I mean come on. How can you not love getting your dragon on!
And the stupid parts with Ember were just simple little things. She was told to stay in the room and wait while Riley tries to get them safe passage, does she stay there? No! She drags Garret off with her to go and gamble. Hello! They have two groups trying to hunt and kill them but lets go down to the casino and gamble. Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.............
I mean both groups were already after Riley and Ember, But when they go and save Garret from being killed and now both groups are on their tail <--- (no pun intended) even more. It's like every step they take they are right there. Then you have some jerks selling them out. It's like come on. I saw that one trap coming a mile away! I mean I know that Riley is trying to save as many dragons as he can but can none of them smell a rat?
Then, this dude just stares at Ember with a scared look on his face and takes off. Garret asks her if she knows him and it's all like, no........................................................................ and lets go back to the room and not tell Wes (he's their human helper) anything about it. Like duhhhhhhhh.. Wake up!
The thing is, I still love all of the characters. Just because I want to smack some people doesn't mean I don't. I still like the book and I have the third one and will read the fourth one. I just got a little more aggravated with peeps in this book. Oh and don't get me started on Dante!
The end of the book was one of those... what the... moments. But instead of diving right into Soldier I'm going to wait a couple of days. Although, I want to know what they are getting reading to do, holy crow! It's sounds epic!
And for those that wanted more action than there was in the first book, this one is pretty much packed with action. And the love triangle I see people talking about with Garret and Riley, it's sort of - in my opinion - a case of Ember having two different associations. <--- Is that the right word? Anyway, she's feeling her human side with Garret and her dragon side with Riley. I mean, what's a dragon to do? I don't know.
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