Mini Review: Dragon Mine by Jaime Rush

Posted June 2, 2013 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Genres: Anthologies (multiple authors)

Kirin is summoned home to Miami when his father goes missing–the man who ruined his life, and his relationship with Elle, by being a suspect in her mother’s disappearance. When he runs into Elle, sparks fly, especially when he discovers her father is missing, too. Suspecting that their disappearances are linked, they must combine his Dragon power and her magick to find the truth in the darkest shadows. But as their desires flare again, can their burning passion overcome their past—or the danger that the future holds?

Kirin is called back to Miami when his father goes missing. As he’s driving home he passes the factory that he used to work at which brings back memories of his first and only love, Elle, as she worked there as well. He pulls in to the abandoned building to let his dragon out and while he’s there runs into Elle as well as a dark presence.

Kirin and Elle, whose father is also missing, try to decipher the clues that they have as to where their fathers are. They find more about Elle’s past, her mother, and the possibility that one of their fathers hurt the other. During this time they find the love they though was stagnate getting life breathed into it again.

This novella is the first in a series about Elementals – witches, shapeshifting dragons and magick users. The premise of the story is a good one and one that definitely caught my attention. Once I started the book I was a bit confused with the world building. The way it was written made me stop and look up if there were previous books as it seemed like I should already know what certain things were.

Despite that I got into the story about the intertwining of Kirin’s father and Elle’s mother and father. The fight scenes and magick used was very different and I definitely enjoyed reading them. The story was leading us farther and farther into the characters lives and I was really getting into it and…it stopped. Maybe the author thought that that was a good place to end but as a reader I felt really unsatisfied (and a bit cheated) at the way the end of the book just dropped off. Maybe if I knew a full length novel was coming out in a month or so I wouldn’t feel that way but when I looked to see when the next story was out it showed December! Yikes. In the end I liked the story but had an issue with the end. As a reader I need to have some sort of conclusion – even if it’s very, very tiny.

Rating: 3 out of 5

Jaime Rush

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