Dragon Soldier by Mell Eight
Series: Supernatural Consultant #5
Also in this series: Dragon Consultant, Dragon Deception, Dragon Dilemma, Dragon Detective
Published by Less Than Three Press
Publication Date: March 8th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Shapeshifters, m/m
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The aftermath of the last battle has left Nickel weak in bed and grounded for the next decade. Despite being in trouble, Nickel wants to return to the battle as soon as he can, but thoughts of Platinum, the dragon helping to nurse him back to health, keep distracting him.
Platinum can't believe how much his life has changed. He went from being a lonely fugitive on the run to part of a family in only hours. The last few days have been his happiest, especially now that he's met Nickel. He knows it's only temporary, though. The enemy that kept him captive for most of his life isn't finished with him yet, and even Platinum and Nickel's combined powers might not be enough to save them.
In the last book Nickel was hurt by a scientist who had stolen dragon magic. He is put into a medically induced coma so that he can heal, which he does, but it’s a very slow process. (In the blurb is says “the next decade” but I’m thinking it just seemed like a decade to Nickel because in truth it was only about a month or so, not 10 years.) Nickel wants nothing more than to get back in the game of finding the horrible scientists that are torturing dragons and stealing their magic. Unfortunately he has to get his strength back in order to do that. One that that makes it all worthwhile is Platinum.
Platinum was taken from his mother at a very young age and grew up for the last 16 or so years in captivity. He was tortured and operated on almost daily until he escaped. Well, he thought he escaped but it was all a plan by the scientists to lure another dragon in. Luckily they didn’t succeed. Platinum is now living in Mercury and Dane’s home with all their kits, and his twin who was saved 10 years earlier. He’s getting much needed schooling, helping Dane at his office and mostly looking after Nickel. When Nickel awakens Platinum knows that there’s something special between the two of them and when Nickel says “mate” he knows that feels right.
Both Platinum and Nickel need to find their place in the world they live in. Each of them want to find and stop the scientists but once that’s done where do they each go from there?
Dragon Soldier was another lovely look into Mercury and Dane’s little dragon family. Adding Platinum into the mix made a huge difference in the lives of Platinum and Nickel, even though the younger kits just went with the flow. 🙂
I really loved Platinum and Nickel together. There’s was a very new relationship but was very comfortable. Watching the pair get to know each other but yet find comfort in the other was quite sweet and I liked the way Eight wrote this little slice of their lives.
The smaller kits like Lumie, ‘Ron and Alloy are still up to no good. I’m still hoping we’ll get to see them grow up cuz there’s a lot of mischief in those three bodies that I’d love to read about. 🙂
Rating: 3.5 out of 5