Dragonbound - Book 2
Back Cover: Horrific are a dragon’s claws, its fiery breath and buffeting wings. Potent is its body, fraught with magic down to the very last glistening scale. But most fearsome of all is a dragon’s cunning—and the soul that allows it to bond with humans. Sabina was the one girl of her generation chosen as Dragonmaid, friend and caregiver to the copper dragon of her nation’s tyrant king. There she witnessed the greed, lust and rage such a beast could incite—and acquired her own very dark secret.
I read Dragonborn when it released last year and thought it was a wonderful new fantasy romance. I had hoped that there would be more in this exciting new world, and was elated when I first came across Dragonbound.
Dragonbound expands on previous characters in Dragonborn, Sabina and the Copper, Cordain. We learn more of the past with Jaseen, Natiya and her dragon scholar parents. I was a little worried when I began reading and every other chapter went back in time retelling Sabina's years as a dragonmaid. But the set-up was perfect. You get such an in-depth look at Sabina and the Emporor Dag Racho, and the bond that is slowly formed over the many years that Sabina was the dragonmaid to the copper, Cordain.
Jade Lee is an amazing fantasy romance author. I am so glad she stepped into this genre. I hope to see more in this wonderful world. This may be a fanstasy world with dragons, dragon eggs, and lands ready to war with one another, but the focus remainded heavily on the characters. Sabina's growth as she went from child to woman, the life she lived, and suffered, was so tragic and so well-told. Jade Lee has a fabulous writing voice that sucks you into the story, makes you feel what the characters feel.
Dragonborn and Dragonbound are two awesome and imaginitive books. Jade Lee's take on dragons and their relationship with humans is refreshingly original and it would be truly sad if there were no more in this series.
I'd recommend these books to anyone who loves a good fantasy romance and dragons!