Can magic save them before it’s too late….
After the defeat of the Lowland Army, King Seran is still at large, and Torsere needs the Elves’ protection more than ever. Nykin returns to his duty as a dragon rider and accompanies Ryneq to the Elven city of Alel to witness the joining of their two realms through marriage.
As the wedding approaches, the dragons sense a malevolent presence lurking at Alel’s borders. Nykin and Fimor take to the skies to patrol the magical city, but as the evil grows more potent, the enchanted boundary surrounding Alel grows weaker.
Working alongside the elven guard, Nykin and Ryneq once again ride headfirst into danger as they struggle to protect Torsere from Seran’s thirst for revenge.
I couldn’t wait to jump into this one! The first book wasn’t incomplete or tortuous with a cliffhanger but it certainly had me craving more Ryneq and Nykin. We pick up shortly after the first book and although not much time has passed, it’s rich with emotions. Unfortunately, time is of the essence and they are forced into high gear. Ryneq and Nykin are still settling into their new ‘couple’ status but they don’t have the luxury to linger in each other’s arms. They must secure the safety of the kingdom with the marriage of Princess Cerylea and they must do it swiftly. Before they focus on the big wedding they decide to formally declare their commitment to one another. Their announcement is not something Nykin was keen on but ultimately a precious moment they both cherish. Official consort is as good as a spouse and must be celebrated properly…and who doesn’t like celebrations? It’s clear things are about to get sticky but everyone is relishing in every bit of bliss before then.
More dragon time! Yep, I was eager to spend more page time with Fimor and the other majestic beasts of the sky. I almost wish we got to know more of them. The trip to Alel is taken by sea and air. Nykin escorts his beloved from above and let’s just say, it was a good thing. I enjoyed the balance Jacobs slips into play. Ryneq may be the king but he’s not superior in their relationship. The heat level also kicks up considerably. They are newly paired and burn brightly for each other. If you wanted more romance, your wish is granted!
Sweet moments match the conflicting scenes. I loved the growth and development. I loved the strength Ryneq and Nykin find in one another. I loved budding new friendships and established bonds strengthening. I loved spending time in the elven world…Alel is full of wonders! From spectacular treehouses to magnificent magi, I was smitten with the rest of them. However, the call home was strong and I couldn’t wait for them to return to Torsere. The fight is far from over and more blood is sure to spill. The hostiles haven’t given up and they must return to protect their people. Their new magical allies were supposed to help protect them but they weren’t the only ones seeking strength from the old ways. It seems the evil brewing could be more than they bargained for. Let’s just hope it’s not too late!
They may have won the first battle but the war is anything but over. Faraway lands bring new adventures…prepare to be wowed. And the king and his consort are insatiable…bring on the sexy time!
If you enjoyed Capture, I’m positive you’ll be delighted with this next step of unity. And if you haven’t met this pair, take a step backward and get ready for one memorable journey.