Father of Dragons is not the usual fantasy gay romance. Even if the main character is a high born man who loves man, sex is not the mainly aspect of this novel. And though I like my sex scenes, I don't find any lack in this romance. It has enthralled me from the very first page and Xeras is one of the best character I have found lately.
Xeras is a man born in a wealthy and noble family. He has made the error to fall in love with a commoner, and law forbid that (notice, it's not a crime he has fallen in love with a man, the crime is that the man is a commoner); his family resolves the matter killing his lover Drin. And Xeras choses to exiliate himself from his country. He starts a journey in unknown terrain with the only company of his lover's ghost. But during one of these adventures he meets a dragon female, Plegura, and after a night spent with her (and don't ask nothing I will not tell nothing!), he awakes pregnant of the dragon's child. He has been chosen to be Father of Dragons, and after the initial refusal, he begins to care for this little moster he bears inside him. After all Drin has always wanted children!
And as every right damsel in distress he also find a duke for himself, Carly. Carly is an handsome man and very very interested in Xeras, but what will he say when he will know about the little monster? and in this case, the little monster is not a tender definition for a spoilt child...
Father of Dragons is absolutely a wonderful reading. It has everything, humor, adventure, love. I can't put down this book until I have finished it and it has satisfied every expectation I have for.
Xeras is a fatalist man. He accepts everything happens to him and knows as to open his heart to new love and lovers. He is not a perfect and invincible knight in shining armour. He fails and suffers but everytime he stands up again.
Carly can be the prince charming of the story, but he is not Xeras' saviour. He borrows his strenght to Xeras, but his strenght lays in giving to Xeras a reason to live, like does the little monster, the unwanted but so cherished dragons child. All the story is about Xeras and his journey, and maybe a little about the dragons child. And maybe, in the end, is not Xeras the damsel in distress, but Carly!
I hope that Samhain Publishing will think to print this book, cause I sure want it for my library!
Amazon: Father of Dragons (Ballots Keep)
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Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (June 24, 2008)
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Cover Art by Anne Cain