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Dragon’s Devotion (Dragons 4) by Willa Okati

Another tale in the Dragons series by Willa Okati, a gay futuristic series where humans mate with dragons. The strange thing in all the tales, is that the dominant character is not, as expected, the dragon, but instead is the human, usually a former soldier or similar. The dragon instead is young and quite cute, and in his human form is a pretty boy, with a witty behavior, but mostly in need to be protected by his mate.

Here Kenth is a former soldier who is chosen by a group of people as their leader; the small group of humans, mostly women, children and elders, leaves the unwelcomed destroyed city to find shelter in an isolated cave and Kenth plays the role of leader, chief hunter and healer. During one of his hunting party he finds a very special prey in one of his traps: a red dragon that changes in a pretty dark haired boy when Kenth tries to free him from the trap. Kenth is not afraid of dragons, on the contrary, he has always admired those beautiful shapes in the sky. And when he frees the dragon, he almost hopes for the boy to remain with him; and when the dragon flies away, he makes a wish for him to return.

Baen, the dragon, is a lonely warrior; after to many wars, Baen is scarred and mute, and he fears humans and dragons alike. But this human, this healer, is different, he is gentle and caring, and Baen recalls all the legends among dragons of human and dragon matings. And maybe he would give a try to the mating.

The Dragons series is made of short tender stories, less than 50 pages, setting in a post apocalyptic future.

Side note: since in the past in the comments of the previous posts in the series more than one person wondered about the image in the cover, all the sexual encounters between the two mates happen when both are in human form...

http://www.changelingpress.com/index.php?uaid=ISFUDNYA

Amazon Kindle: Dragon's Devotion
Publisher: Changeling Press, LLC (November 28, 2008)

Series: Dragons
1) Dragon's Dare: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/231139.html
2) Dragon's Delight: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/311341.html
3) Dragon's Deal: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/353824.html
4) Dragon's Devotion

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle
Tags: author: willa okati, genre: futuristic, genre: paranormal, length: novella, review, theme: apocalypse now, theme: disability, theme: shapeshifters
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