The Lost Dragon (The Dragon Hunters #1)

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Rated 4.64/5 based on 12 reviews
Andreas was born a Spartan warrior, long before human history even records Sparta existing. He now serves under Jarel, the primordial Black Dragon god, embodiment of black fire and father of all things paranormal. He is the most feared of hunters, and must hunt the deadliest of prey, Kalos, rogue vampire and mass murderer. But in the end he will choose between his soul and the fate of the world. More

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Words: 65,720
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301616497
About Drako

Drako was born in 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri. He is mainly a fantasy writer, though he also writes some poetry and general fiction. He is very active on both twitter and facebook and has his own website at www.drakosden.net which is frequently updated with news on his books and fun extras. When he isn't writing, he's busy helping take care of his nieces, playing videogames, reading, promoting, and spending time with family.

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Review by: Babyboobear99 on March 26, 2014 :
The Lost Dragon is about a Spartan warrior, Andreas, who just so happens to be the oldest child of the Black Dragon God, Jarel. When the book starts we get the prequel of Andreas’ life as a Spartan right at the moment a line is drawn between life and death. With his father making the decision for him to live, he has to leave his soul mate and start his life long (11,000 plus years) service to his father.

His duty in the book is to guard a healer named Cassandra Odelle and to protect his nephews Demun and Brandon from a band of rogue vampires that we find out are more than mere bloodsuckers. There is a huge scheme to resurrect the father of all fathers of Gods to take over and destroy Jarel and Zeus and their followers.

I loved this book so much that I had to savor it like a fine wine (…and I don’t drink). I tend to read extremely fast but it took me every bit of a week to read this piece…why…because I didn’t want it to end. I normally have a problem with keeping up with a multiple of characters but I had no problem with remembering Jarel, Andreas, Kazarian, Adonis, Kalos, Eris, Zeus, Fenrir, Vic, Demun, Brandon, and more. I could literally go on and on. This book was so well written and everything was explained at the right opportune times instead of numerous info dumps. I cannot wait to read the next book. I try to find a favorite character in books but in this one, I literally cannot pick between the twins, Vic, Jarel, or Andreas. The only odd part in the book for me was the sex scene but I could look past the softness of the intimacy since I tend to be a little more aggressive when I read erotic scenes.

Drako should definitely continue to write these works of literary art. I’ve already boasted about the book to others and I was on chapter 2 at that time, so I definitely recommend this piece to all who love this genre of gods/goddesses/paranormal or not. Top read here. I’m looking forward to more.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Bookwatcher on March 11, 2014 :
My thoughts...

The plot was VERY good
Jarel, the Black Dragon god and ruler of the paranormal can't allow the rise of an ancient evil.. the powerful Cronus... the god that will can destroy all other god, and as consequence, the universe.
In a fast paced book, god, demigods and humans must fight rogue vampire and werewolves... everyone will follow Jarel's orders, even if it can cost their own lives.

The characters
Probably I should use a less vulgar world, but I can't.. I must say this story has a shiload of characters.
Andreas Damone, Jarel's oldest son can be consider the protagonist BUT he is not the only narrator. Many, countless, characters will narrate the story, and it gave me a great incentive to keep reading. Brandon and Demun, Andreas's nephews, are also very important to the plot, and will have a key rule in the fight to find Kalus and the rogue vampires... but also Vic.. and Cassandra... and... yeah... a shitload of characters.
If you have problems with a book with MANY narrators my advice is stay away from this book. But, if you, like me, like multiple point of views, grab this book and devour it! Certainly you will love it too!

The best thing (IMO) about this book were...
The fighting scenes.
I love them all... blast of powers, swords, kicks, martial art maneuvers, everything! Andreas, Vic, Brandon and Demun will kick a lot of asses, and it was always awesome!

The, sadly, thing I hate in this story was...
The paranormal-romance.
yeah... sorry... I KNEW it's a paranormal romance but it kind of tired me. Everyone must be in love, have a soul mate, be lost and desperate without the soul mate... I read so many paranormal-romances and probably that's what I got tired of... the old formula: main character NEED a soul mate, be mated, exchange blood in a soul mate ritual, tattoo with the soul mate name, Greek gods using demigods and humans as tools to defeat other gods... have you ever saw this? I bet you did, if you read the most famous PRN books out there... I believe this book is unique for the action scenes I rarely see s well described in PRNs, but at the same time there is no originality in all the soul mate crap that tired me a lot. I'm a romantic person but sometimes a kick ass story need to be JUST a kick ass story, and not a sappy romance, with everyone so freaking in love or searching their soul mates.
Yeah, maybe I should be less bitchy, it's a paranormal-romance, why complain about it? Because when I start a story and see a plot so GREAT I start to think it should be only fantasy, not romance. Or, better balanced, with less protagonists in a soul mate quest, and more more humor and characters non romantic interactions. One simple example is Vic, that can't be in scene without someone saying to him he should embrace the fact he is in love... dammit... he may "like" Demun, but Demun is a freaking 16 years old teenager! Thanks God Vic is saying STFU to Janus all the time... as a dragon god Janus can be a hell of an annoying god, playing the couple matching game.
I want to read more, but maybe I'm not in the right mood for paranormal romance... so I will not keep reading this series now. But I can't even give less than 5 stars... the fighting scenes were too cool to give less than 5 stars! Seriously.... love it!

so yeah, 5 stars
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Maria Dodd on Feb. 09, 2014 :
I was given this book (ahead of book No. 5) in exchange for an honest review by the author via Lovers of Paranormal.

WOW! A great book. Gods, demons, demi-gods and humans all put together in a fantastically well thought out book. The world that the author has created is a mix of modern life and God produced realms as well as the expected Olympus which all work very well together.

All the characters are well written and enjoyable but I have a super soft spot for Andreas. The twins are great and I really liked the interaction between them and now Andreas. The 'sex talk' takes on a whole new meaning with those three, very good :-) The romance between Andreas and Kazarian took a while to come to fruition, 11,000 years long!! but was beautifully written and I love a good HEA.

The plot of the book books along nicely and with so many Gods, demi-gods, demons and humans thrown into the mix it could be easy to get confused but this story holds its own throughout and each character has a chance to shine. The plot is gripping and well thought out.

I recommend this book and can't wait for the next!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Melissa A. Giles on July 01, 2013 :
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I must admit that this introduction into the world of The Dragon Hunters Series had my attention just from the concept alone. The book promised to deliver a tale full of action, creatures of fantasy, gods of myth, and mystical mayhem. And from page one until the last word written, I was not let down.

Through the story of Andreas, we are introduced into a world hidden within our own and a few places that humanity has long forgotten or may not have ever known existed. The characters are engaging and worth spending the time to get to know. Some of the fight scenes may have you feeling the pain right alongside of our heroes. I found myself getting some strange looks as I could not keep from making the occasional … “geez,” “oh,” and “that had to hurt” comments aloud.

I am purposefully leaving out anything that may be spoilers because I would not want to ruin the adventure for everyone.

The Lost Dragon is definitely a book that I feel comfortable in recommending to any open-minded readers who are seeking to escape into a well-paced novel that leaves one both satisfied and wanting more by the stories end.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: robin morgan on April 14, 2013 : (no rating)
I read this book and could not put it down till i was finished.Can't wait for other books in the series comes out will be buying them.I enjoy reading about shape shifters and vampires.This book had a great story line and it was easy to fall in love with the characters.I would tell anybody who like fantasy and romance to tread this book.
(review of free book)

Review by: Heidi Dehnhardt on March 31, 2013 :
It was a great read from start to finish. Will definitely recommend this book to others! :)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Heidi Dehnhardt on March 31, 2013 :
It was a great read from start to finish. Will definitely recommend this book to others! :)
(review of free book)

Review by: Jim Wright on March 31, 2013 :
The Lost Dragon was an excellent book. It held my interest from page 1 right through to the end. The story was astonishingly well thought out and rendered. I particularly liked the action scenes. I frequently found myself physically moving with the action. I came to quickly care about the characters and what happened to them.

I was somewhat (and only somewhat) put off by the mixing of tenses, sometimes within a single sentence, and by a few spelling errors. None of the errors I mentioned were enough to be too jarring or put me off the story. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading fantasy tales. Well done, Drako!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: jacquelyn smith on March 30, 2013 :
Great read...
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: M.L. Ryan on March 28, 2013 :
I really enjoyed this book. What’s not to like when 11,000 year old gods use modern, street vernacular and have attitude issues? Plus, there are vampires and werewolves and demons. Oh my! Add to the mix a woman who everyone seems to want to either protect or abduct and you’ve got a read with a lot going on. The characters are interesting and the story line is compelling and action packed. As a straight woman with no real-life experience regarding the ins-and-outs of male-male sexual encounters, the love scene was enlightening and well-crafted.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: M.L. Ryan on March 28, 2013 :
I really enjoyed this book. What’s not to like when 11,000 year old gods use modern, street vernacular and have attitude issues? Plus, there are vampires and werewolves and demons. Oh my! Add to the mix a woman who everyone seems to want to either protect or abduct and you’ve got a read with a lot going on. The characters are interesting and the story line is compelling and action packed. As a straight woman with no real-life experience regarding the ins-and-outs of male-male sexual encounters, the love scene was enlightening and well-crafted.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: D. Drache Dragao on March 17, 2013 :
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I especially was fond of the portrayal of the vampires, as well as the dragons. It's been a while since I read a good dragon book. The fights held my interest, and were realistic. Especially the Andreas character being unable to contain his rage toward the main villain, Kalos. The romantic moments of Andreas and Kazarian stirred a bit of emotion and it was amazing from start to finish. A tragic beginning leading to temporary happy end. Sounds like we'll be seeing more of Jarel and his kids teaming with the Olympians given the loose ends that need to be tied up.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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