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.
This book was well worth the read, as are the things that have come from this author. I enjoyed the introduction of this new character, Vax. It was a change a pace from the nonhuman main characters I've seen in the previous books. The plot, if you had followed the series from the beginning, makes perfect sense and is missing if you had read the books out of order or not read any of the books leading up to this one. Anyway, this author should keep up the good work.
So, I've been faithfully following this series since 2012 and we are the end of the war that officially began in The Dragon Witch. The two boss battles in this book have finally occurred, one of them being a rematch between the Dragon God King Jarel and the monster Typhon. But while the heavenly war has ended, new battles with reemerging enemies will happen and this book is just a prelude to that with the emergence of Azmodeus, as there are many stories that still have not been told. In this tale written by Drako, the Moirae are born, crimes will finally be answered for, Vic returns to the battlefield, and love is tested in the face of evil. There's not much I can say about this particular book, except that some of my questions I've had for about a year or so were answered. I was glad to see Demun finally come to terms with not just the fact that he and Vic were meant to be together but that he does love him and Phil work through his insecurities as well. Took a lot for these guys to get to the point that they needed to be, but I wouldn't have it any other way from Drako.
Welcome to my first review of 2015. And I thought I would kick off reviews with Blood Monarch, which I got to read before anyone else. I feel awesome. Moving on, we finally get a story centered around the famed and most lethal of vampires, Vlad himself. We only got a glimpse of him in the Heir of Mjolnir and the only thing I can say is that he is almost everything that he's rumored to be by other characters: a ruthless, violent incubus, though he isn't a demon. But at the same time, Vlad isn't. He's got his soft side and tender moments, which you'll get to read about.
Then there's Vax. He's come into his own a little since freeing Adonis. He's still got problems believing in himself, though. He's still got the issue of Vlad constantly flirting with him and he's good at resisting his charms. The two bantering is a nonstop form of entertainment for me throughout the book and I love what occurs when they enter the Fae's criminal underworld and what they have to go through, but it isn't all sunshine and rainbows. There's a ton of fighting, an angel war, and some near-hit tragedy that has to happen before potential and feelings can be realized, though I was pretty sure Vax was straight between Heir and this book. I wonder what allowed him to come to terms with his sexuality?
Anyway, it's a fun read and I'd recommend it.