Dragon Soul (Dragon Falls Series #3)

Dragon Soul (Dragon Falls Series #3)

by Katie MacAlister

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Dragon Soul (Dragon Fall Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MacAlister delivers again. It was absolutely hilarious. I especially loved being able to catch up with some characters from the rest of their dragon septs. Especially Aisling, Drake, and Jim. Mrs. P kind of reminded me of Jim as the class clown. Loved her, thanks K.M. for another fabulous read! I always know it's a great read when my husband who is NOT a reader, asks what's so funny and gets just as tickled as I am after I read it to him.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 4 What do you do when you are newly widowed, nearly broke and have a desire to find the next new thing in your life? Take on a position as companion to an elderly woman destined to head to Egypt and cruise the Nile. So perhaps all of us aren’t so lucky to fall into that opportunity, but maybe luck had very little to do with it. At least, that’s Sophea’s take after discovering just HOW difficult and confusing this new position really is. See, Sophea’s charge is Mrs Papadopoulous, or Mrs. P for short. Very elderly, and wholly eccentric she seems to have this strange habit of ‘borrowing’ anything that is bright and shiny. Poor Sophea, tasked with the Herculean effort of reining in Mrs. P and returning the purloined goods, “Would this happen to be your vibrating butterfly?”, she is in for one hell of a ride. Things only get worse when someone attempts to kill Mrs. P on the flight, and one heartbreakingly handsome man steps in to rescue them both. Rowan Dakar is the brother of Aiofe and Bea from the earlier books, and has been hiding from dragonkin for much of his adult life as a survival tactic. But, his sister Bea has asked he help retrieve an item to keep it out of Bael’s grasp and pay off a blood debt to the First Dragon, there was little room for him to refuse. From the start, he finds Sophea unnervingly unaware of the realities around her, the ultimate destination of the cruise (through Duat, the Egyptian underworld) and even her own dragon nature. But, he’s also not 100% positive that she’s really as unaware as she proclaims, and, lo and behold, she’s not sure she can trust him either. The one thing that is obvious to everyone (including the original hot-pants in the trio Mrs. P) is their attraction. Oh what a fun ride – with Egyptian lore, the return of Aisling, Gabriel, Constantine and Drake bring a sense of familiar into the story and Effrajim and Gary (think head in a hamster ball) add some comic relief to the non-stop action and asides to the story. There’s so much happening as events unfold, rectangle and drop out teaser lines throughout the story. Feeling very much like the conclusion to the story involving the Dakar siblings, and what a way to go! Tavia Gilbert narrates this story, and her ability to manage the tiny hesitations needed to provide the proper import to moments, as well as navigating the often complex enunciation, emotional overlay and fast-paced dialogue was wonderful. The characters have their own sense of self with her performance that details each with a specific tone that is further delineated with the speech patterns, inflections and speed. I love listening to MacAlister’s stories, voices for the characters just live in your head and add to the heart and humor. A solid instalment in the series with a nice moment of ‘check in’ with characters more prevalent in earlier books. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
Dragon Soul is book 3 in the Black Dragons series by Katie MacAlister but is my first book by this author. It was the synopsis that drew my attention to the story – it sounded like an interesting and fun premise and I’m happy to say that it exceeded my expectations and was a really delightful read. In this story, Sophea’s been hired (by a man claiming to be a relative of her late husband Jian) to escort an elderly woman on a cruise in Egypt, with a quick stop in Munich along the way. Her client’s habit of pilfering items en route keeps her on her toes, as does the fact that someone seems to have a decidedly not so friendly interest in the old lady as well. When Roman, a passenger on the plane, intersects himself in their lives when Sophea thwarts a would-be assassin (or so it appears) on their plane ride to Europe, it’s no surprise that when he shows up conveniently where they are in Munich she alternates between suspicion and gratitude for his seemingly timely protection. Her attraction to Roman surprises her too, having put the thought of finding a new man out of her head since losing her husband on the day of their wedding. With talk of dragons, a magic talisman, and a fiery connection to Roman, Sophea finds herself swept up in an exciting adventure, but one that could prove fatal in the end. This story had me laughing out loud from the start. Every interaction Sophea has with her client, Mrs. P, includes subtle and not so subtle references to Mrs. P’s kleptomania, her attraction to anything bright and shiny equal to her need to ‘borrow’ things from every location they are at. This made for lots of amusing scenes, interspersed with the action as it becomes apparent that Mrs. P has an item that people ( or, as Sophea soon discovers, not quite so ordinary humans) are willing to kill for. The plot moves swiftly from one locale to the next ( a trans-Atlantic flight, Munich, the city of Cairo and eventually a cruise ship on the Nile), introducing new characters along the way, some of whom have been featured in previous books in the series (which I definitely want to read as well). Until now, Sophea had no knowledge that her husband Jian was actually a Red Dragon and that by marrying him, she has inherited dragon abilities. I loved seeing all these revelations unfold, including why they were ultimately headed for the cruise in Egypt, that ends up being a lesson in Egyptian mythology as their cruise ship takes them into the Egyptian underworld. Lots of action, humorous situations mixed in with assassination attempts – and let’s not forget the romance too! Roman and Sophea are attracted to each other and share some steamy scenes together (despite Sophea’s initial hesitation to trust Roman’s intentions). It’s during their love scenes that some of her dragon characteristics come out too, which made for some extra fire (ha ha) between them. If you are looking for a paranormal romance with dragon shifters and humor and sexy scenes, a swift-moving plot and an exciting story, look no further than this. 5 stars.
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
Dragon Soul is book three in the Dragon Falls series by Katie MacAlister. I love Katie MacAlister’s dragons. They are just so much fun and the humor she brings into the story keeps things from getting dull. I fell in love with MacAlister’s dragons when I picked up You Slay Me (Aisling Grey #1), which is the very first dragon book featuring the Green Dragons. After that I was hooked. Do you need to read all the dragon books, no, but we get appearances from many of the previous characters & couples throughout the different series. I will say you do need to read the Dragon Falls series in order. It had been a while since I read the last book Dragon Storm that I was a little lost at the beginning, but things started to come back the more I read. I loved going to Egypt and having the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses come into this story. We get to take a cruise to the Egyptian Underworld where challenges must be faced and if you fail, well then that’s not good. There were several great surprises and plot twists. One twist was on who is related to whom. I loved it. The only thing that bugged me was once Sophea learned she was a dragon's mate, she thought she was all that. She has no knowledge of dragons and what they can do and instead of learning, she goes off half-cocked. At first her bravado was entertaining, but then it became annoying. Dragon Soul was such a fun ride with Egyptian lore, the return of Aisling, Gabriel, Constantine, Drake, Effrajim, and Gary plus the non-stop action and fast paced adventure. I had a fabulous time reading Dragon Soul. Rated: 4 Stars
Shanrock19 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Katie MacAlister's books! I've read a lot of them, and I always enjoy the kooky humor and the unique situations the characters find themselves in. I've read all the dragon books, and I think that helps because there are some of the previous characters that make appearances through out the whole series, and there are some storylines that continue through multiple books, so I would recommend reading from the beginning, or at least for Dragon Soul, it would be good to read the previous 2 books in this series because there is a continued storyline, but it isn't absolutely necessary since 2 different characters are the main focus of each of the books. Dragon Soul was lots fun and a great addition to the series! I liked that the characters traveled to a few different places; especially the "cruise", and that each of them were on a quest of sorts, and I enjoyed the hijinks of Mrs. P. All of the characters are weird and kooky, and it is lots of fun reading about them. I'm never bored because there is always something interesting going on. Sophea and Rowan are the focus couple of Dragon Soul, and both are in for lots of changes in their lives. Sophea is escorting Mrs.P to a cruise taking off in Egypt from the U.S., but little does she knows that there is more to Mrs. P then she thinks, and there are also things she doesn't know about herself, and along the way, Sophea meets Rowan, who ends up helping out with some tough situations. Sophea finds Rowan attractive, but she is also weary of his intentions. Rowan is an alchemist, and he is on a quest to find a magical ring before it can fall into the hands of an evil demon lord. Rowan is on the outs with the dragons because some dragons were killed when he was trying to break the magic on an object, so he is obligated to help the dragons or he will lose his life. Rowan believes Mrs. P has the ring, and that Sophea has nefarious reason for being with Mrs. P, but as he gets to know Sophea, he begins to question how he feels towards Sophea. I enjoyed how Sophea and Rowan's relationship unfolds; they are really sweet with each other, and I found the changes they go through interesting. There are fun scenes through out the whole book, and I thought the battle scenes were fun; those demons are bad fighters! I also love the ending! It was lots of fun, and I like how all the characters are brought together! I will definitely read more books by Katie MacAlister; especially about her dragons and vampires!
marymccormick More than 1 year ago
This story had me laughing out loud from the start. DRAGON SOUL is a absolutely entertaining madcap blend of adventure, passion and humor with a scatterbrained heroine, an intense hero, a kleptomaniac octogenarian and a trip through the Underworld. Sophea Long has been hired to escort her elderly charge to Egypt to join a cruise down the Nile. The story starts with them on a trans-Atlantic flight. The plot moves swiftly from one locale to the next starting with a trans-Atlantic flight, Munich, the city of Cairo and eventually a cruise ship on the Nile, introducing new characters along the way, some of whom have been featured in previous books in the series (an added incentive to read them). Every interaction Sophea has with her client, Mrs. P, includes subtle and not so subtle references to Mrs. P’s kleptomania, while her charge turns out to be a handful with a fascination for anything shiny. The laughter started immediately with her returning a sex toy that Mrs. P had pilfered from someone on the plane. This made for lots of amusing scenes; interspersed with the action as it becomes apparent that Mrs. P has an item that people (or, as Sophea soon discovers, not quite so ordinary humans) are willing to kill for. Sophea finds herself caught up in trying to protect Mrs. P from strange men bearing even stranger gifts and fascinated by the gorgeous man who seems to be around to help her out at just the right time, every time. Rowan Dakar is on a mission to save the world and can't afford to be distracted by his attraction to a beautiful woman, especially one pretending to be someone else and who may be a threat to his mission. Uneasy allies in a quest to protect Sophea's charge, Roman and Sophea are attracted to each other and share some steamy scenes together. The characters' antics are hilarious, verging on the ridiculous. Sophea has no filter and says anything that comes to mind such as talking out loud about “nipple nubs “and then you have Mrs. P., her charge who will take anything that's not nailed down. Throw in demigods, dragons and demons battling over a magical item and a love connection in the midst of all this and you have a really enjoyable story.
CharleneCF More than 1 year ago
Katie MacAlister has written another great dragon book! Dragon Soul's main characters are Sophea, and Rowan. Sophea is a widow, currently escorting Mrs. P on her travels. Rowan is known as the "Dragon Breaker" and also brother to Bee and Aoefe. He is ordered by the First Dragon to assist Sophea and Mrs. P on their travels. Much hilarity ensues during their travels to Germany and Ducat. Both Sophea and Rowan and also Mrs. P get their happily ever after. It was so much fun to read about the dragons and demons! You can read this book as a stand alone, but it is much more fun to read the series.
sportochick More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable fast paced read I love reading new authors and Author Katie MacAlister is one of my newest authors. It is interesting that this author is the second author I have read this week that bases some of her characters around mythology. This book is filled with humorous innuendos and bantering that bounces the reader back and forth between characters and conversations. This being the first book that I have read that used this throughout the book I had a difficult time at first staying up with the story line. After I relaxed, just let it be and quit trying to organize things in my head I enjoyed it as part of how they communicated. It has an enjoyable fast paced plot that at times confused me with all the characters and their relationships to each other. In spite of that it really can be read as a stand alone but for me, I believe this is a series that is best read in order to get the full benefit of the story lines. I think it is time to read the first two books. Will you join me? An ARC copy was gifted in exchange for an honest opinion via Netgalley.
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Review: DRAGON SOUL by Katie MacAlister http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-4wW Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: March 29, 2016 Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated 3.5 Stars REVIEW: I wanted to like this book more than I did. Her crazy dragon world is full of imagination and hijinks that are sometimes hard to keep up with. Rowan and Sophea were fun but don’t expect a sultry romance. It was more rapid dialogue (Sophea never stops talking) and fast paced action. It was unique and I couldn’t wait to see how it ended, which was good because Mrs. P threw a curveball in at the end. It is zany slapstick humor that will make you chuckle, sometimes wince and then wonder just where those dragons will bring you next time. *Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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