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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kaydana and the Dragon Prince by Nyki Blatchley

Kaydana and the Dragon Prince by Nyki Blatchley
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (50 pgs)
Other: M/F, F/F, F/F/F, BDSM
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

It takes a dragon to rescue a princess

After Princess Atto is kidnapped, the king offers her hand in marriage to the one who rescues her. Mercenary Tela needs the magical aid of sorceress Kaydana to help save her lover.

But when they find the dragon who kidnapped Atto, things take an unexpected turn. Kaydana is equal to most of the challenges she must face -- but how does she cope with being in love?

Kaydana and the Dragon Prince is the fourth book in the Kaydana saga by Nyki Blatchley. I felt at a slight disadvantage, at first, not having read the others in the series. That quickly faded as I got into the story created by Nyki Blatchley. This is a story of love and also of betrayal, but one where all comes out right in the end.

Kaydana is a magic wielder, a sorceress and an observer of people. When dragons take Princess Atto from the palace, her father, the King, offers her hand and heir to the kingdom to the warrior who rescues her and brings her back. The only warrior to step forward is Telendinith of Quilin (Tela), a female mercenary of unusual strength and character. Kaydana accompanies Tela on the quest, and soon discovers all is not as it would seem. Atto is a mix of innocence and sensuality, and it is clear that Atto and Tela have a relationship. Kaydana, Atto and Tela share some passionate sex when they are reunited, but Zazzu, the Prince of the Dragons, also fascinates Kaydana. In fact, Zazzu is the dragon that first took Atto, but not for the reasons first thought.

I loved this world, with so much detail and passion in it. Nyki Blatchley has included palace intrigue, love and lots of hot sex in a myriad of locations. Atto is the perfect combination of innocent maiden and sexy seductress, while Tela is perfect as the protective and determined lover out to save her true love. Zazzu, the dragon prince, as well as his people, is tall and sexy. Nudity abounds in the dragon kingdom, because clothing does not fare well with shifting. When Zazzu makes his intentions toward Kaydana clear, the tension is glorious as to "will they or won’t they?".

There is a definite happy ever after for Atto and Tela, and a very interesting happy for now with Zazzu and Kaydana.

This is a very good story, with intrigue and lots of sexy action. I do think reading the earlier books would be advisable, however, as it would add to the history of Kaydana and who she is.

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