by: Deborah Cooke
$7.99 mass market paperback
Released: February 2009
It has been prophesized that three firestorms of great importance to the Pyr will take place one after another, and if successfully completed, will change the tide of the war. Two firestorms have been fulfilled, leaving only the firestorm of the King and Consort. Even though the other Pyr are trying to convince Erik, leader of the Pyr, that the next firestorm will be his, he knows they're wrong. He's already had his firestorm, and lives every day with regrets over his failed past.
When an ancient item that can help them win their war against the Slayers surfaces, Erik flies to Europe to retrieve them. The last thing he expects is to find them in the possession of a fiesty woman who looks almost identical to his long-buried first wife. What surprises him even more is the firestorm that rages to life in her presence. Now he must not only retrieve the artifact from her, but decide whether his heart can stand another firestorm.
Eileen has been plagued by dreams, dreams of water and dragons and fire, and doesn't know what to think. A college professor who studies old fables, she's convinced the answers she seeks can be found in an old story she's become obsessed about, so she heads to Europe. A frightening situation she finds herself in becomes even stranger when a sexy man turns into a dragon and swoops her to safety. She feels an instant connection to him, and is startled to realize he's the man of her dreams...literally. Now the two must work together to keep the artifact from the hands of the Slayers, while trying to figure out a past Eileen knows nothing about, and a future Erik's not sure will happen.
I was thrilled to see Erik get a second chance. His past has haunted him for some time now, and it was great seeing him finally get the chance for some closure. Eileen kind of had an idea what was going on between her and Erik, and it was fun to watch her put the pieces of the puzzle together. This series is fun because it's got a plot that continues throughout the story, so you have to read the next book to see what happens in the great Pyr/Slayer war. The war really starts to heat up (no pun intended) in this book, and I'm anxious to read the next one to find out what happens. Two more to go until the new release in May 2011.
Carla gives this book a