Wonderful ending to the series. Cooper and Raine are a great couple. I really enjoyed watching them grow closer together.Reluctant Retiree
Raine has not one but two dragons hunting her. The spirit of an ancient dragon queen who wants to join with her and a bossy male dragon shifter who thinks she is his fated mate.
Cooper is the leader of the Ice Dragons. As he has waited for his mate to appear he has become cold and distant. Watching his friends meet and join with their mates he knows she is coming back soon. This time he will do what is necessary to keep her safe.
Before Raine arrived in Alaska looking to expand her wilderness business she does not know dragons existed. Her sexy and surly bush pilot is none other than Cooper. He recognizes her as his fated mate. When she and Cooper meet sparks fly but not the good kind.
The Cherufe are on the rise again. A battle is coming that can only be won by Raine allowing the dragon queen to join with her.
Can Cooper find his humanity and Raine accept her drakaina in time to lead the fight to put the Cherufe away for good?
Irene Talbert 5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS SERIES.... Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2022 Verified Purchase This is the third book in the Reign of Fire series. It's a fast-paced and standalone book that will keep you engaged from start to finish. There's action, adventure, drama, danger, suspense, twist/turns, enemies, survival, intrigue, humor, mystery/secrets, surprises, family, anger, fear, pain, friends/friendships, conflict, resolution, confusion, confidence, strength, courage, trust, truths, stubbornness, struggles, protection, magic, tension, arrogance, doubts, turmoil (emotional), annoyance, complications, evil, attitudes, acceptance, consequences, frustration, determination, patience, mistakes, confrontations, hope/hopelessness, kidnapping, miscommunication betrayal, threats, happiness, romance, passion/lust and love. This is a story about how the future is in the hands of the h. Read to find out what happens. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and this review is my own opinion.
Redrabbitt VINE VOICE 5.0 out of 5 stars HONOR, LOYALTY, FIDELITY, AND LOVE Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2022 The story is the third and final in the Reign of Fire trilogy. I think that it is, by far, my favorite of the three, maybe because I really like Raine and how she handled herself. Cooper and Raine have a huge difference of opinion and just clash from the beginning. The way he ‘tries’ to handle her only makes her angrier. Cooper McKinley has no finesse when talking to Raine, and it only irritates her. Raine has felt lost since Aria and Eden fell in love. She travels to Alaska to consult with the town of Glacier about bringing Wildworks there to offer upscale guide services. Talking on the phone with Theo was promising but meeting the pilot in Fairbanks and being taken to the town, she isn’t so sure. Then to have Cooper dictate to her, telling Theo to take her phone and computer, makes her extremely upset. Enough that she plans to hike to another town. The story has plenty of mystery, suspense, secrets, and surprises. Aria’s grandmother used to tell these stories about the Cherufe, but now she is hearing voices. But once she joins with Zafira and becomes a drakaina, she learns that Cooper believes her to be his eternal flame and fated mate. Not that she is willing to accept it. “We will be one. Your destiny awaits you in the frozen north. Denali and the Ice Dragons need you to defeat the Cherufe.” Cooper: You are my fated mate. Raine: Which seems to mean everything to you. The answer to all questions. And yet, it means nothing to me. Nothing. Cooper: Shift now and return to Glacier at my side, or I will take you there by force. Raine: Such a charming invitation, and yet I feel compelled to refuse. Here’s the deal McKinley—if I am your fated mate, you won’t do anything to really harm me. But I despise you and refuse to be shackled to you in any way, shape, or form, which means I will do whatever is necessary to claw my way to freedom. Cooper: Then you are settled in your mind. Raine: Yes. I will not be carted off by some neanderthal dragon lord who thinks he can impose his will on me. Cooper: That is where you are wrong. I am Alpha to the Ice Dragons and you’re my queen. You will submit to my will and my authority or else pay the consequences. Raine: You lay a hand on me, and you’d better never close your eyes again. Cooper: Then we are agreed. I will make you rue the day you threw your gauntlet at my feet. The story is a page-turner and full of angst between Cooper and Raine. She doesn’t capitulate to his demands—or wishes and shows she can hold her own. Her hurt with her friends will be mended and they will help her. The future is in her hands, Zafira has shared insight into the past and what must happen in the future. Getting Cooper to trust her, her training, and her skills, and allowing her to be part of eliminating the Cherufe is critical. “The man can kiss. But he doesn’t just get to walk into my life and say, ‘me dragon; you drakaina; you mine,’ and expect me to be okay with that.”
JigsawGirl 4.0 out of 5 stars Raine....Bless Her Heart! Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2022 am going to be honest here. Raine was a difficult pill to swallow. I am used to the female main characters in Delta James' books being strong, intelligent, and independent. I am used them not easily giving in the the H's dominance. I am used to them using that strength and intelligence to get out of various situations. What I am not used to is Raine's behavior. She was acting almost completely from a place of emotion, or I should say she was reacting. I am not saying Cooper was in the right here at all. He could have handled the situation better. I don't know that he deserved the physical assault she visited on him. What bothered me is she gave no thought to her behavior, was not acting based on trying to find out any information that might be helpful, did not pause long enough to use her intelligence or try to be calculating in getting herself out of the situation. She was just a sheer ball of anger lashing out at anyone in her way. Her being a red head was no excuse for her behavior. Not what she did to the Ice Dragon village or what she did to where Phantom Fire lived. Raine was just obnoxious. It was hard to overcome my dislike of her until after she and Falkor were together. I still didn't like her, but I was able to lessen my dislike of her. Her behavior took away from the possible relationship with Cooper and diminished any romantic vibe. I don't feel like they were together enough to even try to establish a relationship. The best part of the book was the training and the battle. I am looking forward to finding out more about Falkor. I would give this one 3.5 stars. I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advanced Reader Copy of this book.