Homicide detective Angela Keen thrives on the city’s rough streets. But when she becomes the prize of all prizes in the dragon-shifter world due to her “high-energy” status, she gets more than she bargained for. Kidnapped by Lothair of the Razorback clan, Angela barely survives captivity before managing to escape. Hurt and alone with nowhere to hide, she faces certain death when Lothair uses the trace energy she leaves in her wake to hunt her down. But before he can reach her, a mystery dragon shifter intervenes and saves Angela’s life.
Now a guest of the Nightfury clan, Angela regains her strength as her rescuer, Rikar, the last living frost dragon, gradually breaks down her mistrust. Surrendering to her desire for Rikar, but still uncertain of her feelings, Angela goes against his wishes and agrees to be used as bait to lure Lothair into the open. As the battle commences, the true struggle comes from within: Will Angela return home to the life she loves, or forsake it all to be with Rikar?
Dotti Elrick 4.0 out of 5 stars Great Series Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2013 Verified Purchase Fury of Ice is book number two in the Dragonfury series. I was hooked on this series after reading the first book, Fury of Fire. After finishing that book I went out and bought the other three books in the series. So far I've not been disappointed. This book takes up exactly where book one left off. It's almost like they are really long chapters in one book. Each individual book has it's own conclusion, but the big questions are not answered yet. I wouldn't recommend starting with this book. You need to read them in order. Otherwise you are missing a lot of the back story. Dragonkind. Dragon shifters, who are born to a human female. Their sire is half human, half dragonkind. Due to an ancient curse, only males are conceived. And unfortunately, their human mothers all die in childbirth. Something Bastian, and his Nightfury brothers are trying to remedy. With the prisoner they are holding they just might have their answers. All dragonkind are dependant on human females. They feed off of their energy, tapping into The Meridian, a pure power source, that lives in females. Some are much stronger than others. Book one ends with Bastian, the leader of the Nightfury, searching for his pregnant mate. Myst, has been taken, along with the homicide detective, Angela Keen. Angela and her partner Mac have been searching for Myst in connection with a homicide they are working. The rogue dragons, The Razorbacks have broken into the police station and taken both females. Bastian's second in command Rikar, was tasked to find the detective, wipe her mind of all knowledge of their kind and send her on her way. In doing that, Rikar fed off of Angela. And he knew right then and there she was his. He would have to find a way to make her want him as much as he wanted her. Myst and Angela were taken by Lothair, the second to the leader of the Razorbacks, Ivar. Ivar has been collecting females with a high power signature, planning to experiment on them. He's trying to breed females. So his kind would not be dependant on human females for their feedings. Angela escapes the Razorbacks. But Lothair has damaged her. Both physically and emotionally. She is in bad shape when Rikar finds her. But he has her. Now all he has to do is prove to her he is a male of worth. And not one that is going to hurt her further. There is also a small sub plot involving Angela's partner, Mac. After the attack where Myst and Angela were taken, Mac is not doing well. He was hit by something nasty that the dragon spit at him. Now he's in for a really wild ride. His life is not going to ever be the same. I like this series. I know from reading other reviews, that some don't like them because they are similar to the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. I've read those books as well. And yes there are similarities. But they are different. This series is very well written, I was fully immersed into this world immediately. The characters are real and the more I read, the deeper I sank into their world. I look forward to reading the next one.
Monique Millieux 5.0 out of 5 stars Love the series! BOOK AND SERIES SPOILERS!! Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2013 Verified Purchase This is a fantastically written series, with only two exceptions. Not enough editing resulting in some timeline and detail mistakes. Minor. The only thing for the whole series, as a criticism, is the increasing overuse (which doesn't do justice to this issue) of the word "s***kickers" when referring to the combat boots the guys all wear. The author uses it so much, it is really annoying, as the term gets used more and more often as the series progresses. Wick's book (#4) is the worst on the s***kicker front, but is rock solid on the cliffhanger front. This book, #2, specifically, was written much better than Bastian's tale, more realism, too, as far as the falling in love instantly thing, separating Rikar's human self from his dragon. My one major criticism? No one, and I mean no human being, man or woman, would make as much emotional progress as Angela did in so short a time, after being tortured; physically, medically and psychologically, then repeatedly raped. Even though she was only held for twelve hours, she would not accomplish so much healing on the emotional and mental front. That failing is mostly covered up by the realism of Angela's emotions and psychological pain, as well as it being mirrored in Rikar. Rikar's transition from a bad ass warrior with historically emotionless feedings and sexual one hour stands to becoming a one woman dragon before they even make it off the LZ at Black Diamond is actually a lot more believable than Angela's emotional jump from being damaged forever (so she thinks) to in love and more, absolute emotional trust in Rikar, so quickly. The only thing I really dislike? That the author is working other projects and publishing other books in between Nightfury books, elongating the already typically long wait in between releases in any series....stick with the dragons!!! She also gave no hint who would be next among the Nightfuries to fall in love or what females might be included. There is no one left (that I can think of) to be the next Nightfury "My Lady." HE females stick together and now that Angela, Myst, Tania and J.J. have their dragons, there isn't any other HE females who are connected to any of the four. That only cranks the suspense and anticipation for book 5, though. I can only pray it is already at the publisher's, instead of not even written, yet. You absolutely need to read the series in order, if you want to make sense of all the Dragonkind stuff. Speaking of which, Forge's transition to Nightfury is a very poignant part of this book, as is Mac's reunion with Angela.