Dragon Touched

Dragon TouchedBeing Called A Demon And Given Suspicious Looks Has Become Old Hat For Ashe, Depressing As It Is But A Mob Attack Leaves Him Shaken, Aware Of The Danger He S In Every Time He Walks Out Of The Palace With No Purpose, No Friends, And A Culture That Hates Him, Ashe Is Barely Putting One Foot In Front Of The Other He Wants To Go HomeKatsu Wants To Go Home, Too, But First He Has To Fulfill His Duties The Problem Is That Every Time He Finishes One Thing, Something Else Needs His Attention If Ashe Will Just Be Patient, Katsu Will Figure It Out But Ashe Is Running Out Of Patience, And The Boys Are Learning That Sometimes, Love Isn T Enough Katsu Knows The Solution Is There, If He Can Just Find It Before Everything Falls Apart This seventh volume in the series focuses on the relationship between Ashe and Kastu and the changes it undergoes as they live at Katsu s mother s palace While the love is still there, so is a lot of interference, and the fact that Ashe really doesn t fit in at all, leads to a major crisis One neither of them expected, or is ready for.Ashe has learned all he can about Katsu s past, and the longer they stay, thebored he gets He has no job, cannot leave the palace for fear of being attack This seventh volume in the series focuses on the relationship between Ashe and Kastu and the changes it undergoes as they live at Katsu s mother s palace While the love is still there, so is a lot of interference, and the fact that Ashe really doesn t fit in at all, leads to a major crisis One neither of them expected, or is ready for.Ashe has learned all he can about Katsu s past, and the longer they stay, thebored he gets He has no job, cannot leave the palace for fear of being attacked by people who think he s a demon due to his pointed elf ears , and Katsu is so busy and stressed out being important that Ashe hardly even sees him In a word he is miserable When he has had enough, and sees no hope of the situation changing, he makes the only decision he can he announces he will go back home With or without Katsu.Katsu is being pulled into the politics of the court, and since his contributions are valuable despite the fact he is no longer recognized as a prince , his mother, the queen, wants to keep him there Katsu falls into the trap of thinking he can finally change things for the better, make sure men getrights, but the increased responsibility means he has to stay Even though he can see how miserable Ashe is, he believes he owes it to his people to stay and do as his mother asks When Ashe leaves, he is devastated enough to wake up and follow Of course, the queen hates that, and sets a plan in motion that will capture Ashe, in order to force Katsu back as well What a nasty woman And that is where the book just stops The first in the series with a cliffhanger like this, I must admit that ending totally shocked me It s a good thing I already have the next book on my hard drive If you like fantasy that focus on relationships, if you enjoy the odd major twist, and if you like Ashe and Katsu and want to follow their loves, you will probably like this short book.NOTE This book was provided by Torquere Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews I m invested enough in this undisclosed serial to keep reading, but that may not last Again, we don t have a complete plot arc it feels like we left off at an inciting incident last time Here the stakes get higher, but resolution What resolution The writing is smooth, and the characters vivid, particularly if one has been reading all sections as I have Should you stumble on this one cold, it will be unsatisfying, because the dragon is an established fact, Ashe s fish out of water state is cl I m invested enough in this undisclosed serial to keep reading, but that may not last Again, we don t have a complete plot arc it feels like we left off at an inciting incident last time Here the stakes get higher, but resolution What resolution The writing is smooth, and the characters vivid, particularly if one has been reading all sections as I have Should you stumble on this one cold, it will be unsatisfying, because the dragon is an established fact, Ashe s fish out of water state is clear but has no background, Katsu s divided loyalties are clear and even have context for part but not all of it The state of the relationship is seen only as troubled, with no build up, no resolution You need at least 3 of the previous six installments to know, or care, about what is going on.If you have that background, this is a wonderful section If you don t, quite a lot of this is pointless.This would be much less of a problem if anyone was being upfront that this IS a serial The author is coy about it, the publisher s site says nothing about it, not even installment numbers, though you can find them at Goodreads Supplied by readers The lack of honesty, transparency, and continuity here bothers me greatly The assumptions by author and publisher that we are patiently following along and not noticing how things are being strung out is apparent from the blurb, which doesn t bother to state that Ashe is an elf and Katsu is a deposed prince amongst his human folk Readers are assumed to know something as basic as species from having followed so far, and not need any explanations.Katsu, who started off with grumpy as the new charming, here is only harried If it s for good reason, it s still only a fragment of his former appeal Again, without the background, the question is open as to why Ashe has stuck around this long, because the city is slowly killing him Everyone, from Ashe, to Chieko, Katsu s beloved sister to the queen Katsu s mother to Daisuke a figure from Katsu s past and Ashe s guide to local culture is working at cross purposes, all pulling Katsu one way or another, and that part is beautifully portrayed How this resolves is yet to be seen, although the battle lines between factions are growing clear.What I d like to do is wait until the complete story arc is available to rate this It would probably be a 4.5 to a 5 What I have to look at in this one file is approximately a third of a story arc, and that, no matter how well done, is incomplete and being sold without disclosure that it s incomplete So, JB McDonald and Torquere, get honest about what you re offering and I ll read the next part, otherwise, I m done Spoiler alert This is the seventh book in a series and may contain spoilers for previous installments.This seventh installment of the Dragon series is definitely fraught with tension I was glad to learn that the final installment will be published shortly and hopefully we will have some resolution for Ashe and Katsu Ashe and Katsu remain in Katsu s homeland even though their initial reason for being there has been resolved and Katsu s sister is healed and out of danger For weeks the Queen and Spoiler alert This is the seventh book in a series and may contain spoilers for previous installments.This seventh installment of the Dragon series is definitely fraught with tension I was glad to learn that the final installment will be published shortly and hopefully we will have some resolution for Ashe and Katsu Ashe and Katsu remain in Katsu s homeland even though their initial reason for being there has been resolved and Katsu s sister is healed and out of danger For weeks the Queen and Chieko, Katsu s recovering sister, have kept Katsu busy with other tasks Ashe is lonely and bored and he decides that he needs to get out of the palace where he feels like a prisoner and go into the city He convinces Daisuke that with the dragon accompanying him he ll be fine Well, he couldn t bewrong and thankfully Katsu arrives to rescue him before things get really out of hand This does not stop Ashe from being angry that he is stuck in a country where he is feared as a demon and has no freedom.Of course the Queen continues to find things that ONLY Katsu can do like train their healers who were never trained properly in the advanced techniques that he knows Of course he feels guilty about that and agrees to stay on But Ashe has had enough and tells Katsu that regardless of what task the Queen has set before him, he must leave and Katsu can find him when he s finished with whatever duties he has to fulfill Daisuke tries to find Ashe and escort to get him through the country and to a boat so he can return to his own country, but no one wants to leave Daisuke is an indentured servant, so he cannot, but Ashe figures out a way to pay off his debt and then he can accompany Ashe Ashe feels like he must leave before he sees Katsu again because he doesn t want his resolve to waiver and he is just too miserable They buy some horse and start off on their journey, hunting and camping along the way, which Daisuke definitely does not enjoy Meanwhile the Queen expresses her wish that Katsu fulfill his obligations with Chieko and the healers and then Katsu is approached by one of the men who tries to guilt him into joining their cause as well Luckily his sister makes him see reason and that he will be miserable if he sacrifices his happiness when there is really no need for him to do so Unfortunately, the Queen has other plans I am so looking forward to the resolution of this story next week Katsu and especially Ashe realize the extent of their love for each other in this episode, but there is interference from outsiders and it s going to be very difficult for them to triumph and be together in the end Books like this are why I have a hard time with established couple stories or sequels in a series about the same couple relationship issues become the conflict in the story, and nothing else happens Some Favorite Quotes Ashe had long since learned that wearing the dragon like jewelry meant he at least got some service I m telling you that you are choosing, with every moment Make sure the choice is conscious 3.5 stars

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  • Dragon Touched
  • J.B. McDonald
  • 02 May 2019
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