Dragon Touched (Dragon, #7)

Dragon Touched (Dragon, #7) Being 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 Home.Katsu 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, the bored 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 get rights, 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
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,
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 be wrong 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 tec
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 learne
3.5 stars

[ EPUB ] ✼ Dragon Touched (Dragon, #7)  Author J.B. McDonald – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk
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  • 63 pages
  • Dragon Touched (Dragon, #7)
  • J.B. McDonald
  • 02 May 2019
  • 9781610404280