Thursday, 8 May 2014

A Review for Caged Warrior (The Dragon Kings #1) by Lindsey Piper

21800560Posted by Donna
Release Date: April 3rd, 2014
Finished Date: April 28th, 2014
Publishers: Piatkus Books
Genre: Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Banished for falling in love with a human, Nynn of Clan Tigony has been living quietly as a wife and mother. But when she and her son are kidnapped and Nynn is sent to the Cages, she must face her true warrior nature - and the magical birthright she has tried to ignore...

Leto of Clan Garnis is a Cage warrior, using his superhuman speed and reflexes to destroy all challengers. Within the Cages, he has had no equal...until he is forced to train Nynn.

Nynn sees proud Leto as no better than a slave, whereas he considers her a traitor. Forced to be allies, tormented by lust, the sparks between them threaten to explode as they learn the high price of honour in their violent underground domain.

The Review: Dark, dangerous and sexy, Caged Warrior is a start to a very promising series that I believe will be quite a hit amongst the adult paranormal fans. 

Nynn of Clan Tigony comes from a race of Dragon Warriors.  Nynn’s gift has never manifested and so, it was easy for her to leave her life behind and start fresh with a new name, in the human world. She’s happily married with a six-year-old son – well that is until someone kills her husband and kidnaps both her and her son, and they are forced to the labs to be tested on by the humans. 

Leto of Clan Garnis is an undefeated Cage warrior who has always fought alone, until Nynn’s arrival and now he’s stuck with the job of teaching and training her. If he doesn’t do his job, he could what he fights for – his family’s safety. 

Now allies, both Leto and Nynn need to focus on the task at hand while trying to deny their feelings for one another, but the main goal for Nynn – to save her son – is never something she could forget about and she intends to get what she wants. 

I’d never heard of Lindsey Piper or of Caged Warrior until it arrived on my door step. I was instantly intrigued after I read the synopsis, and even though I haven’t had any experience in reading a paranormal adult story involving dragons, I knew that I needed to read it straight away, so I could see if it was something that I would like, and it really was. Admittedly, it does have a slow start, I did struggle with the first few chapters, but I pushed through and soon I couldn’t put it down and the more I found myself compelled to finish it. The story was completely different from anything I’ve ever read before but, I found that a good thing because I couldn’t compare it and I found it a very unique read. 

Leto and Nynn are both strong characters that love their families fiercely. They both believe in doing the right thing and even though they come to head a few times over their disagreements, they still have an undeniable connection with one another. Their love-hate relationship to start with was fantastic and discovering their romance as they did was also great. It was unpredictable and at times very touching. And let’s not forget hot, completely steamy and just made you sigh and swoon. 

The story isn’t just about Leto and Nynn budding romance, it’s about their fight for survival and freedom. It’s not easy; it’s tough and very hard. There’s no moment to spare and both characters constantly have to fight for what they want. The back story into the Dragon Warrior’s is intriguing and very easy to follow, and I’m left wanting more. 

In all, even despite the slow start, Caged Warrior really dragged me in and I can’t wait to read more by this author. I do have book two; Blood Warrior waiting for me, so hopefully I’ll get to it soon. 

Favourite Quote: “The things I want aren’t mine to keep. That’s what it is to be a slave.”

Thank you to Piatkus for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review. 

2 comments:

Melanie Hall said...

This sounds good Donna, I need to check it out myself =) Great review !

Natalie Cleary said...

Ooo, sounds good!! Ive never heard of this either. Great review!