The Traitor by Abigail Owen (Fire’s Edge #5)

Published:August 16th 2021

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

Length: 417 pages

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐✨

Decades ago, rogue dragon shifter Rune Abaddon took a stand against the decaying, corrupt systems governing their people. He now uses his bad-ass reputation to protect the innocent as it all comes crashing down. But he’s pushed the limits one too many times. His hideout is destroyed, his few allies are scattered and hiding, and the Alliance has placed a dead-or-alive bounty on his head, making him the most wanted dragon in the western hemisphere.

And then the most enticing woman he’s ever met barges into his mountain, demanding an audience.

Hadyn Reece’s future was ripped away long ago. The man fated to be her mate was murdered alongside her parents before Hadyn was old enough to be turned, leaving her to be raised and trained by her dead mate’s parents in the dragon shifter world. Now, the Alliance has come for the only family she has left. It’s a good thing she was raised by dragons, because the only one who can help her save them is a traitor she’d be smart to fear.

Especially when his dragon decides she’s theirs.

My Review:

This book is part of a series. I didn’t read any of the others but it didn’t prove a problem as each book centers on different main characters and there is enough back story given that a reader isn’t lost if they haven’t read any others.

This was an interesting read. Dragons aren’t my favorite to read about. There isn’t the same range as there is with other paranormal characters. Shifters as a whole aren’t as intriguing to me.

I liked the idea of the dragon shifters finding their mates among human women who are capable of becoming dragon themselves. This story is quite dark in that there are elements of rape, kidnapping and death for the women who are taken by the committee. The rogues are trying to save these women but it’s still darker subject matter.

This is a series that is worth picking up if you are looking for a paranormal romance with a decent plot with a darker edge.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.


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