“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.
Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.
Julie Kagawa’s work was immediately added to my ‘auto buy’ list after reading The Iron Fey books. A masterful storyteller, Ms. Kagawa creates vibrant worlds with engaging, dynamic characters that leave you thinking about them even when the books are over. In The Iron Fey she wove an urban fantasy story with fey lore in it that was nothing short of amazing. And as much as I love fey, an urban fantasy with dragons?
I just about had a heart attack when I read they synopsis and then another fit when I saw it comes out in October. How am I supposed to live to October without this book in my life?! It’s going to be a rough wait and if I trade my kidney for an ARC, well, it was worth it.