Review: Renegade (Dragon's Watch)
Renegade (Dragon's Watch) by Shelby Morgen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Dragon lovers who love the underdog fighting for humanity may want to pick this book up. In RENEGADE, Esterion is the love child of two powerful dragons. Her mother fights for humanity. Her father sides with the old school dragons who believe they need to step back and be observers. When the world is lost, then the dragons will leave earth.
Full disclosure, I did not read the first book in this series. This could explain a few of the disconnects for me in this book. The world building is light. This is set in a future after a terrible war which left the surviving humans in small encampments. There is a constant battle against the Kobold. These nasty mutant creatures are trying to eat or destroy human and dragons alike. It's not clear how these creatures are created or where they originate. The origins of the dragons as well as how the world fell apart is also unclear. For those who are used to fantasy stories, this one will be easy to follow because the missing pieces can be supplemented from various other fantasy books involving dragons and orcs.
The main conflict of this story is Esterion's mate coming to find her only to discover that Esterion doesn't know anything about dragons or magic. The claiming is lickety-split fast. The sex is nicely done in nonhuman form and the two soul mates even figure out there is more doom and gloom to come. Basically, Mother Earth is dying and the outlook is dire. Still, the noble dragons who want to help save this planet will be rebels, hence the renegades.
This story moves fast and it is short. It's a quick piece with a little plot development, some character building and virtually no world building.
From a writing style, it's fine. It reads smoothly, if a bit rushed. For those looking for a complex world with intrigue and betrayed love, this is not the book for you. For those who enjoy some dragon loving and soul mate pairing, this is the book for you. This book is for dragon lovers who enjoy shifted sex.
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