Review: Soul Scorched (Dark Kings #6) by Donna Grant

Soul scorchedRelease date: 30th June 2015
Publisher: St Martins Press
Source: Netgalley



Born on the Isle of Skye, Darcy is a beautiful woman of many gifts. Fortune-telling is her forte, and she remains the only Druid who could unlock the secrets—and desires—of a Dragon King. His name is Warrick. And now that Darcy’s seen into his dragon heart, nothing will ever be the same…

Warrick never intended to put Darcy in harm’s way. But ever since she revealed a shocking truth, Darcy has been hunted by the Dark Fae, who want to use her powers for their own evil purposes. Now it’s up to Warrick to do whatever it takes to keep the woman who sets his soul on fire safe. But protecting Darcy means putting himself—and his entire race—in jeopardy. Is his desperate longing for one woman worth the risk of losing everything…for eternity?

My Review

I got an arc copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review of this book. I honestly did not know that this is book 6 in the series of the Dark Kings. Apparently the Dark Kings series is quite popular too. Although when I started reading the book I did have the feeling that there was much more I should know bout the story before reading this particular one. So I advise that you should try to read the other books in the series before you read this one.

I recently read a series about dragons and while I never was interested in them they suddenly seem so awesome to read about.
The story revolves around Warrick and Darcy and is based in the city of Edinburgh. Warrick is a Dragon King and is pretty much immortal, Darcy on the other hand is mortal and is a Druid. Just so you know a Druid is like a witch of sorts who can wield magic. When she decides tohelp Ulrik, a dragon king that had his magic bound she manages to make herself a target not just for the other dragon kings who bound Ulrik’s magic but also for the Dark Fae who Ulrik has aligned himself with. The Dragon kings want her dead but the dark fae want her power. It’s then up to Warrick to protect Darcy and keep her safe and soon a friendship develops which is blossoming into something that none of them expected. Warrick might have to make the choice between his race and his heart.

From the first page I had the nagging feeling that there were pieces of the puzzle that I needed to understand the story. There were also lots of characters in the book that I figured where from previous books in the series but the author does a fantastic job of bringing you up to speed. The only thing I missed that I really wanted to know was who has Rhi’s Dragon King? The story was absolutetively awesome from star to finish, the moment when Warrick and Thorn first swoop in to save Darcy was just breathtaking. I loved the pace of the story I was entertained from start to finish, I didn’t like how naïve Darcy was towards Ulrik I thought she would know better, but the scheming and plotting of the events in the story were on point. I cant wait to read more of the Dark Kings books later on this year to find out where everything will lead with Ulrik, the dark fae and the king of kings.

My favourite character was Thorn, his humour and comebacks were just the best. I think the next book should definitely be about him. I didn’t initially get the fact that the author incorporated the Scottish accent into the story I thought it was a spelling error but trust me soon enough I was loving it and practicing my own accent. So if you find it off-putting just push through I promise you it is worth it.

This is indeed an awesome series that I urge you to get on board and get reading you won’t be disappointed.

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