eBook, 196 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by The Raven Books (first published January 25th 2004)
ISBN 13: 9781452498164
Source: Publisher, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy Romance
Series: Dragon Lords, book #3
Best read in order: yes
Olena Leyton is a pirate captain. She is forced to hide out on a Galaxy Brides ship on its way to the planet Qurilixen with brides for their Breeding Festival. During the festival she is chosen by Yuesf of Draig to be his bride. Olena had no plans to stay with whomever chose her as a bride. She just wants to wait until it is safe and leave the planet to find her crew and get back to her pirating.
I really loved this installment to the series. The first two books had more scenes that overlapped but I really enjoyed getting a good look at Olena and Yuesf and seeing their relationship blossom. Olena is funny with her insults to the royal family, her dislike of the dresses that are normal attire for woman, and constant mishaps that require continual doctor visits. Yuesf is one of the four princes but he is afraid to tell Olena that since he knows she does not like most royalty. He is constantly unsure of her thoughts and feelings since she makes sure to keep him in the dark because she doesn’t want to end up in his power or under his control in any way.
I liked how this book followed the same general time frame as the previous books but we got to see a whole different sequence of events but ended up in the same place. I am really loving this series and I can’t wait to start the next one The Warrior Prince.