Drakon's Tear (Blood of the Drakon, #6)
Dying isn’t an option. I’ve survived a kidnapping and now I’m on the run from the Knights of the Dragon who want my gift. I’m Abigail Owens and I can sense gemstones. There’s nothing a dragon loves more than treasure. But when I find a beautiful stone at a tiny shop in Moscow, I have no idea it’s a drakon tear, or that I’ve just put myself in the middle of a war between the Knights and a Drakon.I guess I’m just lucky like that.The only person I trust even a little is Vasili Zima, which is weird since I’m not sure if he wants to kill me or protect me. I’m drawn to him in a way I hadn’t thought possible, and he feels the same way, or he wouldn’t be risking his life to help me. He’s wanted by the bad guys just as much as I am, and staying with me, well, there’s a hundred percent chance I’m about to get us both killed. But I will not be going down without a fight.

Drakon's Tear (Blood of the Drakon, #6) Details

TitleDrakon's Tear (Blood of the Drakon, #6)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 26th, 2018
PublisherEntangled Publishing. LLC (Amara)
ISBN-139781640637276
Rating
GenreFantasy, Dragons, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance, Paranormal, Shapeshifters

Drakon's Tear (Blood of the Drakon, #6) Review

  • Claire Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 - "What do you know about dragons..?" Stars!Another addition to the hugely enjoyable Blood of the Drakon series. Abigail Owens featured in book five in that she was Constance’s sister. But Drakon's Tear is her all on her own. This time she was going to save herself… Now away from the bright lights of Vegas, Abigail is traveling around the world taking pictures and trying to decide what to do with her life. A musty little antique shop in Moscow opens her up to a whole world of adventure when 4.5 - "What do you know about dragons..?" Stars!Another addition to the hugely enjoyable Blood of the Drakon series. Abigail Owens featured in book five in that she was Constance’s sister. But Drakon's Tear is her all on her own. This time she was going to save herself… Now away from the bright lights of Vegas, Abigail is traveling around the world taking pictures and trying to decide what to do with her life. A musty little antique shop in Moscow opens her up to a whole world of adventure when she discovers a bracelet, fashioned from silver, but adorned with a sapphire of the purest quality, she has seen stones of this caliber before and knows immediately that it is in fact a Drakon’s tear. She could be his downfall if he wasn’t careful… Vasili Zima, is drawn to both the stone and the woman wearing it, but living the way he does, and for the length of time he has, makes him wary of her motives when it comes to the power the stone seems to be wielding over the both of them, having evaded the Knights of the Dragon for the length of time he has, his first suspicion is that Abigail is being used to trap him, doesn’t matter though as his Drakon wants her, and he senses immediately that she will be more than just a casual acquaintance to him. They hadn’t know each other long in the scheme of things… but it didn’t seem to matter. They’d been through so much in that short amount of time. One thing that proves true once again with this author and her writing, with Drakon’s Tear is that she’s a stellar story teller, we have gone completely off track quite a bit in the scheme of the original story arc now, particularly with the original cast of villains barely having any involvement in this story at all. I would still like to see the organization as a whole get its comeuppance and I am assuming that at some point the author will tie off those loose ends in a forthcoming book. But the characters and story lines being explored are still really enjoyable, easy to read and chock full of sexual tension and sexy times, which are all plus points for me, so I look forward to seeing what she has in store next."I have a gift for finding rare and special things… And what I found is you."ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
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  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥
    January 1, 1970
    I was glad to find out The Blood of the Drakon series didn’t end with the last Varkas brother and actually continued in Drakon Unchained. I loved that NJ Waters was introducing more Drakons and that their world was slowly expanding, bringing in new characters and new allies.Each story added more detail, more adventure and of course more questions that you can’t help but wonder at the answer to. This latest addition focuses on Abigail and Vasili. After her kidnapping and torture at the hands of t I was glad to find out The Blood of the Drakon series didn’t end with the last Varkas brother and actually continued in Drakon Unchained. I loved that NJ Waters was introducing more Drakons and that their world was slowly expanding, bringing in new characters and new allies.Each story added more detail, more adventure and of course more questions that you can’t help but wonder at the answer to. This latest addition focuses on Abigail and Vasili. After her kidnapping and torture at the hands of the Knights, Abigail decides it’s time to get out of her sister’s hair and finally take that trip to Europe she’d always talked about. When a detour lands her in Moscow, Abigail finds herself once again drawing the attention of the Knights. When her gift to sense powerful and important gems leads Abigail to an enchanted bracelet, she finds herself once again on the run while dangerous men follow at her heels. Alone in a foreign country, Abigail has no choice but to trust the handsome stranger who saves her and whisks her away to safety. Vasili has survives this long by always being vigilant and never blindly trusting anyone. But something about Abigail calls to him and his dragon. This might just be my favorite of the series so far. There was so much potent chemistry between Abigail and Vasili. I loved their instant attraction, the fast pacing of the story worked for them and made their story engaging. It does follow the same formula as the previous books, Drakons are notorious for being a suspicious bunch and Vasili is no different. With Abigail trying to keep Nik’s secret and trying to gain Vasili’s trust, things aren’t easy but I loved that Vasili’s instincts beat out his logic. He was the possessive, protective alpha that I love in book boyfriends and the way he acted and felt for Abigail was swoon-worthy on all levels. Another reason why I enjoyed this one so much more is that Vasili introduces new elements to the story with his extensive knowledge of magic. It was fascinating to know he had a new weapon to fight the Knights. His tattoos were genius! “They’re magic symbols.” There was awe in her voice. “Protective symbols,” he corrected. “To ward off against all kinds of magic from every culture in human history.” He was a living, breathing talisman against magic.We don’t get any new info on the Dragon Guard since this story takes place on another continent but I’m hoping that Oscar will soon get his own story and with it more badass guys banding together to once and for all ending the Knights of the Dragon. I feel a huge showdown coming with Katrina *fingers crossed* Favorite Line: “Man always wants what he perceives will bring him more power. He thinks little past tomorrow. Look at the state of the world. They do not understand that when all the water has been tainted and there is no fresh air left to breathe, all their money and power will not bring it back. They do not understand that their grandchildren and great-grandchildren will curse their names. They do not seem to grasp that man cannot eat gold once the fields are fallow.” Memorable Moment: Vasili’s protectiveness each time he and Abigail talked to Nik and the others. I wish the author had included their meeting. I would have loved to see the Drakons meet face to face. Would I recommend? This whole series is worth checking out. They can be read as stand alones – each book focuses on a separate couple – but it wouldn’t hurt to read the rest to really get a feel for the on-going plot.* * * ARC provided for an honest review * * *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. SAFETY INFO: (view spoiler)[Ages : Abigail is 21 (not a virgin) and Vasili is several thousand years old.Cheating : None.OM/OW drama : None. Do major detail is given about H’s sexual past other than that it’s been a while for him and that he has never loved or been close to any one woman. Abigail has only ever had one serious boyfriend/lover.Separation : None. These two are inseparable once meeting.Push/Pull : Vasili does have some doubts and is distrustful in the beginning but it doesn’t’ last long. It was actually kind of cute how easily he argued and won over his own arguments when it came to Abigail. Main Pursuer of relationship : This was mutual on both sides. Abigail and Vasili are drawn to each other and they don’t fight their crazy attraction to each other. Both follow their instinct and it pays off.Triggers : Does have baddies burned to a pile of ash by an angry protective Drakon (slightly descriptive but not OTT) and a very believable case of insta-love.HEA/HFN :Ends on a HEA but the storyline does continue so some things are left unresolved. (hide spoiler)]
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Good lord, I couldn’t read Drakon’s Tear fast enough this weekend to figure out just what was going to happen between Vasili and Abigail! Abigail is trying to run from her past. . . err . . . put her past behind her. She’s wanting to explore the world, away from the concerned, prying eyes of her sister, Constance and Constance’s mate, Nic. Her travels have taken her to Moscow, where she discovers a beautiful bracelet—not knowing it’s a drakon tear, and one that’s been charmed with black magic.By Good lord, I couldn’t read Drakon’s Tear fast enough this weekend to figure out just what was going to happen between Vasili and Abigail! Abigail is trying to run from her past. . . err . . . put her past behind her. She’s wanting to explore the world, away from the concerned, prying eyes of her sister, Constance and Constance’s mate, Nic. Her travels have taken her to Moscow, where she discovers a beautiful bracelet—not knowing it’s a drakon tear, and one that’s been charmed with black magic.By chance, Abigail meets Vasili, and he’s the only one who can keep her safe. The only one who can protect her from the Knights of the Dragon. The only one who will love her for the rest of her life.Drakon’s Tear kept me at the edge of my seat (and ignoring my family) the entire time. Would Abigail and Vasili stay ahead of the Knights? Would Vasili be able to protect himself and Abigail? Just what kind of drakon was he?I loved the romance between Vasili and Abigail too. I loved the fact that Abigail knew about the Knights—and the danger they represented—and that Vasili didn’t have to really worry about Abigail not “getting it” and just loving her and keeping her safe became his top priority. I loved how Constance and Nic and Warrant also helped with background information and helping uncover just who charmed the bracelet. Seriously, I cannot get enough of these fantastic Blood of the Drakon stories. ~ Missy, 5 stars
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  • Quirkybookworm
    January 1, 1970
    I'd like to say on here for the record that the cover is deceiving. Why? As I was reading, I thought to myself, this isn't one of those trashy romance books. This novel consists of fantasy, suspense, action, and mythology. Kinda like Sherrilyn Kenyon's and J.R. Ward's but without a lot of sex scenes. So, it deserves a better cover, but that's just me.This novel really draws you in at the very beginning. I was hooked and could not put the book down until a little over 2 hours later. I appreciate I'd like to say on here for the record that the cover is deceiving. Why? As I was reading, I thought to myself, this isn't one of those trashy romance books. This novel consists of fantasy, suspense, action, and mythology. Kinda like Sherrilyn Kenyon's and J.R. Ward's but without a lot of sex scenes. So, it deserves a better cover, but that's just me.This novel really draws you in at the very beginning. I was hooked and could not put the book down until a little over 2 hours later. I appreciate the fact there was hardly any steamy scene(sorry, too much of it gets too old for me. Nah, I'm not sorry. It's just TMI for me) If you enjoy dragonsdrakonskidnappingfamily bondgood vs evilhistoryjewelsactionfightsRussialight romancethen you'll enjoy this fast action novel. I wouldn't mind reading her other books in the series. This can be a stand alone book.I'll give this book a low 4 stars.I received this interesting ARC from Entangled Publishing, LLC /Entangled: Amara through Net Galley for my unbiased and honest review. Thank you!
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  • Shahla's World
    January 1, 1970
    I’d not read the previous books in the series, but this one worked well as a standalone. The book was fast faced and exciting and the relationship between Abigail and Vasili absorbing. Vasili is the perfect hero, strong, intelligent and totally protective of Abigail. Abigail is slightly vulnerable, after her experience of being tortured but strong in her own way and resilient. Vasili’s dragon is quite miffed by how she thinks to push him away to protect him!A totally enjoyable book!
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  • Maria11
    January 1, 1970
    Good read. Kind of predictable but the writing is so good you don’t mind. Ms Walters’ stories are most always unique and keep you interested. Vasili was very unique compared to the other Drakons. He also was uber alpha even more than Nic. He seemed more up on the magic and spells. He left the others in the dark. Good read. Received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
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  • Olivia Farr
    January 1, 1970
    "Drakon's Tear" was a fast-paced and steamy romance/fantasy. Abigail, Constance's sister, is traveling Europe after the events of the past, which included her kidnapping by the Knights and her sister mating with Nic. Abigail is afraid of encountering the Knights again and is watching her back at every turn. The Knights, for people who are new to the series (and this can be read as a stand-alone), are a group of evil businessmen who capture drakons (the semi-immortal sons of dragons) to drink the "Drakon's Tear" was a fast-paced and steamy romance/fantasy. Abigail, Constance's sister, is traveling Europe after the events of the past, which included her kidnapping by the Knights and her sister mating with Nic. Abigail is afraid of encountering the Knights again and is watching her back at every turn. The Knights, for people who are new to the series (and this can be read as a stand-alone), are a group of evil businessmen who capture drakons (the semi-immortal sons of dragons) to drink their blood and live forever. They care little for the drakons they capture and will do anything to get their prize (drakon blood).Abigail has a special skill, where she can sense whether a gemstone is real simply by touching it. Sometimes there are also pieces that call to her. One such piece she finds in Moscow, tucked into the back of a drawer. This gem is even more special, because it feels like the drakon tears her sister now wears. She feels compelled to wear the bracelet inlaid with a blue (water drakon) tear. Drakons only cry for love and very rarely, so each tear is precious. Most often, their mates wear them in jewelry, for the drakon had cried for them at some point in the past.While she is wearing the bracelet, Vasili is drawn to her and immediately attracted to her. As we soon learn, the bracelet is a Knight tool, spelled to draw in and trap a drakon. However, Vasili is strong and wise and has taken precautions against such things. The feelings he has for Abigail are not induced by the bracelet. However, now the Knights are hot on their tails and they are on the run in Russia.This was a very fast-paced and insta-love story, but I really enjoyed it! Vasili has some new information about drakons which was really fascinating to learn. He and Abigail make an unbeatable team. Their romance was really fast, but this is the way of the drakons and their mates, so it worked overall. There was also a heavy feeling of suspense with the Knights, who are constantly causing problems. They are an easy enemy to hate for their cruelty and abusive nature. The story was wrapped up nicely at the end, and I really enjoyed it. Overall, I definitely recommend this book and series- they are definitely a wonderful guilty pleasure!Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
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  • Eva Millien
    January 1, 1970
    The newest book in the Blood of the Drakon series is an explosive adventure and rockin’ romance. Abigail and Vasili are two very strong and bold characters that have fiery chemistry and insists that readers join them in fighting the enemy. The romance between these two is on the sweet side as Abigail and Vasili are two people who are a bit unsure of the other due to their pasts and not knowing who to trust, so the magnetism has to work a bit of overtime in order to ensure that this couple gets w The newest book in the Blood of the Drakon series is an explosive adventure and rockin’ romance. Abigail and Vasili are two very strong and bold characters that have fiery chemistry and insists that readers join them in fighting the enemy. The romance between these two is on the sweet side as Abigail and Vasili are two people who are a bit unsure of the other due to their pasts and not knowing who to trust, so the magnetism has to work a bit of overtime in order to ensure that this couple gets with the program. This doesn’t mean that the pages aren’t heating up with lots of steamy passion because the sexy Drakons take passion and desire to a whole new level. The relationship has a couple of unexpected surprises as well which really makes this romance extra special and spicy.The story has a fast plot and keeps readers glued to the pages with a lot of thrilling suspense and excitement that gets the blood pumping and keeps reader turning the pages. Vasili and Abigail know all about the evils of the Knights of the Dragon organization whom are the very persistent enemy of all Drakons and now they are after our hero and heroine once again with some nefarious tricks, lures, traps and mercenaries. There seems to be no end to how wonderfully surprising this series can get as every book gets better and better due to the author creative mind that adds little but important details that makes every book stand out.
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  • Cassandra
    January 1, 1970
    My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! I loved this book, so I bought it and already own the rest of the series!The cover is awesome just like the others!This is the 6th book in the series, and yes they can be read out of order though I suspect it is much better reading them in order. This is my 3rd book in this series My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! I loved this book, so I bought it and already own the rest of the series!The cover is awesome just like the others!This is the 6th book in the series, and yes they can be read out of order though I suspect it is much better reading them in order. This is my 3rd book in this series that I’ve read. It is for adults only due to the violence and steamy content.This is Abigail and Vasili’s story, and it was totally awesome. I love all the new information that Vasili brings about Drakons and new ways that haven’t been known by the brothers. Abigail is traveling and trying to mentally get over her kidnapping. Of course, she runs into a lot of trouble along the way. Vasili doesn’t know what to think of Abigail until they touch and then realizes that she is his mate. This was another action-packed story that I couldn’t put down. I love this series, and I really need to read the rest of the stories since I own them already.I highly recommend this story and series to any dragon shifter fans because this is a unique storyline, and they are all exciting reads full of action. I can’t wait to read more of N.J.’s work!
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  • Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
    January 1, 1970
    Yes! So loving where the story is taking us. Love meeting more Drakon's. This is Abigail's story. We met her when her sister and Nic got together. She experienced her own trauma and in order to heal, head to Europe for awhile. She is gifted like her sister and that gets her into some trouble with the Knights and with an ancient Drakon.Lots of action in this one. Vasili is unique and I loved how he took his time to get to know Abigail, sensing her trauma. Things went at her speed and that worked Yes! So loving where the story is taking us. Love meeting more Drakon's. This is Abigail's story. We met her when her sister and Nic got together. She experienced her own trauma and in order to heal, head to Europe for awhile. She is gifted like her sister and that gets her into some trouble with the Knights and with an ancient Drakon.Lots of action in this one. Vasili is unique and I loved how he took his time to get to know Abigail, sensing her trauma. Things went at her speed and that worked for them. Looking forward to more in this world. *Complimentary copy provided via Netgalley for an honest review.
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  • Tracie R
    January 1, 1970
    A well written addition to the Blood of the Drakon, Drakon’s Tear was a fabulous read. Abigail and Vasili are great characters and their interaction and the storyline extremely engaging. This is definitely one I will be recommending this book and series.
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  • Sandy Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    This is book 6 in the Blood of the Drakon series and you should read the books before this one as this one builds on the bigger story ARC set up in those. This one is about Abigail Owens, the sister who was kidnapped by the Knights in book 4, and Vasili Zima. Abigail had decided at the end of book 4 that she needed to get away and was going to do research on where she wanted to travel. This book starts by her traveling and heading to Moscow after believing she has been followed again. Once in Mo This is book 6 in the Blood of the Drakon series and you should read the books before this one as this one builds on the bigger story ARC set up in those. This one is about Abigail Owens, the sister who was kidnapped by the Knights in book 4, and Vasili Zima. Abigail had decided at the end of book 4 that she needed to get away and was going to do research on where she wanted to travel. This book starts by her traveling and heading to Moscow after believing she has been followed again. Once in Moscow she is taking in the sights and finds a little shop, and is drawn in by her gift. She purchases her find never knowing that it will change her path even more than it has been already. Vasili is drawn to not only what she found but by Abigail herself. And he doesn't know if he can trust her but he does know that he can do nothing else but keep her safe. They are both drawn to each other, but now they have to learn how to truly trust each other.I really liked this one! There were little drawbacks for me and it had more to do with Abigail's attitude towards he own self worth than anything else. The side characters are great, especially the priest. I love how she and Vasili gravitate towards each other from the start, and I especially liked how he had such a dry sense of humor! This one was action packed from the start and, as per most of this author's books, left me not wanting it to end! It pushed the bigger story ARC further as was needed but didn't skimp on the story line for this book on it's own. Another great read and I can't wait for the next in this series!
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    These books are all unique and interesting in their own way and this one is no different. Rather than spending time with all the drakons we already know, we get to take a trip into Russia with Abigail, who we previously met. If you haven't read any of the previous books in this series, I would recommend starting from the beginning, but you can probably muddle through if you must.Abigail is on a bit of a vacation. She's taking photos, exploring the world, and generally trying to get over her horr These books are all unique and interesting in their own way and this one is no different. Rather than spending time with all the drakons we already know, we get to take a trip into Russia with Abigail, who we previously met. If you haven't read any of the previous books in this series, I would recommend starting from the beginning, but you can probably muddle through if you must.Abigail is on a bit of a vacation. She's taking photos, exploring the world, and generally trying to get over her horrible kidnapping by the Knights. While wandering the streets, her gift for sensing gemstones calls her to a store where her life turns upside-down (again). Poor Abigail, she just wants some peace, but is immediately under attack when it's found out that she was able to identify the hidden "treasure" in that store. A trap, for sure, but it leads to even more complicated matters when she becomes the companion of a certain mysterious Russian man who saves her life. Vasili is a mystery and a loner, which makes his drive to protect Abigail even stranger. Don't worry, though, because everything is revealed and we even get a nice HEA at the end of all this. There are new friends (or at least tentative friends) and a bit of resolution to all of this. Overall, this is a very satisfying paranormal read, whether you enjoy dragon stories or not.
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  • Paula
    January 1, 1970
    Drakon’s Tear by N.J. Walters is book six in the fast paced paranormal series, Blood of the Drakon. Abigail Owens is acquainted with the drakons, thanks to her sister mating with one. She also has a rare gift that the Knights of the Dragons will do anything to possess, which means they want her. If a new reader to the series there is enough background knowledge given for the reader to completely understand that the Knights are not good guys in any sense that the word “knight” implies. Still I ha Drakon’s Tear by N.J. Walters is book six in the fast paced paranormal series, Blood of the Drakon. Abigail Owens is acquainted with the drakons, thanks to her sister mating with one. She also has a rare gift that the Knights of the Dragons will do anything to possess, which means they want her. If a new reader to the series there is enough background knowledge given for the reader to completely understand that the Knights are not good guys in any sense that the word “knight” implies. Still I have glad that I have been reading the books in order.Vasili Zima is the drakon that comes to Abigail’s aid. Together they are on the run, trying to avoid the threat and danger that is close behind. I have come to accept the instant lust/love that is part of these stories. I think paranormal romance gets a free ticket with this. Usually it doesn’t work for me, but it does in these stories. Still I like how in the story there is balance between the romance and the action of the story; neither is shortchanged. I especially like the romantic history of the beautiful gemstones. This is a lovely addition to the entire overarching theme. This series keeps getting better and better. Now if only the Knights could be destroyed for good.An ARC of the book was given to me by the publisher through Net Galley which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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  • D A
    January 1, 1970
    it didn't take me long to recall that our heroine, Abigail, is the sister from book 4 of the series. She's been traveling and exploring Europe for since the end of that book. We also soon meet Vasali, the hero, when her travels lead her to Russia and events draw the two together. Alas a new (to us) branch of that nasty evil group, Knights of the Dragon, have a hand in events and soon the tow are on the run unsure if they can trust each other or their instincts. There is steady action from the st it didn't take me long to recall that our heroine, Abigail, is the sister from book 4 of the series. She's been traveling and exploring Europe for since the end of that book. We also soon meet Vasali, the hero, when her travels lead her to Russia and events draw the two together. Alas a new (to us) branch of that nasty evil group, Knights of the Dragon, have a hand in events and soon the tow are on the run unsure if they can trust each other or their instincts. There is steady action from the start but with nice breaks where we get to know our h/h better and watch them work through their (understandable) suspicions and mutual attraction. Since Abigail is now Nic's (book 4) sister-in-law, we do get a bit of the original drakons bringing this book together as a true part of the series although all the action primarily takes place in Russia and centers around the current couple. If you are new to the series, you won't be lost, but if you've been along since the first you'll be happy with the balance as well. All in all an enjoyable read that will keep you reading as new bits of drakon lore and history are revealed till the happy (and sweet) ending. arc courtesy of net galley in exchange for a fair & honest review
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    After a traumatic experience of being captured and tortured by an evil group calling themselves the Knights of the Dragon bent of capturing drakons for their power, Abigail takes herself for a vacation travelling in Europe needing to feel independent after constantly relying on, and being taken care of by her elder sister, Constance.When Abigail finds herself being called to by a powerful gem crafted into a bracelet, she unwittingly becomes a pawn of the Knights yet again, in trapping a drakon. After a traumatic experience of being captured and tortured by an evil group calling themselves the Knights of the Dragon bent of capturing drakons for their power, Abigail takes herself for a vacation travelling in Europe needing to feel independent after constantly relying on, and being taken care of by her elder sister, Constance.When Abigail finds herself being called to by a powerful gem crafted into a bracelet, she unwittingly becomes a pawn of the Knights yet again, in trapping a drakon. But this time the drakon that it pulled to Abigail, Vasili is more powerful and craftier that they anticipated.. I’d not read the previous books in the series, but this one worked well as a standalone. The book was fast faced and exciting and the relationship between Abigail and Vasili absorbing. Vasili is the perfect hero, strong, intelligent and totally protective of Abigail. Abigail is slightly vulnerable, after her experience of being tortured but strong in her own way and resilient. Vasili’s dragon is quite miffed by how she thinks to push him away to protect him!A totally enjoyable book!
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  • Nikki Brooks
    January 1, 1970
    Abigail thinks that floating around the world will be the start of her usurping her independence. No more cowering in her sister and brother in laws shadow. She is an adult and wants to make her own place in the world, mistakes and all. She thinks she is soooo smart when she ditches the guards that she realised Nic set on her trail But no sooner than she ditched them and bad guys start popping up, determined to take her at all costs.Abigail has a talent for gemology, she can tell at a glance if Abigail thinks that floating around the world will be the start of her usurping her independence. No more cowering in her sister and brother in laws shadow. She is an adult and wants to make her own place in the world, mistakes and all. She thinks she is soooo smart when she ditches the guards that she realised Nic set on her trail But no sooner than she ditched them and bad guys start popping up, determined to take her at all costs.Abigail has a talent for gemology, she can tell at a glance if a stone is real or not and someone is determined to use her talent to help trap a Drakon! Enter Vasili! He is a bit of a shady character but he works on the side of the light and is a Drakon. He scoops all the artefacts that the Knights could use against his kind. Not that he knows much about them but he really doesn't the Knights in charge.When he dupes Abigail into accepting his help, he sees it as a chance to get to know her. She is left thinking that she doesn't know who to trustFast paced and intense! Vasili even manages to stump Nic with new information about drakons and their past. These damn knights will not go quietly! Continuing to enjoy this series!
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  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Drakon’s Tear by N.J. Walters is book 6 in the Blood of the Drakon Series. This is the story of Vasili Zima and Abigail Owens. I have read (and loved!) the previous book in this series but feel this can be a standalone book if you wish to do so. Abigail we met in the 'Drakon's Past' book, as the sister to Constance Owens...but again this can be a standalone book. Abigail is getting away from the past and being kidnapped by the Knights of the Dragon. But her travels has put her in just as much da Drakon’s Tear by N.J. Walters is book 6 in the Blood of the Drakon Series. This is the story of Vasili Zima and Abigail Owens. I have read (and loved!) the previous book in this series but feel this can be a standalone book if you wish to do so. Abigail we met in the 'Drakon's Past' book, as the sister to Constance Owens...but again this can be a standalone book. Abigail is getting away from the past and being kidnapped by the Knights of the Dragon. But her travels has put her in just as much danger. Abigail meets Vasili who she is immediately attracted too but is leery of him at first. Vasili immediately sense the bracelet that Abigail has but it her as a person that draws him to her. Unsure is she is a trap but he sure that he can't stay away from her. The two go forward to work together to take down the person after them both. I am crazy about this series...just love it. Big fan of Ms. Walter's writing!
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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    This is the second book in the series for me and 6th in the actual series. This one is about Abigail and Vasili. Hes been alone for thousands of years and has quite a few tricks up his sleeve. However nothing will prepare him for meeting Abigail. Shes unique in her own way. She has a special gift that lures her towards gemstones. She can also tell when they are real or fake....so for her Drakon tears are her drug. There's danger, great love story, action and cant put down the book writing style. This is the second book in the series for me and 6th in the actual series. This one is about Abigail and Vasili. Hes been alone for thousands of years and has quite a few tricks up his sleeve. However nothing will prepare him for meeting Abigail. Shes unique in her own way. She has a special gift that lures her towards gemstones. She can also tell when they are real or fake....so for her Drakon tears are her drug. There's danger, great love story, action and cant put down the book writing style. Abigail was kidnapped by the Knights of Dragon and is on a trip to find herself again. Meeting Vasili is something she never expected and the bracelet is only a small step. There is magic and legends and artifacts and hidden homes. You cant help but love it.
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  • Petula
    January 1, 1970
    Abigail Owens is supposed to be enjoying a tour of Europe,  but instead she is convinced she is being followed.  She has always been sensitive to when danger is near,  but since she was kidnapped recently it causes panic attacks.  However her other gift is calling and she just can't resist it.  Vasili Zima is a Drakon minding his own business and looking for anything interesting in Moscow. The insistent pull he suddenly feels could prove to be big trouble. There is a lot of danger and excitement Abigail Owens is supposed to be enjoying a tour of Europe,  but instead she is convinced she is being followed.  She has always been sensitive to when danger is near,  but since she was kidnapped recently it causes panic attacks.  However her other gift is calling and she just can't resist it.  Vasili Zima is a Drakon minding his own business and looking for anything interesting in Moscow. The insistent pull he suddenly feels could prove to be big trouble. There is a lot of danger and excitement in this sexy story. The characters are both strong and loveable. You could read this book on it's own but it's much better when you read the series in order. That way you will understand the back story and the villains that are after our sexy Drakons. I have read and loved each one.
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  • Dar
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars rounded up to 4. I hadn't read any of the other books in the series prior to this one, and had no problem following along with the story or the characters. I really like the characters of Abigail and Vasili. Individually and together, they were good people, nice people, and decided to take a chance on the other. The side characters, good and bad, were well written as well, and pretty interesting overall. The story was good, with a good balance of action, emotion, and attraction. It was 3.5 stars rounded up to 4. I hadn't read any of the other books in the series prior to this one, and had no problem following along with the story or the characters. I really like the characters of Abigail and Vasili. Individually and together, they were good people, nice people, and decided to take a chance on the other. The side characters, good and bad, were well written as well, and pretty interesting overall. The story was good, with a good balance of action, emotion, and attraction. It was fast paced and easy to read. I liked the take on the dragon/drakon legend and history, and that Vasili didn't follow the path apparently set in previous books. It made it interesting and different from other dragon books. Completely enjoyed this read!
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  • Karen Roma
    January 1, 1970
    Drakon’s Tear by N.J. Walters is a fabulous addition to the Blood of the Drakon series and the story of Vasili Zima and Abigail Owens (we met Abigail briefly in book 4). As with the previous books, Drakon’s Tear is a fast-paced, exciting and sensual read, with engaging characters and a well developed storyline, and while you could read this as a standalone, I highly recommend starting at the beginning to allow a full appreciation of the overall world building and the flow of the series. I thorou Drakon’s Tear by N.J. Walters is a fabulous addition to the Blood of the Drakon series and the story of Vasili Zima and Abigail Owens (we met Abigail briefly in book 4). As with the previous books, Drakon’s Tear is a fast-paced, exciting and sensual read, with engaging characters and a well developed storyline, and while you could read this as a standalone, I highly recommend starting at the beginning to allow a full appreciation of the overall world building and the flow of the series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have no problem recommending this book and the entire series.
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  • Sionna
    January 1, 1970
    *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*This book started off really good -- we have Abigail learning to be independent and even out maneuvering someone following her. Then there is Vasili who I thought would be more academically minded and would be more than just a powerful and dominating guy. I had such high hopes... until they met each other. After that first meeting the book went downhill for me. They do the insta-love thing and a *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*This book started off really good -- we have Abigail learning to be independent and even out maneuvering someone following her. Then there is Vasili who I thought would be more academically minded and would be more than just a powerful and dominating guy. I had such high hopes... until they met each other. After that first meeting the book went downhill for me. They do the insta-love thing and after them only knowing each other 10 hours with Abigail SLEEPING for most of it, she thinks: "Vasili was a part of her now. No matter what happened, he owned a piece of her heart."Are you SERIOUS RIGHT NOW?!And yet they continue to bear around the bush of liking each other and them somehow not getting together. Abigail ends up just being there and not doing anything while Vasili becomes macho man who takes down everyone for her... because he loves her... without knowing anything about her... *sigh*Look, I do generally like the soulmates trope -- I do, I swear, but I prefer if it starts with that pull and they "just know" and then come to learn more about each other and build a deeper bond, proving the soulmate bond correct. We just don't get that here. So I won't be going back and reading more of this series. If you like dragon shifter romances then you might want to give this one a try, you might be more lenient with the romance than I.
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  • Heather andrews
    January 1, 1970
    Vasili doesn't like when others upset his woman, “you do not speak to Abigail in that tone,” Vasili interjected. He glared at the phone as though he wanted to smash it with his fist..." Vasili enjoys his woman's touch, "she started to reach out but then pulled her hand back. He caught it and brought it to his chest, desperate to feel the brush of her fingers against him. “Touch me.” I liked this book, I love Vasili.
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  • Questian
    January 1, 1970
    It is one of those books that you want to finish right away, but you also need to savor each word and each turn of events. It so good that it made me smile as read the lines. Action packed and you will fall in love all over again. If there will be a next book in this series, i look forward to it.
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  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    This is the sixth book in the series and can be read as a stand-alone. Abigail is doing her best to start again after being kidnapped but feels someone his watching her. The only person she truly trusts is Vasili. The story is fast-paced with loads of drama and the chemistry is off the charts hot. I really liked this read and look forward to more in the series.
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  • Lin Cunningham
    January 1, 1970
    Great 6th book in this series. Having the new Drakons & bringing in extra Drakon knowledge has breathed newlife into the series. I like that we get to catch up,with the previous characters & I loved Vasili & Abigail together. A good non stop read for me
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  • أجمل زهرة
    January 1, 1970
    This series is getting better and better.ATTENTION ..... there's a new drakon in the area and it is not like the others because it is so special. This book includes new facts and information, that makes the series more exciting and refreshing.
  • Joyce Whitney
    January 1, 1970
    Great bookN.j. Walters writes the best books. She has created a world filled with magical characters that she brings to life.Her drakon series are definitely five stars and when I read one I wait impatiently for the next one......good job
  • Kat Piparo
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this book could not put it down really hoping that there are more in the series.
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