Supernatural Consultant #1
Publisher: NineStar Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Series
Dane, a supernatural consultant, is hired by the FAA to look into a series of reported dragon attacks on their planes. What Dane finds in the wooded area where the attacks took place is not quite the problem he expected: a group of dragon kits and their sick father hiding from the authorities.
When he learns the real reason the family was in the woods, his case grows more dangerous, and though Dane is experienced at both crime solving and watching his own back, taking care of baby dragons and their ill father makes everything else look easy.
I loved this feel good story about found family, and dragons. I’ve read this story before in its first edition, but it was definitely worth another read, and it’s one I’d read again.
The world building is great, and I loved the details, especially about the types of dragons. The dragon kits are cute, even Nickel, who would totally deny that description, and I’m intrigued to see what happens further on in the series, particularly with Lumie and Alloy.
I liked the chemistry between Dane and Mercury, and how, although their mutual attraction and romance is a part of the story, it’s not centre stage because of the kits and the race to find dragons in trouble. This story has a real family vibe about it, which I loved.
Dane’s an interesting character, and I’d love to know more about his background, and suspect we’ve only seen the glimmer of what he’s capable of. Ditto with Mercury as he spends a lot of the story recovering from his illness. I loved the scene where he tries to protect the kits, despite barely being able to stand. The kits, although young, all have very individual personalities and abilities. I liked the way the magic is described, and the threat of stolen magic and those behind the kidnapping of dragons is far from over and feels very real.
The supporting cast round out the story and their world nicely. I particularly liked Becky, Dane’s secretary.
I’m looking forward to the rest of the series. 5 out of 5 stars.