Full Disclosure – I was provided a copy of the book by the author as a member of his “A-Team”, however, have voluntarily chosen to write a review. All opinions are my own.
Dragon Nights is scheduled for a January 4, 2022 release
Fresh out of the hospital and barely healed from his birthday note, Soph cannot rest when he learns that he has also been named as a participant in his wife’s yearly Necro activities. Due to recent mishaps, the situation at home is not the best, but they must leave Jen in the care of her grandmother while they make the trek to fulfill their note. Through the snow and bitter cold, the duo accompanied by a grumbling Bernard and Tyr set out, but what appears to be an uneventful trip is only the calm before the storm. As they arrive at their destination, they are confronted with a powerful adversary complete with minions. As the duo battle, their collective insecurities and their foes more is revealed about the Necroverse than either care to know. After the dust settles, Phage and Soph encounter another crisis that threatens their entire family. With everything coming rapid-fire at the duo, is this just a series of unrelated mishaps or are larger forces at play determined to test and tempt Soph and those who he surrounds himself with.
Dragon Nights picks up almost immediately after the close of Dog Days with Soph less than a day out from an extended hospital stay and barely recovered. But there is no rest for our main character as he is again tapped to accompany Phage on her yearly note fulfillment. What could be a bonding experience for the couple is amusing in the fact that even though they both know what roughly occurs during these activities, they still do not want the other to see them in action. It’s endearing in a slightly comical way as is also the overall journey to the destination. With Soph’s birthday being in the summer months and Phage’s in the winter, Soph as well as Tyr are very unprepared for the snow and freezing temperatures. It was also interesting to see how Bernard and Phage work together even though for the most part Phage does not have the ability to speak to animals as Soph does. Does Soph feel like he’s been taken for a ride? Most likely and it’ll be interesting to see how these new revelations play out in the upcoming books. Also in this installment, we have a new addition to the zoo in the form of Rocky who’s backstory was heartbreaking and did well to make me hate the “note target” just on that aspect alone. It will be interesting to see how he assimilates into his new family.
Honestly, Dragon Nights was fast-paced, action-packed, and full of new and exciting developments for many of the characters. I could go on and on, but then you would not read the book and that is not my intention. If you have not started this series, what are you waiting for? Next up will be “Kill Switch” for a potential March release and I for one will be front and center for the next set of escapades.