Today meet Isobel Cooper’s newest release, the third book in her Highland Dragons series. I’ve got a review, an excerpt, a peek into an ancestor of the MacAlisdair dragons (possibly to appear in his own book) and a tour-wide giveaway where you could be the lucky winner of one of five copies of THE LEGEND OF THE HIGHLAND DRAGON by Isobel Cooper, book one in the series.
Night of the Highland Dragon
The first I have read, and it won’t be the last. Seriously, what’s not to like with Highlanders, Dragons, steamy attraction and a murder mystery in a late Victorian setting. Isobel Cooper has mixed genres, history and a solid set of twists to come out with a quick reading story that left me hungry for more.
William Arundell works for a secret branch of the English government (I love the feel of Torchwood here) that specializes in the paranormal and supernatural. There is a murderer on the loose, and William is investigating the case in the remote Highlands. Coming upon the MacAlasdairs and Judith in particular, she is one of the potential suspects.
But Judith has her own reasons for not being happy with the stranger in her area: a dragon shifter, secrecy and guarding the clan are imperative. There are, however, tales about the Lady in the Castle in the village, and it piques William’s curiosity.
A wonderful development of their relationship, with bits revealed and more to come around every turn. Plenty of suspects could be the murderer, so the mystery is well formed with enough suspects to keep you guessing and intrigued. With plenty of tension, forward motion and lovely reveals of secrets and relationships the story kept me engaged and anxious to know more. While I didn’t feel any great loss in not having read the earlier books, I do think this would have been a richer experience having read them, and can’t wait to read them as soon as I can.
Title: Night of the Highland Dragon
Author: Isabel Cooper
Series: Highland Dragons #3
Genre: Historical Romance
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published on: 2 June 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Acclaimed author Isabel Cooper’s thrilling paranormal romance series continues with a sexy Highland dragon shapeshifter and an inquisitive hero…
William Arundell is a detective working for a secret branch of the English government. When a young man is found dead, William’s investigation leads him to a remote Highland village and the intoxicatingly beautiful lady who rules MacAlasdair Castle.
The charismatic Judith MacAlasdair is not what William expected. The only daughter in a long line of shape-changing dragons, Judith is wary of William and his unrelenting questions. However, when William’s investigation takes an interesting turn, they must put aside years of bad blood and a mutual distrust of outsiders to band together to save the British Islands from its deadliest foe…
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
To celebrate the release, Isabel is giving us an exclusive peek into some of the MacAlasdair’s more interesting ancestors – some of them may even appear in future books of the series!