When a woman loves a Dragon, that love will change the world Six years have passed since Hualiama and Grandion defied the Island World s most sacred law They burned the heavens together as Rider and Dragon For his crime, Grandion the Tourmaline Dragon suffered exile and imprisonment The Dragons forced Hualiama to forget her past Now, the suns must set upon the age ofWhen a woman loves a Dragon, that love will change the world Six years have passed since Hualiama and Grandion defied the Island World s most sacred law They burned the heavens together as Rider and Dragon For his crime, Grandion the Tourmaline Dragon suffered exile and imprisonment The Dragons forced Hualiama to forget her past Now, the suns must set upon the age of the Ancient Dragons Amaryllion Fireborn, last of his kind, bequeaths Hualiama an astonishing legacy She is the Dragonfriend Raised by Dragons Burned by Dragon fire Oath bound to a Dragon Crossing the Island World in search of her Dragonlove, she will forge an indelible mark upon history As war between Dragons and Humans engulfs the Islands, Hualiama must unravel the secrets of her tragic past in order to confront an evil that threatens the very existence of the Dragonkind For love that is tested in the crucible of fate must burn, or die.
Dragonlove When a woman loves a Dragon that love will change the world Six years have passed since Hualiama and Grandion defied the Island World s most sacred law They burned the heavens together as Rider and D
Okay, this second book had me looking in the rear view mirror. Something is always coming up from behind, or below and above, it's just plain creepy ya never know what's next. Six years after book one the heroine to have lived in an empty box of boring proportions. Dragonfriend Lia comes back for one roaring adventure after another.
[Full disclosure: I requested and received an ebook ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.]In the beginning of Dragonlove, Hualiama is definitely not herself. Or, rather, she’s not the person she was six years ago when she and Grandion put down a coup on Fra’anior led by her own father, Ra’aba and the dragons. Normally, this would not shock readers because this second book takes place a full six years after those events. Of course people change! But what’s missing is Huali [...]
Aaaand we're all still waiting for a full resolution of the Lia-Grandion girl-dragon love affair (although there is a major revelation right at the end of this book). Granted, Marc Secchia is clearly using this romance as the fuel for the ongoing fusion reaction that is Hualiama and Grandion's story, and we're only going to get to a satisfying conclusion in book three, which is fair enough. However, by the same token this book felt frustrating at times, as if the pace was too slow - which it was [...]
Pure Beauty. Brilliance. I was hanging on every word. Truly, thank you Marc Secchia, for gifting me and the rest of the world with Dragonlove. It was a book full of revelations, and a true rollercoaster-ride of a book. I LOVED IT! I can't wait to read the next one!
EXCELLENT READTHE SAGA CONTINUESI simply can't get enough of the DRAGON FRIEND STORY. There is so much in the words of Marc Secchia that it seems he has personally known Grandion and his love and all the dragons throughout the island realms.The different characters, human and dragon, come to life. You will love some and others you'll hate. The plot of good versus evil is always part of the story but there are many subplots within subplots that keep you guessing what will happen next? I can't wai [...]
I read Dragonfriend not so long ago, and I waited in electrified elation for Dragonloved WOW! Truly. Brilliant. With every word, every sentence, every time-and-space-defying description and expression of the characters and cultures, they came to life and voiced their own stories, their own doubts, their own happiness and sorrows. Most importantly they truly love. Not as in the sappy kind of love we oftentimes find today, but true souldeep and heartwrenching love with all its impossible possibili [...]
Fabulous sequel. A bit confusing and disappointed towards the end, but the actual end was well done and was something is been hoping for. This is but the second book in this particular series based on a world where dragons and humans live together on islands rising from a seas of mist, not waters as we are used to. Gives it a surreal feel.I enjoy the characters and the unusual forms of relationships as well as the variety of life that pops up here and there. Several series and books take place o [...]
This book was a sad sad disappointment. I really expected 4-5 stars. But the story dragged and dragged. It was unpleasant to read. The bad guys won every time. The heroine made bad choices every time. The big reveals were unpleasant and usually made no sense. The expected outcome of the first book finally happens about 98% through this book and yet it is completely unsatisfying. And after all that we are stuck with another book coming up. The story dragged through this one yet the author expects [...]
I do love the Dragonfriend series so much! The first book, Dragonfriend, was spectacular, truly captivating. This second installment of the series is a great book too, though I feel that it dragged on for some scenes. It's full of breathtaking descriptions, a lot of action and romance, humor and emotion (just like the first book), so it is still a fantastic read. My only problem with the book is that it did drag on and the bad guys seemed to always have the upper hand. I won't say too much becau [...]
Mixed feelings but waiting for book 3This story was very sad to what happened to the dragons but during the story it was funny from how some of the things I could relate to. The ending was really not an ending more like pause and wait for book 3 to continue again type feeling. I will be looking forward to book 3 and hope the dragons will be saved and treated better and not hurt or killed or enslaved.
Like the first book, I liked the second just as well, if anything I am mad that I have to WAIT for book three. Me? Wait!? NOoooooooo! Ha HA! I enjoyed the imagination the author put into this book as well as the surprises. His different books have all been a great find thus far. Excellent work Mr. Secchia! :)
BurnRising from the ashes of a tortured heart, physically beaten, and continual despair at impossible love, Lia, gains the wings to fly only to be enslaved. I don't think I can handle much more sadness and unbearable struggle, I want my happily ever after!
Great series. Hard to put down.
LovelyBeautiful prose. Colorful and makes me want t to 'burn the heavens.' Laughter and tears, innocence and brutality. Please hurry with the next one.
BrilliantAn excellent conclusion to book 1 and setting up for book 3.2016 is here and waiting with bated breath for the final part.
Another great fantasy book. I can't wait to read the rest of the series and all his other works that are set in the same world!
I received this book direct from the author on the previso of giving a review of it but this does not have an effect on my views about it. However I also purchased the audio book of it as well because after listening to the first book via audiobook as well I knew this was the way I was going to read all these books."When a woman loves a Dragon, that love will change the world." This book told the story of Hualiama's travels across the Island world in search of her Dragonlove and the fact that th [...]
Excellent Second Chapter of an Epic Dragon TaleThis second chapter of Lia's life, once again, involves one revelation after another, as Lia discovers so much, both good and evil, about herself, her mother, her father, her Dragonlove, and her world. Secchia weaves a masterful epic, first one way, then another, as the disparate plot elements seem to close in slowly. I had expected this volume to be the conclusion, but the conclusion awaits in another chapter. I am glad, because this is such an enj [...]
Overhanded attempts at romanticism and poetryThe overhanded attempts at romanticism and poetry make this book more difficult to follow than it should be. I kept thinking, "Good heavens, shouldn't she be less melodramatic and angsty at 21 years old?" What could be a good story is just so overwhelmed with quasi-poetic nonsense. And the end? A soap-operatic cliff hanger where her dead mother isn't really dead after all and is now more powerful and scary than before dun dun dun!!!! Can't do it.
Well, I first read some of the other reviews to make sure it wasn't just me. I'm sorry but I agree the majority and say this book is very confusing, there are so many different aspects, stories, character it is so hard to keep up with. I usually can read a 200-300 page book a day but this book left me putting it down so often to just clear my head. After reading it for so long, and still feel it left you with confused and still not any answers and a huge cliffhanger
ExcitingThis was a rush, from beginning to end! Lia and her blue tourmaline dragon are in a fight to find the secret scroll before their enemies. It does leave you hanging in the middle of the story, so be prepared to have book three in this series on hand! Gotta run and find out what happens next! Great read!!!
This story is well told. I love it and the dragons. It gets a bit confusing with all the specifics with the main characters birth and how she was made, but otherwise, the tale is very good. I must say, though, I really miss the little dragonette from book 1. Marc Secchia does a great job getting inside the female character's head.
Dragonfriend's Dragonlove a definite keeperSimilar to Anne McCaffrey's Pern universe, this story continues the fun of Dragonfriend. Suitable for a more mature preteen, this is a facinating take on a world of dragons and humans interacting. Read in order to get the most out of the series.
A “ Mostly “ Fun ReadI’m a fan of dragons and like reading about them. However this book was too long. I enjoyed it for the most part and may read the next one. I liked the characters, it’s well written but it left me exhausted. Too much of a good thing!
I really enjoyed the first book in this series so I couldn't wait to continue the story. However, I was disappointed with this one and it just didn't hold my attention in the same way so I gave up half way through.
Enchanting. Evocative. Wonderful imagery and word play. As one secret is revealed, another mystery is thrown into the mix. Brilliantly written.
A YA book? I cant see any age group likingMore and more of the same inane sarcasm, self degradation, juvenile writing. Constant repetitions of theme, conversation, dreams way too long as there's nothing much to get in to disappointing, like vol. 1.
Very interesting. Like it. Now to read the last one in the series to see how it ends.
Maybe I needed to start with previous part 1, because 5 chapters were boring. Little princess Lia, bullied by male royals, dances with her mother, sneaks to see dying ancient dragon who restores her memories of dragon-riding, then gets scorched to bones by others' flames, then Dragon Library yells at her for intruding.
Good character development This book had excellent character development you cared about not only the good guys but the bad guys. If you enjoy a story with action and dragons this book for you.