by Emma Dean
Series: Draga Court, Book 1
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction
Release Date: October 17th 2017
Purchase from: Amazon
My Rating: ★★★★☆
In the first book of the Draga Court series, Princess Adelina’s coming-of-age party will declare to the worlds she is finally eligible to wed. All she wants is to serve her people and the crown with honor, but when a dangerously attractive prince from another galaxy – one who they all thought was dead – arrives with warnings of monstrosities and war, will her feelings put her in a position where she has to choose between her people and love?
The Draga Court series is a beautiful combination of fantasy and space opera set in a faraway future where humans have altered their genetics to save their species from their destructive natures. Dominance and rank weave a complicated dance among the galaxy’s society where a true submissive has to find her place, and learn the true meaning of power and love.
I started Princess of Draga predisposed to dislike it. The handful of pages of encyclopedic knowledge at the beginning of the book were a turn off. I’m of the opinion that ll relevant information should be included in the actual story.
However, I was pleasantly surprised by the book. I’ve never been into fantasy stories, but this one is worth reading. War and drama were interwoven with sex and history in such a way that I didn’t get tired of any of it.
I would have liked to see more of the camerraletto, mainly because it offered a bit of a tutorial for sensuality and confidence, and I could certainly use more of that. I came across a handful of errors, but nothing too terrible, but I was a teensy bit annoyed than none of the major plot threads were followed through to completion in this book. I know it’s part of a series, but I was left feeling like I’d only read the prologue of an epic saga. I would have preferred to have a bit of conclusion to feel more like I was done with book 1.
Overall, the world built by Emma Dean is interesting and futuristic, yet believable. Once I have more free time available, I’ll be picking up the other books in the series.
About the Author
Emma Dean lives and works in California with her husband and son. She loves romance but needed something different so Draga Court was born. With too many stories to write the schedule has been filled through 2018.
When she’s not writing she’s reading, or spending time with her family.
With publishing now at least she has an excuse for not folding the laundry 😉
Disclaimer: This review is based on a complimentary eBook I received from Xpresso Book Tours. The complimentary receipt of this book has in no way affected my review or rating.