A Paul B Review: For a Dragon’s Enthusiasm (Highland Dragons #9) by Charlie Richards

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

For a Dragon's Enthusiasm (Highland Dragons #9) by Charlie RichardsDoughall Maxton is a warrior for Clan MacDuffan.  His brother Seumas left town with Kaiser, the representative from the Karstelle Valley.  Unfortunately, Hamish and a couple of his friends followed after Seumas intent on harming Doughall’s brother.  Using his tracking skills, Doughall finally gets to where he seems to be only a day behind those he is looking for.  When he sees what looks like a funeral pyre, he fears the worst for his brother.  He hears a noise and notices a large blue lizard like creature watching him.  Not wanting to be an easy meal for the beast, he pulls out his sword and attacks.

Simeon knows he is not allowed to leave Kartelle Valley.  The fewer dragons that have interactions with the human world, the more likely their existence will be kept secret.  But loneliness has set in ever since more dragons have found their asdas, or human mates.  While out, Simeon spots this well-muscled man with long flowing hair.  Simeon recognizes the man as an asda and is determined to make him his mate.  Simeon easily defends himself from Doughall’s attack and immobilizes the man until he can explain the ways of the dragon world.  While getting to know each other, Kaiser and Seumas show up.  Simeon knows that he knows he faces possible punishment for leaving the valley.  However, will information that Doughall has focus attention on that instead of Simeon’s transgression?

I have watched soap operas off and on for the past thirty years.  Every once in a while, you get a show which recaps the key story lines, plants a new piece of information that will be key later in the series, and basically waits until the next day to get back into full story telling mode.  For a Dragon’s Enthusiasm, the ninth book in Charlie Richard’s Highland Dragons series, fells just like that.  I have enjoyed this series from the start so a breather in the action does not bother me.  It looks like Ian’s father is still intent on bringing his son home.  And as with most book series, having read the previous books will help with understanding the events in this book.

What can I say about the cover from Angela Waters?  It is yet another stunning cover that is on par with her previous covers for this series.  Doughall is portrayed exactly as described in the book, with Simeon’s blue dragon in the background. 

Sales Links

eXtasy Books


Book Details

EBook, 75 pages

Edition Language:  English

Published:  July 1, 2016 by eXtasy Books

ISBN:  978-1-4874-0388-1

Series: Highland Dragons

  • For a Dragon’s Touch (Highland Dragons #1)
  • For a Dragon’s Protection (Highland Dragons #2)
  • For a Dragon’s Treasure (Highland Dragons #3)
  • For a Dragon’s Forgiveness (Highland Dragons #4)
  • For a Dragon’s Redemption (Highland Dragons #5)
  • For a Dragon’s Healing (Highland Dragons #6)
  • For a Dragon’s Persuasion (Highland Dragons #7)
  • For a Dragon’s Seduction (Highland Dragons #8)
  • For a Dragon’s Enthusiasm (Highland Dragons #9)

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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