A Free Dreamer Review: First Strike ( Dragon War Chronicles #3) by AG Carothers


Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Previously on Dragon War Chronicles, our heroes recovered and were preparing to take the fight to a still unknown enemy. Meanwhile, startling breeding experiments were revealed.

Three sites are discovered in Russia that could hold all the answers they’ve been looking for. Three strike teams are assembled led by Xander, Kollin, and Tyler. Three simultaneous attacks are combined to make one devastating first strike against their hidden enemies.

What horrors will they discover? What plans will be revealed? Why is a member of the Dragon Council showing up on Danica’s doorstep with ultimatums?

Find out in the next exciting installment of Dragon War Chronicles.

Warning: This book contains explicit sexual contact between consenting adults. There are romantic, BDSM, and purely sexual relations shown that are MM and MF. There is also high sexual tension and alpha male posturing that will make you laugh and roll your eyes along with plenty of snark and definite teasing of dwarf-like dragons.

After the rather disappointing second part of the series, “First Strike” is a definite improvement. This book doesn’t work as a stand-alone and the series must be read in order, otherwise you’ll be completely lost. And it probably doesn’t hurt to read them back to back. I read the second part a few months ago and was actually a little bit lost at times. You really need all the nitty-gritty details here.

“First Strike” was actually quite surprising on many levels. First of all, I thought the “Dragon War Chronicles” would be a trilogy, for some reason. It’s not, there’s definitely more to come. And I’m really happy about that, because I like the universe.

Once again, there’s a lot of explicit and very hot sex. There are some BDSM scenes and at least one scene where both parties are fully shifted into their animal forms. I’ve read countless shapeshifter stories, but outside of fanfiction, this is probably the first time I’ve ever seen a fully shifted sex scene. And it was hot! I’ve always wondered why the shifters seem to be completely asexual once they’re in their animal form, so I was quite happy to finally see this.

We also get to know the characters better. People other than Danica get a bit more on-page time and it was a nice change.

Just like expected, there was a big battle towards the end. The outcome did surprise me and there seems to be more going on than meets the eye. Conspiracies abound!

Overall, “First Strike” was better than the previous book, but not as great as the first part. But I’m still happy there’s more to come and I’m really looking forward to what’s going to happen next.

The cover art by Angsty G is very in-tune with the previous two. I like the lion head, it fits the theme of this story.

Buy Links – Available on Kindle Unlimited

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Book details:

Kindle Edition, First Edition, 230 pages

Expected publication: March 8th 2019

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