Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Protecting the Clan
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Series: Master of Dragons #2
Genre: MMM Paranormal Fantasy
Length: 27 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: February 29, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Two weeks have passed since Avery joined their clan, and Oren is glad to see how much the little ice dragon has grown. He’s no longer afraid of everything, but he wears his worry and uncertainty around him like a constant cloak, something Oren wishes he could help with. They’re a family, and being together is important. It strengthens their bond and brings them comfort. Avery being only with Donovan is unheard of in their world and Oren hopes that the rift their love has caused between them all will be temporary.
The ice dragons have found Avery, and now they want him back. When they attack, Oren and Avery are taken, and their connection grows in their captivity. Oren will risk everything to keep his family safe, and that includes himself. He’ll die before he ever lets the ice dragons get their hands on Avery again.
Review: We met Avery when he was rescued by the Earth Dragon clan. He’d been horribly abused in his old clan and he found a new way of seeing himself and his role in the clan through his relationship with Donovan, the unofficial head of the new clan.
In the earth clan, the norm is for everyone to share one another’s affections, not to single out as couples as Donovan and Avery have done. When Avery is threatened by his old ice clan, Oren comes to his rescue and the two become closer.
I have to admit that my “traditionalist” sensibilities were disappointed by this story. I was sad to see Avery and Donovan’s relationship change in this way. The author did a good job explaining why the clan is better served by having all the members “share” one another, but I didn’t like it. I really wanted Oren to find his own love and Avery to stay with Donovan.
In the end, I like the world the author has created, and I will stick with the series just to follow the characters, but I don’t love it as much as I used to.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*