Thursday, 27 December 2012

Review: The Dragon Dimension (Caught in the Dragon Cove) by Ressa Empbra

Okay so first off, my very first thought regarding this book was near on panic. The very first thing that happens is on December 25th, the couple have just suffered a still birth of their baby girl. Now what makes this so painful is that just a year ago on that very day I lost twin boys. I panicked contacted Bex from Bex n’ Books and she said if I don’t want to continue on then to stop there. But I decided to continue on. I have very mixed feelings about this book. The story doesn’t stay with that couple, but instead jumps years ahead to where they have a baby girl basically delivered to them. And THAT is who the entire story is about. I think the author could have just skipped over the entire beginning since it really had no bearing on the later story.

That being said, if you want a book with a real main character, well here it is, Iax (eye axe) is a down to earth woman, modern, curses like a sailor * I can so relate*, and can stand on her own two feet. Then we have the men and need I say more a man who is a Dragon. *start drooling now ladies* this isn’t my first experience with shape shifting into a dragon however dragons always peek my interest. I have to say I loved how the main character was so down to earth and so normal in such an abnormal way. I didn’t like how she was often in her own head. It also had a bit of repetitiveness in the “Iax don’t do”. But I could deal with that.

Quite a bit of the book was an information dump. I say this because we are “told” about the main character’s intelligence, problem solving abilities, fighting style and how she wishes her scars still showed when she was back on earth, her abilities to speak just about any language and basically her total impressiveness, however I can say I never really saw that side of her. I can also say that I expected more from the character due to the endless possibilities. However to me she spent an awful amount of time sleeping. Where was this fabulous fighter? Where was this intelligent woman? I mean seriously she falls off a cliff and passes out, really, you didn’t see a cliff?

I did enjoy Gemma, I had to laugh at her so many times with her inability to remember such simple things as Pity-Party which she said Potty-Party and many other little things like that. I also enjoyed the dragons. Hot dragons shifter, yeah I can go for that. It actually saved the story for me.

World creation was excellent. The author took quite a bit of time on creating her world. And the possibilities for this world are truly endless. I believe she can do quite a bit of work with the world she has created.

I do feel I should warn the reader, there is quite a bit of profanity. All in all I can only give this book a 3 star rating. I seriously wish I could give it more because as I said the possibilities were endless, but it just didn’t live up to the summary for me.

Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me from Bex ‘n' Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

Goodreads Synopsis
Working for a covert government agency, Iax travels the world… and beyond. She also journeys out of this world to other Realms in various Dimensions, of which only a privileged few have knowledge. Her job: Putting a halt to imminent battles and wars… before it’s too late. Finding herself dropped into a heated battle in the Dragon Cove Realm of the Dragon Dimension, Iax assumes the usual; get in, get the job done, get out. Easy-peasy. This mission is like no other, however, as it will change her life in ways she never could have imagined.

Get Caught in the Dragon Cove, where secrets and tempting passions lurking just out of sight, are all revealed…

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