Old Dark (The Last Dragon Lord: Book 1) by Michael La Ronn

Old Dark (The Last Dragon Lord Book 1) by [La Ronn, Michael]


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Genre: Fantasy, Dragons, Adult

Series: The Last Dragon Lord

Old Dark — Book 1

Old Evil—Book 2

Old Wicked—Book 3

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Dragon Lord. Despot. Psychopath.

Old Dark is a viperous dragon lord who rules the world with an iron fist. For two hundred years he and his dragons have terrorized humans and elves, forcing them to pay tribute or die.

There’s a deadly conspiracy brewing. And if he doesn’t contain it, it will destroy him and everything he’s built.

But Dark was born to fight. There’s a reason the ancients called him Dark the Wicked…

Old Dark is the first book in the dark fantasy series The Last Dragon Lord. Readers who like the Age of Fire series and Smaug from the Lord of the Rings will enjoy this series.

This book was good.

Told from the viewpoint of Old Dark, it embraced how society perceives dragons and runs with it. Greedy, vicious leaders who won’t hesitate to destroy a village to make a point. Loved it!! Not too often that you read a book that 100% supports the bad guy.

What I loved is that the author refused to kill Old Dark. Instead, he had him cursed in an attack. That curse went wrong, and he fell asleep for 1,000 years. While he was asleep, humans, elves, and dragons coexisted peacefully. Dragons were no longer feared, and they worked with humans. Elves can use magic, and magic defines their whole society. Humans and elves can marry and have children. There was a downside. Magic was being drained from wells faster than it could replenish itself.

This is where Miri Charmwell and Lucan Grimoire were introduced. Miri is a professor in the Department of Magical Sciences. Lucan is running for governor. They get thrown together when he discovers a dragon tomb in the middle of the Ancestral Bogs. He needs her to help him discover whose tomb it was.

At first, I didn’t care for Lucan or Miri’s characters. Miri grew on me. Lucan comes across as a jerk, and the author did nothing to dissuade from that impression.

I loved the latter part of the book. Not going to give anything away, but it was great. The ending was perfect. I can’t wait to read the next book!!

I would recommend Old Dark to anyone over 16. There are some sexual situations and violence

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