Author: Mary Beesley
Series: Draco Sang #1
Genres: YA Fantasy
Format: eBook, Print
Date: November 3, 2020
Publisher: Monster Ivy Publishing
Twin brothers, separated at birth and raised as enemies.
Cal, a hungry sixteen-year-old sick of mining the sand, wants to fit in and make his ma proud, but instead, his violent tendencies bring shame. And the truth. He’s the son of a Draco Sang. Carriers of the Dragon’s blood, the Draco Sang transform into half human half beast as they mature into adults. And if Cal can’t control the dark impulses of his dragon blood, he’ll grow into a man-beast—and he’ll be hunted.
Ferth, son of a Draco Sang chief and last of his class to grow claws, needs to prove his worth to his father, or he’ll be sent to the slave house. Hiding his human heart, he joins the army headed south to conquer the fertile human lands.
Neither brother feels they belong. Cal is human, fighting against becoming a beastly Draco Sang, while Ferth is struggling to push back his humanity and transform into a worthy Draco warrior.
Before ever meeting in open battle, Ferth is sent to kill Cal. But when he learns they are brothers, he must decide which loyalty is stronger, blood or country. And whether to finally give in to his humanity.
Rating: Moderate. Mild kissing; brief (nonsexual) nudity; non-graphic sexual references; moderate violence or horror.
This was quite an interesting read! I can’t recall what I expected this book to be like but it turned out to really surprise me. Dragon Blood was from the POV of three different people (mainly just the two brothers, though). I felt like the struggles each of them went through were very real and raw and I was really cheering for them (especially for Cal!). Each brother fought against the Draco Sang part of him, which is kinda like believers fighting their “flesh” as the Bible says, if you will, mainly with anger, jealousy, and lust.
The main two things that I have to complain about this book is 1) there was so much lust / sexual desire from Cal and Ferth (mainly from Cal in the first half of the book and mainly from Ferth in the second half) and I know they eah fought against it but it was kinda disturbing how they could barely keep themselves from raping some young women quite a few times. And 2) is WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS WITH THE ENDING?!?!?! You can’t just do that!!! I choose to believe it was just a misunderstanding and that everything’s gonna be okay in book 2! Don’t try to convince me otherwise!