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Master at Arms by Bianca D'Arc
Series: Dragon Knights #2.5
Published by Samhain Publishing on 2013-08-20
Genres: Erotica, Fantasy
Reviewed by Jo
One dragon to play matchmaker...two knights to serve a lady’s every pleasure. Dragon Knights, Book 2.5When the call to arms goes out, the dragon Golgorath is the first to take to the skies. Until he finds a knight to equal his heart and fighting skill, Rath flies alone while his mate must wait for her knight, Thorn, to climb on her back. The battleground is a familiar one, an old keep, a noble house without a patriarch, under attack from the evil, snake-like skiths. Lady Cara can fight, but knows better than to try to lead men. With her brother wounded, she relies on her new Master at Arms, Tristan. He is a mysterious, recklessly brave foreigner who can never be hers, as she is to be married off to the highest bidder. Amidst the battle, Rath spies the warrior doing the impossible—slaying a skith single-handed. Rath realizes fate may have just stepped in to help both dragons and men. In Tristan, Rath sees a man worthy of being his knight and, together with Thorn, win Lady Cara’s heart into a triad of love. If Tristan’s loyalties can first be won by dragonkind. Warning: When two dragons really want something, it’s best not to stand in their way. And when their knights are focused on a single woman, nothing and no one will stop them from getting what they want. Beware! This trio gets up to all kinds of naughtiness in the pursuit of true love.
Golograth (“Rath”) is one of the oldest and most respected dragons in his land, but when his knight was killed very young, Rath loses not only his knight, but also his family because his mate has a knight and they cannot be together again until Rath has his own knight again. When a battle breaks out Rath is one of the first dragons in the air and while the dragons, their knights and the locals win the day, Rath is seriously hurt. This battle does more than just put Rath out of action for a while; it also shows him the answer to getting a new knight and his mate back.
Lady Cara can fight just as well as most of her men and when the battle comes to her lands, she and her master at arms, Tristan, are able to hold off the evil until help arrives in the form of dragons and their knights. When one of the dragons is hurt, Cara is only too willing to do whatever is necessary to make Rath comfortable and heal him. Now Cara has not only Rath and his mate in her courtyard, but she also has to come to terms with her sudden feelings for Tristan and a knight named Thorn. Cara wants to fulfill the passion that she has found with Tristan and Thorne, but she also has a duty to her home and the people who depend on it. Tristan and Throne are more than willing to go with Rath’s plan and have the Lady Cara for their own; however, along the way they begin to realize that something is not right in the abbey and when the two knights and two dragons start investigating anyone not being truthful better watch out.
Sometimes a dragon’s work is never done. Golograth takes matters into his own hands in Master at Arms. I loved how Rath not only found the man to be his knight that he has been searching for but he also found the very woman that will complete the trio. I could see that Cara was wary at first when she began to have feeling for both of the men. Seeing Tristan and Thorne work out just how they could both have Cara and also how they could help her keep her duty to her people had me hoping that Rath’s plan would work. I could tell that Rath and his mate were doing something besides bringing their two knights together with the woman who could bring them all together in a loving relationship but when I found out just what that was, it was a twist I never expected but loved. Master at Arms is a fast moving tale filled with passion and danger along with two very determined dragons and three humans who discover just how life changing love can be. In other words, a story not to be missed.
While you don’t have to read the Dragon Knights in order, I bet once you get started they will all end up in your library.