Third review to round off the day, and to round off this series. There is one more book in this series, but I have not been able to read it yet. When I do, the series review will come out. Until then…
Customary warning: This is a reminder that these are my personal opinions. My thoughts and feelings are not your thoughts and feelings. I may not always be the target audience for a book; sometimes I am. If I do not like a book, that doesn’t mean you’ll dislike it. If I love a book or simply like a book, you may hate it. Take everything I say with this knowledge. If it sounds interesting to you despite what I’ve said, then go ahead and read it. You’ll only know you like something if you read it yourself.
That being said… Spoilers ahead.
Stolen by K.C. Glass
Synopsis From The Book
Renick, Thane, and Lainey plunge headlong into the tides of war. The dragon hunters are drawing closer to the location of the hidden Dragon City. But far worse is their thirst for a dragon heart stone.Far from home and under threat from the dragon hunters, Renick and his friends rush toward their Dragon Kind friends, hoping to help. Before they reach their goal, they are divided. Now, instead of helping the dragons prepare for war, they must mount a rescue party and dive deep into the heart of enemy territory. If they are successful, war will come sooner. If they fail, one of them will die.
Initial Thoughts Before Reading:
Third book, and last book of the series that I own. If I get book 4 before the end of the month, it’ll come too. IDK if I will tho. GL me I guess. After the way that the last few books have been, I’m actually super excited for this one. Unsurprising I suppose, actually. After this, I think I want to hit up either the Last Namsara books or the Before I Ignite series. I may go with the longer of the two, just so that I can feel like I’m making a real dent to my TBR (Because Before She Ignite and its sister books are so long).
Regardless, I’m excited for this book and I hope we learn more about this world! Let’s go.
Initial Thoughts After Reading:
WHAAAA. This book was so good. For the first time we got to see the world from Thane’s perspective which was nice. I am so excited for the fourth book, even if I do not have it. Based on this book, I suppose book four is the last. So many good things happened in this book. This is great.
Renick, Thane, and Lainey are going to Renick’s home for hatching season. It has been a year since the events in book one. Gunther follows them, but they escape his watch. When they get to Renick’s home, Renick and Lainey save a baby dragon. It is then that Renick is confronted by his father, who reveals the Dragon Bard, breeders who tell the true stories of dragons. When the hunters kill a dragon. all Dragon Kind are summoned home. The trio, Renick’s brother and father, Grahm, and Lainey’s aunt travel to meet up with the Dragon Bard in the forest and to help the Dragon Kind. They are ambushed and Renick is kidnapped. Grane, a dragon and their clan leader (when the three were accepted to be dragons, he’s the clan leader who took them) dies. His heart stone goes to Thane.
The group goes to the dragon city. Thane starts to learn his powers – fire and battle magic – and then they hunt for Renick. Renick sends the baby dragon he’d taken with him to find his friends, and then they try to save Renick. They get away because of Thane’s magic, and ultimately go to Thane’s home because Renick needs a place to heal immediately.
The book ends with the leader of Dragon Kind, flying off to get to Renick.
What I Liked:
Expansion of Magic with Thane; This is hands down my favorite part of the book. Thane’s learning of his magic is detailed and brilliant. His powers have to be expanded and even though he doesn’t know them all yet, he is still as capable as he can be. This expansion was well needed.
Expansion on Human lore; I might not know for complete certain how their society functions, but I got the Hunters as an organization and Dragon Bards and that was enough for me. Dragon Bards explain why Renick was so good with dragons, and I adore this.
Telling family; THIS. Renick’s family knows. Lainey’s family knows. There are no secrets now and the parents are helping them. Thank you.
Thane’s decision to go home; I can’t wait for book 4 as we learn about the strained relationship between Thane and his family. It is going to be a plot point, I know it, but he is going home for Renick and Thane is brave for facing whatever fear this is for him.
The Autarch; As a villain I already have a good idea of him. From looks, to evil, to motive, and that’s from his actions and conversation with Renick. This is great. The author is really good with first impressions of characters.
Renick; So I’ve always liked Renick. I’ve liked him since page one, with his growth and the likes. What I like the most is his skill with words, however when Renick is captured, he has scenes with the Autarch, and one sticks out specifically. The man claims to know all of Renick’s secrets, and Renick reveals that Aurora, the baby dragon who is Dragon Kind, was domesticated. The Autarch says he is lying, and Renick claps back (see below). This part is so BM of Renick. The Autarch is threatening him. Renick, who is injured and barely conscious, is able to clap back like this? He then gets beat for his defiance, but my goodness. Renick is a master of words and I’d lay down my life for him.
What I Would Have Liked or Changed:
No? Oh man. I loved this book.
Time Taken To Read
“Mark my words, I will have all your secrets or you will die.”
“I thought you already knew them all.” – pg 119