Damon Daye is the last immortal dragon shifter, and has been protecting his mountains and the people who live there for years. His outlook on life is simple. Remain cold enough that no one ever touches his heart. This is the only way he’s learned after all this time to protect himself, but the bear crews in his mountains have been breaking down his walls little by little, and no one realizes how dangerous the consequences can be. When his best friend, Mason, brings a woman to him to settle his want for a child, Damon is stunned to find she is the exact physical replica of the woman who destroyed him eons ago. Unfortunately for all, the more attached he becomes to the beguiling woman, the more dangerous his dragon becomes.
Alpha bear shifter, Clara Sutterfield, thinks she has everything figured out. After the tragic loss of her crew, she is bound and determine to face this harsh world alone as a closed-hearted and minimally talented psychic. Tarot cards and palm readings are her gig, but lately, she’s been dreaming of otherworldly creatures with wings, and teeth, and fire. When she is hired to help a rich landowner with his ghost problem, she has no idea she is walking into a hoax for her to meet the man who has been visiting her in visions. The more she gets to know about the cold dragon, the more he warms her heart, but there’s a reason her fate has led her to Damon, and they are both about to face a storm that could end the world as they know it. Her options are simple: run away and survive the dark destiny that is coming for her, or stand and fight with the dragon who now protects her heart. And if she survives Dangerous Damon, she just might find that she can survive anything.
Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.
Titles in the Gray Back Bears series include: Gray Back Bad Bear – Gray Back Alpha Bear – Gray Back Ghost Bear – Gray Back Broken Bear – Lowlander Silverback – The Last Immortal Dragon – A Very Beastly Christmas
Title: Last Immortal Dragon
Series: Gray Back Bears #6
Author: T. S. Joyce
Published: October 1, 2015
My Rating: 5 stars
Although we’ve run into Damon, his anger, his coldness, his aloofness and his almost cruel separation from the rest of the crews on his mountains – we’ve also seen a slowly changing Damon as well. Perhaps a smile might cross his lips and be seen by someone other than Mason, perhaps he might show up at one of the crew fire pit meals in the trailer parks, we’ve seen him deal with those that want to harm his mountains – so over time Damon has become an integral part of these connecting series. Granted, mostly in the background but we’re never left in doubt as to who these mountains belong to.
Last Immortal Dragon finally gives us the entire story of Damon Daye, and it is more heartbreaking than we could have ever imagined. He is the last of his kind, these mountains are his closely guarded treasure and it seems he is ready to die but he cannot for he is immortal.
Mason, his friend and servant has one final, desperate trick up his sleeve. He needs Damon to want to live again, to find that one thing he’s been craving and needing – companionship. Perhaps Mason went about it the wrong way, but his heart is true and his friendship with Damon more important than his fear of angering the dragon. Now, he has to sit back, regroup and hope that Damon will take the risk, will open his heart and return to the living, not the merely existing, once again.
Like most readers who have become caught up in this ongoing, connecting series – I’ve been waiting for Damon’s story. Although we rarely saw him, his power and presence has been apparent throughout all the stories. When I began Last Immortal Dragon, I never suspected I’d be crying before the ending as the anguish of Damon’s long life becomes frighteningly clear to us all. Clara is exactly what Damon needs. And if there is a hint of some supernatural help in them finding each other, it made the tale that much more special for me. My heart is too full to say anymore, and to go on would take the chance of spoiling this amazing romance for you. This is one of those stories that you need to read for yourself.
Although Ms Joyce has stated that Last Immortal Dragon could be read as a stand alone if you love dragon shifter stories – it truly is a story that puts the cap on an amazing series, and to not experience all that Damon has been throughout these stories would be denying yourself an amazing background to this proud, ancient dragon.
There is not a high enough recommendation I could give for this story – all the stories that make up Damon’s Mountains in truth, but this one is extremely special. If you want to experience an endearing love, an epic battle and the moment that an ancient dragon finds his love, then you need to read this story. Now.
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