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Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have becomestrong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.
Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey - and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence, and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the order has ingrained in him - and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.
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By V. Howard on 05-11-15
Unrealistic premise. No, not the dragon part
The basis of the story- sending an elite soldier, a proven, tested, battle forged killer, on an undercover assignment to seduce a girl; of which he has no training for , or life experience to support is just stupid. No organization would do that. It sours the story.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Alien on 07-09-15
Spoiler Alert: It was a rehash of twilight. Instead of vampires there are dragons. Instead of werewolves there are dragon hunters. Instead of a human being torn between supernatural lovers there is a supernatural girl torn between her dragon half and her human half; each half having it's corresponding lover. People have to make a buck so I get it but creativity did not drive this project. Profits did.
I didn't like the romantic crap at all because I'm an adult male, but the story was semi interesting, even if it was a retread.
18 of 20 people found this review helpful
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By Ameworsey on 04-18-16
I have loved listening to this. It's not my usual go to genre but I would recommend. my only think is I tend the think if the people as being older than they are. can't think of them as teenagers. ....
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
By Nadia on 11-08-14
Could have been better
What did you like most about Talon?
It had three good strong sentral characters
Who was your favorite character and why?
Garret. I have a soft spot for the quiet, brooding type.
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
The two men in particular really brought the male perspectives across well.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It was emotional as all books of this genre are, but my main feeling was frustration because it was obvious how the story would go.
Any additional comments?
Julie Kagawa is a good writer. I discovered that when I read her Iron Fae series, which insidentally, I hope Audible gets soon. But it seems she's another Author who can't break away from the formula established by Stephanie Meyer of one girl being torn between two guys. If that doesn't bother you, then this book is great. For my part, much as I enjoyed it, I live for the day when Authors of this genre will do something original. Although I'll read the next book and probably enjoy it, it's depressing when you can already predict the story.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful