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The Dragon Kings

Written by: Kimberly Loth
Narrated by: Angela Rysk
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Aspen doesn't know how to behave in front of the shifter dragon king...And the consequences are deadly. But, Aspen, never one to fear much of anything, tells him to get lost. If she knew who he was, she might act differently. But to her, Sid is just a reminder of a past she’d rather forget.

Sid won’t leave Aspen alone, because she’s the one girl that might be able to help save him and the rest of the dragons. He hadn’t planned on falling love....

The complete 5 book series included in this box set!

©2017 Kimberly Loth (P)2019 Kimberly Loth

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  • Lisa Maher
  • 2019-09-14

Great YA series!

I really loved this series when I read it several year ago and had been wanting to read it again. Due to time constraints and travel for work, I decided to try the Audiobooks and I wasn’t disappointed! I had forgotten how much I enjoyed these characters and the world Kimberly Loth created. I definitely recommend this series to anyone and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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  • ckl
  • 2019-09-13

Young Adult Collection

The Dragon Kings collection is for you if you enjoy fantasy and young love on a mission/journey to save the world. The first books are focused on the main "couple"while the last 2 wrap up the story line with characters that played a role from the start. There are no instances of graphic language/scenes so appropriate for mid to late teens. This collection puts a lot of "responsibility" on and authority with very young characters so it was hard for me as an reader in my 40s to get immersed in the story. Definitely will appeal to young adult readers. I would recommend it to my niece.

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  • Montzalee Wittmann
  • 2019-08-17

Great fantasy, adventure, & romance!

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The Dragon Kings by Kimberly Loth
The Dragon Kings: Box Set (Dragon Kings, #1-5)
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Montzalee Wittmann's reviewAug 17, 2019 · edit
really liked it

The Dragon Kings 5 book collection by Kimberly Loth and narrated by Angela Rysk are books I requested and the review is voluntary.
1. Obsidian- This starts out giving the overview of the characters, basic Dragon rules and hints at more dangerous ones, and interactions of the characters. Obsidian becomes the new King of all dragons when his father suddenly decides to retire early. His brother is his mentor, which means he has the job of teaching him about human life. Obsidian has to spend 10 years as a human before he is crowned. He is not to become involved with girls too. Too late! He ends up pretending to be a high school senior. Lots of interesting characters introduced.
A dragon is killing people. The girl Obsidian likes, Aspen, goes into the field to take pictures of dragons. She is putting herself in danger.
Obsidian starts breaking more rules for Aspen, his girl. Him being King does not make him above the law. 4/5
2.Aspen - This book is more intense and because more know about the binding marks on Obsidian and Aspen they must come up with a plan that keeps them alive. They come up with one but before they can finish, things go sideways! I liked this one more. Much more exciting and interesting. 5/5.
3. Valentine - This is how Aspen's sister, Hazel, meets Val while on a plane home to hunt for her missing brother. Hazel is totally opposite of her sister and has no love of dragons. She also doesn't want a commitment. But it is a long flight from Hawaii! Lots of action, tension, and intrigue going on in here. Besides trying to find what happened to their brother, there is still a man eating Dragon on the loose!
There is also the start of the Dragon war. Two black dragons have come forward. The ancients told of three black dragons to defeat the North white witch!
The ending was a nice surprise! 4/5.
4. Skye - In the book Skye, Aspen and Hazel's brother finally showing up. He was with Skye. Skye had turned colors and she had questions so she wanted to travel to find some older dragons. Rowen, the missing brother, is thought to be dead by the family. Meanwhile Skye and Rowen were not having fun and got too close for comfort to the white witch! The war is really starting to rumble! Skye and Rowen's romance is slow to come to a boil! 4/5.
5. Kings- This book is the exciting and challenging war between Dragon and witch, and dragons and humans. The aftermath of the war, who made it through, who didn't, and what happened to those who survived. A good ending to the books. 5/5

Overall- I enjoyed the world building, the great characters, and the dialogue. The plot was pretty good too. The books were all 4-5 stars.
What was a big downfall was the narration.Rowen sounded similar to one of the munchkins on The Wizard of Oz! All the female sounded the same so I just had to go by the author's clues. The child Dragon sounded like Rowen a bit so it was crazy at times. The others two men sounded the same. I have listened to this narrator before and she was very good, unsure and won't guess the problem here. The problem was not enough of an issue for me to stop just annoying at times.

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  • Karen P
  • 2019-07-23

Amazing series. Great movie potential!

Each book in the series hooked me more and more. I couldn’t wait to hear what was going to happen!! The character interactions were so believable. The descriptions of the dragons and their colors are something I want to see on the big screen. My favorite characters were Aspen and Runa. The ups and downs of the story are amazing because it is fantasy but yet very relateable.

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  • Katie Cherry
  • 2019-11-01

A must-read!

Seriously great series, and a pretty dang good narrator! Highly recommend. I love love loved it! ❤️

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  • John
  • 2019-10-21

An entertaining paranormal YA romance and adventure series with dragons

The Dragon Kings is an entertaining paranormal YA romance and adventure series that should appeal to fans of dragons and books like Twilight. The series includes five books which can be read independently, but work better as a series.

There were some unanswered questions I was left with and pieces of the puzzle that didn’t quite fit when I finished the series. I also did not always like the characters, and I sometimes questioned their actions, but overall I enjoyed the books.

Recommended for teen and adult readers who enjoy YA novels. Contains violence, talk about rape, and mild sexual situations.

The narrator of the audiobooks has a pleasant voice and does a nice job. Her male voices can use some work though, and she sounds so cheerful that sometimes it makes it hard to take the darker parts of the story too seriously.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Fun with Four
  • 2019-10-20

The Dragon Kings boxed set

The Dragon King is a wonderful fun filled wonderfully narrated adventure! I enjoy the series, and the narrator Angela Rysk did a wonderful job.

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  • Betty Hayes
  • 2019-10-17

Not bad but not the greatest…

This was interesting especially for what I would consider young adult material. It was a definite different twist on a Dragon shifter romance. There was enough mystery and action to keep it interesting. It didn't exactly put me to sleep but I will admit that for an avid reader like myself. I could not help but see issues with the story. It might be my age. I do not know. I'm guessing that a younger audience it preteen teenager whatever would not really analyze it too much but it seemed like to me that there were spots where the author started to have a certain story arc and then just dropped off like she got sidetracked or something. There were certain parts of it that did not fit together quite well like during one of the Queens testing the fire dragons gave her the ability to supposedly carry the seed of her carrying her mate. Yet nowhere in the story doesn't mention any halfbreed human dragons and another part of the story they say something about wanting to consult or inform the main characters parents of her new status as Queen but yet there's no mention of that conversation with the parents. I personally would've liked to have witnessed the parents reaction to your 18-year-old daughter is now Queen of the Dragon shifter's. There are a number of plot holes. I won't go into because I'm not big on spoilers interviews but even with all that I do have to give the story props and being very interesting on a new twist of Dragon shifter human interaction. I think with a little bit of effort. This could have been an ongoing and possibly very entertaining series for me personally. There was quite a bit of things mentioned and left unfinished and I'm just a stickler for those sort of details you know another thing that I had trouble with this supposedly the main character is 500 years old and I'm well aware that immortals can fall in love with younger people because their morals so time in ages different and out everything but when it comes to leading his people. I find it a little strange. The 500-year-old Dragon has the mentality of a young teenager when it comes to his own people that he has to basically consult an 18-year-old human. I do appreciate that is very equality centric when it comes to the male and female dynamic. I thought for one am not very fond of the caveman chauvinistic way of things is just one of those things. It bugged me in certain spots is why is this 18-year-old human having to tell this Dragon who is supposedly well Dragon shifter who is supposedly many many many many years. Her senior to slow down to she having to come up with his strategies not saying that he shouldn't consult her. I just thought it was a little strange and they talk about the Royal or possible Royal dragons having all this training in so on and so forth. They yet when it came down the things he was sort of hiding behind the barely adult human girls skirts. It was just a pet peeve. That being said, I did very much enjoy the adventures and the concepts and even though I did find a few things that made me gnash my teeth and talk back to the computer screen like really the can, in my opinion, the author gave these characters some great of abilities and with a little more effort. This could have been more of an epic story. She didn't come up with some awesome concepts like the power-sharing between the Queens of the dragons and the abilities that she came up with for the dragons were awesome. I was just a little disappointed that though they were given all these abilities at an basically had opportunities for great epic adventure. There were several parts where they were like all while I forgot I could do that… Really? Also the books themselves had like rushed feel to them like she started to have one idea that couldn't make up her mind. So she went in several different directions with the plot in my opinion anyways. But as I said, even with all that I would definitely recommend reading it, at least once if you're fond of dragons because of your little girl who was once fond of dragons or you're still fond of dragons. It is a decent read as far as fantasy goes, there is not much sexual next to it so it will be perfectly safe in my opinion for preteens, which is more than I can say for some other so-called materials out there for that age group. On to my opinion of the narration I was not really fond of the way this narrator narrated this book. Some of her interpretations of the voices, especially the brother was annoying. She made him sound like a four-year-old kindergartner when he was supposed to be an 18-year-old boy. This is one of those instances where I believe this book would have benefited much more if they had had a male narrator to do the male voices of the main characters. This is one of these books with not only female hair heroin main characters but also hero characters that are male. I believe in this instance. This book would've been much better had they had a male person to read the mail parts as they have done with some other books I've listened to because in my opinion one of the things that made this a little bit tough to get through was not so much my issues with the story itself, but with having to listen to the narrator try her damnedest to do multiple male voices. She ended up making one of my favorite character concept of with the story sound like a four-year-old kindergartner when he was supposed to be a fully grown 18-year-old man it was, it became sort of annoying. Towards the end of the story when the character himself matured and involved, and the narrator continued to read him in that sort of voice. Also, I don't know whether it was a scripting issue or what, but there were several instances where she had reversed the genders and the names of the characters it was slightly confusing to figure out who was who and who she was talking about in certain spots. This could've been a scripting error or a miss rate I do not know, but there again. This is one of those things where I think they should sit down with their narrators and make sure that they know how to pronounce things and make sure that they have a better understanding of the script because there were more than two or three occasions as occurred. Yet even with all that I say again, I would at least recommend this as a possible wants read because it is a very interesting concept on Dragon shifter and human interactions. If you've ever been fond of dragons

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-10-03

Come on

While the books were amazing and you cannot edit the series there for you at least have to start a new one we need to know what happens with Val and Hazel’s kids Romans guys can sit and aspens kids what happened with the two new Dragon race to Purple and greens did they find any canyon dragons or arctic dragons you left and a major cliffhanger and you have to continue

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  • tina buchanan
  • 2019-10-02

The three kings prophesy comes true.

I got this audio guidebook from the author for an honest review. I love this series, I listen to it over and over again. It is full of action and adventure.It start with Obsidian turning King and all his challenges,then goes to Aspen,who loves him and all dragons and wants to keep him safe. Then goes to Valentine turning King and the realization that the three kings prophesy is coming true and the search for the third king begins. Then Sky turns king and they realize the war has already begun, then the last book the Kings they fight the war and the war resolves. Get the series and find out more about what happens in each story.