Light of Dawn is Book 2 of The Crucible Series by Angela Colsin, an independent author I have recently found.
The Blurb: Hired to find a curse box, the draconian mercenary, Ulric Dra’Kai, is directed to seek out the human Charlotte Mulligan who’ll lead him to his ultimate goal. Expecting to get information from her with ease, Ulric instead meets a determined mortal who refuses to be intimidated—and draws him in like no other.
As that attraction grows, he comes to believe Charlotte may be his destined mate, but there’s a problem—he’s immortal, making that impossible. Answers could possibly lie in the dormant supernatural side of Charlotte’s lineage, but getting them proves difficult when vampires are out for her blood.
Charlotte thought she was an ordinary human living an average life until receiving an odd package in the mail containing a unique trinket box. Soon after, she’s attacked by vampires and swept up in a hunt by a dangerous but attractive stranger who not only reveals the truth of the supernatural world, but also informs her that she’s a part of it.
Trying to survive while her life is coming apart, a passion for the draconian protecting her sparks to life, one she has to guard her heart against when being mortal makes a union between them difficult, if not impossible.
My thoughts: I enjoyed this book, even more than Book 1 of the series (Blue Moon, previously reviewed). We meet Ulric and his sidekick, Isaac, in Blue Moon and this book is Ulric’s story. Ulric is a Draconian, a descendent of humans mixed with the blood of one of five Dragon Houses. Charlotte is a mortal at the beginning of the story, but there is more to her than being a mere mortal. Ulric is hired to find a mysterious mystical item and runs into Charlotte by way of a divination made to him by a supernatural being. Adventures ensue from there. Needless to say, Charlotte is not exactly what Ulric expects. He thinks he is boss but she shows him that she is not a pushover. I like a strong heroine and I really enjoyed that aspect of their relationship. Adventures fighting vampires, each other (and themselves) all make for an interesting story worth reading.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.