4/5 stars on Goodreads
|Battle Bond by Lindsay Buroker|
Battle Bond is the second book in Buroker’s Death Before Dragons series. It starts almost right after the first book with references to it and the aftermath still going on. Val is as sarcastic and kickass as ever, but her sessions with the therapist are starting to have a hold. She even goes to yoga, although that doesn’t end well. Zav the dragon is his arrogant self, but he starts to warm up to Val a little. We also learn that dragons are perfectly capable of relationships in their human form, which gives hope for a future romance between Zav and Val. There is some build-up to it in this book, but nothing major yet.
The plot is full action from the start. A new dragon shows up, killing humans, and both Val’s boss and Zav want him gone. And a group of shifters is harassing Val’s weapons supplier, so she’s helping her too. Neither task goes well. Val gets her ass handed to her many times before everything is solved. Luckily she heals fast. However, the way she deals with the dragon causes a rift between her and Zav, which might spell trouble for her in the future. I can’t wait to read what happens next.