Talon by Julie Kagawa
Talon series, book one
Harlequin Teen, 2014
owned in personal collection
Here there be dragons.
Why did I wait so long to read this book? I love dragons. My earliest book memories are of reading McCaffrey's Harper Hall trilogy (starting with Dragonsong) so reading about dragons is pretty much in my blood. Plus I love Kagawa's writing style so this was a major win.
Dragons hiding in plain sight - disguised as humans. A secret organization of dragons plotting world domination. An even more secret organization of human dragon hunters. What?! What a great premise for a book series. Plus, you add teenage hormones into the mix? Win.
I was fascinated by the way that the members of Talon (the dragon organization) integrated dragon sleepers into human society. As the book unfolded, you also got to learn more about the different factions of dragons they created, chameleons, vipers, etc... and I'm dying to learn more about them. I'm hoping that Kagawa delves deeper into that as the series continues. I'm equally as curious to learn more about how St. George (the dragon hunter organization) raises and trains its operatives.
This book sucked me right in and I'm happily now working my way through book two, Rogue. I'll let you all know if book two lives up to the first!