REVIEW: Destiny Kills (Myth & Magic Book #1)


Title: Destiny Kills
Author: Keri Arthur
Type: Kobo e-book
Pages: 336
Published: 28th October 2008

3 Stars

I enjoyed this book, it was a quick and easy read, had a great concept but maybe needed a few parts of it expanded a little.

Destiny woke up on an Oregon beach beside a dead man with little memory of who she is or why she is there.  All she knows is that she needs to wait for dawn to perform a ceremony to dispose of his body.  She also knows that she needs to keep moving and needs to get to Maine.

Once Egan’s body is disposed of in the dawn ceremony, Destiny takes off and ends up playing chicken with Trae, who is Egan’s brother. Trae is a thief with a sexy, knowing grin and a secret agenda of his own.

By the second or third chapter it becomes known to Destiny that she is a Sea Dragon who managed to escape from a lab in Scotland who kept her captive for over 10 years with her mother, Egan and a bunch of children.

Trae and Destiny are both strong and independent characters, desire pulls them together even though both are trying to go achieve their own goals. I liked that when they finally got romantic in this book, even though descriptive it wasn’t full of vulgar terminology.

I would have liked to more about what happened in the laboratory and more about her friends with benefits relationship with Egan.  Sometimes this book lacked depth of emotion, to wake up next to a dead man and not be bothered, to have both your parents die and only be “grief-stricken” for a couple of days, to fall for someone in a very short space of time and not show any issues at being touched or ill-effects from the 10 years of being a science experiment.  I would have liked more detail into how the air dragon part of her fit into the equation.

I loved the whole sea dragons and air dragons concept, it was a refreshing change, I enjoyed how it tied to the Loch Ness Monster stories, it was a nice touch. It’s a lovely story, with enough action and passion to hold my interest.

I have started book two, and am now being immersed into the world of Trae’s sister Mercy, it will be interesting to see how this one goes 🙂

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