The Rogue King (Inferno Rising) by Abigail Owen
She was spirited, resourceful, and full of surprises! I loved Kasia. She knew exactly who and what she was, she knew of the “other world” (shifters and magic) she also knew the dangers, (her mother had been killed at an early age, and had instilled the need to be wary and cautious) her mother had sent her daughters away from each other with the aid of magic, she was being hunted by a dragon king who had heard of the legend “he who mates a Phoenix will rule all the dragon houses” and he wanted Kasia’s mother. Being thwarted, he now has his sights on acquiring Kasia (he doesn’t know about her sisters)….
Brand wants justice, he wants revenge. He’s had to wait a long time for both, but with his new mission, all his hard work will soon pay off. But meeting Kasia, he doesn’t want to hand her over, he wants to keep her, and maybe just maybe, he will be able to claim his revenge and his place in dragon world.
I liked this story, Kasia and Brand were a good match. Both were alone, not trusting anyone, both looking for justice.
And we see more of the world that the dragons live in, and the “mad king” (he’s been around a long time, and if you don’t mate, you go mad and start to decompose)