The Traitor (Fire’s Edge Series) book 5 by Abigail Owen
Decades ago, rogue dragon shifter Rune Abaddon took a stand against the decaying, corrupt systems governing their people. He now uses his bad-ass reputation to protect the innocent as it all comes crashing down. But he’s pushed the limits one too many times. His hideout is destroyed, his few allies are scattered and hiding, and the Alliance has placed a dead-or-alive bounty on his head, making him the most wanted dragon in the western hemisphere.
And then the most enticing woman he’s ever met barges into his mountain, demanding an audience.
Hadyn Reece’s future was ripped away long ago. The man fated to be her mate was murdered alongside her parents before Hadyn was old enough to be turned, leaving her to be raised and trained by her dead mate’s parents in the dragon shifter world. Now, the Alliance has come for the only family she has left. It’s a good thing she was raised by dragons, because the only one who can help her save them is a traitor she’d be smart to fear.
Especially when his dragon decides she’s theirs.
Publication date 16/8/2021
I’ve waited (sort of) patiently for Rune Abbadon’s book for a while now, and it was well worth the wait. We’ve known about Rune since the first book, in fact he’s been mentioned (and possibly appeared) in the spin off series (Inferno Rising Series) He’s a rogue dragon that defies the alliance, and he’s been a thorn in the The High King’s side for some time! But in this book we find out more about the man/dragon. We already know he’s a snarly, lone Wolf! An enigma. But he was once part of the infamous Huracáns team. So what happens for him to go rogue? We know he’s taking mates that are destined to other dragons! Why? It’s all to do with a theory he worked out. But no one really believed him, so going rogue was his only option!
Hadyn is such a complex character. Definitely human, brought up by dragons after her parents and their son died. Teaching her all there was to know about dragon kind. She’s a human meant to be a mate for a dragon. And after losing her adoptive parents to a rogue seeking team, she’s now looking for help. Her dragon father told her of a dragon that could help her. But when she finds him, he’s not that helpful! In fact he doesn’t trust her at all!!
His dragon is very interested in the little human (Hadyn) but Rune doesn’t let anyone get too close. And so an uneasy truce/alliance is formed. Spending time with Hadyn is very distracting for Rune, he’s usually not interested in females. But this one is crawling under his skin with her constant questions, attitude and determination. Maybe he ought to suggest a no strings affair whilst he helps her?!
I love these stories. It’s easily read on its own, but read in order just gives the book more depth. We see how and why Rune is so closed off. There is also a lot of action (running from rogue hunting squads) The attraction between these two is just hot. But he knows she can never really be his. She belonged to someone else, and a fated mate only gets one chance, so trying to mate with Hadyn could cause her death!
We catch up with previous couples, we also get more info on what’s happening with the Alliance. And when a bounty is placed on Rune’s head it places everyone he cares about in danger!
There is so much going on, death of a beloved couple. Fights for freedom and rescue missions. It doesn’t let up!!
I’m recommending this book, but I’m also asking that you read the others as well. You won’t be sorry. The pace, the passion and the story is just one you’ll want to read again and again.