ARC Review: "Dragon's Prize" (Dragons Awaken, #2) by Maya Starling

Dragon's Prize by Maya Starling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

“A simple vow for a complicated fate. Life and love proven through blood and flame. Choices changing destinies on a dime.”

After slaying the dragon and “rescuing” Olivia, Crown Prince Magnus will settle for no one but her as his bride - his final challenge to overcome before becoming King Magnus, Dragon Slayer.

Through trials of blood, fire, and death, Kaden has broken the curse confining him to a dragon’s form for over a century. With fire brewing inside him, he struggles to reach his beloved Olivia in time to save her - and his own sanity.

Unsure of the fate of her dragon, Olivia is consumed with grief. She consents to wed the prince in order to save the lives of her family. His advances push her to take her destiny into her own hands.

But trouble stirs deep in the woods, as an old enemy seeks to rectify a curse broken. The prize of a life earned must be stripped away again… permanently.



I received an e-ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

One of the great parts of knowing the story is that you can also be surprised. "Dragon's Prize" picks up from the point after the ending of the first book. Olivia has to move into the capital not knowing what has truly happened to Kaden, her love.

But Magnus the Prince has sinister plans for her and she will need the help of new friends in order to survive. The arrival of a witch and her daughter doesn't help at all.
I liked how expanded the story became in contrast with the draft I had read on Wattpad. There's diversity, cultural references and romance!

Also a dragon; you can't miss him no matter what happens! I truly enjoyed the sequel and I am anxious to see what will happen, if there'll be a sequel.

About the author:

Maya Starling is a writer, a geek, an animal lover and a gamer. She has lived the life of a magus, an oracle, a goth mortician, a star wars rebel. She has led many lives, sitting at a table, and rolling those dice away.

In reality, she lives with her wife and their adorable little boy, and of course two rescue cats, in a small country of Croatia. Reading and writing are her passion, so you will often find her typing away a new story, or eyes glued to the screen of her phone or a page of a book.