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He’s a dragon intent on saving his people from destruction by the Fearghall and she is a wolf who blames the dragon for the deaths of her brother and mother. They’re true mates, but will that be enough to overcome ancient prophecies, debilitating visions and a dragon’s fire? When Erik, the only living dragon shifter, and prince of the Ean, killed her brother, Ciara was left He’s a dragon intent on saving his people from destruction by the Fearghall and she is a wolf who blames the dragon for the deaths of her brother and mother. They’re true mates, but will that be enough to overcome ancient prophecies, debilitating visions and a dragon’s fire? When Erik, the only living dragon shifter, and prince of the Ean, killed her brother, Ciara was left alone to face her prophetic dreams. Now, in order to find the wolves’ sacred stone and save all the Chrechte from destruction, she needs her enemy’s help. Erik was only protecting the children of his people, but that day in the forest left a mark on him as well. Controlling his dragon’s fire is the most difficult thing he’s ever done—until he and Ciara are forced to face not only their shared tumultuous past, but a hallowed bond stronger than they realize. As avowed enemies and predestined mates, their quest ushers them into a world of great danger, and a passion hotter than the dragon’s fire.


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He’s a dragon intent on saving his people from destruction by the Fearghall and she is a wolf who blames the dragon for the deaths of her brother and mother. They’re true mates, but will that be enough to overcome ancient prophecies, debilitating visions and a dragon’s fire? When Erik, the only living dragon shifter, and prince of the Ean, killed her brother, Ciara was left He’s a dragon intent on saving his people from destruction by the Fearghall and she is a wolf who blames the dragon for the deaths of her brother and mother. They’re true mates, but will that be enough to overcome ancient prophecies, debilitating visions and a dragon’s fire? When Erik, the only living dragon shifter, and prince of the Ean, killed her brother, Ciara was left alone to face her prophetic dreams. Now, in order to find the wolves’ sacred stone and save all the Chrechte from destruction, she needs her enemy’s help. Erik was only protecting the children of his people, but that day in the forest left a mark on him as well. Controlling his dragon’s fire is the most difficult thing he’s ever done—until he and Ciara are forced to face not only their shared tumultuous past, but a hallowed bond stronger than they realize. As avowed enemies and predestined mates, their quest ushers them into a world of great danger, and a passion hotter than the dragon’s fire.

30 review for Dragon's Moon

  1. 4 out of 5

    Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️

    This book bordered on boring IMO, which was hugely disappointing. I absolutely loved the first three novels in this series, but this one just fell flat for me. Ciara and Eirik totally lacked whatever spark that Emily/Lachlan and Talorc/Abigail and Niall/Gaire had, which was a bummer because there was so much potential. And the whole subplot involving Mairi and Lais just bored me to tears. I'll still read the next installment, but I won't be pre-ordering it like this one. I'll wait patiently for This book bordered on boring IMO, which was hugely disappointing. I absolutely loved the first three novels in this series, but this one just fell flat for me. Ciara and Eirik totally lacked whatever spark that Emily/Lachlan and Talorc/Abigail and Niall/Gaire had, which was a bummer because there was so much potential. And the whole subplot involving Mairi and Lais just bored me to tears. I'll still read the next installment, but I won't be pre-ordering it like this one. I'll wait patiently for it to come available for trade on PBS. Honestly, I'm hoping this one was just a fluke and that the next one will be better.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Carmel (Rabid Reads)

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads Dragon's Moon was my first Paranormal Historical Romance book and I'm happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised! The period writing style and Scottish dialogue took some getting used to but once I adjusted it was easy to get sucked in by this remarkable story. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with sexy Highlanders, dragons and wolves! I haven't read the other three installments in Lucy Monroe's Children of the Moon series but luckily for me, that didn't seem to matter Reviewed by: Rabid Reads Dragon's Moon was my first Paranormal Historical Romance book and I'm happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised! The period writing style and Scottish dialogue took some getting used to but once I adjusted it was easy to get sucked in by this remarkable story. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with sexy Highlanders, dragons and wolves! I haven't read the other three installments in Lucy Monroe's Children of the Moon series but luckily for me, that didn't seem to matter. This novel easily stands on its own and has convinced me that I need check out the other books. I enjoyed the mythology surrounding the Chrechte and thought that Monroe did an excellent job of distinguishing the three shifter clans by elaborating on their various beliefs, histories and abilities. I also liked how she connected the two main characters via a past event. It added context to the story and went a long way in explaining the initial hostility between Ciara and Eirik. The historical aspect of this novel helped add a bit of fact to a predominantly fictional story. I enjoyed learning about the Scottish clans and the battle for the throne. These elements made the Children of the Moon universe feel all the more real. Ciara is an amazing character and I was easily able to understand her reasoning for not wanting to get close to anyone. With a past like hers, I completely get why she closed her heart to everyone. Thank goodness for her adoptive parents, Talorc and Abigail, because without their love and understanding Ciara would have probably been only a shell of a person. I enjoyed watching her take baby steps towards learning how to trust and love again. When she finally acknowledges that she's a Sinclair I cried right along side the other characters. It was such a touching moment and a big stepping stone in Ciara's road to healing. I adored the slow burn relationship between the two protagonists; there's definitely no insta-love happening in this romance which is a major pet peeve of mine so I'm glad that Monroe avoided that whole scenario. I really enjoyed watching Ciara put Eirik in his place over and over again. Just because he's a dragon, a prince and the protector of his people doesn't mean that he gets to walk around with a sense of entitlement. However, once the seeds of love started growing their true mates status became obvious. By the end, Eirik's people no longer came first which is perhaps not the best attitude to adopt as a leader but in my eyes love should always come first so I was ecstatic about his attitude shift. Plus, Ciara deserves no less! Lucy Monroe has a new fan! Dragon's Moon is overflowing with action, adventure and of course, steamy romance. And just to reiterate: you can't go wrong with sexy Highlanders, dragons and wolves!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Debra Taylor

    Awesome addition to the Children Of The Moon series. The fourth story in this series features Eirik ( dragon / raven shifter) & Ciara ( wolf shifter) . Ciara was traumatized after watching her beloved brother getting incinerated by a dragon after he & his friend threatened two young raven shifters. After her mother kills herself that same night a despondant Ciara is sent to foster with the Sinclair clan ( Talorc & Abigail from Moon Craving ) . Fast forward several years to a grown up but guarded Awesome addition to the Children Of The Moon series. The fourth story in this series features Eirik ( dragon / raven shifter) & Ciara ( wolf shifter) . Ciara was traumatized after watching her beloved brother getting incinerated by a dragon after he & his friend threatened two young raven shifters. After her mother kills herself that same night a despondant Ciara is sent to foster with the Sinclair clan ( Talorc & Abigail from Moon Craving ) . Fast forward several years to a grown up but guarded Ciara coming face to face with the man she blames for both her brother & mother's deaths. Prince Eirik was only protecting his people that fateful day. Yet he regrets taking the lives of his fellow Crecht. No matter how vile their actions. Most of all he regrets the fear that he believes will prevent a mating between him & Ciara. However, his first duty is to his people. Ciara & Eirik fight the powerful attraction that rages between them. She because of her vow never to love again. He because of his mistrust as well as his duty to the Ean. Ciara is a seer who is being haunted by her visions to the point of collapse. It is discovered that she is a direct decsendent of the Royal family & a rare kelle, the keeper of the Faolchie Chridhe sacred stone of the Faol . Led by Ciara's visions, she & her dragon embark on a quest to find the sacred stone & save the Faol from the coming disaster. Along the way they find love, forgiveness & acceptance. I loved this emotionally riveting tale of romance between enemies. The various sub-plots between other characters kept the story interesting. This fast paced adventure gave me two of my favorite elements for a great read : Highlanders & shifters. Eirik & Ciara's story was so amazing & heartfelt that I could not put this book down . I loved reading about the Chrecht history. I am curious as to when Monroe will finally give us a story with the missing Paindeal ( cat shifters) . Although, thanks to the teasing excerpt at the end, I am already dying to read Warrior's Moon, the next book in the series coming in March 2013 . Sounds like a second chance at love story. Goody! My favorite kind of story. I can't wait. A flying five stars for Dragon's Moon!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Melindeeloo

    3.5 stars - I have read all of Monroe's Children of the Moon books and have liked her wolf shifter romances set in medieval Scotland enough to stick with the series even though there were some pretty long waits between the first few. I have also liked that recently Monroe had expanded her world to include avian shifters, but her leading man this time topped them all – Dragon shifter. In a kilt. Need I say more? Said kilted dragon shifter, Eirik, and his leading lady, Ciara – a wolf shifter plague 3.5 stars - I have read all of Monroe's Children of the Moon books and have liked her wolf shifter romances set in medieval Scotland enough to stick with the series even though there were some pretty long waits between the first few. I have also liked that recently Monroe had expanded her world to include avian shifters, but her leading man this time topped them all – Dragon shifter. In a kilt. Need I say more? Said kilted dragon shifter, Eirik, and his leading lady, Ciara – a wolf shifter plagued by prophetic dreams - have a tremendous conflict to overcome. Despite being drawn to each other by a mystical mate connection, Ciara has vowed never to love again, determined protect her heart from the anguish of loosing anyone else she cares for - and Eirik's actions were the catalyst that cost Ciara her brother and her mother. That conflict doesn't really end up being an issue for the pair though, and while I enjoyed the interactions between the pair, and much as I like mate bonds, that bond does most of the heavy lifting in smoothing the way to the 'happily ever after' and, as a result, Dragon's Moon didn't end up being the best of the series in the romance department. Part of the reason for that might have been that Ciara and Eirik's relationship had to share space with a secondary romance between eagle shifter Lais, who doesn't feel he deserves a mate after his actions in the previous book - I did like this little side story though. From the perspective of the series arc, I am excited by the prospect of cat shifters (and possibly a griffin shifter) being added into the mix and I am happy to see that it looks like there is not too long a wait until the next book,Warrior's Moon. and there's a short story coming 'soonish' as well.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dottie

    Do not miss this one! Taken from my review at RomanceJunkies.com: Faol wolf-shifter Ciara had lost her father and her mother had become just a shell of herself, not speaking, just sitting and staring at the walls. So Ciara and her brother, Galen, were there for each other. However, lately Galen, influenced by his evil friend Luag and hunted for the Ean, who, although raven shifters, were also part of her people. Following her brother and Luag on a hunt one day, she watched as they tormented two E Do not miss this one! Taken from my review at RomanceJunkies.com: Faol wolf-shifter Ciara had lost her father and her mother had become just a shell of herself, not speaking, just sitting and staring at the walls. So Ciara and her brother, Galen, were there for each other. However, lately Galen, influenced by his evil friend Luag and hunted for the Ean, who, although raven shifters, were also part of her people. Following her brother and Luag on a hunt one day, she watched as they tormented two Ean children. Just as she was about to come out of hiding and intervene, a magnificent dragon swooped out of the sky and turned Galen and Luag to ashes with his dragon fire right in front of her eyes. She had left Luag’s ashes to the animals in the woods, but had taken Galen’s ashes and spread them. The day after Ciara told her mother about Galen, Ciara found her in her bedroom with his wrists slit. Having lost her whole family, she was taken in by Lord Talorc and his wife Abigail, leaving her home with the Donegal clan to live with the Sinclairs. She has prophetic dreams and lately, she has dreamt of the wolves’ sacred stone, which she needs to find so she can save all of her people, the Chrechte, from destruction. To do that, she needs the help of the last person she wants to ask…Eirik. Eirik is the prince of the Eans and he is also the only remaining dragon shifter. He has only killed two people in his life and it still haunts him. Not having his fire under control, he had incinerated Galen and Luag when he found them about to kill two of the children Eans. He knows that unless his clan joins the Sinclairs, they will soon become extinct. So he leads his people to the site of their new clan during the night just in time to save Ciara’s life. Due to her grief, she has been unable to eat very little and is weakened. Watching from the top of the tower to get a glimpse of the newcomers, she sees Eirik in the lead, believing he cannot see her. But with his excellent eyesight, the two soon lock glances. Standing in her weakened state, she gets dizzy and falls from the tower. Seeing what is happening, Eirik swiftly changes into dragon form and flies to her rescue. Although she at first blames Eirik for her brother’s death, she soon comes to realize that her brother brought it on himself, but that does not lessen her grief. However, she cannot deny her attraction to the sexy dragon-shifter, but tries to fight it. Since the death of her family, she has vowed to never love anyone else, for fear of losing them and having to undergo that same devastating grief once again. Acknowledged adversaries, Eirik and Ciara are also preordained mates and, as they work together, their mission soon leads them into danger and immersed in sizzling hot passion. Can they get beyond their pasts to have a future together? An exciting read, DRAGON’S MOON, the fourth book in bestselling author Lucy Monroe’s CHILDREN OF THE MOON series, is a passionate paranormal historical romance that will keep you engrossed. Although I have not read the first three books in this series, it was not a problem. However, after reading DRAGON’S MOON, I may have to remedy this situation. Even though I was rooting for Eirik and Ciara, who have a great deal of sexual chemistry, to get together, I completely understood her fear of getting close to anyone. The slow buildup of their relationship only added depth to the story and made the whole relationship more realistic, especially considering their pasts. Fortunately, with the help of her adoptive parents, Ciara was slowly able to learn to love again. Sexy highlanders, dragons, wolves, danger, clever repartee, mythology, passion, mystery, romance and love combine to give readers a beautifully written story that they will want to read more than once. A definite keeper! If you enjoy this story, you may want to also check out the first three books in this delightful series; MOON AWAKENING, MOON CRAVING and MOON BURNING. I look forward to reading the next book in this series, WARRIOR MOON, due out in March 2013. In the meantime, do not miss Ms. Monroe’s current novel DRAGON’S MOON. I highly recommend it! Dottie, RomanceJunkies.com

  6. 5 out of 5

    The Window Seat

    I just love fantasy and paranormal books. In this book, Dragon's Moon, I got the best of both worlds. Eirik is a dragon shifter and a prince responsible for the safety of his people. As leader, he is forced to make a brutal decision. He needs to give up his leadership in order to save his people. Because of a terrible mistake he made as a young dragon that resulted in the death of two wolves, but saved his cousin's life, Eirik feels that this sacrifice is the least he can do. He needs his people I just love fantasy and paranormal books. In this book, Dragon's Moon, I got the best of both worlds. Eirik is a dragon shifter and a prince responsible for the safety of his people. As leader, he is forced to make a brutal decision. He needs to give up his leadership in order to save his people. Because of a terrible mistake he made as a young dragon that resulted in the death of two wolves, but saved his cousin's life, Eirik feels that this sacrifice is the least he can do. He needs his people to separate and to become a part of the clans of shifters throughout the Highlands. Eirik and a third of his people go to the Clan Sinclair where Eirik will submit to the leadership of his friend Talorc, but still be the prince his people need. For the full review, please go to http://thewindowseat13.blogspot.com/2...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sheila Schwartz

    I once read the words "an enigma of personalities" and this totally describes Lucy Monroe's characters Eirick and Clara in her fourth installment of "The Children of the Moon" series! Ms. Monroe writes so clear and vivid that the two protagonists journey toward love envelops you so that you cheer, cry and sigh with Eirick and Clara through hurt and misunderstanding and finally to their bond as truemates! Don't miss this series or just this book and root along with us on the journey of their unde I once read the words "an enigma of personalities" and this totally describes Lucy Monroe's characters Eirick and Clara in her fourth installment of "The Children of the Moon" series! Ms. Monroe writes so clear and vivid that the two protagonists journey toward love envelops you so that you cheer, cry and sigh with Eirick and Clara through hurt and misunderstanding and finally to their bond as truemates! Don't miss this series or just this book and root along with us on the journey of their understanding and acceptance of each other!! Ms. Monroe writes books that hold your attention and enfolds you in the action!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kelley

    WOW, this book got me on so many different emotions. The ability that Lucy has of taking you into her world and letting you feel as if your are actually part of the storyline. This series is amazing! I honestly hate when I get to the end of each book ...why...because I am not ready for it to be over for me. I almost envy a reader who has not started yet so that they can read one book right after the other.... loved loved loved it.!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lizzie

    I enjoyed this book. The intrigue and danger from the first page hooked me in. and it wouldn't let go. One of the best things for me was watching both Erik and Ciara grow, and learn to forgive their pasts. I don't think I will follow through with this series, but will definitely recommend this book,

  10. 5 out of 5

    Deelylah Mullin

    Great story full of Gaelic, men in kilts, and shapeshifters! What more could a girl ask for? Full review 9/11/12 at twimom227.com .

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    I love Eirik and Ciara, now I just need to read the rest of the series ; ), can't believe I read this out of order!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Robbin

    I love this series can't wait for the next one :)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lavada Dee

    I really am enjoying this series. Can't wait for the next story to come out.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Davie

    Fourth in the Children of the Moon historical paranormal romance series. The couple focus is on Prince Eirik and Ciara Donegal and covers 1142 to 1149. My Take This is the equivalent of reading about Dick and Jane for adults. It's actually a great premise for a story. It's just too bad that Monroe's editors couldn't bring up the quality of the sentences. Nor did they pay attention to the language used. Yes, it's bad enough that it is very noticeable. "Stay on topic". Really??? A twentieth century Fourth in the Children of the Moon historical paranormal romance series. The couple focus is on Prince Eirik and Ciara Donegal and covers 1142 to 1149. My Take This is the equivalent of reading about Dick and Jane for adults. It's actually a great premise for a story. It's just too bad that Monroe's editors couldn't bring up the quality of the sentences. Nor did they pay attention to the language used. Yes, it's bad enough that it is very noticeable. "Stay on topic". Really??? A twentieth century boardroom, sure, but in the twelfth century…? The pre-Prologue provides a background on the Chrechte, the shapeshifters who populate this series. The prologue provides a more recent background on Ciara and how she came to be living with the Sinclair clan. Monroe keeps leaping from crisis to scene to spectacle attempting to create drama and tension, yet nothing rings true. It's more gag-worthy than interesting and simply spoils the story. Mairi's statement that she should have stayed; the reason behind Lais' belief that he is not worthy; Miss Drama Queen, oops, I mean Ciara's stumbling discovery about love and sex; and, the initial sexual interaction between Lais and Mairi...gimme a break. In fact, make it two or three! Oooh, "I feel so strange" as she "touches her own nipple". Gag. Ciara is willing to mate with Eirik, but she refuses to marry him? What difference does it make? Of course, we have to have the obligatory "oh, he doesn't love me", which lasted about fifteen minutes. I think that Monroe has now checked off all the "required" elements for a romance...please, god…! What healer wouldn't assess the patient's overall status? I mean, he starts with the scratches on her feet?? What? Ciara can't take a hint and just has to keep talking when they're on MacLeod land?? The whole bit about Eirik not accepting his kingship and the whys behind it are very confusing. Then there's Ciara's stupidity over Galen's death. Gimme a break. Sure, it makes sense that she would hate Eirik for what happened, but at least Monroe could write it believably! She's had seven years to figure out that what her brother was doing was wrong and that the dragon was protecting children. Children she was considering...uh-huh, just considering...protecting from her brother and the friend she knew was a cruel man. One her brother planned to give her to. It is cute how Eirik is so upset over Talorc's catering to and listening to his women. It's too bad that Monroe doesn't actually do anything with this. She wants him to be an alpha male, but is just so ineffective. Monroe has Lais living with the Donegal laird, Rowland, before Barr took over and I can't believe that Ciara didn't know about Lais. Monroe is so busy throwing all sorts of details in that she forgets to connect them. The Story After the losses, Ciara has suffered, she has decided it is so much safer to not love. To not accept Talorc and Abigail's love. The love of their children. She certainly won't accept love with a dragon! Especially when that dragon is the cause of her brother's death. It's her dreams about the Faolchú Chridhe that hastens the changes to Ciara's life. A valuable artifact greatly needed by the Faol if they are to survive. A quest that Ciara and Eirik and Lais and Mairi undertake. The Characters Ciara Donegal is now a Sinclair. With all the deaths, the Donegal laird (a Faol), Barr who is married to Eirik's sister Sabrine, thought she would be better in a different setting without all the memories. If Sabrine is Eirik's sister, then wouldn't it be realistic to believe that Eirik must have visited the Donegal territory and Ciara would have seen him, met him?? She's also a Faol and a seer whose dreams come true. Galen is her idiot brother seduced by their father's beliefs. Luag is Galen's friend and cruel in his desire to hurt. Crispin is the laird-in-training under Barr. Prince Eirik Taran Gealach Gra should be king of the Éan, but he has chosen a different path. He will still be a protector of his people as a dragon and a raven shifter, but they need greater protection than even he can provide. Anya-Gra is his grandmother, a raven shifter, and the spiritual leader of the Éan as well as the oldest member of the Triumvirate. Lais is an eagle shifter and a great healer. Laird Talorc Sinclair is a Faol married to the pregnant Abigail, an English woman and full human. They have two sons and they have taken in Ciara as their own. Niall is his second-in-command and neither will force her into marriage. Laird Lachlan of Balmoral Island is another Faol and Barr's twin brother; he sees himself as Ciara's uncle and he's married to Abigail's sister, Emily. They have a nine-year-old daughter, Abigail Catriona, who will always be fully human. Another Catriona lives at Balmoral and she is Talorc's sister. Gart, Artair, and Vegar are guards at Balmoral. And they know about Eirik's abilities...oh, no. It must be a betrayal. Somehow…*gagging...again* Boisin is a storyteller, seer, and teacher for the Balmoral. He will take in Mairi and teach her how to use her abilities. Mairi MacLeod has fled her father's lands. Her inability to shift into a wolf is almost worse than her being a woman as far as the MacLeod is concerned. It is against Faol laws to hurt a child and that he would beat his own daughter unto death is...just wrong. She is also a seer. The Chrechte is a general term for all the shapeshifters: the Faol are the wolves; the Éan are bird shifters; and, the Paindeal are cat shifters who left Scotland. The Fearghall is a society of wolf shifters who believe that only wolf shifters should be permitted to live and that only men have value. Well, you can guess where my thoughts fall on this one! The KuKluxKlan of their time. The society took its name from a man. An ancestor of Ciara's. The Cahir are a society meant to eradicate the Fearghall. The Cover The cover is a wide range of reds from the bright reds that make up the background of lochs, mountains, the moon, and the cloudy, starry sky with an extremely well-muscled and tattooed Eirik standing at the top of a mountain in the rocks, wearing a leather kilt and leather wrist gauntlets and clasping a broadsword, point down. The title refers to two different things: Eirik as the dragon shifter and the moon as it pertains to the series, so it's a Dragon's Moon this time around.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rinou

    The hero blows hot and cold on the heroine for too long. She spends almost the whole book saying she doesn't want a mate, then in one night she accepts - begrudgingly but still - first the mating then the wedding, while saying no/yes/no/oh okay lets do it. We don't see any evolution in their feelings. And she's pissed and sad because he doesn't tell her about his decision concerning her safety but never talk to him about it, leaving him wondering why she's out of sort.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Orlene

    I've enjoyed all the books, the characters are intriguing and flawed. The plot is pretty good, the lore is too. Some of the interactions can be a little triggering. I recommend these books to everyone who are just starting to read fantasy romances. Or even just romances.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Setting: Highlands of Scotland, 1142 AD; healing caves/Kyle Kirksonas; Theme: good vs evil; overcoming the pains of the past to embrace love now; Characters: Ciara: faol – wolf shifter; Donegal clan, now living with the Sinclairs; a seer – and Faolchu Chridhe – magic stone of the wolf – the Wolf’s Heart is calling to her; betrayed by father and brother’s anti-human and anti-other changers, and mother’s suicide, she has spent 7 years keeping her heart and feelings buried; but in spite of it her kin Setting: Highlands of Scotland, 1142 AD; healing caves/Kyle Kirksonas; Theme: good vs evil; overcoming the pains of the past to embrace love now; Characters: Ciara: faol – wolf shifter; Donegal clan, now living with the Sinclairs; a seer – and Faolchu Chridhe – magic stone of the wolf – the Wolf’s Heart is calling to her; betrayed by father and brother’s anti-human and anti-other changers, and mother’s suicide, she has spent 7 years keeping her heart and feelings buried; but in spite of it her kind heartedness shows; tries to keep self separate, but integral to care of Abigal’s 4-year old twins; Eirik Taran Gealacht Gra: Ean - Able to take form of raven or dragon; Prince and protector off the Ean; to protect his people/shifters and to protect their lineage, they are disbanding, joining other shifters/clans; dragon shifters are long lived, but only come every 6 generations or so; protecting two young, wandering Ean from Ciara’s brother and more evil ‘friend’ who smelled and then hunted the Ean, he shifted to dragon, and burned them alive – with Ciara (as wolf) watched from sidelines, just after she realized her brother would allow the evilness of killing children, as she was deciding how to intervene; Mairi: human/shifter; non-shifting, abused daughter of the MacLeod’s laird; a seer; goes to the tree on Talorc’s land that she saw in her dream, to Ciara, whom she has seen can help her to shift; Lais: Ean – eagle shifter; healer; mate to Mairi; fell into anti-human group, but given 2nd chance by Eirik; though recognizes the beaten/injured Mairi as his mate, he resists it as he feels unworthy; Laird Talorc: Faol – wolf shifter; Laird of the Sinclairs; Ciara’s loving, adoptive father; respected her need to keep her emotions close, and to keep possible suitors away; Ciara is the daughter of his choice and heart; Abigail Taloric: human; wife toTalorc; deaf; Ciara’s loving, adoptive mother; Niall: Talorc’s son; 2nd in command; next book?; Artair & Boisin: warriors under Balmoral laird; mated in spirit, but one denying it as he wants children, so denying attraction to the other; powerful warriors; Galen: Ciara’s brother; Donegal clan; as with their father, fell in with those who want power, and destruction of other shifters and humans; though not overtly threatening young Ean (bird shifters), he does not stop his friend from killing them, and thus is killed by the dragon also; Luag: shifter; power hungry; cruel; out to kill as many shifters as he can and dragging Galen in with his illusions of grandeur; wants Ciara as his mate (she is 13 years old, but has started her menses), and she knows he would be cruel and autocratic, and she does not want it, and though she is hopeful her brother will continue to say not yet, she is not confident how long that will last; Anya-Gra: Ean; Eirik’s grandmother; spiritual leader of the Ean and oldest member of the Triumvirate; Laird Lachlan: Faol wolf shifter; Laird of Balmoral clan; married to Emily, Abigal’s sister; big hearted; Laird Barr: lord over the Donegal’s; trying to make reparations for predecessor’s evils; sent Ciara to Taloarc, believing she needed a new start; Summary: Ciara has lived with the Sinclair clan for 7 years, and has done her best to keep her heart closed; but her kindheartedness and love spills out anyway, more in duties she performs than words & emotions; having trouble sleeping, as she dreams of a stone, and blood, and swords, she sneaks out of the clanhome regularly – to sit on the high wall, to run the forest in wolf form, to sleep under an ancient tree – and she tumbles from the wall, when approaching Eirik meets her eyes through the dark and distance, startling her, and he shifts to dragon without thought, to catch her – hence their introduction… and though neither was looking for a mate, they found it in each other – unwrapping the layers, to get to their true selves… and jointly they go out to explore her ‘dreams’ and to locate the magic stone; and in his dragon form, she can sleep without being disturbed by the dreams; The ancient who hid the stone so long ago, comes to her, and explains its power and history… and that she was waiting until she joined with the dragon… They successfully retrieve the stone, and look forward to generations of leading, protecting, strengthening their clans. Memorable Scenes: “He’d killed the wolves that threatened Fidaich and Canaul in a moment of horror that would forever burn in Eirik’s memories.” “And he wanted her, her beauty, her passion, her kind heart she tried so hard to hide.”

  18. 4 out of 5

    Paranormal Romance

    Since the death of her mother and brother, the heroine has closed herself off emotionally from everyone around her. Adopted into a clan where the laird and his lady have also adopted her as their daughter, she still guards her heart fiercely and keeps to herself for most of the time. Plagued by visions and nightmares she barely sleeps nor eats and as the days pass she's slowly wasting away. Then she receives news that the reclusive raven clan had joined them and she waits up one night in the hop Since the death of her mother and brother, the heroine has closed herself off emotionally from everyone around her. Adopted into a clan where the laird and his lady have also adopted her as their daughter, she still guards her heart fiercely and keeps to herself for most of the time. Plagued by visions and nightmares she barely sleeps nor eats and as the days pass she's slowly wasting away. Then she receives news that the reclusive raven clan had joined them and she waits up one night in the hopes of seeing these people, her curiosity piped for the first time in a long while. The hero has given up much for the good of his people. His title as king, half of his clan who chose to remain in the forest instead of joining the clan who was once their enemy are just 2 examples. But that's the man the hero is. Ever since he was gifted with the spirit of the dragon inside he's taken upon himself to do whatever it takes to protect his people. Even if this means killing 2 men who were responsible for the death of children. One of these men, as it turns out, was the heroine's brother. She knows her brother was not the best of men but still refuses to acknowledge his guilt in the death of the boys instead insisting that he was influenced by the other evil man. This makes her dislike and fear the dragon responsible for his death. But the hero isn't the type to allow ignorance to blossom. He presses her, trying to make her see reason and to at least abolish him the charge of murder even if his heart and soul can never be rid of the pain. And he also can't stand to see such a beautiful wolf being so unhappy. Her heath, or lack of it, makes him furious and he takes it upon himself to see her well. He helps her sleep, he sooths her nightmares and he makes her realize that she can't just ignore these visions, that she must act on them. It's the hero who pushes her outside the shell she's secluded herself in for all these years. She realizes with a large amount of guilt how much she's come to underappreciate the love of her mother and father. She knows they deserve a better daughter but their love is something precious to her and she will no longer waste it. She also realizes that she must fulfill her destiny and find the magical stone of her ancestors before it's too late, before another finds it and uses it for evil. The hero and heroine take off to search for this mystical stone all the while becoming closer and closer-much to the heroine's chagrin. She doesn't want nor need a mate, regardless of what her wolf says. The fear makes her sick and she tries to run from it and from the hero at every chance she gets. But the hero is not to be denied. Like always, he refuses to allow her to hide and pushes her to see the happiness a true mate bond can bring. I remember when this book first came out and how exited I was to read it after how much I loved the first 3 books of the series. And then, much to my disappointed, I found out how very unenchanting it was and my dreams were crushed. 2nd time around, I can't say it got any better. I kept waiting for something to happen, for the spark to ignite and take me away to all the sexy highland shifters-but it just didn't light. Instead, what's left is a lackluster novel with-sad to say- very little chemistry and a poor storyline. What happened? I adored this series and at first glance this hero was geared up to be a favourite. And he was, he was the only good things about this book because I neither liked the heroine or the plot. She was beyond annoying and honestly quite stupid. The plot, searching for this stone, was a flat line and without a decent romance to compensate for it, it turned rapidly into a skimmer. I went crossed eyes more than a few times trying desperately to CARE one way or another about what was happening. Sad as it is to say, I don't think I can justify a 2 star rating and I wanted to very badly because I really lived for the first books of the series but this was a poor outing. Arggggg, why Lucy Monroe?! Why do you want to crush a young-ish girls dreams?!!!!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Niki

    There were things about this book I liked. There were things about this book I did not like. In the end, I found that the dislikes overpowered the likes, and therefore, I am giving this book a 2.5 for a rating. So as not to be a complete jerk, I'll start with what I did like. Ciara's adopted family was pretty awesome. It was clear that they cared deeply for her, even if she was unable to return the feelings. I loved how protective everyone was of her. Also, the romance was pretty decent. I alway There were things about this book I liked. There were things about this book I did not like. In the end, I found that the dislikes overpowered the likes, and therefore, I am giving this book a 2.5 for a rating. So as not to be a complete jerk, I'll start with what I did like. Ciara's adopted family was pretty awesome. It was clear that they cared deeply for her, even if she was unable to return the feelings. I loved how protective everyone was of her. Also, the romance was pretty decent. I always love the whole predestined mates concept. Now, on to the dreaded dislikes...First of all, I was unable to pronounce about half of the book. While appreciate the author's effort to stay true to the culture she is writing about, it gets a little frustrating when you're unable to pronounce half of the names in a book. I appreciated the glossary at the end of the book, but even that didn't have pronunciations. It’s slightly disrupting to a story when I have to stop and try to sound out a name while I'm reading. I find myself skipping right over them more times than not. I felt like it was a little bit of information overload. This is the first book in the series I have read, but I can imagine that if it wasn’t, I’d be a bit sick of it all by now. Halfway through the book, even I was like, “Okay, I get it! Move on!” Also, I was wondering whether I was reading a book about Eirik and Ciara, or Lais and Mairi as both of the couples’ stories take place in Dragon’s Moon. Some people might like that sort of thing, but not me. It takes away from one story and throws you in another, only to put you back where you started a chapter later. Whenever I find myself invested in one couple, they’re taken away from me. Overall, I wasn’t a huge fan and probably won’t read any more of this series. To be fair, though, I have to say that it isn’t necessarily a bad book, it’s just not for me.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    The E’an are now spreading out into the different clans that are friendly to them. Eirek is relocating with the Sinclairs and upon arrival meets a very aggravating female named Ciara who turns out to be his mate. After the tragic death of all her family, Ciara has been adopted into the Sinclair family. Up to now she’s been able to hide her feelings from world until Eirek shows up and throws her life into chaos. The whole storyline where they search for the Faol stone was wonderful. The swords, the The E’an are now spreading out into the different clans that are friendly to them. Eirek is relocating with the Sinclairs and upon arrival meets a very aggravating female named Ciara who turns out to be his mate. After the tragic death of all her family, Ciara has been adopted into the Sinclair family. Up to now she’s been able to hide her feelings from world until Eirek shows up and throws her life into chaos. The whole storyline where they search for the Faol stone was wonderful. The swords, the clan history and the cave search were interesting and kept me wanting to find out more. Though the secondary Mairi/Lais relationship was oddly vague and she was definitely railroaded while injured. I had been looking forward to Eirek’s story, then he turns out to be a bigger insensitive jerk that the other males. Though I do understand his feelings about using his dragon to kill. Which is a good thing because that means he won’t abuse it. Ciara’s wonderful and he doesn’t deserve her. I cried over her childhood and was glad she found the Sinclair’s but she needed someone more understanding to ease her way back to life. Though the dragon-flying was a wonderful way for them to connect. I love the character Boisin. He was so interesting with his stories and woodcarving. I hope we see more of him. Footnote: 1) The Baird-in-training of the MacDonald clan changed his named from Circin in the previous book to Crispin in this one. 2) The whole guards: Gart/ Artair thing was entirely unnecessary to the story and felt like it was just thrown in as a nod to male/male relationships. The same character interaction could have been written much simpler without it and it took away from the relationship problems of Ciara & Eirek. Fave scenes: Talorc finding out about Ciara’s fall, sleeping in the arms of a dragon, Boisin’s goblets and the Faol stone cave.

  21. 5 out of 5

    ♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡

    I'm not quite sure where to start... There was way too much time in between books I have read too many books in between this book & the last 3 that I forgot some details that were necessary to remember & there was no recap. Some things I remembered nearly 3/4 of the way through. These books were written to be read in order!! With no recap, it would make no sense if you don't. It missed key points to state near the beginning of the book. Abigail is a main supporting character in this book & LM fail I'm not quite sure where to start... There was way too much time in between books I have read too many books in between this book & the last 3 that I forgot some details that were necessary to remember & there was no recap. Some things I remembered nearly 3/4 of the way through. These books were written to be read in order!! With no recap, it would make no sense if you don't. It missed key points to state near the beginning of the book. Abigail is a main supporting character in this book & LM failed to mention that she was the deaf sister. Until they traveled from Sinclair to Balmoral, to the other sisters castle, where she mentioned only coming to Scotland to protect her sister, did I realize she was the deaf one. There was no mention of her reading lips at all. Not much romance... From what I remember, the romance started early in all the other books. This was a kissing book until the last 75 pages (out of 306). It was a frustrating fight through the whole book & it was very light. The Plot was good... This story added another form of shifters & a cursed plague that would kill the shifters that Eirik & Ciara will have to fight with their stones. Also, since the last book, about 7 years has passed (which seems like it since the last book came out!)so the next books may have more of a time spread. Who knows. ***I was slightly disappointed with this book, because of all the things thrown in and it being so long since the last book. I would have given it a much higher rating if I was able to read them closer together. I'm not sure the next book would keep my attention since it may be a while for that one to come out too.

  22. 4 out of 5

    HR readsNstuff

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. So much better than recent works from this author... I loved that we got to see how Abigail and Talorc were and especially Niall and Guaire (so in love with those boys) My brain gets a little bit sore from reading weird spellings of names... in this case Eirik, at one point it breathed a sigh of relief when there was a typo on the page and it referred to him as 'Erik'... Would have really liked to have seen a little bit more about Ciara being adopted by Abilgail and Talorc rather than coming in a f So much better than recent works from this author... I loved that we got to see how Abigail and Talorc were and especially Niall and Guaire (so in love with those boys) My brain gets a little bit sore from reading weird spellings of names... in this case Eirik, at one point it breathed a sigh of relief when there was a typo on the page and it referred to him as 'Erik'... Would have really liked to have seen a little bit more about Ciara being adopted by Abilgail and Talorc rather than coming in a few years later and it just being a fact. Not really feeling the love between h and H and i have reconciled myself to the fact that LM is telling a story here about shifters rather than a romance and that's fine because the stories are entertaining and engaging, i just get a little bit annoyed when romantic angst is created and all that angst is supposed to disappear after a few words are said on the last page to wrap the story up in a nice little bow. Thought it was a cop out that the stone could heal under the most flimsiest of reasons ie.. Abigails deafness just because she was pregnant...

  23. 5 out of 5

    Maggie

    The whole series (Moon Awakening, Moon Craving, Moon Burning and now the 4th part which is Dragon's Moon) is very good. All 4 books. Each has its own charm and each offers both interesting plot and the protagonists you just die for to meet. Despite their flaws or actually exactly because of them. :) For me the series is a historical romance all the way through. When you read it there is no doubt that the writer is a woman. It is simply a romance written by a woman for women. That is why I loved The whole series (Moon Awakening, Moon Craving, Moon Burning and now the 4th part which is Dragon's Moon) is very good. All 4 books. Each has its own charm and each offers both interesting plot and the protagonists you just die for to meet. Despite their flaws or actually exactly because of them. :) For me the series is a historical romance all the way through. When you read it there is no doubt that the writer is a woman. It is simply a romance written by a woman for women. That is why I loved it so much. I'm a woman but no fan of romances, I definitely prefer fiction and urban fantasy (that is why I gave the books a 3 score instead of 4 or 5), but this is the first historical romance that I truly enjoyed. Mostly because the world in the series is well designed and described. The women characters are naive, I have to admit it, but I guess this is the difference between fiction or fantasy and romance. But girls, I recommend the series, it is a sizzling thing to read and you will enjoy it. Have fun, it is worth reading. All 4 parts.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    Paranormal Scottish Highland shape shifters. The 4rth book in the series. This story takes place sometime in the 1100s. There is sex. There are characters from the previous books who are important to the story, but you can read this as a stand alone without problems. This is Eirik, the shape shifting dragon & Ciara the shape shifting wolf's story. There's a secondary romance between Lais, the shape shifting eagle healer & a human woman, Mairi. The thing I like about a LM story is the main chara Paranormal Scottish Highland shape shifters. The 4rth book in the series. This story takes place sometime in the 1100s. There is sex. There are characters from the previous books who are important to the story, but you can read this as a stand alone without problems. This is Eirik, the shape shifting dragon & Ciara the shape shifting wolf's story. There's a secondary romance between Lais, the shape shifting eagle healer & a human woman, Mairi. The thing I like about a LM story is the main characters work through their problems for the most part honestly. She could have had Eirik & Ciara meet & drag out the fact Eirik killed Ciara's brother for a few chapters just for the angsty drama. If you like that kind of thing you'll be disappointed. By talking about the issue they get past it & we're treated to a better story. Of course, it's important to like paranormals if you're going to get into this one!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    *I won a copy of this book through a giveaway!* Children of the Moon is worth seeking out, particularly if you're into historic/paranormal/Highlander romances. :) Lucy Monroe does a great job at working those seemingly disparate genres into something cohesive and compelling. This was a solid entry in the series (dragon shifter, whew!) and it's fun to see the different parts of this world coming together. Certain parts felt a little rushed to me- I happily would've read another 50 pages with more *I won a copy of this book through a giveaway!* Children of the Moon is worth seeking out, particularly if you're into historic/paranormal/Highlander romances. :) Lucy Monroe does a great job at working those seemingly disparate genres into something cohesive and compelling. This was a solid entry in the series (dragon shifter, whew!) and it's fun to see the different parts of this world coming together. Certain parts felt a little rushed to me- I happily would've read another 50 pages with more details (weddings alluded to in a paragraph or less?!)... I'm eager to see how Warrior's Moon picks things up (maybe new Chrechte are on the way?). All in all, love the world and hope that the next book's leads have chemistry enough to keep things fresh!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jage

    I disliked this book strongly. I was like, fifty pages from the end when I put it down because I was so irritated. It's not a bad book by all means, but after the first two which I really, really enjoyed, then the third one which I hated, this just, ugh. I couldn't buy into the characters or the plot and I feel like the magic of the earlier books were lost entirely. I had high hopes after reading the opening chapter and I think that's why I'm so mad that every little thing just got under my skin I disliked this book strongly. I was like, fifty pages from the end when I put it down because I was so irritated. It's not a bad book by all means, but after the first two which I really, really enjoyed, then the third one which I hated, this just, ugh. I couldn't buy into the characters or the plot and I feel like the magic of the earlier books were lost entirely. I had high hopes after reading the opening chapter and I think that's why I'm so mad that every little thing just got under my skin even though I can't point out one thing I hated the way I can with most books. I don't know, I feel like the writing style changed in a way that no longer fit what I enjoy, I'd think it was me but I still like the first two in the series.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Marinella

    Maybe I was expecting too much for this book...so I am now a little disappointed. The dragon shifter Eirik is ok, but not so original: usual alpha male. The lady...Ciara...well, I have a hard time to say some good thing of her. The story...is ok, but no more. No humor (where are the rich and funny dialogues or scenes of the first two novels?), no sense of connection (like in the third novel), too much magic involved and not smart magic, simply aged one. The best moments are those in wich we can Maybe I was expecting too much for this book...so I am now a little disappointed. The dragon shifter Eirik is ok, but not so original: usual alpha male. The lady...Ciara...well, I have a hard time to say some good thing of her. The story...is ok, but no more. No humor (where are the rich and funny dialogues or scenes of the first two novels?), no sense of connection (like in the third novel), too much magic involved and not smart magic, simply aged one. The best moments are those in wich we can see characters of the previous books. Characters that I have liked much more. Maybe it will be the same with the next novels!

  28. 5 out of 5

    L Bongiorno

    3.5 stars. I just didn't get as pulled into this one as much as the others, there were a few times I was confused and the characters didn't pull me in as much. It seemed too rushed and easy at the ending. I think this one needed to be longer and more fleshed out. Not bam, we won, here are all these gifts and now we love each other. Why wasn't the little girl with no wolf, daughter of the laird of the B... clan not there to also receive a wolf? 7 years after the last book Barr should not still be 3.5 stars. I just didn't get as pulled into this one as much as the others, there were a few times I was confused and the characters didn't pull me in as much. It seemed too rushed and easy at the ending. I think this one needed to be longer and more fleshed out. Not bam, we won, here are all these gifts and now we love each other. Why wasn't the little girl with no wolf, daughter of the laird of the B... clan not there to also receive a wolf? 7 years after the last book Barr should not still be laird.. who is for the McDougal clan? Whose hand got the gift?

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I received this book in a goodreads first reads giveaway. I was worried about starting a book mid series but luckily I found it easy to follow. What I liked about this book was the fact that it wasn't an instant romance but was a bit slower(at least with Erik and Ciara). There is also a decent amount of action in the story so it's not all romance. I loved the story of Erik and Ciara and the sub-story of Lais and Mairi. I plan on reading the first 3 books in the series.

  30. 4 out of 5

    ~Megan~

    Really enjoyed this installment to the series!! Looks like things are heating up and war is coming. Eirik and Ciara had a lot to overcome in this book, but everything came right in the end. Why do they always try to resist the mating bond? It's so futile. The secondary romance between Lais and Mairie was equally sweet to watch unfold. I'm really looking forward to finding some members of the long-lost Paindeal soon.

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