Crimson Tree Publishing presents: For the Heart of Dragons, the third installment in Julie Wetzel's Dragons of Eternity Series.
Disconnection is a very serious issue for dragons that can leave them stuck in one form or another, but it’s a condition that usually comes on slowly and rarely catches anyone by surprise. No one knows this better the Kara Rose, Eternity’s leading specialist in the treatment of this condition. So when the head of Eternity demands her presence for an emergency, she can’t imagine what he could want. She is, after all, only a therapist.
As a top mage with Eternity, Noah Dove has worked with dragons for most of his life, so he is used to their odd quirks and physical needs. When a dark beauty shows up to disrupt the king’s celebrations, he agrees to go with her to keep the peace. When Noah is unable to protect the woman from the group killing dragons, he’s left with her last request—to save her dragon. It would normally be an impossible task, but with a bit of magic and some help from the dragon, Noah forms the one thing that can transfer a dragon from one person to another—a Heart Stone.
Now the dragon is loose and out of control… and the only person who can help is Kara. With Noah’s consciousness locked away beyond her reach, she must somehow find a way to soothe the dragon and connect two halves that were never a whole. The task is daunting and will push her knowledge—and personal boundaries—to their limit and beyond.
When Daniel regained his senses, he was stretched out on the floor of the foyer with a medic standing over him. “The dragon?” he gasped as the sound of his own voice echoed through his head, making it ache.
“It’s all right,” the medic soothed him, “it’s been sedated.” The man nodded to a lump on the far side of the room.
Daniel waved the man away and rolled off the mat the medic had laid him on. “Get me Laurence,” he said as he pushed the blanket off.
The EMT’s hands came up and caught Daniel on the shoulders, stopping him from getting up. “Sir, you need to rest. An ambulance is on the way.”
“I don’t need an ambulance,” Daniel growled, “I need Laurence!” He shoved the man back and forced his way up from the ground. “Laurence!”
“Yes, sir,” Laurence answered as he loped into the room.
Daniel waved to him. “Come here.” When the larger man stepped close, Daniel grabbed him and staggered across the room to the dragon. He paused as he looked over the cloth-wrapped creature. The poor thing was out cold. Dropping to his knees next to the beast, Daniel tugged on the cloth, loosening the small animal’s bindings. “I’m sorry.” A tear ran down his cheek as the dragon’s memories raced through his head. He searched the dragon for injuries. There were a few spots that were roughed up, but it looked to be in good health. He also noted a black leather band wrapped high around the creatures throat, but the clasp was up under the boney frill and would require some work to get off. He decided to leave it for later. Once he was sure the dragon was fine, he ran his fingers over the boned frill at the back of its head. “I’ll get the king, and we will figure this out.”
Patting the warm scales one last time, he turned to look up at Laurence. “Grab four men and take this dragon back to the main office. Get him secured in one of the guest rooms and see that a medic checks him over. I want to make sure we didn’t hurt him.”
“Yes, sir,” Laurence said as he nodded. Reaching down, he helped Daniel from the floor.
Once Daniel was on his feet again, he patted Laurence on the arm. “And stay with him.” He nodded down at the small dragon. “He’s going to need someone familiar nearby when he wakes up.”
Laurence gave Daniel a confused look. “Yes, sir,” he agreed.
Daniel nodded once more and stepped away to stand on his own. There was much he needed to do, and he didn’t know how long he had to do it. First, he needed to find something to collect that sphere before anyone else touched it and figured out what it was. Then, he had to find a place to hide it away until he could figure out what to do with it. Only then could he take the whole mess to Kyle. Maybe he would know what to do.
“Daniel,” Laurence called before his boss could get out of the room.
Daniel paused and looked back at him with a raised eyebrow.
“Who is it?” Laurence glanced down at the sleeping dragon.
The corner of Daniel’s mouth turned up in amusement. Of course he hasn’t figured it out. “It’s Noah.”
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