Night Shift Dragons by Rachel Aaron

September 25th, 2020 Kimberly Review 16 Comments

25th Sep
Night Shift Dragons by Rachel Aaron
Night Shift Dragons
by Rachel Aaron
Series: DFZ #3
Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 14 hours and 41 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchase
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Narration: 4.5 cups Speed: 1.3x

They say family always sticks together, but when you’re your dad’s only lifeline and the whole world—humans, dragons, and gods—wants you dead, “family bonding” takes on a whole new meaning.

My name is Opal Yong-ae, and I’m in way over my head. I thought getting rid of my dad’s bad luck curse would put things back to normal. Instead, I’m stuck playing caretaker to the Great Dragon of Korea. That wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t such a jerk, or if every dragon on the planet wasn’t out to kill him, or if he was my only problem.

Turns out, things can always get worse in the DFZ. When a rival spirit attacks my god/boss with the aim of turning the famously safety-optional city into a literal death arena with Nik as his bloody champion, I’m thrust onto the front lines and way out of my comfort zone. When gods fight, mortals don’t usually survive, but I’m not alone this time. Even proud old dragons can learn new tricks, and with everything I love falling to pieces, the father I’ve always run from might just be the only force in the universe stubborn enough to pull us back together.

magical ROMANCE SUSPENSE urban

Night Shift Dragons by Rachel Aaron is the third audiobook in the DFZ urban fantasy series. Growth, battles, tests and swoons await in this nail-biting action-packed story.

The last book, Part-Time Gods, ended on a serious cliffhanger. I recommending listening to the series in order beginning with Minimum Wage Magic.

I dove straight into Night of the Dragons as soon as I finished Part-Time Gods. It’s been a while since I binged a series, but man was it worth it.

Opal makes a deal with the city and finds herself in training with the shaman. She and her father, the Great Dragon of Korea, are in hiding within the city. Magic, heartbreaking discoveries, and vegetables hooked me.

Forced together Opal and her father bicker and work out their issues while Opal learns to control her mage abilities and work to clean up the mess she created. Aaron has a wicked imagination and her inner workings of the city were fantastic. She brought the world to life in vivid 3D. Her descriptive words enabled me to visualise everything from dragon fire to spells.

Poor Nik, the lovesick fool. Gads, it’s hard not to fall for the guy even if he got himself in a pickle. Between deadly contracts and saving her Dad, Opal needs to sharpen her game and quickly.

The tale was clever, well paced and had me switching between grinning like a fool and biting my nails. While I think this wrapped up the series and threads wrapped up, I wouldn’t mind visiting this world and its characters again.

Emily Woo Zeller became the voice of these characters, and while the dragon’s voice didn’t make me warm and fuzzy, I have to admit she did it right. As the dragon softened, so did his voice. Clever. I will gladly listen to her again.

Tidbit: The ebook is available with Kindle Unlimited. Download and add the audiobook for $1.99. Even if you quit KU, the audiobook is yours to keep.

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About Rachel Aaron

Rachel Aaron

Rachel Aaron is the author of the Heartstriker books, an Urban Fantasy series about misfit dragons, starting with Nice Dragons Finish Last and the DFZ series set in the same universe. She also wrote The Legend of Eli Monpress fantasy series for Orbit Books about a wizard thief and the poor bastards who have to try and stop him. She is also the author of the new, rolicking fun Science Fiction romance Fortune’s Pawn under the name Rachel Bach. Born in Atlanta, She is currently live a lovely, nerdy, bookish life in Athens, GA with her lightspeed son, perpetually understanding husband, and fat dog.

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16 Responses to “Night Shift Dragons by Rachel Aaron”

  1. Olivia Roach

    I love when a series is so good there is nothing you can do but binge your whole way through it! It sounds like this urban fantasy has such a great plot and cast of characters keeping it exciting. Ending on a cliffhanger in the previous book would definitely have me reaching for the next one.

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