Review: Dragon’s Ground (Desert Cursed #2) by Shannon Mayer

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Desert Cursed #2
Shannon Mayer
Hijinks Ink Publishing
April 10th 2018


We survived the land of the Witch’s Reign, that much is true. But our arrival home is far from welcome.

My idiot brother has taken it upon himself to ride off in search of a mythical healer, someone who might help him walk again. Assuming she doesn’t eat him first. Because she’s a dragon and happens to reside in the deepest reaches of the Dragon’s Ground. Like I said, idiot.

I’d go after him myself, but his leave-taking is not the only problem I face. My mentor has forbidden me to leave the safety of the Stockyards. Her reasoning?

That I am too weak to weather the coming storms.

With my pride wounded in more ways than one, I must gather the few allies’ I have left. My ex-husband's new girlfriend at the top of the list and a goat bleating Satyr.


If I’m lucky I’ll find a small dragon and a Jinn whose blue eyes still haunt my dreams along the way.

Buckle up, buttercup, this ride is about to take a seriously unforeseen twist.


Dragon’s Ground starts a few days after the end of Witch’s Reign. Zam, Lila, and Maks are together again for more supernatural thrills, action, and adventure.

Zam, pulls me towards her character and I can relate to her. She’s the under dog, not feeling like she fits in, and fighting even when everyone says she can’t win. Her courage, her will, and her foul mouth just add to the story.

The world building is wonderful. We get depth and dimension. As for the story their is no shortage of danger. We get daring escapes, a few rescues, and a hunt for Zam’s brother and the jewel. The characters continue to develop and what happens will surprise you. The action is non-stop, the emotions are all over the place on this one, and we are treated to some very powerful moments for our heroine. I cried at the end.

Dragon’s Ground pulled me in and didn’t let go. I went out and picked up the next book in the series. Urban Fantasy fans will enjoy this unique world and characters.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “Review: Dragon’s Ground (Desert Cursed #2) by Shannon Mayer

  1. I love those covers. I’m going to have to check out this series. Thanks for sharing.
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    • The covers are beautiful. Hope you enjoy!

  2. I like this author and I own most of her Rylee Adamson series. I have not managed to get past book 4 or 5, as I got sidetracked. I was enjoying the series. I bought a book from another series of hers after that one. But I haven’t kept up. Sigh. Too many things I want to read.

    Great review! Anne – Books of My Heart
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    • I agree to many things to read. I want to try her Rylee Adamson series, just haven’t gotten around to it. This series I picked one book up after the other, but then I had to wait on a release and now I haven’t gotten back to it.

  3. I was curious to try this series!
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    • Thank’s for visiting. I hope you enjoy! I still need to read the latest release Oracle’s Haunt. So many books.

  4. Awesome review angela!! Love the cover too! Shared on my socials!!😉💖

    • Thank you. This series has been fun and the covers work great.