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

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Dragon's Ground Book Cover Dragon's Ground
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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Melanie Simmons
January 18, 2019 10:30 am

I love those covers. I’m going to have to check out this series. Thanks for sharing.

January 14, 2019 5:07 pm

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

January 14, 2019 8:26 am

I was curious to try this series!

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine
January 14, 2019 7:58 am

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

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