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On the rooftop of neighboring building, dragonslayer Xanthus Ehrensvard fires at his target, Governor Whittaker. How he missed the shot, he doesn't know, but fleeing the scene, he picks up an unwanted passenger. Gorgeous reporter Lois King saw Xan's face, and she believes it's the story to make her career. Except he can't let her walk away knowing what he looks like. Xan hOn the rooftop of neighboring building, dragonslayer Xanthus Ehrensvard fires at his target, Governor Whittaker. How he missed the shot, he doesn't know, but fleeing the scene, he picks up an unwanted passenger. Gorgeous reporter Lois King saw Xan's face, and she believes it's the story to make her career. Except he can't let her walk away knowing what he looks like. Xan has to show her the Governor is a bigger threat to the world than he is.Xan knows dragons never went extinct. They evolved with human society, taking on mortal forms, and slithered their way into positions of great influence and power, just like the Governor. But it's no easy chore proving to someone that dragons still exist, and even more so, they're disguised as famous people. Xan must convince Lois or find another way to silence her. An option, as he gets to know her, he likes less and less.After all, dragonslayers are no longer celebrated heroes but outlaws. Just as the dragons wish it. But this outlaw must make a plan to slay the dragon or risk its retribution....

Title : 1303 - The Dragonslayer
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ISBN : 9781301806751
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 190 Pages
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1303 - The Dragonslayer Reviews

  • Nick Wilford
    2019-03-21 21:42

    This series just keeps getting better. This is my favourite installment so far. Like the first two books, it features an outsider becoming involved in a feud between paranormal entities, and the hero protagonist then having to protect this character. Unlike the first two, however, I wasn't at all sure at first that any romance would develop between Xan and Lois. Their relationship is extremely entertaining, and I loved the flashes of humour that Rains has injected. Xan, a dragonslayer with a cleaning habit, attempts to kidnap Lois, a strong-willed journalist, when she takes his picture after a botched assassination attempt. But she turns out to be more than he bargained for and despite his best efforts, insists on becoming involved with his mission. As usual, Rains keeps us on our toes as she builds towards a thrilling climax.On another note, I have to say that I love the concept of deceitful dragons taking on disguises as members of government in order to increase their power. It's not that unbelievable!I am now eagerly awaiting the rest of the series to see what else the author has up her sleeve.

  • Cherie
    2019-03-25 23:44

    1303 – THE DRAGONSLAYER by Christine Rains puts a modern spin on dragons and dragonslayers.Once again, Rains has created a unique paranormal romance within her 13th Floor series. In THE DRAGONSLAYER, readers see more of the 13th Floor’s tricks and meet some new tenants of the floor. I love how the stories are interrelated to each other, so you can see how events match up. What is very special and ingenious about this novella is the worldbuilding of dragons and dragonslayers. Dragons have morphed into powerful people, and the dragonslayer is no longer honored as a hero, but they must move in shadows to destroy these dragons.With a fast-paced plot and smoking hot yet sweet relationship budding between the neat and often shirtless dragonslayer Xan and spunky, take-no-for-an-answer reporter Lois, this novella keeps the reader reading. Rains excels in dialogue. Lois is Xan’s perfect foil, and their back-and-forth dialogue kept me giggling and grinning. The governor, who just happens to be a dragon, is a wonderful villain. He’s powerful, crafty, and he just wants to take over America. So far, he’s the most dangerous villain in the 13th Floor series, and he kept me guessing. I didn’t know what would happen next.I would recommend Christine Rains’ 1303 – THE DRAGONSLAYER to readers who enjoy original fast-paced paranormal romance.

  • Krista
    2019-04-03 21:30

    Xan is a dragonslayer. His life's goal is to silently kill the dragons who roam the world, murdering innocents and stashing their treasure. He never misses. Until today. Xan's failed attempt at him kidnapping the journalist who happens to see his face, Lois and trying to convince her of the truth. It's not exactly an easy task. Xan needs her help to kill the dragon before he continues his journey to overtake the world.I love the chemistry between Lois and Xan! He's a neat freak and she's a bit of a slob. Add in her ferret Huff and Xan definitely has his hands full. Did I mention his ability to fight dragons shirtless without even being shirtless? Hot.The best in the series so far! Lois and Xan seemed to complement each other perfectly and little Huff was simply adorable. Dragons are one of my favorite mystical beings and I loved her perspective on the monsters, even including their treasure... definitely my favorite one of the 13th floor!

  • Chrys Fey
    2019-03-20 20:29

    I've read books about vampires, werewolves, ghosts, witches, banshees, gods/goddesses, zombies, trolls, unicorns and dragons, but never about dragonslayers or dragons that can turn human. So props to Christine Rains for this unique story.Xan is a dragonslayer. His target: Governor Randall Whittaker, a nasty dragon. But Xan misses the shot and reporter Lois King catches him in the act. Lois is a feisty woman. I enjoyed her antics against Xan. She even throws a shoe at the back of his head! To stop her from revealing his identity as the assassin, Xan has to tell her the truth about himself and the governor. When the governor's dragonkin come to take her out, Xan has to protect her, a task that makes him sweat.Xan and Lois are well developed characters. They're quirky and interesting. I had fun reading their story.Again, I loved the link to 1301: The Marquis. I love that every story is set around the same period of time.

  • Tara
    2019-03-20 21:53

    Rains has done it again! Another exciting adventure with surprises and twists and a touch of romance. Xan and Lois is my favorite pair yet, with perfect timing and beats bringing laughs and heat at just the right moments. I also love how she weaves the other 13th floor characters into each story. Looking forward to the rest of the 13th Floor!

  • Linda
    2019-04-05 21:51

    The Dragonslayer is the third novella in the series The 13th Floor.This series is turning out to be a highly imaginative entertaining set of stories that are woven together by a skilled author. The reader is pulled in from the very beginning with the sentence “Xan missed the shot,” and then Ms. Rains sets the stage. We meet our two main characters and get to know both through Lois King’s snarky dialogue. She is smart, confident, and sassy. Poor Xan never had a chance to resist her and when she packed up her pet ferret to take Xan’s place I nearly fell out of bed laughing. I loved Lois, everything about her made me smile.Ms. Rains worldbuilding around her dragons was a cunning statement of today’s society. “They evolved with human society, taking on mortal forms, and slithered their way into positions of great influence and power.” Governor Whittaker was the perfect villain who had aspirations to be President some day. Dragonslayers were no longer celebrated heroes but outlaws having to stay in the shadows. The action was fast paced and the battles were dramatic. The only thing missing from the action was Xan’s battle lance, it was hanging on the wall in his spotless bedroom, having been replaced by modern weapons. I enjoyed the way the relationship developed between Xan and Lois, she really tried his patience and was a huge distraction to his dragon slaying as he began to recognize the warrior in her. I think this is my favorite story in the series so far, I can’t wait to see what comes next.This is a sweet romance, nothing offensive but there were three F-bombs dropped. I found no significant errors or issues.**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. ** April 19, 2013

  • T.B. Markinson
    2019-04-14 16:45

    This is the third installment in the 13th Floor collection. And I have to admit, it’s my favorite so far. Xan is hunting a dragon, who looks human. When he fires a shot to kill the dragon, he misses. His target is not just a dragon, but a Governor. Governor Whittaker is not only evil, but he has tremendous resources available and now Xan is in some serious trouble. And there’s one more complication. A nosy reporter, Lois, stumbles upon Xan and realizes he’s the man who tried to assassinate the governor. Lois is a strong-willed woman who is also a pain in the ass. Xan learns that not only is his life in danger, but Lois is on the governor’s hit list. Even though she’s a pain, Xan won’t leave her to her fate. He wants to protect her, even when Lois makes that difficult. This novel has tons of action. The author’s worldbuilding is complicated but comes across seamlessly. And I have to admit, this is the most creative story so far. And Xan and Lois are fabulous characters. Lois is a strong woman who isn’t your typical damsel in distress. I love that the author's female characters are strong even when they aren’t in control. The romance was sweet and I couldn’t put the book down until I was done. It was a late night and I’m guzzling tea today to stay awake. But it was worth it. I can’t wait to start the next story in the collection.

  • Melissa Maygrove
    2019-03-31 23:36

    I normally don’t read novellas or serials, but after seeing the cover of The Marquis and reading about the concept of the 13th Floor, I just *had* to try it. I wasn't disappointed. Not only is the writing very good, but the installments are being published rapidly enough that I’ve been able to keep up with the story without forgetting what happened before (one reason I avoid series). Still, I hope the author will consider publishing these as a collection once the series is complete. The writing: The descriptions are fresh and vivid, the characterization rocks, and the pacing rivals a jet. The characters in each installment are different, but so far, I've loved them all.Bottom line: Rains is unquestionably talented, and the writing in her 13th Floor series lives up to the professional-looking covers. I will definitely be reading more from this author.

  • Graeme Ing
    2019-03-21 21:59

    Christine Rains has done it again. What a great series "The 13th Floor" is. It started with a great opening sentence and powered through from there. This is a highly unusual take on dragons that worked very well in the contemporary setting.The dragon to me was secondary, surprisingly, to the wonderfully crafted dynamic between Xan the Dragonslayer and Lois the reporter. Reading their snarky repartee was highly entertaining and made their unusual partnership full of drama and tension. I thoroughly enjoy Rains' writing style, that has the right amount of humour and a flow that just keeps me turning pages. I like that all her characters are flawed and interact with each other on multiple levels.Imaginative premise, great plot progression, drama and a page-turning climax. Great read.

  • Decadent Kane
    2019-04-01 19:52

    I've enjoyed reading the 13th floor series so far. This one happens to be about dragons and the series follows a group of people all special in their own way. This book has witty dialogue, an awesome ferret that plays with paper, action and some love in the mix. If you enjoy short paranormal reads give the 13th floor series a try.

  • Jossie Marie Solheim
    2019-03-23 19:41

    I really loved this one. The characters grew on me really fast and had me really rooting for them and I love how the books are meshed together. Showing that all the characters from each book know each other and have lives that are inter weaved. There stories overlapping here and there seamlessly. Just brilliant.

  • Tyrean
    2019-03-26 22:45

    My favorite in the 13th Floor series so far, Dragonslayer has great character development, excellent world-building, and sweet romance all within a excellently written novella. I loved Xan's struggle with OCD cleaning mixed with his role as a Dragonslayer and how his world collides with Lois King's messy reporter lifestyle. Action, humor, and fantasy - a great combo!

  • Janna
    2019-04-06 23:42

    I liked this one too. the books I normally read about dragons have them as the hero, but thus time it is the slayer you root for.

  • Heather M. Gardner
    2019-03-26 15:50

    Another wonderful story in The 13th Floor series. I really like these stories and how they overlap. Exciting and fun! I'm ready!Next!

  • Tammy Theriault
    2019-04-11 19:54

    Who knew a dragon slayer could be so cool and so hot thank you to Christine

  • Khalida
    2019-03-19 19:43

    I actually give this book 4.5 stars, because his name and his job as dragon hunter is really cool (y)

  • Christine Rains
    2019-03-30 21:45