I’ve reread the Slayers series. It’s on my top 5 favorite series. Here’s my reviews:
“Slayers: The Making of a Mentor”
Great prequel. It gives you a better idea what motivates Dr. B into bringing the Slayers together. It is short but gives you information that you didn’t know from the Slayer series if you read them first, which I did.
I’m a believer! Dragons really do exist. Dragons may have disappeared but their return and attack on mankind is inevitable. What’s great about this book, it’s happening today right in our own town. Well, this story takes place in Washington DC but no one is safe from the return of Dragons!
Tori is a rich girl and a senators daughter. She always dreamt of dragons and obsesses over them being real. She found a Dragon camp and this summer she finally talks her parents into letting her go. She hopes it will help her figure out why she believes in dragons.
Tori quickly learns two different camps are going on… the normal geeky people who are obsessed with mystical creatures and the advance Dragon camp where they have special powers and are actually training to kill these “mystical” creatures.
Tori is attracted to the two team captains. Jesse is tall, dark, and handsome but he takes this whole save the world a little too seriously. Dirk is blonde and blue eyed and acts like a surfer. The two teams train by competing against each other and they are a very competitive. Tori is way behind in her training. Her special power is to hear what the dragons hear, which for now, until they hatch, is a heartbeat. How special is that? Tori has to figure out how she fits into the group.
“Slayers – Friends and Traitors”
After the dragon summer camp is over, everyone has to return to their normal lives. Tori wants Jesse to break the rules and see her over the school year. As captain, he won’t do it and tells Tori to see other people. She’s crushed and cries on Dirk’s shoulder.
As a spy, Dirk doesn’t mind breaking the rules and sends Tori letters. Her dad’s a senator so it’s easy to track her down. They secretly start corresponding.
Tori fears the eggs have hatched— her special skill is hearing what the dragons do. Dirk’s special power is dragon-sight and he claims to see nothing. Dr. B believes Dirk. Tori makes a surprise visit to Dirk’s football game to confirm that he hasn’t seen anything. Dirk’s a major player and Tori knows it, but he seems to really like her. Unlike Jesse, Dirk wants to be with her.
When Jesse gets attacked, all the Slayers meet up to figure out how the Dragon Lord knows where they live. Everyone together is just what the Dragon Lord wants.
This is a great sequel. I’m so Team Jesse, but I’m a little Team Dirk too. He’s a bad boy but you can’t help feel sorry for him. I’m a believer now in dragons and love the way the story makes mystical creatures come to life. I can’t wait until book 3. C.J. Hill writes thrilling action scenes and romance that steals your heart.