Fire In His Veins

Fire In His Veins

Fire In His Veins

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“Fire in His Veins” is the sixth book in Ruby Dixon’s captivating Fireblood Dragon series, which delves deeper into the post-apocalyptic world where dragons and humans coexist in a tense balance of fear, fascination, and, sometimes, unlikely companionship. This installment introduces readers to a fresh and compelling narrative that explores the internal struggle of a Drakoni striving to maintain his sanity and the human woman who becomes the focus of his intense desire.

The novel centers around a Drakoni who has been fighting the madness that plagues his kind by suppressing his dragon instincts and abilities. His vow to forsake everything that makes him a dragon — telepathy, fire breathing, and his battle form — is a testament to his determination to remain in control. However, his resolve is put to the ultimate test when he encounters Andrea, a human woman whose brother has escaped the fortified city they call home.


Andrea is a character defined by her resilience and her dedication to her family. Her desperate quest to find her brother in the dangerous, dragon-infested world outside their fort brings her into close contact with the drakoni, setting the stage for a tumultuous relationship. The dynamic between Andrea and the drakoni is fraught with tension, desire, and the constant threat of the drakoni’s potential loss of control.

One of the strengths of “Fire in His Veins” is Dixon’s exploration of the drakoni’s internal conflict. The psychological struggle he faces, caught between his dragon nature and the human-like sanity he clings to, is portrayed with depth and empathy. This struggle is not just about personal survival but also about the fear of harming those he has come to care about, especially Andrea.

The novel skillfully navigates the themes of forbidden desire and the fear of the monstrous self. The drakoni’s fear that his dragon side will ultimately harm Andrea, either by claiming her as his mate or in a moment of madness, adds a layer of suspense and emotional intensity to the story. His internal monologue provides insight into the agony of his situation, making him a deeply sympathetic character despite his fearsome nature.

Andrea’s character development is equally compelling. Her journey from seeing the drakoni as a potential threat to understanding and empathizing with his struggle is rich with emotional nuance. The growing attraction between them, set against the backdrop of their mission to find her brother, creates a complex web of feelings that challenges both characters to reconsider their preconceptions about each other and their respective species.

The world-building in “Fire in His Veins” continues the series’ tradition of immersing readers in a post-apocalyptic landscape where the remnants of humanity cling to survival amidst the dragon threat. Dixon’s vivid descriptions of the devastated world and the glimpses into Drakoni culture enrich the narrative, providing a backdrop that amplifies the stakes of Andrea and the Drakoni’s journey.

However, the novel also raises questions about identity, control, and the nature of true strength. The drakoni’s struggle with his dragon instincts and the choice between embracing his nature and maintaining his sanity is a poignant reflection on the broader theme of what it means to be oneself in a world that constantly challenges one’s sense of identity.

“Fire in His Veins” is a powerful addition to the Fireblood Dragon series, offering a fresh perspective on the dragon-human relationship dynamic. Ruby Dixon delivers a story that is as thought-provoking as it is thrilling, with complex characters, intense emotional stakes, and a richly developed world. This novel is a must-read for fans of the series and newcomers alike who are drawn to stories of love, struggle, and the quest for understanding across the divides of species and madness.

Fire In His Veins

I’ve wanted Andrea since the moment I saw her. But she’s human. I’m drakoni. The only way I’ll stay sane and not lose myself to the madness that’s swept over my people is if I keep my mental walls strong. I have to give up everything that makes me a dragon. That means no telepathy, no fire breathing, and no battle form. I certainly can’t take a mate. Andrea can’t be mine.

When her brother escapes the fort, though, she needs help tracking him down. That means I’ll be alone with her, breathing in her sweet scent, and it may be too much for my control. What happens if I give in to my dragon? Will I take her as my mate…or tear her throat out?