3.5 stars Not as good as the others for me. The story was great but I thought it could've been developed a bit more. Very wordy in parts, didn't feel the connection with Rune/Carling was explained/detailed enough to be completely believable for me. This is still a great book, there are some VERY HOT HOT scenes (Hello- Lobby scene!) but Dragon Bound continues to be my favorite in this series.