Book Reviews

Capture (Torsere 1) by Annabelle Jacobs

Genre Gay / Fantasy / Elves/Fairies/Sidhe / Magic / Mythological Creatures / Royalty/Nobility / Wizards & Witches / Romance
Reviewed by nakin1978 on 12-October-2020

Book Blurb

Thrown together, forced to fake a relationship both their lives depend on…

To be a dragon rider is all Nykin ever wanted. Destined from birth, and forged by magic at the age of twenty-one, he earns his place in the king’s army. But it’s not the only thing he dreams of. Lusting after the king maybe be foolish, but that doesn’t stop Nykin’s pulse from racing whenever he’s near.

Ryneq always knew he’d rule Torsere one day, but never expected it to happen quite so soon. The death of his parents forced him into a role he wasn’t prepared for and a romantic attachment is low on his list of priorities. Yet still Nykin manages to catch his interested and hold it.

With his land under threat from the lowland armies, an alliance with the elves seems Ryneq’s only option to protect the kingdom. But seeing it to fruition is fraught with danger and even the best laid plans can be thwarted. With hope all but lost, Nykin embarks on a deadly mission, willing risk everything for his duty and his king.



First edition published by Dreamspinner Press, January 2014.


Book Review

If you are looking for a book that has a slow-burn romance, fantasy, dragons, elves, and magic... this is the book for you because it has all that and so much more! I completely fell in love with the three main characters of this story. 


Now to explain how I believe there are three main characters instead of two. Ryneq is the king of Torsere. He became king when his parents died at the hands of enemies of their kingdom. Though he is still fairly young for this role, he takes it and the threats to the kingdom very seriously. 


Nykin is one of Ryneq’s dragon riders. All dragon riders are born with an emboldened on their arms. This signifies what kind of dragon is to come for them when they turn twenty-one. Once that happens, they are bonded with their personal dragon to ride and help to protect the kingdom. Which leads me to the third main character of this story, Fimor. Fimor is Nykin’s bonded dragon. This bond starts out slowly but with trust between rider and dragon, it becomes so much more and can lead to death for the rider if the dragon is killed, or can lead to healing for an injured rider if the dragon uses not only their bond to keep them alive but also their blood can save the rider’s life.


With the increasing danger surrounding Torsere, Ryneq’s sister has decided to marry an elf king to bring protection to their kingdom. This will not be an easy feat though, because in order to get to the elven kingdom, the entourage has to travel across enemy territory. Ryneq is truly concerned about an attack. So a plan is set into motion to try to protect not only the princess but all of those who will accompany her to the elven kingdom.


Everything seems to be going as planned until just before of the trip when the entourage is attacked and Ryneq is captured. When his people realize what has happened, one of the first to step forward to try to help is Nykin. He knows that the risk for his life is going to be great, but if the plan to rescue their king goes according to plan, then they may be able to kill two birds with one stone. Eliminate the enemy and get their beloved king home safely again.


But like with all great plans, nothing goes as it is supposed to and Nykin may be the one who is in the greatest danger if Fimor cannot reach him in time. Another development is the unexpected feelings that have started to grow between Nykin and Ryneq. Can these two safely escape their captors? And if so are these feelings just fleeting or is it the beginning of something real between them?


This was an incredible beginning to this series! I could not put this book down once I started it. I am truly looking forward to the next volume to find out what is going to happen next. Especially with the development of feelings between Nykin and Ryneq. Amazing read and highly recommended!




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 216 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 17-July-2020
Price $3.99 ebook
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