Caged Warrior (Mass Market)

Dragon Kings Book One (The Dragon Kings)

By Lindsey Piper

Pocket Books, 9781451695915, 400pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/5/2013)
Paperback (6/20/2015)

List Price: 7.99*
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The first installment in this fierce and sensual new paranormal romance series features demonic gladiators, ruthless mafia villains, and a proud race on the brink of extinction.

Lindsey Piper’s hotly anticipated debut series, The Dragon Kings, begins with a gritty, fiercely sexy tale of romance and rebirth.

The Dragon Kings, an ancient race of demons, were once worshipped as earthly gods. Centuries later and facing extinction, they fight at the whim of human cartels for the privilege of perpetuating their bloodlines.

After marrying a human, Nynn of Clan Tigony became Audrey MacLaren, banished from a life of distinction and power. But when Nynn gives birth to the first natural-born Dragon King in a generation, she and her son are kidnapped by a sadistic cartel scientist whose life mission is studying demon procreation.

Leto of Clan Garnis is a Cage warrior, using his superhuman speed and reflexes to secure the right for his sister to conceive. Within the Cages, he has no equal.

When torture unlocks Nynn’s repressed powers, she is sent to the Cages, where Leto is charged with her training. He believes her a traitor to their people, while she sees him as no better than a slave. But for the sake of her son, Nynn must learn to survive. An undeniable connection turns antagonists to allies to impassioned lovers as they learn the high price of honor in their violent underground world.

About the Author

Lindsey Piper is the alter ego of award-winning historical romance author Carrie Lofty. Readers and critics are wild for the “red-hot” (RT Book Reviews) Dragon Kings series, her unique first foray into paranormal fiction. She lives and writes in Chicago. Visit her online at and

Praise For Caged Warrior: Dragon Kings Book One (The Dragon Kings)

“This new series is off to a promising start, pairing paranormal elements with a gladiator setting. Thef usion of the two will appeal to fans of both paranormal and fantasy. The tension and developing relationship between Audrey and Leto will keep pages turning at a fast clip, and the setup for future books is sure to have readers coming back for more.”
— RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“Fierce battles inside a metal cage comprise the games central to the debut of Piper’s Dragon Kings series. Piper’s gritty tale of survival and love will appeal to those who like blood-and-sweat fantasy and romance.”
— Booklist

“Fans of gritty paranormal romance will appreciate the strong and emotional story, which builds slowly to an exciting conclusion.”
— Publishers Weekly

“If you’ve become jaded toward serial paranormal romances, you should give the genre one last try. Caged Warrior is an excitingly fresh beginning to what promises to be a quality new series. The story is complex and demanding, the hero is both brutal and somehow innocent, and the premise, well, that’s just insane. The plot has a really nice twist, a shock that occurs that’ll have you dashing through the pages to find out what happens. Highly recommended.”
— All About Romance

“This book was the bomb. It is raw, it is violent and it made me cry like a right old ninny... Brilliant. Give this new series a try, you won’t be disappointed!”
— Urban Book Thief

“I was captivated from start to finish... Lindsey Piper does an outstanding job,making this new world vividly ingrained in your imagination and creating a story that will have you riveted to the pages.”
— Tome Tender Book Blog

"Ms. Piper’s new series promises a peek into a fascinating paranormal world. The chemistry between Leto and Audrey is brutal and explosive. She paints their story against a gritty background of survival at any cost. Readers will snap this one up only to be ravenous for more."
— Coffee Time Romance

“I loved it. Seriously one of my new favorite series. The characters were extremely well developed, and the world-building was solid and fierce.”
— USA Today

Caged Warrior is unlike anything I have ever read. It is a truly epic read that I highly recommend. I cannot wait to see what Lindsey Piper has in store for her next Dragon Kings book and I plan on reading and re-reading this book as the years go by. This is a story to remember!”
— Coffee and Characters