"Heat radiated from the slender, scale-covered body above her, as if alluding to her jailer's fire breath. Well, to be honest, the golden dragon wasn't her jailer any more. By now they had come to terms. And the princess found herself hoping that no one would try to rescue her."
"Baroness Leclère was not a woman to shy away from spontaneity - or a challenge. So when Captain Estell entered through the window with improper intentions, she was welcomed with open arms - and a hidden dagger."