Sunday, November 23, 2014
Dragon Kin #7
The trouble with humans is that they're far too sensitive. Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few months--and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I'm trapped with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight…gods! That endless name!
But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female.
Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely unimpressed by me. How is that even possible? But I know what I want and, for the moment, I want her. And I'm sure that she, like all females, will learn to adore me. How could she not when I am just so damn charming?
The Dragon Are Back, The Dragons Are Back!!!
After a 2 year hiatus Aiken is back and it's like she never left. I for one have missed the Cadwaladr Clan and all of their kin.
Best name for a character EVER!!! Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight Mountains of Despair in the Far Reaches of the Steppes of the Outerplains. How could you not love that name!! Well of course if you are a dragon you don't have time to stand around listening to that mouthful especially since the woman is there to kill your Queen. So Celyn does what his Queen commands and puts the human female in prison. Of course he mocks her terribly before he does this and then promptly forgets about her....for eight months!
Elina knew this mission was a death sentence but figured this was as good a way to die as any. She doesn't exactly have a death wish, but her life with her tribe isn't really worth fighting for. So when the dragon Queen Rhiannon and crazy human Queen Annwyl the Bloody ask her to return to her tribe and arrange a meeting to talk about making an alliance she feels like she finally has a purpose. Then they ask that dimwit male dragon that threw her in prison to accompany her.
Celyn is always a loyal dragon who does what his Queen commands but this is going to far. He has to travel to the Steppes with the insulting female with the never ending name. Seriously, the things he has to do for family.
Well of course since this is a Dragon Kin book much hilarity, fighting and sex ensues and a good time is had by all....ok maybe not by all, but the people...err dragons that you care about have a great time. There are several different story lines running through out the book that if not tied up, set up the next book and leave you wanting more.
All of your favorites are back and sniping at each other in the way that only family can. The kids are growing up fast and really coming into their powers, and not just the twins and Rhianwen but all of the half dragon children. I think my new favorites and Dagmar and Gwenvael's children. They are going to have their hands full with that brood.
This series has never missed a step and I for one hope it continues for years and years, just a little closer between books.
Friday, November 21, 2014
A Tale of Two Dragons by G.A. Aiken
Braith of the Darkness likes going through life unnoticed. Not an easy task for a She-dragon of royal descent. But the evil plots of her father are turning her quiet, boring life upside down, and she has now become the enemy of the most vicious queen her kind has ever known. But for once, Braith won't have to fight alone. Not when the warrior dragon of her dreams is willing to risk everything to save her neck.
Addolgar the Cheerful wishes he could say he's helping the pretty royal strictly for honorable reasons--but he'd be lying. It's not his fault, though! He didn't tell Braith of the Darkness to have the most delicious tail he's ever seen! Yet before Addolgar can get his very strong claws on that tail, heads are going to roll. Just hopefully not theirs. . .
WOW! It feels like forever since I have read or written anything. Actually, it has been awhile. I was having one of those drowning in life moments but all is good, I have my floaties back on and I'm ready to keep roll'n. As I was flipping thru my Kindle trying to decide what I felt like reading I realized OMG I am behind on my dragon series! How did I let that happen? I went in immediately and purchased it (I accidentally used Jenn's account, sorry). Within a few pages my happiness returned and all was right with the world. If you have never read this series you need to move it to the top of your to be read list. Every book is fabulous. You know how in some series you like all the books but some are better than others? Well this series is not one of those. All the books are fantastic. It has my favorite element when I'm reading a series….characters from past books. I love to keep up with other characters and hear what is going on with them and how they still fit.
So, with all that being said….it's cold outside and you have nothing else better to do so you might as well start this series. Go ahead, you know you want to.
I give this book and series 5 chocolate dipped strawberries.