I have not written reviews for the earlier books, but they too would get at least 4* from me (mainly as they all make me laugh out loud).
G A Aiken has created a magical kingdom of a crazy family, with all the temper & tantrums that this entails. The main difference to this family is that they are Dragons. Prince & Princess dragons to be precise! The family has more issues than a newspaper, but they fight, laugh, love and get into the most amazing scrapes! The four eldest are all in love with Humans ( books 1 to 3). The Last Dragon Standing is about Princess Dragon Keita- the rebel without 'pause' of the family. It's her tale and her flight from commitment that really filled me with delight. She's not a "stay- at- home" demure princess- in fact her reputation is something of a slut! But does she care- now way!
It's Keita fate to become fascinated with the one Dragon who does not drop everything he's doing to pursue her- Ragnor: A lightning dragon from the North. He is also the deadly adversary of the Flame Dragons of the South. But there is more going on than just a Keita & Ragnor's 'romance. There is treachery, invasions, war, double crossing...bigger things are happening.
Yes, the story is more that a little complex. There are sub-plots everywhere; yes there were parts I had to read again- but I loved it. The world of the Dragons of the Dark plains is both fun and complex. I love the fact that the women are strong, crafty, clever, lusty and more than a little eccentric. I love that the dragons/ lovers of these woman are strong, funny, irritating, stuborn and devoted to their mates.
More please! More outrageous fun, rude language and family in-fighting. This is Adult fantasy fun at it's best. Read, and laugh out loud.