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Unbearable Lightness of Dragons, The (Light Dragons Novels) [Mass Market Paperback]

Katie MacAlister
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15 Sep 2011 Light Dragons Novels (Book 2)
Ysolde Bouchier is still coming to terms with the dragon part of her, while at the same time trying to free a friend of Baltic - her Black Dragon lover - from the weyr, get Baltic to meet with the dragons who want him dead, rescue a half-dragon damsel in over her head, raise the shade of the man everyone says killed her and clear Baltic's name of the murder charges that continue to plague him. Being a dragon is starting to bite...

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: SIGNET (15 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451233441
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451233448
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 2.5 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 521,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn't think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialogue or love scenes in the software book, Katie swiftly resolved to switch to fiction, where she could indulge in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes.

Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than thirty books later, her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and placed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.

Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and dogs, and can often be found lurking around online.

Contact Katie: You can write to Katie at katie@katiemacalister.com or via snail mail at: Katie MacAlister, c/o Three Seas Literary Agency, PO Box 8571, Madison, WI 53708, USA

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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KMac did a fantastic job with the first Light Dragons tale, making anti-hero Baltic into a die-hard romantic hero, so I was very excited when I found out that we'd be seeing more of his and Ysolde/Tully's HEA. This book takes place only a few weeks after the first ends...and is quite funny, but seemed a little messy and hit-and-miss, and I'm not sure if it really needed to be written, though the Dragons books by KMac are pretty much a dead cert.

In this, we find Ysolde, Brom and Baltic settling into their third new house in as many months and Ysolde starting to have her visions again, yet her magic is still off. She and Baltic are still considered ouroboros and Baltic is still accused of killing the Blue dragons, but Ysolde is determined to prove his innocence, as well as recover more of her memories and her magic. The tale has lots of visions from days of old, including Ysolde dying and being reborn and snaps of her old life with Baltic. Oh, and there are quite a few pretty hot and descriptive sex scenes - not quite erotica, but certainly sensual and descriptive!!

That's about it. It is a funny tale, mainly due to the physical fighting between Drake, Kostya (who has been dumped by Cyrene in favour of Neptune), Gabriel and Baltic, who then come across as little diddums who need to be patched up by their mates and have their boubous kissed better, and due to Jim being transformed many times into a naked human male obsessed with his package and with not being able to nibble Cecile's furry ears whilst in human form. But what does it add to the series, if indeed there will be a Light dragons series? Not much. Yes, Ysolde is determined to exonerate her mate, but there's a lot of scheming and yet very little is achieved.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I can never get enough of Katie's dragons! 31 Oct 2011
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Ysolde Bouchier has returned in Katie Macaliser's second Light Dragons novel (or ninth Dragon novel series)with just as many obstacles to face as ever. In the last book she renewed her relationship with Baltic after centuries of separation. Due to her memory being erased and only coming back in pieces, she still has a lot to catch up on. Baltic is helping her but he is still holding a lot back (as dragons tend to do). Some information she needs is vital, but his desire to protect her makes for some frustrations between them. To make matters worse, they are still ouroboros from the weyr and at war with them. It wouldn't be so bad if Ysolde hadn't become such good friends with some of the women in the weyr. Not only this but she feels the severed connection from the dragon community deeply. Her mate Baltic, on the other hand, has no desire to work things out and is happy to keep their sept apart.

Of course, Ysolde is not going to accept the status quo. She has much to do if there is to be any chance at a normal and happy life. Among her priorities include clearing Baltic's name for crimes he was accused of, getting the interdiction lifted that is preventing her use of magic, solving a few new mysteries that come up along the way (along with some of the old), and getting the Light Dragon sept reinstated into the weyr. Along the way she has help from friends, even those that shouldn't be helping and she also acquires new enemies. There is nothing simple or uncomplicated in this woman's life.

This is not a novel that can stand alone. It is possible to start with the novel prior to this one and feel comfortable (which is what I inadvertently did), but this one is all about continuing to deal with issues that arose earlier in the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could've been better -SPOILERS- 9 Sep 2011
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I really struggled with which star rating I should give this book because I am really eager to see how the dragon world progresses but there were some major annoyances in this book.

The first being the "I'm a dragon so I don't have to tell you anything". Ok so we know this is typical dragon behaviour and they don't like to explain themselves but it did get a bit beyond a joke in this book. It got to the point that it seemed the only reason baltic wasn't giving things away was just so the plot could be delayed a little so that the book could be bulked out a bit. The second being where the plot is heading is so blatantly obvious you want to slap baltic for apparently being naive and ysolde for not punching him and making him listen to her. And the third, and this kills me to say this, my beloved effrijim. I love jim but he was like a completely different demon in this book. Gone was his cutting jibes and sarcasm (there was a little but not as much in previous books), and instead was this whiny dramatic shadow. Yes it's because he's stuck in human form but it just seemed to be constant over the top outrage that had me wanting to just skip the dialogue.

There is one big massive positive to this book and that is that that Cyrene is absent huzzah! She only makes a brief appearance and I could actually tolerate her. Don't get me wrong, I will get the next installment because I want to see what happens next and how the dragon series is going to move on; but I feel the plot was pretty thin in this one and probably could've been joined with the next installment. It's not a bad book, but I feel the silver and light dragon series have just been no match for the original aisling grey series. However it's a good afternoon read and you will still get engrossed in it.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Can never get enough of Katie's dragons! 4 May 2011
By Mistress of The Dark Path - Published on Amazon.com
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Ysolde Bouchier has returned in Katie Macaliser's second Light Dragons novel (or ninth Dragon novel series)with just as many obstacles to face as ever. In the last book she renewed her relationship with Baltic after centuries of separation. Due to her memory being erased and only coming back in pieces, she still has a lot to catch up on. Baltic is helping her but he is still holding a lot back (as dragons tend to do). Some information she needs is vital, but his desire to protect her makes for some frustrations between them. To make matters worse, they are still ouroboros from the weyr and at war with them. It wouldn't be so bad if Ysolde hadn't become such good friends with some of the women in the weyr. Not only this but she feels the severed connection from the dragon community deeply. Her mate Baltic, on the other hand, has no desire to work things out and is happy to keep their sept apart.

Of course, Ysolde is not going to accept the status quo. She has much to do if there is to be any chance at a normal and happy life. Among her priorities include clearing Baltic's name for crimes he was accused of, getting the interdiction lifted that is preventing her use of magic, solving a few new mysteries that come up along the way (along with some of the old), and getting the Light Dragon sept reinstated into the weyr. Along the way she has help from friends, even those that shouldn't be helping and she also acquires new enemies. There is nothing simple or uncomplicated in this woman's life.

This is not a novel that can stand alone. It is possible to start with the novel prior to this one and feel comfortable (which is what I inadvertently did), but this one is all about continuing to deal with issues that arose earlier in the series. All of the relationships, history, and lore are assumed with little renewed explanation. Fans who have been following the dragon books will enjoy the usual, chaotic, humorous storyline that Katie MacAlister never fails to produce. As usual, nothing goes quite right and problems always seem to stack up. Most of the former characters are seen in this latest novel, and there are some updates on how their lives are going. It does end without resolving all the issues, but this was expected. A reader will have enough closure to at least survive until the next one is released (well, mostly, I only had to seek counseling a few times during the last year while waiting for this book to come out!).

There are a few noticeable differences between Ysolde and Baltic's relationship compared to the others written earlier in the series. While the last novel provided a lot of drama between the couple, there was far less romantic suspense in this one. They are fairly sure of each other now and there is no real battle to be together. Their love is a beautiful thing and it shows frequently, but for the most part Baltic gives in to Ysolde's demands with just a bit of grumbling (okay, a lot of grumbling but he still usually gives in). This forces the outside storyline to create most of the action, suspense and tension. Luckily the author does this well, but anyone who follows the series may notice the difference. Despite these tiny complaints, this latest installment is worth the wait. Fans should certainly be pleased with "The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons". There is rarely a dull moment and plenty of laughs to be had. Anyone who enjoys humor in their romance will adore this series.

For those who would like the series order this is it:

You Slay Me
Fire Me Up
Light My Fire
Holy Smokes
Playing With Fire
Up In Smoke
Me and My Shadow
Love in the Time of Dragons
The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This may be my last dragon... 12 May 2011
By Melaina Lara - Published on Amazon.com
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I've read all the MacAlister Dragon series books, and this one was just pure drivel. I wish I hadn't wasted my money.
Where to start? It was hard to follow, and that's with every other book under my belt. I can't imagine anyone walking into this book having never read any of the others, enjoying any of it. Dragon politics, names of people you have to go back into other books to figure out where they fit in... I don't need my hand held through series books, but this was just a mash together of plots.
Baltic and Ysoldes relationship is annoying. He's bossy. She's stubborn. They are in love. That's pretty much it, no conflict there, they are comfortable with the love they have for each other which makes the way they act to each other acceptable. But, I find that hard to swallow, the 'most romantic things' he says to her left me cringing.
Plot wise, there is only Ysolde trying to clear Baltics name so they can be allowed into the weir. But, surprise, he's not helping. She's befuddled because of memory loss, and even worse... it really doesn't get resolved in the end, leaving it open to yet another 'light dragon' novel to start tying up all these loose threads.
If you're a die hard fan like me, (well, at least I was.), perhaps the library would be a better option before you purchase.
If you're new to the series, pick up the earlier ones, they are fantastic, but stop at these last two installments.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Thankfully I waited to get it from the library 28 May 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Well...... The first Light Dragons novel was pretty good, but this one was a mistake. The main characters were weak and the supporting ones seemed to be just thrown in as an afterthough. This book ruined a perfectly good series. I've read all the Dragon novels but still had a hard time following the plot and minor characters.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars complicated entertaining fantasy 4 May 2011
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The First Dragon assigns recently resurrected, as part of the human Tully Sullivan, Ysolde Bouchier with a task, but she does not understand what her mission is as her dragon memory did not return with her new life. Her Black Dragon spouse Baltic offers little help or empathy while his guard Thala loathes Ysolde. Thus not gaining much from the wyr, Ysolde turns to her friends May and Aisling for their assistance.

Her mission proves convoluted as she tries to persuade her husband to meet with peers who want him dead while she investigates his murder rap. Ysolde also tries to meet Constantine the shade who everyone (her dreams too) informs her he killed her. Besides that there is learning as Tully needs to know how to be Ysolde the dragon.

This is a complicated convoluted fantasy that is difficult to follow (and impossible for newcomers) as much of the dangling threads from previous tales including other miniseries in the MacAlister universe begin to see the light and converge. Fans of the saga will believe it is worth the time as the second Light Dragon tale (see Love in the Time of Dragons) is an entertaining though not an easy read.

Harriet Klausner
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars page skimmed through it 27 Nov 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When I wasn't skimming pages I was being bored out of my mind reading them. I kept hoping that the women would team up to get to the bottom of things, kick some ass and make some much needed changes in the way mates are treated-you know gain some respect instead of having to take it by being defiant(that's getting old and corny). It never happened. Isolde's flashbacks were pointless. I thought perhaps Jim would get more play (with his changes and all), but no. And I hate the recaps and explanations of what's what. This is book two. I don't need them because I read the first book. There was too much going on. I was left with many questions including some leftover from the first book like Isolde can make gold. What happened with that???
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