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About a Dragon (Dragon Kin series Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Talaith isn't like the other people in her village; feared by many and hated by others, all remain unaware of her strange past. As a long lived Nolwenn witch, Talaith was expected to bear her only child in her 300th year or so; however she fell in love at sixteen and against her mother's wishes, bore her lover a daughter. Barely birthed, Talaith's baby was torn from her by the priestesses of Arzhela, the goddess of Light, Love and Fertility and held as hostage to assure Talaith's servitude. Trained as a deadly assassin, for sixteen years Talaith waits for the call of a Goddess she despises; knowing Arzhela will only release her daughter if she obeys the Goddess' commands.
Things fail to go the Goddess' way when the villagers turn on Talaith and attempt to hang her for witchcraft. Expecting Arzhela to come to her aid, Talaith is instead rescued by a silver dragon, Briec the Mighty, who in his human shape decided Talaith would provide some amusement for a while despite her being the first human woman he will take as a lover. Her highly vocalised objections to his plan do not deter him in the slightest; especially after realising the thrill of a good argument just happens to excite his little human. Finding himself somewhat spellbound by Talaith, Briec the Mighty fails to understand he is falling in love; however he is willing to admit it may well be at least a few hundred years or so before he finally grows bored with Talaith and throws her out his den. While Talaith finds herself falling in love too, she knows it is only a matter of time before she must leave Briec and pursue the Goddess' goals.
Both leading characters from book 1; Fearghus the Destroyer (Briec's brother) and his wife Annwyl the Bloody, along with Briec's other dragon siblings and Iseabail, Talaith's daughter, feature heavily in "About a Dragon" and are all extremely well developed and likeable personalities. Their dialogue is a mixture of witty banter and screaming arguments, all blending well with not only the battle between dragons and humans, but also the warring between the gods of both species. With plenty of action, humour, and some absolutely sizzling scenes between Briec and Talaith, GAA simply excelled in creating a highly enjoyable fantasy romp. The next "Dragon Kin" book will feature Gwenvael the Handsome (Briec's serial womaniser brother) and "The Beast", who despite such titles as "Scourge of the Northlands", turns out to resemble a female librarian. All I say is it will take a very determined and talented woman to keep the smart mouthed Gwenvael in line and I very much look forward to reading their story "What a Dragon Should Know", due for release in Sept 09.
I laughed out loud from page 1/2 and didn't stop throughout the book, and considering that this is only the 2nd book I've read from this author, the first being that of Fearghus and Annwyl (who appear here, and are parents-to-be by way of a magickal, no-choice-about-it, night of insatiable passion), I'm now hooked. I loved the modern-day language in the fantasy world that the book is set in, the feisty female lead and the Alpha, arrogant-but-sexy-with-it dragon males, and how we get introduced to the rest of the dragon family and see the start of their own tales. I can't wait from Gwenvael The Handsome's book, which is on its way from amazon.co.uk as I type this (I had to stop the book part way and see if it was available to order), and then I hope we'll get that of his sister dragon, Morfyd, and her human soldier-hunk lead. This author will now be an auto-buy, and I hope that she writes many more dragon tales. Oh, and under her real name of Shelley Laurenston, she writes contemporary fantasy and erotica (we also see of lot of the latter in the love scenes in this book, yeah!!).
This series is so much fun to read, sometimes you just want some brain candy, a story that is pure entertainment, one that will make you laugh out loud and have you giggling to yourself the whole way through and that's exactly what the Dragon Kin series is for me. G.A. Aiken's dragons are completely over the top cavemen and the women who tame them are all fierce, opinionated warriors who are more than capable of standing their ground. Briec is the most arrogant dragon we've met so far (and that's saying something!) but Talaith isn't impressed, she refuses to bow down before any man or dragon and she gives as good as she gets. The pair of them spark off each other constantly and both love nothing more than a good argument, apart from perhaps the make up sex that comes afterwards. They make a great couple but Talaith has a secret mission that she must complete and nothing, not even her love for an arrogant dragon, will sway her from her task. Briec has waited a long time for his mate and he isn't going to let her get away from him that easily though.
One of the things I love most about this series is the family, all of the dragons are completely crazy and their interactions are absolutely hilarious. About A Dragon gives us the chance to catch up with previous couple Feargus and Annwyl along with Briec's other siblings Gwenvael, Éibhear and Morfyd. I love the banter between the brothers and their sister and I can't wait to read each of their stories. This series has been so entertaining and I have a feeling it's only going to get better with each new book.
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