Monday, May 17, 2010

Love in the time of Dragons by Katie MacAlister

If you found out you were a famous fire-breather, you’d be freaked out too.

Tully Sullivan is just like any other suburban mom – unless you count the days every year that she zones out and turns base metals in to gold. Those are weird.

And now she’s woken up in a strange place surrounded by strange people who keep insisting they’re dragons – and that she’s one too. But not just any dragon. She’s Ysolde de Bouchier, a famed figure from dragon history.

Tully can’t shape-shift or breathe fire, and she’s definitely not happy being sentenced to death for the misdeeds of a dragon mate she can’t remember. All Tully knows is that she wants her son back. So she’ll have to find a way to solve the crimes of a past she has no memory of living…

It's so great to have a fall back author like Katie MacAlister in the wings. You can always count on her books to be amusing with just the right amount of wit and romance to ensure that you're enjoying herself. This latest publication is the beginning of a new series, the Light Dragon Novels, but it takes place in same world as MacAlister's Aisling Grey books, which means there is always a great combination of magic, mischief, and heat which keeps each of her romances original and exciting to read.

I was worried when I first began reading her books that MacAlister might go the way of MaryJanice Davidson for me, in that her witty characters might become too formulaic and lose their entertainment value. I think what MacAlister has done, in leaving one main character behind to focus on others, is keeping all of her books fresh and constantly relevant to the world she's created. Which means that I'm a lucky reader and get to keep enjoying all of her books for a while yet.

I highly recommend these books, if nothing else for a good laugh, and this particular release - with Ysolde and her 'sexual perversions'- is a particularly hilarious addition.

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up. The beginning of the story of another great group of dragons, MacAlister keeps her series fresh while still bringing back some familiar faces.

Series - 1) Love in the Time of Dragons