Thursday, November 14, 2013

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...

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I'm trying to figure out what else to say other than 'G.A. Aiken just gets me'. Her writing is just enough over the top hilarious to be always entertaining and I think her characters are unique while still being familiar (which is good for someone like me who thinks of Aiken as comfort reading a lot of the time). Braith and Addolgar start out like many of Aiken's couples do - they know of each other but don't really have more than two words to share. Ultimately it's Addolgar's sense of fairness and Braith's honor that bring them together and when they stumble into actual feelings it's new for everyone.

Butt gets kicked, family's are reunited, and it's a rip roaring good time the whole way. If you've read the Dragon Kin series then you'll especially enjoy the familiar faces of the Cadwaladr Clan, but as a stand alone it's still a great romance and a grand adventure.

Overall Feeling - A+

Series - ... 7) "Dragon On Top" from Supernatural 8) The Dragon Who Loved Me 9) "A Tale of Two Dragons"

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