Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Review: About a Dragon by G.A. Aiken

About a Dragon: Briec the Mighty and Talaith

(Dragon Kin #2)

C’mon dragon, light my fire…

For Nolwenn witch Talaith, a bad day begins with being dragged from bed by an angry mob intent on her crispy end and culminates in rescue by—wait for it—a silver-maned dragon. Existence as a hated outcast is nothing new for a woman with such powerful secrets. The dragon, though? A tad unusual. This one has a human form to die for, and knows it. According to dragon law, Talaith is now his property, for pleasure…or otherwise. But if Lord Arrogance thinks she’s the kind of damsel to acquiesce without a word, he’s in for a surprise…

Is the woman never silent? Briec the Mighty knew the moment he laid eyes on Talaith that she would be his, but he’d counted on tongue-lashings of an altogether different sort. It’s embarrassing, really, that it isn’t this outspoken female’s magicks that have the realm’s greatest dragon in her thrall. No, Briec has been spellbound by something altogether different—and if he doesn’t tread carefully, what he doesn’t know about human women could well be the undoing of his entire race…

About a Dragon by G.A. Aiken is the second book in one of my all-time favorite dragon series: the Dragon Kin. G.A. Aiken brings us Briec the Mighty whose arrogance knows no bounds! I’m surprised that there is room for more than himself and his ego within any city limits, he’s that bad. You would think a character with an ego a mile wide would be annoying, but no, G.I. Aiken knew exactly how to pull this one off. She gave him a mate that can stand up to him and put him in his place. So his arrogance became a funny quirk instead of a serious character fall. And really can any other character type pull off arrogance quite like a dragon? Not so much, I mean really, I’d be cocky too if I was a dragon. Lol

I loved both Briec and Talaith, both were freak’n funny on their own, bring them together and the laughs were plentiful! We basically met Talaith when she is being dragged from her bed and tied up by the townspeople to be burned as a witch. When Briec runs across this scene he takes in her courage and decides to “rescue” her, AKA kidnap her for himself. However, Briec being Briec, he thinks she would be happy that he abducted her and pretty much said she is to be his sex slave. Talaith being Talaith did not so much appreciate that.. sure she appreciated the “rescue” but she wasn’t so sure that this was much better. From the minute of her rescue the sparks are flying between these two, their form of foreplay turns out to be arguing. Some of the fights they picked with each other were just ridiculous but highly amusing. These two will have you in laughing from beginning to end.

Talaith is a total smart alek and pretty badass I have to say. Just when things really start heating up, she takes off from Briec leaving him heart broken. This is where we really get to see her badassness kick in, sure it was spoken of, but after this point to get to see her training in action. This series is full of some serious female ass kickers; which is my fav! Briec is more than just a pretty face and ego as it turns out. He’s actually a warrior who takes exception to anyone trying to take what is his and for now, Talaith is his… but he’s sure he’ll tire of her eventually, maybe in a couple hundred of years… In an epic battle Briec manages to do some serious damage to the enemy as does Talaith. Together they can do some serious damage. Besides Talaith and Briec, we have lots of meddling dragons from Briec’s family as well as Annwyl the Bloody who ends up in the book quite a lot which is fine by me as I quite enjoyed her in the first book as well and she is just as contrary as always. If you haven’t been reading the Dragon Kin series you’ve been missing out, especially if you like to laugh and enjoy a good dragon story. I’ve pretty much fallen in love with this book as well as the series.

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