Some things never go away, like vile enemies, bad ale, and annoying kin. But I thought I was finished with the one dragon I’d have done anything for: Éibhear the Blue, a big, gorgeous, blue-haired beast who thinks the world belongs to him. The world and, apparently, me.
So if Éibhear wants to play the caring hero and travel into the most forsaken of Gods forsaken lands to protect the one woman who doesn’t need it—namely me—I’ll let him. Because while I’m trying to fulfill a ridiculous quest for a pushy god, I’m going to draw this overconfident warlord much too close, rekindle his fires, and enjoy every minute of his delicious defeat...
Praise for The Dragon Who Loved Me
“A chest thumping, mead-hall rocking, enemy slaying brawl of a good book.” --All Things Urban Fantasy
“Aiken aces another one.” –RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“A hot, hot series.”
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(Friday, September 7, 2012)
Éibhear is a prince who is sent to be with the Mì¬runach. The Mì¬runach are a band of warriors that are feared for their fierce style of battle. Éibhear and Isabel have always loved each but past mistakes and separation have made their lives tough. The bickering and fighting between the two main characters is what made this story so much fun to read. Éibhear is a strong warrior who will do anything for his family and those he consider to be friends. This book has a lot of strong characters and I am looking forward to more from Aiken.
Another great installment in a well-written series
(Saturday, July 28, 2012)
So I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reader's copy of this book from the publisher, Kensington, in exchange for a fair review. Honestly, I love Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken, it's very very rare that she will disappoint. This book is probably the most pivotal in the series as it really transforms the Dragon Kin series from the stories of the dragons and their mates, to a fully-fleshed out fantasy world. I am not going to go into too much depth because that would spoil the plot of this amazing book. What I can say is that this book digs deeper into the trends of family, growing up, love, and what it really means to be a part of a crazy royal family.
The full cast is all there and still up to the great antics that define an Aiken/Laurenston work. I would not recommend this title for people who have not read the previous books, this book is one you won't be able to jump into unless you understand the underlying story parts. That being said, Izzy and Eibhear are a couple we've been waiting for a while now to get together. For me, the romance was great, but secondary to the amazing detail that Aiken puts into her fantasy realm. Plot points from previous books are woven together nicely and I enjoyed learning more about Talwyn, Talan, and Rhi, offspring who are sure to play pivotal rolls in the the upcoming three books (yes Kensington renewed for three more books.) The action is also the same if not amped up taking the reader from the Ice Lands, Southlands, and introducing us to the Desert Land region.
As a stand-alone book, I don't think this would be as strong without the developments and plot-lines from previous books that make up the meat of this story. That being said, Ms. Aiken hits another one out of the park in her fabulous fantasy/romance series.