Thursday, January 19, 2012
Romance Book Scene: G.A. Aiken's The Dragon Who Loved Me
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Shifters, Dragons
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I've read this whole series and have fallen in love with the dragons and humans who live in this world. As the series has gone through some of the most funny romance I've ever read. The Dragon Who Loved Me, had some bits and pieces of the hilarity that makes up G.A. Aiken/Shelly Laurenstein's stories, for the most part was by far more serious, filled with action, conspiracy, beheading, massacres and blood letting.
As Queen Rhiannon and Queen Annwyl's land is at war from all sides. The Southland and Northland dragons are fighting to keep their Independence from the Iron dragons. It took a little while for me to figure out what time period the author is working in, as she seems to have no order in how she tells her story. However it soon becomes clear that this is about five years since Ragnar and Keita's story.
The groups has been away from home for five years fighting the war and keeping both empires safe. There is a big plan together to finish off the war for once and all. Annwyl has some crazy ideas of her own.
The love story is between Rhona the Fearless and Vigholf Abhorrent. Rhona, like many of her kind, doesn't trust the Lightnings, or Northern Dragons, at one time the Northern Dragons would kidnap Southern Dragon females to mate. Now that the Northern Dragons are on the side of good, Rhona isn't sure what to think when she find Vigholf following after her. He's been doing it for five years.
When Rhona is sent to escort her cousin Keita to Annwyl's castle, Vigholf decides he can't let her go alone. During the time they spend together their attraction grows.
This isn't a story for the faint of heart. Annwyl is just as bloody as usual. Her children, the twins now five, are just as violent as their mother and their cousin Rhain has a few surprises of her own.
I was raised for battle. And as the first daughter of a warrior family, I’ve earned my reputation the hard way. Yet now I fight alongside uncivilized male Northland dragons who think a female is only good for breeding and waiting back home in the cave. But it’s the foolish and foolhardy who would try to stop me, Rhona the Fearless, from doing what I do best—destroying the enemies of my kind.
So the smartest thing wily barbarian Vigholf the Abhorrent can do for me is stay out of my way as we risk all on a deadly mission in enemy territory. I don’t care if he’s fascinated by me, even though he is as attractive as he is resourceful. He’s having far too much fun putting me in difficult situations and testing my sense of duty to the limit. And I’m going to enjoy challenging his insufferable confidence, outwitting his schemes, and making him surrender in the wildest ways…