dinsdag 14 december 2010

G.A. Aiken - Dragon Actually

Fearghus is one of the ancient dragons and has lived alone in a cave for centuries. He likes the quiet and wants to be left alone, only his sister visits him in her human shape. But his peace is interrupted when he hears a battle outside his cave. He cannot ignore the noise and decides to have a look and see if he might get some dinner after all.

Annywl “The Bloody” has just received a mortal wound outside Fearghus cave and she’s dying when he steps outside. He takes care of her enemies and takes her into his lair and tries to save her life, with the help of his sister. He’s surprised that Annywl is not afraid of him and he decides to stay in his dragon form. Well at least until he discovers that she needs training so she’ll succeed killing her evil brother and claim her kingdom.

So without Annywl knowing he will be her human knight by day and train her the fighting skills and he’ll be her dragon by night, the one she trust completely.

Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken is the first book in her Dragon Kin series and I have to say I’m in love.

I’m a huge fan of dragons and this book has some great dragon characters and Miss Aiken also mixed it up with some humour, so this book couldn’t get wrong.

Fearghus and Annywl are the perfect couple, he is the huge black dragon everyone fears, but has a heart of gold and she is the fearless warrior. From the moment Fearghus takes Annywl to lair after she got badly wounded, there is a connection between them. I love her struggle about her feelings for the dragon she sees at night and her training knight she sees at daytime…not knowing that they are one and the same.

I love the scene where Annywl wants to dive into the lake in the cave and she use his dragon tail as a jumping board, but of course there are a lot more funny scenes.

I cannot tell you yet if I have a favourite character in this series, because all of Fearghus brothers and sister are fabulous. I know all their stories will be told and I’m looking forward to reading them and luckily for me I have a couple of their stories waiting for me.

There is also a surprise at the end of the book, because it also includes a short story “Flames and Chains”; this is the story about Fearghus parents Bercerek and Princess Rhiannon, who becomes the Queen of the Dragons.


Aurian zei

I have read this book and the next somewhere last year, was not overly enthusiastic about them. But Freya is very fond of this series.

Lady Caella zei

Well I have to say I liked it...it has some humour in it and I'm a sucker for dragon stories.

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