I started reading this series a year ago simply because I love the author. She is an amazing writer and I cannot wait until her next novel comes out. Here is G.A Aiken’s first novel of her dragon series synopsis provided by Goodreads: It’s not always easy being a female warrior with a nickname like Annwyl the Bloody. Men tend to either cower in fear – a lot – or else salute. It’s true that Annwyl has a knack for decapitating legions of her ruthless brother’s soldiers without pausing for breath. But just once it would be nice to be able to really talk to a man, the way, she can talk to Fearghus the Destroyer.
Too bad that Fearghus is a dragon, of the large, scaly and deadly type. With him, Annwyl feels safe – a far cry from the feelings aroused by the hard-bodied, arrogant knight Fearghus has arranged to help train her for battle. With her days spent fighting a man who fill her with fierce, heady desire, and her nights spent in the company of a magical creature who could smite a village just by exhaling, Annwyl is sure life couldn’t get any stranger. She’s wrong…
OMG!!!!!!! I simply LOVE Fearghus. He is the prefect dragon for a woman whose nickname is Annwyl the bloody. This storyline was great. The characters had depth to them and with the addition of each new character, the reader was aware and was not lost. I love how the writer gives you a little bit of information at each point in the story, but writes it in a way that you don’t even realize it. I characters were great to enjoy and I simply love the humor that was present throughout the story. The humor was a nice addition that did not take away from the Bloody-ness of the battle between half-brother and half-sister for the throne. This novel is set in its own time period with its own land. There was only two “countries” (i don’t know exactly what to call them) that were mentioned in this novel. (I loved this one so much I read the rest as well).
As for the sex scenes, you will definitely need a tall glass of water and a fan while reading this book. The scenes were great and added to the chemistry between Annwyl and Fearghus. You can feel the love pour off of them as well as not taking any shit from each other. They are both strong characters that are afraid to become dependent on each other (and really isn’t that what all romance novels are about) It about that moment when you realize your heart no longer belongs to you, but you still do not know how to react. That’s what I love most about this novel. A woman how was raised in horror finds it difficult to love but makes that choice because by being with another does not mean you are weak. I love reading about strong women and strong men.
The second part of this novel is mentioned under Goodreads as Chains & Flames (Dragon Kin 0.3), but it is in this novel. Here is Goodreads background: This tells the story of Rhiannon & Bercelak.
Bercelak the Great, 9th son to Ailean the Wicked and Shalin the Innocent, finds himself engaged to the Queen’s daughter, Princess Rhiannon, a matter that causes him much joy and her a lot of aggravation.
After all, Queen Addiena isn’t known for doing things out of the niceness of her cold, black heart.
But Bercelak is determined to keep Rhiannon for his own, to make her see how much he loves her and maybe show her that maybe being the son of Ailean the Slag isn’t such a bad thing after all…
I loved this novel as well because simply you are dealing predators and predators will act like that, but they are still human. Well half-human anyways. Rihannon and Bercelak have such a weird relationship that it would only work for them, but it does make sense in their minds. The sex scenes were great as usual and I am not missing a thing. The story was short and to the point. There were no extra scenes or fillers. Everything flowed nicely and I simply enjoyed it.
Overall, I give this novel a 5 out 5 stars. I recommend that if you love this novel you should continue with this series. I cannot wait for her next novel to come out.