Meet the Author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author G.A. Aiken lives on the West Coast and spends most of her time writing and making sure her rescued Pittie doesn’t love everyone into a coma. When she’s not writing about sexy dragons, she’s writing about sexy wolf, lion, tiger, and other fang-filled predators under the name Shelly Laurenston.
Dragon Kin Series
Bring the Heat
Expected publication: August 29th 2017
HE SAYS . . .
I, Aidan the Divine, am . . . well, divine. My name was given to me by the Dragon Queen herself! I’m a delight! Cheerful. Charming. And a mighty warrior who is extremely handsome, with a very large and well-hidden hoard of gold. I am also royal-born, despite the fact that most in my family are horrendous beings who don’t deserve to live. And yet, Branwen the Awful—a low-born, no less—either tells me to shut up or, worse, ignores me completely.
SHE SAYS . . .
I’ll admit, I ignore Aidan the Divine because it annoys him. A lot. But we have so much to do right now, I can’t worry about why he keeps staring at me, or why he always sits so close, or why he keeps looking at me like he’s thinking about kissing me. We have our nations to save and no time for such bloody foolishness . . . no matter how good Aidan looks or how long his spiked tail is. Because if we’re going to win this war before it destroys everything we love, we’ll have to face our enemies together, side by side and without distractions. But if we make it out alive, who knows what the future will hold . . .
If you never read any of GA Aiken’s dragon books you MISSED OUT!!! Badly!!!
This series is an epic showdown of huge proportions. From the very first book, it’s been a steady build up. Book 9 Bring the Heat had a satisfying and bloody battle at the end that made me smiling crazily.
After so many years, and so many books, this series has been a fabulous preoccupation for me. Every time I read a GA Aiken book I’m usually cackling like a crazy person. Chuckling and laughing out loud and whenever I close a book I wish I had the next one already in my hands.
I love fantasy, but what I love even more are characters that are complex and fucking hilarious. And this author has this skill down pat. Not only can she write the funniest and most unique personalities, she is a master storyteller. In 9 books, this world of hers has thrilled, captivated and fascinated me in such a long-lasting way not very authors are able to do.
Of course through the years I have loved some characters more than others, and I wished she would give Annwyl the Bloody and Dagmar Reinholdt more books and scenes. I can never get enough of either. And now their kids are as enthralling as their parents. I hope she’ll continue writing, there are so many more stories to tell.
Bring the Heat (Dragon Kin #9) by G.A. Aiken was exactly as I hoped. The story continued in a complex and multistory arc that kept me glued to the seat but also had my head spinning at times – the good way.
In my opinion Aidan and Branwen’s love story was sweet, a slow burn and fitting to their characters, but it wasn’t what kept me as enthralled as I was. The continuing story arc and the never ending cameos of beloved characters was what I loved about this book the most. If I had a say in it, I would ask the author to give some of the old characters a second book, or just use main characters that we all love and adore before adding more and more new players to the story.
At the end, all of the characters from the former books were fighting this war, and I don’t really need to meet any more new characters to make this story even more interesting than it already is. I want to read more about the people that have been already introduced. I noticed that I can remember best the characters from the first 6 books. I have the deepest connection to Annwyl, Dagmar, Izzy, the twins, and Keita and wish to read more of them instead of adding new people to the plot line.
But nevertheless, I can’t get enough of this series, and never will.
I love it and whatever she writes even as her alder ego Shelley Laurenston I will be reading it. 😀
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.