Monday, July 5, 2010

What a Dragon Should Know by G.A. Aiken

Happy Manic Monday! Pull up a comfy chair and grab a cup of virtual coffee. As some of you might know, I had a little surgery done to my right wrist last week and all is well except I can't write for any long periods of time.  Left handed typing sucks and all my first drafts HAVE to be written long-hand. So I have been making a dent in my TBR pile on my Nook.

I discovered a new to me author and want to review her newest release, What A Dragon Should Know by G.A. Aiken. Sorry, if I don't follow review protocol, I don't normally do reviews but this book impressed me enough to want to share my thoughts.  

Ms. Aiken creates a wild fantasy world filled with dragons in disguise. This book is the third installment of the Dragon Kin series. It starts with Dragon Actually, which I just finished last night. It follows the lives of the royal dragon family consisting of many brothers and sisiters. I love their interactions, petty arguements, and retailations. Coming from a large family, I can vouch for the craziness siblings can induce in each other and also the fearce loyalty. Ms Aiken characters are all wonderfully imperfect and I loved reading every moment.  


Only for those I love would I traipse into the merciless Northlands to risk life, limb, and my exquisite beauty. But do they appreciate it? Do they say, "Gwenvael the Handsome, you are the best among us-the most loved of all dragons?" No! For centuries my family has refused to acknowledge my magnificence as well as my innate humility.Yet for them, and because I am so chivalrous, I will brave the worst this land has to offer.

So here I stand, waiting to broker an alliance with the one the Northlanders call The Beast. A being so fearful, the greatest warriors will only whisper its name. Yet I, Gwenvael, will courageously face down this terrifying…woman? It turns out the Beast, a.k.a. Dagmar Reinholdt, is a woman-one with steel-gray eyes and a shocking disregard for my good looks. Beneath her plain robes and prim spectacles lies a sensual creature waiting to be unleashed. Who better than a dragon to thaw out that icy demeanor?

And who better than a beast to finally tame a mighty dragon's heart?

You can find G. A. Aiken at


Sara Brookes said...

This one has been recc'd to me. A lot. Especially because I adore Deborah Cooke's Dragonshifter novels. Must move this one up on the To-Buy and TBR piles.

Anonymous said...

You definately need to read this author, she is great!!!!

in Germany

Sandra Sookoo said...

It's been on my Sony reader for awhile. Just can't get caught up on reading lol