Title: About A Dragon (Dragon Kin #2)
Author: G. A. Aitken
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publication Date: November 2008
Ebook: 352 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Own Copy
Reviewed by: Laura
For Nolwenn witch Talaith, a bad day begins with being dragged from bed by an angry mob intent on her crispy end and culminates in rescue by – wait for it – a silver maned dragon. Existence as a hated outcast is nothing new for a woman with such powerful secrets. The dragon, though? A tad unusual. This one has a human form to die for, and knows it. According to dragon law, Talaith is now his property, for pleasure…Or otherwise. But if Lord Arrogance thinks she’s the kind of damsel to acquiesce without a word, he’s in for a surprise…Is the woman never silent? Briec the Mighty knew the moment he laid eyes on Talaith that she would be his, but he’d counted on tongue-lashings of an altogether different sort. It’s embarrassing, really, that it isn’t this outspoken female’s magicks that have the realm’s greatest dragon in her thrall. No, Briec has been spellbound by something altogether different – and if he doesn’t tread carefully, what he doesn’t know about human women could well be the undoing of his entire race…
This is the second book in the Dragon Kin series. This time the story is about Fearghus’s brother Briec. Briec, also known as ‘Briec the Mighty’, optimises arrogance. Out of all of the dragons, he has had the least contact with humans and doesn’t really understand them.
Talaith is a strong female character. A Nolwenn witch, she has been bound do the duty of her cruel deity. Which has led her to end up married to, quite frankly a total loser. But when he leads a blood hungry mob to their door intent on burning her at the stake. Well, enough is enough. Although she’s not sure how she’s going to get herself out of this bind.
Then much to her surprise, she is saved by a silver dragon. All good so far, until the arrogant jerk now proclaims she’s his property.
Talaith has a lot of secrets. Even as she begins to secretly like her time with Briec, she knows she cannot stay. There’s too much at stake. She’s bound to the deity Arzhela and Arzhela has her own agenda. An agenda which Talaith cannot dare fail to play her part in.
As with the first book, this story is absolutely laugh-out-loud funny. I didn’t necessarily like Briec all of the time. His arrogance got a little irritating in places. But I did find the incessant banter between Talaith and him amusing. Talaith has an acid tongue and she and Briec appear to love arguing almost more than anything else.
The first few chapters of this book were very good. I loved the rescuing scene. But, after then it hit a little bit of a lull and didn’t pick up again until Briec’s brothers Gwenvael and Eibhear arrived. It was the antics between the dragon family that made the story for me.
It was great to see Annwyl and her legendary temper again. The scenes with her in were brilliant. She’s one of those characters you fall in love despite herself. There was also a fab twist thrown in about her and Fearghus adding continuity to their story from the first novel.
Slight word of caution, this book reaches high on the steam factor. More so than the first in the series.
This is a genuinely funny, paranormal romance.
While I didn’t think this book was as good as the first, it was still hugely entertaining. I’m looking forward to reading the promiscuous Gwenvael’s story which you are given a fun hint to in the epilogue.