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G.A. Aiken’s Dragons return in LIGHT MY FIRE

Light-My-FireREVIEWED by J.A. Kenney

Review: 4.0 Stars

Light my Fire (Dragon Kin Book #7) by G.A. Aiken or in her Paranormal persona Shelly Laurenston.

Celyn the Charming, one of the Dragon Queen’s body guards, captures a human assassin.

Elina, a warrior of the Steppes, had been sent to kill the Queen by her tribe’s leader.  A mission all involved knew meant her death.

The Dragon Queen takes pity on the warrior woman, and sends her off for safe keeping with her trusted guard.

Months later…she asks the same dragon to reclaim the human, escort her home, and gain an alliance with her people.

But he left her in prison for months, and she does NOT approve.

Ordered to meet with the leader of the warrior tribes, the two set off on a quest across the land.

Positives:

Funny, dramatic, and VERY romantic!

The matriarchal Elina meets the Dragon Warrior, Celyn the Charming.

Celyn is determined to charm the gruff and serious Elina, with mixed success. This might be one of the funniest in a series known for it’s off the wall humor.

The drama is also ramped up with the expansion of the anti-dragon cult, and the return of the first “abominations” from their years of training.

Negatives:

Do not read this book first…it is WELL into the series and is almost certainly not comprehensible by a new reader. You must start with Dragon Actually!

But if you have read and LOVED the Dragon Kin….this is the best of the best!

The only complaint I have is actually the earlier characters.  I love them….and yet I want to smack, kill, or ignore them in this book. Particularly the royal dragon princes, the erstwhile heroes, from the earlier books.

The sibling infighting that became a bit much for me in How to Drive a Dragon Crazy, escalated into outright tantrums and snits.

Overall:

This story by far is the best Dragon Kin for books!  Drama, angst. and pain…both characters are strong but damaged.

Excellent story telling, and great entertainment!

Keep Reading!

J.A. Kenney

Genre: Fantasy Romance 

Publication date: November 25th, 2014

Length: 493 Pages

Blush Quotient: Red

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair review.

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