G.A. Aiken’s Dragon Kin series is both funny and sexy; two things that are actually very hard to do well together! These first two books are actually reprints of her original Samhain Publishing books. I had read the originals in e-book format, but was thrilled when I found out they were releasing them in mass market paperback so I could add them to my print library! (Cause I obviously don’t already have enough books!) Laurenston’s humor is sardonic and witty…and rather earthy and gritty too, so if that’s off putting for you, don’t read these. I myself end up laughing out loud, but that’s just my sense of humor!
This is the story of Briec the Mighty and Talaith, a witch tied to a bad goddess. Talaith isn’t exactly a typical heroine. She’s mouthy, bad-tempered, and a trained assassin. She’s also being blackmailed by a nasty goddess who took her baby daughter to force Talaith to do her bidding. When Talaith’s is rescued from a witch burning by a dragon, she’s pretty sure the only reason is that maybe this dragon likes his meals rare rather than well done! But as she spends time with Briec in his human form, it becomes more and more difficult for her to resist him. If only she were free to be happy with Briec…but she has a daughter to find…and a goddess to outwit.
Briec isn’t sure what it is about the puny human that he likes. It’s certainly not her pleasant personality, nor the fact that she keeps trying to run away! He was sure that after he saved her she would drop to her knees and gladly ‘service’ him in gratitude…after all he IS Briec the Mighty!
These two will have you in stitches with all their insults and bickering. I was even more thrilled to find out that Laurentston has more books in this series upcoming with the next due out in September of 2009. I’m having a hard time deciding which character’s story I want next!