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The trouble with humans is that they're far too sensitive. Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few months--and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I'm trapped with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight…gods! That endless name!
But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female.
Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely unimpressed by me. How is that even possible? But I know what I want and, for the moment, I want her. And I'm sure that she, like all females, will learn to adore me. How could she not when I am just so damn charming?
I LOVE THESE BOOKS!
Violent characters, funny dialogue, and silly situations...what's not to like?
But first, you've gotta forget that you read that blurb. It's a somewhat accurate description of a teeny tiny bit of the book. Celyn and Elina are the romantic lead in this one, but there is so much more going on between the pages!
And all of our favorite characters from the past books are back!
ALL OF THEM!
I think I'm already going a little crazy with the exclamation points. Maybe? Just a bit?
ATTENTION! This is a Big Deal:
You've really gotta read these in order.
This may seem like PNR about some hot dragon shape-shifters, but these aren't just self-contained lurve stories that happen to be set in the same world.
There's stuff! Important battles, plots, and stuff that you've got to already know about. Or, at least, you'll wish you knew about.
There's more than just raunchy sex with a lizard between these pages, ladies!
Evil witches, poisonous princesses, and children who plot to kill their parents...
And then there's also the bad guys!
If you've had the pleasure of reading any of these books, then you know that the heroes and heroines are all kind of morally iffy. This book is no exception.
In fact, there's a scene that involves Elina's evil mother, an axe, and the Mad Queen Annwyl that I simply can't get out of my mind.
But there's a lot of humor to go with all blood, gore, and sex.
I had forgotten how funny these books were, until I found myself giggle-snorting through the majority of this one.
I don't want to spoil anything for fans of the series, but it looks like there are some BIG changes on the horizon, and quite a few of them involve those crazy Abominations.
As I mentioned, everyone shows up in this one...including the children!
Obviously, this isn't going to be something that everyone is going to love, but if you like PNR that doesn't take it'self too seriously, then this is a series you might like. And if you like mean, self-centered, obnoxious, violent, characters, as well?
Then you need to check these out. Now.
Light My Fire was another hilarious installment in Aiken's Dragon Kin world, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Seriously! Go get it!