Dragon on Top by G.A. Aiken
Series: Dragon Kin #0.4
Also in this series: Feel the Burn, Dragon Actually
Published by Zebra on October 27th 2015
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Try a little dragon tenderness.
I am Glheanna the Decimator. I am a warrior. A soldier. I know no fear. No pain. No mercy. I do, however, know acute embarrassment! How could I not after getting dumped by a bastard dragon in front of my own troops? So I tuck tail and return to my cave, drowning my sorrows in ale—as is my family’s way. But instead of leaving me to my misery, I’ve been summoned to the Dragon Queen’s court.
As if my life wasn’t pathetic enough, Her Majesty now has me escorting the highborn Bram the Merciful through dangerous territories—not exactly the best use of my military training. And just so he can negotiate with enemy dragons instead of battling them? Honestly, what has my world come to? Then again…Bram is quite easy on the eyes. And the perfect distraction for what ails me. Perhaps I’m looking at all this the wrong way. Maybe there is a place for a little “mercy” in my life…
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I’ve been following the Dragon Kin series awhile. I can’t help but love the brutal, bloodthirsty, irreverent characters in these books. They are just so freaking funny, and mean, and so completely loyal to the ones they love. How can you not adore these characters?
Every once in a while in a book, you meet characters who you wish that you knew their stories. I love that G.A. Aikens has gifted us with little tidbits like Dragon On Top. We’ve met Glheanna and Bram in the stories about their offspring and their mates. I’ve always wondered how two completely different beings could end up together. Now I know.
Bram is not only known as the Merciful (which is not a compliment among his kin), he’s known as the Peacemaker. Tasked with traveling to the desert and negotiating an important treaty, danger is all around Bram from those who would do anything to keep Bram from succeeding. Bercelak and Rhiahannon decide he must have a Cadwaladr escort to keep him safe. And who should lead that contingent but the one and only Glheanna, whom Bram has had a long-running case of unrequited love for.
Bram is everything the Cadwaladr clan is not. He’s a royal, he’s actually known as being sweet, and kind, and he lives with his head in books when he’s not deep into negotiating treaties. He generally has a one track mind, and is the epitome of the absent-minded professor, but dragon-style. Glheanna is a soldier through and through who lives for fighting and gore and is covered in scars from head to toe. Good thing Bram finds that HOT! Glheanna gets to learn that the lack of ability (or want) to fight, maim and kill without blinking, has nothing to do with a certain dragon’s ability between the sheets.
Although somewhat short, there is all the chaos, mayhem, and rude and crude characters I’ve come to expect from a G.A. Aiken novel. We also get introduced to yet another completely arrogant species of dragon, the “fins” that live in the sea. I enjoyed learning more about Bram and Ghleanna, and getting to spend some time with Bercelak, Rhiahannon, and Aileen the Wicked. His unique parenting style is always good for a laugh. These dragons are always entertaining.
Spice’s Rating: 5 Stars
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