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About a Dragon

Dragon Kin Series, Book 2
Lu par : Hollie Jackson
Série : Dragon Kin, Volume 2
Durée : 10 h et 35 min
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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.

©2006 Shelly Laurenston (P)2016 Tantor

Critiques

"The second installment in Aiken's trilogy ( Dragon Actually, 2008) follows in the quirky, humorous tradition of Xena, offering a welcome high fantasy with modern sensibilities." ( Booklist)

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  • KGLP host/producer & traveling therapist.
  • 03/12/2016

Bravo to a wonderfully action packed erotic story

This happens to be a bwwm love story but without actually using race as a label. The story is part of the series of stories about the rolay family of dragons. The writing is funny, snarky & colorful. The eroctia scene are not too crass & the drama is well place.. G.A. Aiken (Shelly L) is one of the most gifted & entertaining writers around. The characters range in different personallities, skin tone, cultures and gender roles. Any story by this author is a wise decision.. I will continue following the series & any other stories this author writes.

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  • Ms. Terry Lunney
  • 19/01/2017

I LOVE G A Aiken.

Would you try another book from G. A. Aiken and/or Hollie Jackson?

I have read all the Laurenston/Aiken books multiple times. She is a fabulous writer if you like quick, dry wit, great dialogue and funny stories and characters. Sadly- she has not had any luck with her idiot publishers finding a narrator that can 1) pronounce the names( when in doubt-ASK! They really aren't hard, you just have to ask. Or Google!) 2) parlay her excellent writing with good pacing and voices. And Hollly REALLY misses this mark. This is just frustrating. Her voices are terrible and it just makes this awesome read so difficult to listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

The story is excellent!

What didn’t you like about Hollie Jackson’s performance?

Poor interpretation of the dialogue, wrong pronunciation of the names, and while this story is witty- she just says the lines flatly. I hope they didn't pay her a lot of money to do this, it was wasted. And it is the publisher's fault- people don't realize that the author doesn't have control over who they get to read her book. Sadly, Shelly doesn't deserve her wonderful writing to be so poorly interpreted..

What character would you cut from About a Dragon?

The narrator- the book is fine as written.

Any additional comments?

What are the publishers thinking? How hard it is to find a good narrator?

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  • Denelia Graham
  • 16/02/2017

Great Book

This is a great book and awesome storyline. However, the male narration is unbelievably horrible.

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  • J. Jones
  • 19/07/2019

Fun!

Although the narration needs more space (it barely takes a break) where I assume print has markers to help the flow, this is a great series. I'm not a huge fan of fantasy, but I LOVE this series. Trust me, take a chance, you won't be disappointed.

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  • R.
  • 14/05/2019

Love Everything About This Series! 😍

I love everything about this series... EXCEPT the narrator for the second half.

Okay I’ll admit, it took me re-listening to/reading this series to truly appreciate the great job this narrator does. I was at about a 7/10 the first time around with Hollie Jackson reading the Dragon Kin series until my 2nd go round. That lower rating was due in large part to my just having listened to Robert Petkoff (probably my favorite narrator of all time-so far).

Going through this series again has given me a much greater appreciation for HJ’s performance. She portrays these characters quite brilliantly, especially the dragons, and completely epitomizes the tone of the stories. I wish she’d narrated the entire series. The narrator for the latter half botched up DK and completely turned me off the audiobooks.

Please re-record books 5-9 so I can enjoy them as I listen and switch back and forth between reading/listening when necessary. Audible has spoiled me for simply reading a book. I’m utterly addicted to immersion reading!

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  • Cgnelson 72
  • 12/04/2019

I'm loving the series

I really like this one I think this one's the best one yet. it's a must-read.

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  • Micahsmimi
  • 05/04/2019

Loved it

I cannot believe how much humor was woven in with dragon action! I love the characters in this series. They are so colorful and each holds their own story line. Good job!

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  • LaPhoenix334
  • 24/03/2019

Gets better and better

Briec starts out as flat, dull, boring and unlikeable as they come. But as the book continues he grows on you. Taliath proves to be another strong and brave female lead. And of course you get to see how things are going with the other main Dragon Kin from Book 1 so overall it was enjoyable. I simply don’t think I’d choose this particular dragon which is why the story got 4 stars. But I’m hooked on the Series now and highly recommend it to those that enjoy a good paranormal romance.

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  • The other
  • 20/10/2018

I'm reading as fast as I can

I love her strong characters you really care about them by the time you finish reading the book. And they can really make you laugh. Hollie Jackson can read me to sleep any time. She never messes up her voices. I can always tell who is talking. I always (at least so far) enjoy Shelly's book. She needs to write faster.

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  • Malinda
  • 19/08/2017

Really good story/addition to the series :D

4-4.5 stars

This was a really good story and addition to the series.

Talaith is a witch that was taken from her homeland at a young age by a goddess. The goddess had leverage over her and used that leverage to make Talaith serve her. Talaith was forced to live with a man she didn't love and train in the arts of killing in order to be ready for when the goddess called on her to perform a "duty".

Briec is the son of Rhiannon and Bercelak (the MCs from Chains & Flames, the second story in Dragon Actually) and brother to Fearghus (a MC in the first story in Dragon Actually). He's a fearsome dragon with many victories, earning him the name of Briec the Mighty. Unfortunately, this has made him very arrogant and full of self importance.

Briec doesn't like Fearghus' human mate but he sees how happy his usually dower brother is with his mate and Briec wants that for himself. While on a trip into an enemy territory to spy for Fearghus, Briec happens across Talaith. She's beautiful and attracts Briec's attention so he offers to carry her away...and is flummoxed when she turns him down. Talaith finds Briec attractive but she has her duty and isn't going to run off with a handsome knight. What Talaith wasn't expecting is to have the villagers (her husband included) drag her out of her bed in the wee hours of the morning with plans to hang and burn her to death. Briec still happens to be in the area and saves her...but then he decides she belongs to him because he saved her life and wont let her go.

After Briec saves Talaith, he's intending to carry her back to his lair but really bad storms sweep in and force them to stop in at Gwenvael's cave for shelter. Both Gwenvael and Éibhear are Briec's brothers and both are in residence when Briec and Talaith arrive. They provide a buffer between Talaith and Briec so she becomes more comfortable with her stay but she still knows the goddess will call on her so Talaith is always looking for a means to escape. The attraction between Talaith and Briec is great but he's so arrogant and full of himself that he thinks he just needs to bed Talaith to get over her and then they can go their separate ways. Talaith has her duty and with Briec giving her no option that would lead to a real future with him, she doesn't feel she can rely on him or that he has true feelings for her. Talaith's misinterpretation of Briec's feelings as well as her "duty" do cause some problems and a good amount of drama. Thankfully, things fall in to place nicely, working out so that Briec and Talaith end the story, starting on a HEA together.

This was a really enjoyable story. I really liked Talaith, especially when I found out what her "duty" was and what leverage was being held over her. Briec was a real ass at first but I liked him very much once he got over himself and realized his feelings for Talaith. Overall, I loved the characters and thought the story was really good and engaging so I'd recommend this story/series.