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About a Dragon by G.A. Aiken
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Dec 23, 2011

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bookshelves: shapeshifter, 3-star-read, dragon
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Book Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
This one gets description stars from me. I was actually kinda "meh" about this book. This story took a bit longer to get into than Dragon Actually. At 50% on my Kindle, I feel as if the story had truly just began. The first quarter of the story was Talaith sniping at Briec and the second quarter was more sniping but sexing was adding. I understand that Aiken needed to set the stage for the story to play out but it just took too long, IMO, to get to the meat of the story. However, once the story started it was actually packed with excitement and action. Secrets were revealed; gods unmasked; alliances were forged. It was a well crafted story from the halfway point until the end.

A similar issue that I noted in my review of Dragon Actually was also present in this book. This story was set in medieval times but modern colloquialisms were just too prevalent in this book. I am not suggesting that the book should have be riddled with "thou's" "nay's" and "aye's"; however the frequent use of b!t@h, pu$$y, and heifer were just too commonplace. It actually grated on my nerves at a point and began detracting from the story.

I found this to be a solid story. My parting commentary is that I hope Aiken focuses more attention on getting to the heart of the story quicker in What A Dragon Should Know.
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52.0% "This story took a bit longer to get into. I feel as if it just started. I feel as if the first quarter of the story was Talaith sniping at Briec and the second quarter was sniping and sexing. Now we are getting to the true meat of the story at 50%."
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Michelle Tempted By Books I have to agree, I felt pretty much the same way. I thought it was because I read out of order so I already had spoilers but this book was slow.

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