Love in the Time of Dragons
And now she’s woken up in a strange place surrounded by strange people who keep insisting they’re dragons—and that she’s one too. But not just any dragon. She’s Ysolde de Bouchier, a famed figure from dragon history.
I enjoyed this bo ...more
This is my first book by Katie MacAlister and I can't say I liked it. I am so disappointed as I'd heard that MacAlister's books are funny and very entertaining. Sadly, 'Love in the Time of Dragons' was neither. In fact I thought it was pretty terrible. It's not particularly well written and it's not well structured either - it's a mess.
'Love in the Time of Dragons' is very confusing, mainly due to the 'mind time travel' or 'dream sequences' and there are also numerous characters present ...more
I really loved the beginning of Love in the Time of Dragons and even though I am not a fan of flashbacks I actually enjoyed them here. I thought that Tully's dreams were a very effective way of telling the story of Silver Dragon Ysolde and Black Dragon Baltic's love in their past life together, while also allowing the now human Tully to slowly regain her memories of her life as Ysolde and her love for Baltic.
At the start of the story I rea ...more
Love in the Time of Dragons is book one in the Urban Fantasy series The Light Dragons. The only reason I bought this book was because the cover drew me in from across the bookstore. And I'm happy to say I thought the story is absolutely fantastic!!! I can't even begin to write a review for this book. There was so much going on I can't seem to wrap my head around it all. Lots of twists and turns involved in the war, treachery and memory loss that spans hundreds of years. All of the charac ...more
Tully Sullivan wakes up to find herself in a household somewhere in London with strangers. She has no memory as to how she got there and even her past is foggy but one thing she is sure of is that she is not the dragon these people claim her to be! But when she starts to have visions of a past life she can no longer deny that she has some kind of connection to this Baltic, who these strangers claim is the murderess dragon she is mated to.
After she finds out that these people are actuall ...more
This book was a classic lite supernatural-romance, as such quite diverting if you are in the mood but with nothing to make it stand out from dozens of others. I quite enjoyed it because I was in the mood for light reading, but it is not an especially ...more
This was a pretty short read, so I will just do a quick review. If you have read all of Katie Macalister’s dragon books up until now, you will love this addition. We finally get to see what big bad Baltic is all about. If you haven’t, you will be pretty lost. I even had to go back to the previous books to make sure I had the plot correct. The most important thing to know is that Baltic and Ysolde were both killed a long time ago, and have been reincarnated to find eac ...more
DO NOT READ THIS BEFORE READING THE AISLING GREY SERIES AND THEN THE SILVER DRAGON SERIES
I'm a huge fan of Aisling and her shenanigans. I picked up Love in the Time of Dragons thinking it's a separate series set in Aisling's world. To my dismay and delight, it turns out to be all interrelated, so while I was rejoined with Aisling and the lovely Jim, I had also missed out big chunks of the action by skipping the S ...more
Tully, or is it Ysolde(?), is the female lead. Everyone insists she is the silver dragon Ysolde resurrected. All Tully know is that her fugues are getting closer together and now she's having very vivid dreams and visions of what everyone is telling her is her dragon life from several hundred years ago.
The story bounces between the present and the past in Tully's dream an ...more
It's not enough for an author to say that a character is acting like a selfish, spoiled idiot because he or she is a powerful non-human entity. The author owes it to the reader to make the character into someone who would live past childhood in a realistic setting. Baltic just wasn't such a character. His own parents would have strangled him, and no jury would have convi ...more
First, this book was HYSTERICAL -- the bits about her "kinks" had me rolling :)
Second, it was confusing as @#$%. Srsly. I didn't realize this was a spinoff of a well-established series until about three chapters in, when I was feeling overwhelmed with all the characters and obvious subtext.. The whole "Light Dragons, #1" thing threw me off. DEFINITELY read the other "dragon" novels first before even attempting this on or you'll be scratching your head half the time.
(and third, ...more
All sorts of other-worldly creatures exist alongside us in MacAlister's world, everything from witches to sprites to demons to dragons. Many look perfectly human when they wish, and all are temperamental to some degree. Some ...more
Tully/Ysolde wakes up kidnapped with a brain/memory of swiss cheese with people who claim that she is a dragon. Her 9 year old son acts like a late teen and calls her by her last name. The dragons who have kidnapped her tell her she is t ...more
First in the Light Dragons series
Tully Sullivan has always thought she was normal. Well as normal as she could be until she gets blackouts for really long periods of time. This time during one of those blackouts she wakes up in a room full of dragons. The dragons claim that she is Ysolde de Bouchier who was once mated to Baltic, a villainous dragon, in her previous life. The thing is Tully doesn’t remember any of this, but as her memories sta...more
This was the first novel of the Light Dragons. Now if you've never read one of her dragon sept books before it may be a little confusing at first-it's probably better to read You Slay Me and go on. I eagerly anticipated this book because I have long had a fascination wi ...more
Balic is all macho Alfa arrogant barbaric male, and he admits it. He has a do-not-need-anyone-except-my-mate attitude, doesn't answer to anyone or search for permission. But also is very sweet and can be romantic and lovey-dovey with Tully.
Brom is an eccentric kid. He likes to make hi ...more
When it comes to love, one woman is scaling back her expectations...
Tully Sullivan is just like any other suburban mom-except she's just woken up in a strange place surrounded by strange people who keep insisting that they're dragons-and that she's one too.
I had just bought this book, and wasn't all that interested in reading it. But it was part of a challenge I'm doing so I figured why the heck not, so I picked it up and didn't put it down. Only reason it took two day ...more
One of the funny Parts:
"Oh my god! you didn't! Oh! You did! I can see by that expression that you did! You told him about me and my fantasy about guy on guy action, didn't you ?"- Ysolde
"Yes. He said you could watch the next time he has a male lover over" - Baltic
""I can't believe you told him that! I am goin ...more
A seriously badass ex-dragon-lord (wyvern), died, ...more
The writing is rather disconcerting as it seamlessly jumps from present to past. So seamless in fact, that you don't even realize it until 2-3 paragraphs have passed and you go wait a minute wasn't she Tully a second ago. I kept having to backtrack to figure out what was going on. And forget about the sarkany, it seemed like everyone had ADD. No one could keep their mind on ...more
Underdeveloped plot and subplots. Confusing POV shifts. Pointless secondary characters. Childish hero. A heroine that won't cheat on a her husband but giving a bj is okay. Lack of meaningful dialogue and constant "comic" relief. Dragon laws that make the characters look like buffoons.
With only 35 pages remaining to read I didn't even want to skim to the end. It's like the author had a good idea then didn't put any further effort into writing this book.
FYI - This is a spin-off series. C ...more
Very confusing in the beginning but the plot is a fresh subject for me in regards of Fantasy novels. Dragons.
This book has a little bit of everything, romance, myths, action and most and for all laughts! I laught a lot in this book, the characters are interesting and weird at the same time and some interaction are so ridiculous that make the book a comedy. Come on, a witty demon-dog?! Who could thought?! For me the best character in all the book.
Sometimes the archaic language annoye ...more
It also cracked me up to see all of the mates and Cy being the reasonable ones while the wyrven were all being stubborn and crazy.
Other books in the series
Brom looked speculatively at Baltic. “That’s you?”
Baltic: “Yes. If you were my son, as you should have been, you, too, would have a badass.”
Brom: "I couldn't breathe," he said, giving my boobs a wary glance.”