Review by: Kelly from Reading the Paranormal
Rating (out of 5): 4 stars
I have to come right out and say this: I had no idea that G.A. Aiken and Shelly Laurenston were the same person. Or different sides of the same person. Or one body, two peeps. However you want to look at it. Seriously, guys, no clue. I was about 10 pages into this book and it kept tickling the back of my head that the writing style seemed familiar. So I, in my infinite wisdom, read the about blurb on the back cover and had this total light bulb moment. Right. The reason the witty banter is so awesome is that I fell in love with Shelly Laurenston’s dialogue back in her Magnus Pack books (which also feature some sassy, dirty-fighting, strong-willed ladies, BTW). Whew. Glad I figured that out!
As far as this book goes, coming into the fifth book in a series that has such a large cast of characters was a little daunting. Between trying to keep their names straight and trying to figure out how they were related to one another, I was fumbling around a bit. That said, the world building is phenomenal. There are so many layers to this world that I was blown away. On top of that, there’s never a dull moment with these dragons. Fighting! Mayhem! Danger! Oh, and watching Rhona and Vigholf dance around one another was incredibly fun. I do enjoy cluelessness during a courtship.
A strong she-dragon, one bottomless pit of a male and more fighting than you can shake a stick at made this a fun read. My one complaint is that the big story arc took us away from Rhona and Vigholf more than I liked. Still, it was highly enjoyable on many levels