Dragon Actually | Fun, trashy fantasy


It’s been a very long time since my last post. Partly because this year seemed to fly by in a blur and partly because I have been in a writing slump. And really the only way to get past that is to sit down and write something. So simple, isn’t it?

Fortunately I have found some completely fun and trashy literature to share. Even though I promised to read all the deep and heart wrenching novels all my friends insisted on lending me (sorry guys).  Enter the dragon. Well, Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken. The cover should tell you a lot about this book 😈

The story revolves around the warrior maiden Annwyl the Bloody. Not her favourite monniker, but one she was stuck with while battling her mad brother’s army.

We are introduced to Annwyl when she is once again fighting for her life against an impossible number of foes. Fortunately for her, she happened to be doing that right outside the kingdom’s grumpiest dragon’s lair. Lucky girl. Fearghus, as the dragon is known, decides to rescue her on an impulse and with the help of his sister, nurses her back to health.

The byplay between the obstreperous Annwyl and the continually puzzled Fearghus is well written and very amusing. I couldn’t put the book down and the rest of the household went hungry last night as a result. However, as the cover suggests, there is a fair amount of erotica in the story, so if you’re thinking of buying this for your teenager, don’t. If you’re looking for a fun, easy read with dragons, this is definitely the book for you.

There are two stories in the book and judging by the first, I’m going to enjoy the second story. Aiken’s writing style is easy and her sense of humour infectious . I’m definitely going to be adding the next book to my library too.

Grin Factor:

 ★★★★½ 

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