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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Early Review: Dragon on Top by G.A. Aiken

Title: Dragon on Top
Author: G.A. Aiken
Series: Dragon Kin, book 0.4
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Zebra (October 27th)
Source: Review copy from publisher
Format: E-book
Try a little dragon tenderness.

I am Glheanna the Decimator. I am a warrior. A soldier. I know no fear. No pain. No mercy. I do, however, know acute embarrassment! How could I not after getting dumped by a bastard dragon in front of my own troops? So I tuck tail and return to my cave, drowning my sorrows in ale—as is my family’s way. But instead of leaving me to my misery, I’ve been summoned to the Dragon Queen’s court.

As if my life wasn’t pathetic enough, Her Majesty now has me escorting the highborn Bram the Merciful through dangerous territories—not exactly the best use of my military training. And just so he can negotiate with enemy dragons instead of battling them? Honestly, what has my world come to? Then again…Bram is quite easy on the eyes. And the perfect distraction for what ails me. Perhaps I’m looking at all this the wrong way. Maybe there is a place for a little “mercy” in my life…
Dragon on Top is a prequel novella in the Dragon Kin series by G.A. Aiken.

I’m going to try to keep my review short because this is a short story and the blurb tells pretty well what Dragon on Top is all about. Dragon on Top is the story of how Bram the Merciful and Glheanna the Decimator became a couple. I loved how Glheanna was completely clueless about Bram and how he loved her in silence. Seeing them come together was a delicious treat. The scenes with the Dragon Queen trying to make her mate jealous were hilarious as always.
Another thing I liked about this novella was the introduction of the Sea Dragons. I really hope to see more of them in future books.

The Dragon Kin series is my favorite dragon series. I know if I’m feeling blue or simply want a book to make me smile this series is one I can trust to make me have a good time, even when I’m in the middle of a reading slump. Although a short story, Dragon on Top has everything I love about this series. It has unique characters, an engaging story and many laughing out loud moments. Dragon on Top is a novella that reads like a full-length book.

Dragon on Top was originally published in the anthology Supernatural, but this was my first time reading it. Dragon on Top is a must read for fans of the series. For those who are new to G.A. Aiken’s books Dragon on Top can be a good place to start.

My Verdict: 4 ½ Paws

Other books in the series
Can’t Get Enough (Prequel novella)
A Tale Of Two Dragons (Prequel novella)
Dragon on Top (Prequel novella - October 27th)
Dragon Actually
About a Dragon
What a Dragon Should Know
Last Dragon Standing
The Dragon Who Loved Me
How to Drive a Dragon Crazy
Feel the Burn (November 24th)

Other reviews Goodreads


  1. I've read the first three or four books in this series. I really need to get back to them. I really loved them. I love this author (though I will admit that I love her other pen name, Shelly Laurenston more). Great review.


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