Sunday, September 20, 2015

Review: Dragon on Top by G.A. Aiken

I am Ghleanna 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…

First things first how the heck did I miss one of her books. I love anything she writes and her books are a must buy for me. How I missed this I don't know.
I love Ghleanna. She embodies everything you'd expect in an Aiken female dragon. And her family what can I say but they are always hilarious. I especially wouldn't mind if she'd write the twins Kennis and Kyna a story. They cracked me up in this book.
Bram even though he is called Bram the Merciful is a highborn and a good negotiator but he is not without defenses. And as he says his mercy only goes so far and traitors are not entitled to any. Love that the dragon that dumped Ghleanna got his in the end and from her no less. My only issue with this was that it was novella.  But it was a complete and wonderful story and action packed from start to finish.
I give this 5 stars and am anxiously awaiting her next book as either her or her alter ego Shelly Laurenston.  If you want to purchase this the link is below.

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