Dragon Actually: Dragon Kin Series, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
It's not always easy being a female warrior with a nickname like Annwyl the Bloody. Men tend to either cower in fear-a lot-or else salute. It's true that Annwyl has a knack for decapitating legions of her ruthless brother's soldiers without pausing for breath. But just once it would be nice to be able to really talk to a man - the way she can talk to Fearghus the Destroyer.
Too bad that Fearghus is a dragon, of the large, scaly, and deadly type.
With him, Annwyl feels safe - a far cry from the feelings aroused by the hard-bodied, arrogant knight Fearghus has arranged to help train her for battle. With her days spent fighting a man who fills her with fierce, heady desire, and her nights spent in the company of a magical creature who could smite a village just by exhaling, Annwyl is sure life couldn't get any stranger. She's wrong.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 23 minutes|
|Author||G. A. Aiken|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||September 27, 2016|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #57,102 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#254 in Dragon & Mythical Creatures Fantasy
#871 in Dragons & Mythical Creatures Fantasy (Books)
#1,803 in Paranormal Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
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The real issue is that the story feels second place to the sex scenes. I got the impression that every chapter that was actually about the plot was just filler between another 5 page sexual encounter.
Worst of all is the fact that the writing isn’t good and the author is unimaginatively ripping off 50 shades. Every woman is amazingly beautiful, but don’t think highly of themselves. Also every woman has a huge, yet perfect ass and tits(if these words offend you, stop now and find another book, the author uses far more colorful language). Every guy in the book is shaped like a “V” and is actually the perfect gentleman and lover. They climax just from touching, staring into each other’s eyes causes physical reactions of lust.
It’s horrible stereotypical tropes all over the place. I’m pretty sure that if you changed millionaire playboy to dragon the author would get sued for plagiarism.
Dragon Actually has action (medieval sword fights), humor, and of course romance. I really really enjoyed this story. I felt like the characters stayed true to who they were. I did not get bored or distracted while reading. It held my attention til I finished.
I especially enjoyed the humor. I giggled a lot with this story. The side characters just added to the story. I can see that some will get their own books.
We have a very strong female character. Annwyl was raised in a violent house that taught her to be strong and to hate her half-brother. But it didn’t take away from her need to help those weaker than herself. She could have followed in her brother and fathers footsteps. She could have believed that she and all women are worthless. She didn’t. She fought for freedom of those around her. She ends up leading a rebellion against her brothers kingdom.
Enter in our hero. Fearghus is a dragon who is almost emotionless. He lives for his treasure and solitude. He is awoken to the sound of battle outside his den. There is sees a lone warrior fighting off a group of men. He admires that Annwyl doesn’t beg for mercy after seeing a fearsome Dragon. She thought she was dying after a fatal wound that she received. There was no reason to fear death. She knew it was right there for her. However against all he has ever done, Fearghus saves her life.
We see their journey of growth, love, laughter, lust, secrets, forgiveness, battles, and so much more.
Top reviews from other countries
Wow was i surprised!
I can barely believe its the same author! This book was absolutely brilliant start to finish. Really funny, always something happening and fantastic characters that are the making of a great series.
There are actually two stories in this book. The first is the main one described on the back about Annwyl the Bloody and Fearghus the Destroyer. It follows Annwyl as she leads her army to kill her tyrant of a brother and being saved from certain death by an enormous black dragon. This story was awesome - Annwyl was such a funny character and Fearghus was great too as both dragon and knight. Despite being filled with battles and beheading it somehow was a very light-hearted, funny read which a nice change of pace as most of the books i have read lately have been much darker. The family of dragons introduced in this book were fabulous and I can't wait to read on.
The second story titled Chains and Flames was about Fearghus's parents and their um.. courtship - and it was brilliant. It was so funny and added so much to the book - I actually enjoyed this tale almost as much as the first. Fearghus's father Bercelak didn't appeal to me much in the first story but was so much more likable in his own tale as was Rhiannon, the dragon queen.
This book was utterly fantastic and I highly recommend it especially for those who like a bit of humour in their books. For those who prefer darker novels, perhaps this one is not for you - the fearsome dragons do eat humans on occasion but their personalities make them come across as more goofy than terrifying - but i would say that it is still worth a read.
OK, so there are some editing mishaps, and it's not the best written book ever, but I'm so glad I stuck with it. In this two part story we are introduced to Annwyl & Fearghus, and then a prequel about Fearghus's parents (Rhiannon & Bercelak). It also sets the opening for the world of the Dragon Kin. All I can say is that is does get better & better. [Spoiler Alert]
You don't have to read this story to get a good grounding of the Dragon Kin stories that are to follow, but it does a lovely job of "setting the scene". G A Aiken has created a world full of crazy humans and dragons- who just happen to like transforming into humans. The stories are all about the irritating things your family drive you to. It's also about how life gets in the way of other plans. The surreal behaviour of the heroes & heroines is extreme, but it's also very funny. I laughed, cringed and had to stop reading when on crowded trains & aeroplanes!
Please don't read this story if your looking for "great literature". Do read it to find out about the people of an amazing new world and what makes them tick. I found them crazy, funny and I wanted to know what happened next: that's a sign of a good book for me.
G. A. Aiken / Shelly Laurenston is one of my must read authors right now. I can grantee that at some point in her writing I will be curled up with laughter, or cringing with the characters as something goes horribly wrong. After re-reading this on my Kindle I still found myself giggling at the dialogue. A really good read, that does not take itself too seriously. More please!
This line. Omg this line had me hook, line and sinker!
I saw this book from a blogger and I must say it was just what I wanted to read!
Dragons, a fierce woman, a knight and a crusade to be won......humorous and hot with touching moments!