Playing with Fire - Silver Dragons, Bk 1 Author:Katie MacAlister Gabriel Tauhou, the leader of the silver dragons, can't take his eyes off May Northcott. Not even when May, who has the unique talent of being able to hide in the shadows, has slipped from everyone else's sight. — May, however, has little time for Gabriel - not when she's hiding from the Otherworld law, hunting down a blackmailer, and trying to a... more »void a demon lord's demands. But her ability to withstand Gabriel's fire marks her as his mate, and he has no intention of letting her disappear into the darkness she seems to prefer.
Then May is ordered to steal one of Gabriel's treasures - an immensely important relic of all dragonkin - and he must decide which to protect: his love or his dragons...« less
I am delighted to meet a character who doesn't have convince herself she is strong. She's smart and stubborn and accepting of herself--without the fluff-headed drama of our beloved Aisling. She's ass-kicking and considerate, all in the same package.
I loved all four of MacAlister's Aisling Grey novels, and this book is an offshoot of that series. One of the minor characters in several Aisling Grey novels is at the center of this one. I was hoping that Aisling and Jim, my two favorite characters from the other novels, would show up, and they do, for which the book is guaranteed at least three stars. Like the Aisling Grey novels, this book is laugh-out-loud funny and highly entertaining. It's one I could read over and over again for pure enjoyment.
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I will admit to liking the character of May... other than that, I will say that the rest of the book had me doing either "oh please" or "aargh!" I stopped reading it 3 times, only to resume because there was nothing else and I CANNOT be without my daily dose of reading! He hehe...but enough of my psychoses.
About May, it is really nice to see that Ms. MacAlister has -finally!- brought forth a female main character who is able to fend for herself, who is no simpering female at the mercy of her hormones. Gabriel was one of my faves from Holy Smokes, and the fact that he betrayed the main characters in favor of his own agenda added depth to his character; but here he is another love-struck dragon in the same boat as Drake the uber-sexy. What a waste.I have really tried to like Drake and the other dragons, but they are so 2-dimensional it makes me want to cry. And once again, Aisling is clueless!!! aaarrrggghhhhh!!!
I'm ok now.
BTW, if you have not visited the otherworld.com site you will have a bit of difficulty keeping up with all the members of the L'au-dela. The cast of background characters is longer than that of Naruto Shippuuden.
I was a little nervous about starting this series (Silver Dragons) because I really loved the Aisling Grey series and wondered if this one would be as good. I am glad that I decided to give this a chance and read it. It was great - funny and quirky, with strong characters, and I found myself wanting more when it was over. Some characters from the Aisling Grey series were in this story as well - I like when characters can reappear and not just slip into the great unknown. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. I recommend that you read the Aisling Grey series first and then pick this one up so you can get all the back story.
LOVED IT>> finally we get to know more about Gabriel.. I knew she had more in mind for him .. I also like that Aisling still has a part in this too.. Im on the 3rd book of the silver dragons.. r will be in a few days.. and I hope she keeps writing more about the dragons! Love them... and how she portrays them as beast and human... I love the who she has a hidden paranormal world right under our noses.. too bad its nit true huh? lol but yes. read the aisling grey novels first before reading this series! all the books are a fast read, the characters are very well done and in depth and the books are great to just lose yourself in... theres only one thing Id change about these books.. and alot of the so called paranormal romance novels.. I love the romance as much as the next gaL but i think its a tad bit too much done in here.. every time they turn around they are doing it... I could do with a but less sex and more action.. or leave some of the sex to our imaginations...
I've read the green dragon books and loved them. I can say the same about the silver dragon books. This book involves May Northcott, a doppelganger who is bound to a demon lord in payment for her twin's freedom. May crosses paths with Gabriel Tauhou, the leader of the silver dragons, and Drake Viero and Aisling (from the Green Dragon books). May is good at acquiring things. Okay, she's a thief. The adventures she and the wyverns get into keep you riveted.
I'm not giving much of the book away, but it was a good book, an enjoyable read and recommend to anyone. If you've read Katie MacAlister's green dragon books, it's similar to those stories, but each story is different enough to keep you from feeling like you are reading the same story over and over. Katie MacAlister just tells a good story.