THE DRAGON WHO LOVED ME
Although the humor is still front and center, this latest chapter in Aiken’s outlandish Dragon series also contains a darker, sharper edge as war is waged on numerous fronts. The crazy family dynamics amongst the various dragon clans are hilariously dysfunctional, making this a wild and wacky ride. Aiken aces another one with this book.
Although she has been trained for battle, Rhona the Fearless’ main accomplishment has been the raising of her warrior siblings. Rhona is not amused by the nickname the uncivilized Northland dragon, Vigholf the Abhorrent, has devised for her — ”the babysitter.” Vigholf is very attracted to the duty-bound dragon. When mad Queen Annwyl the Bloody disappears while on a secret mission, Rhona and Vigholf are tasked by the Dragon Queen with sneaking into enemy territory to find her. They will need cunning, guile and to stop messing with each other’s heads. With various members of the dragon clans in jeopardy, it may take unconventional partnerships among enemies and gods if they are to win. (ZEBRA, Sep., 352 pp., $6.99)