I, Gaius Domitus, one-eyed rebel dragon king of the Provinces, know that better than most, since I have to fight off half my ungrateful family on a regular basis to keep law and order here in my lands. But I never expected to have to consort with a barbarian human woman.
Kachka is beautiful, if you like them fierce—and of course I do. But she keeps complaining about how spoiled and decadent I am, and how a feared Daughter of the Steppes has no time for foolish dragons. I think she likes my eye patch, though. It is quite dashing. With death always at our tails, we take our passion like we take our allies. As they say, love the barbarian you’re with...
What I liked: What can I say...I loved each and every little thing about Feel the Burn. The characters, their relationships, and the building of the tension for the upcoming War. The language is bad, the sex is hot and sweaty, the sarcasm abounds and .....you get the picture, I hope!
We met the rebel dragon king, Gaius is an earlier book and just recently met Kachka, a Daughter of the Steppes, when she was defending her sister from their Mother. Gaius is still hunting down and killing relatives trying to keep his throne safe. Kachka is just trying to find something to do to keep her busy and is close to being bored with all the civility surrounding her. She has a handful of warrior ladies (and surprisingly one male) to go on a mission for the Annwyl the Bloody, Mad Queen of Garbhan Isle.
Kachka and her band (my gosh, they are so funny and down to earth) are in the right place and the right time to save King Gaius, from what we don't know, but save him they do and in the process spoil an evil plot for the upcoming war.
We've read and read about the War and it finally seems to be happening but Feel the Burn is just the set up and I can't wait for the next in this series. Everything seems to be in place, the puzzles coming together even with the characters mucking it up.
Oh my gosh, the characters!! There are a lot of them, between the humans, the dragons and the "abominations" all playing a part. Since there are a lot of characters, I thought I would have a hard time following and remembering just who was who but Ms Aiken's characters are so memorable, I didn't have a hard time at all.
The Dragon Kin series is laugh out loud funny, bloody and just a masterpiece of imagination. I recommend it to all my friends and then listen to them rave about it.
What I didn't like: I hated that one big bad got away and that's all I can say.
Each and every character in this series is given bigger than life personalities even if it's just a look and not a fight. They are all such different individuals you would think it be hard for Ms Aiken to bring them all together; but she does and it works better than you would think.
I received my copy of Feel the Burn from NetGalley for a fair and honest review.