Title: Dragon on Top
Author: G. A. Aiken
Series: Dragon Kin #0.4
FYI this story was originally published in the Supernatural anthology.
Ghleanna the Decimator is ordered by the queen to escort and protect Bram the Merciful on his trip to negotiate peace between the Sand Dragons. While Ghleanna has mostly ignored Bram for all his life, he can’t ignore her. He has been in love with her since he first saw her but it takes this trip for her to actually see him.
I loved these two. Ghleanna is a hardcore warrior who can seem to get anyone to follow her. She was also a troublemaker, like most Cadwaldr’s. She struggles to live in the shadow of her father’s whorish legacy and it causes her to not really trust men. Bram may be a negotiator and lover of books but he can still defend himself when he needs to. I liked that he wasn’t weak or defenseless, he was just more concerned with books and politics than fighting.
These two were complete opposites but they worked wonderfully together. Bram shows Ghleanna that she is more than a fighter and worships the ground she walks on basically. I really enjoyed these two and wish their story had been longer. This world is just filled with wonderful characters that I can’t get enough of.
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