One Good Dragon Deserves Another (E–pub)

One Good Dragon Deserves Another

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Introduced in this book as the heir to Heartstriker As part of A clutch this makes her one of the oldest and most powerful dragons in the clan second only to Bethesda herself She s also nothing like I expected It s not my place to spoil amelia s big debut so i spoil Amelia s big debut so I leave it at that but suffice to say it wouldn t surprise me if after this book she ends up with a pretty sizeable Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South fan club Like every character in these novels she is compelling and memorable a good thing too considering Julius hugeamily and the number of siblings that play a part in his storyAs an avid Urban Fantasy reader I just Bongology: n. The Art of Creating 35 of the World's Most Bongtastic Marijuana Ingestion Devices fell in love with this book Perhaps it ll come as no surprise that the story has all the action comedy and thrills you would expect after all I m addicted to this genre precisely because it is so consistentlyun and entertaining But if you want originality and truly stellar storytelling as well Then there is no contest this series stands out way above the restWhat s even impressive is that these books are self published a personal project by Rachel Aaron I sincerely wish her the best on her endeavors because this series deserves all the attention and praise I can give One Good Dragon Deserves Another blew me away with a plot that just kept on giving and giving taking me on a wild ride through several arcs that nonetheless Design the Life You Love: A Guide to Thinking About Your Life Playfully and with Optimism fit together so well with surprising revelations aplenty and underdog heroes to rootor every step of the way Highly highly recommended The seuel to Nice Dragons Finish Last was an improvement in every way possible There is just so much of everything which made the last book enjoyable that the series is shaping up to be a Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas fantastic one The worldbuilding was expansive as we get to see and learn about the magic of dragons and of the spirits of the earth Rachel Aaron has created a really uniue settingor this series and the backstory of how dragons ended up on earth was truly captivating Even though The littlest dragon and his benevolent After You Drop Them Off: A Parent's Guide to Student Ministry family areinally backand they are crazier than ever Longer wait Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread for seuel totally paid off because this book was pure unadulteratedun OGDDA is set only a month after the events of Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes first book just enoughor Julius to become comfortable thinking he wiggled out rom Bethesda s clawsbefore it all goes to hell Dragon politics is like a mix between Game of Thrones and Survivor and Marcy and our baby dragon are dragged right in the middle of it Oh and there is also pesky little annoyance of Alonguin s amous Dragon Hunter after JuliusBook 2Book 1I think I lew through this in one sitting because simply it was hard to put it down Story picks up pace right rom the start and considering there is a time stamp on our characters they can t catch a breather Plot was definitely complex and convoluted comparing to She Weeps Each Time You're Born first book but immenselyun because of it There is this part where we inally get some explanation about magic system and origins of dragons and while it should have been info dumpy I ound it really interesting and easy to understand Can we have drunk Amelia s lectures alwaysI loved the idea about DFZ Seven Days, Seven Dinners from book 1 and here we got some explanation of reasons behind Alonguin s actions and reclamation business and I am really lookingorward to read where will author take her story next One of my A Northern Light favorite things was Marci I was kind of indifferent toward her afterirst book but she came into her own here She was going toe to toe with predators and she was smart geeky and awesome all at once Ghost and her became serious players and I really like how author evened the ground between her and Julius and other dragonsBut it s not just the If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas fact that Aaron stepped up her game considerably expanding her world building and bringing some new elements to the table this is the book where we really see why series is called Heartstrikers this is where readers become truly invested not just in Julius but in his entire clan The story is all about Heartstrikers and their weirdamily dynamic I reaking love Julius s siblings Bobduh Justin newly introduced Amelia A melia and new avorite Chelsie what the hell happened in China have a lot of page time and I could have read ten times pages of their banterDid I mention that Bob is the best Thank you Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, for contactingEveryone s Favorite Heartstriker Alas all of our seers are busy at the momentFortunatelyor you I already know what you re calling about Rest assure that Your Concern will be addressed in the order in which it was received Assuming I care andor rememberHearts and kisses your infalliblebrotherBob Seriously not a dull moment. Algonuin’s dragon hunter closing in the stakes are higher than even a seer can calculate But when his most powerful amily members start dropping like lies it alls to Julius to defend the clan that never respected him and prove that sometimes the world’s worst dragon is the best one to have on your side. Most so that it is believable THAT THEY HAVE FEELINGS FOR ONE they have eelings The Slave Dancer for one and that thoseeelings might be changing into something romantic I love how they work with one another and try to let the other person be who they are and trust them Plus I really get who Marci is and I love her super excitable and inuisitive nature You mean like dragon healing magic Marci asked excitedly Cool How does that work Julius couldn t help but grin at that Leave it to Marci to be excited about the magical part of her magical irst aid than the "Actual Aid You Ll Have To Ask Her He Said "aid You ll have to Ask Her He Said her he said Ysolde who d gotten her orders rom Katya and was now walking toward them at a stately pace It didn t seem possible but Marci looked even excited than before Eeeee Is that one of the Daughters of the Three Sisters She looks like a Sleep with the Fishes freaking Valkyrie This was totally worth getting smacked into a wallor There are some really great and crazy plots going on it this and I am so excited to continue on with this series What an unexpected Gem 5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum had to wait at least a day after The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History finishing One Good Dragon Deserves Another to write my review lest I just end up gushing incoherently like a madwoman That s because this book was simply amazing Not only did it manage to be even better than theirst book a magnificent achievement in itself considering how awesome Nice Dragons Finish Last was and how much I already loved it to pieces it s also now vying or the top spot in my list of best books read in 2015This seuel takes place not long after the events of book one Our protagonist Julius the youngest and nicest dragon in the Heartstriker clan is eeling happier than he s ever been in his entire life Working out of the Detroit Free Zone as a magical pest control specialist with the help of his A World on Fire friend and mage partner Marci iteels oh so good to be Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life finallyree of his tyrant mother and all his cutthroat siblings But unfortunately or Julius this respite doesn t last before long he s sucked back into the dragon eat dragon world of Bethesda the Heartstriker and used as a political pawn in a war against a rival clanIf you think your amily is dysfunctional you should see Julius To Bethesda who values strength and ruthlessness her youngest son is a total 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate failure of a dragon and she never misses a chance to let him know exactly how sheeels If it weren t The Oxford New Greek Dictionary for the efforts of hisorgiving siblings she would have made a snack out of Julius years ago But The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece for all that Bethesda is still his mother and Julius only wants the bestor his clan When Estella dragon seer and head of The Three Sisters starts laying an obvious trap The New Job Security for the leader of the Heartstrikers Julius becomesrustrated that Bethesda s pride is blinding her to all dangersIt took only the The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) first chapter to remind me instantly of how astonishingly uniue creative and addictive this world is That said it s Rachel Aaron so I would have expected nothing less Everything I ve read by her thusar The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis from The Spirit Thief to the Paradox scii trilogy she published under her name Rachel Bach have all been bursting at the seams with original and intriguing ideas But she s outdone even herself with these Heartstriker booksMy The Jumbee first instincts is to call this Urban Fantasy but that s just a small slice of the big picture There s also a post apocalyptic component with traces of mythical lore combined with scii elements Throw in magic dragons and a healthy dose of humor I laughed out loud so many times HARD and that s still just barely scratching the surface Not many authors can set out to do something this ambitious and deliver it with such To Helvetica and Back finesse and aplomb It goes without saying that world building wasantastic in this book giving Aaron plenty of opportunities to expand upon the way magic works here and also answer plenty of uestions about dragon historyAnd then there are the characters Where do I even begin Being the stars of the show it probably comes as no surprise that I absolutely adored both Julius and Marci Julius is as lovable as ever and Marci totally steals the show in this book by kicking so much magical ass But I was also excited when I saw the many Simple Art of Greatness familiaraces returning Where the Heart Waits for this seuel Oh my goodness Justin And Bob Even Chelsie who is now my new hero and Ghost who may have single handedly turned me into a cat person overnight Even the villains are superb in this seriesrom Estella the North Star to the spirit baddies like Algonuin and her top dragon hunter Vann JegerOf course no character discussion is complete without also a nod to Julius s big sister Amelia. Th the Three Sisters Julius has become a key pawn in Bethesda the Heartstriker’s gamble to put her clan on top Refusal to play along with his mother’s plans means death but there’s going on than even Bethesda knows and with Estella back in the game with a vengeance Heartstriker utures disappearing and. .