cover image Bring the Heat: Dragon Kin, Book 10

Bring the Heat: Dragon Kin, Book 10

G.A. Aiken. Zebra, $7.99 mass market (403p) ISBN 978-1-4201-3163-5

Fans of Aiken’s Dragon Kin romantic fantasy series will not be disappointed by this entertaining 10th installment (after Feel the Burn), featuring wildly independent Branwen the Awful and the delicious Aidan the Divine. For years, war has raged between the forces of Annwyl the Bloody, human queen of the Southlands, and the Zealots, followers of the god Chramnesind. The final confrontation is quickly approaching, and Queen Annwyl is missing, presumed dead. Branwen, a devoted soldier and member of the deadly Cadwaladr clan of dragons, and Aiden, a royal member of the dragon queen’s personal guard, are sent with several others to provide protection for Keita, a dragon princess, as she travels to the Eastlands seeking an alliance. What follows is a tale filled with Aiken’s trademark over-the-top humor, outrageous situations, and exhilarating action scenes. The romance in this paranormal fantasy is on the light side, a bit of gilding on the otherwise epic tale of political intrigue, hard drinking, and family members who prize one another above all else. Agent: Ethan Ellenberg, Ethan Ellenberg Literary. (Sept.)