Saturday, April 12, 2008

Playing with Fire by Katie MacAlister

Playing with Fire
The Silver Dragons, Book 1
Katie MacAlister
May 6, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-451-22378-4

Gabriel Tauhou is a wyvern that leads the Silver Dragons. He’s just discovered his mate in Mei Ling, a notorious cat burglar. Her talents are exactly what Gabriel’s been looking for to help him retrieve the phylactery that the Black Dragon, Kostya, now has in his possession. While May would not choose to be a thief, her unique skills enable her to hide in the shadows and become invisible under the right circumstances. Her gift could come in quite handy, but it’s the fact that May can take his dragon fire that draws him to her.

May Northcott is a doppelganger and twin of Cyrene, the naiad who brought her into existence and in desperation bound her to Magoth, a demon lord of Abaddon. When May is given a direct order by Magoth, she’d be foolish to decline. If she were to refuse his command she’d become dybbuk, and that could put her in a position she’s fought hard to avoid.

The sexy dragon has won May’s heart and she’ll give up everything to keep him safe, even if it means having to let him go. Gabriel now has a mate, something he never thought he’d find, and losing a treasure that grand to a demon lord isn’t an option any dragon would entertain.

Playing with Fire is the first installment in The Silver Dragons series. Ms. MacAlister works her creative magic and adds a fabulous new layer to her world of sexy dragons. The dialog is as witty as ever and having the charming Gabriel in the lead is an experience that you can’t help but enjoy. Readers that follow the Aisling Grey series will be thrilled to see Aisling, Drake and Jim in supporting roles. Playing with Fire has all of the danger filled action, steamy romance and wonderful humor that fans know and love.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Fantasy Girl said...

I've purchased the book but haven't read it yet. I'm glad I read this review because I thought it was a continuation of the Aisling Grey series! If it's anything like her other works I'm sure it's great.

Good review.

Kimberly Swan said...

I'm sure that you're going to love it just as much as the Aisling Grey series, especially when you know most of the characters already. Jim of course is as funny as ever.

Thanks, and happy reading! :)

Wendy said...

It's about time Gabriel gets his girl!

I'm glad to hear that Aisling, Drake and omg, JIM! (the best character ever!) are supporting characters. :)

Great review!

Kimberly Swan said...

I agree Wendy, and he's such a sweetie in this too. Pretty funny that one of our favorite characters is a demon-dog, eh? lol

Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting for this book. I'm pretty excited to read about Gabriel getting his girl.

Kimberly Swan said...

SCooper - I think it's wonderful that she decided to do this additional series, and nothing is lost. We still get to read about all of our favorite characters too. :)