Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Length: 13 hrs 12 mins
Series: Dragon Kin #4
Published by Tantor Audio, Zebra on September 1, 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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He’s not the only flame in town…
I know what they see when they look at me. The charming, soft-spoken dragoness bred from the most powerful of royal bloodlines. A disguise stronger than any battle shield that allows me to keep all suitors at tail’s length. A technique that’s worked until him. Until Ragnar the Cunning, handsome barbarian warlord and warrior mage from the desolate Northlands. Unlike those who’ve come before him, he does not simply submit to my astounding charm and devastating smile. Instead he dismisses me as vapid, useless and, to my great annoyance, rather stupid!
Yet I’ll allow no male to dismiss me. Soon he’ll learn my worth, my many skills, and the strength of my will. For this one challenges me enough to make me want to ruthlessly taunt him, tease him and, finally, when the trap is set, bring him to his knees.
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In Last Dragon Standing we get the other hatchling of Rhiannon and Bercelak with an ego the size of Texas. However, beneath the charm and sometimes dipsy attitude, is a vital part of the royal family. Working to protect the family’s seat of power. She is cunning and smart but hides her plans and plots well.
A lot like Gwenvael, I love Keita’s self-centeredness. It comes across so funny. She just expects everyone to love and coddle her. Except for Morphid and their mother that is. There is great resentment there. The interactions start out with each dragoness being so back handed polite until they break out into hair pulling and screaming matches. I love this family and all of their quirks.
Ragnar is a sensible Northlander. He has taken the place of his father and plans on running the Lightnings a lot different. The alliance with the Southlanders is definitely needed. Keita is like a thorn in his side. He feels things for her, but she frustrates him so badly he doesn’t know how to handle it.
Their relationship becomes part of the plan the queen has concocted, and is perfect for them. Their mission is secret, so the relationship part does leave Ragnar to deal with some protective older brothers.
As the other books, we get to see the lives of the other characters. There are definite issues with Annwyl and I worried for her and Fearghus. Also a big problem with Izzy.
I really love this world and that we get treated with so much of it with each main couple’s pairings. I feel like I never leave, I just get a different POV.
I’m really enjoying this series, the characters, the whole world. I always look forward to the next book. This one left off with a bit of an open ending, so I don’t know how far in the future we are going to jump into so it will be a surprise. I’m excited!
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