Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Length: 13 hrs 29 mins
Series: Dragon Kin #3
Published by Tantor Audio, Zebra on November 29, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Only for those I love would I traipse into the merciless Northlands to risk life, limb, and my exquisite beauty. But do they appreciate it? Do they say, 'Gwenvael the Handsome, you are the best among us - the most loved of all dragons?' No! For centuries my family has refused to acknowledge my magnificence as well as my innate humility. Yet for them, and because I am so chivalrous, I will brave the worst this land has to offer. So here I stand, waiting to broker an alliance with the one the Northlanders call The Beast. A being so fearful, the greatest warriors will only whisper its name. Yet I, Gwenvael, will courageously face down this terrifying...woman? It turns out the Beast, a.k.a. Dagmar Reinholdt, is a woman - one with steel-gray eyes and a shocking disregard for my good looks. Beneath her plain robes and prim spectacles lies a sensual creature waiting to be unleashed. Who better than a dragon to thaw out that icy demeanor? And who better than a beast to finally tame a mighty dragon's heart?
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What a Dragon Should Know was so much fun. I really love Gwenvael and he can make me laugh with his ego. He truly believes he is the best of everything and gets insulted at any indication that he is not capable of being a strong, worthwhile opponent for anyone who opposes the throne. Gwenvael is determined that he has finally been given a chance to prove himself and is sent to the Northlands to confront the Beast who he believes is a feared warrior for the Reinholdt. His reaction on discovery of who the Beast is just makes his job 10X harder.
Dagmar Reinholdt has a skill set that makes her the perfect partner for Gwenvael. She’s not a great warrior like many of the females we’ve met so far, but she can plot and plan like no other. Dagmar is very good at manipulating Gwenvael. She also does very well when confronted with his family.
I had a lot of laughs in What a Dragon Should Know. These characters have become favorites of mine in this series. I love the passion between Gwenvael and Dagmar, as well as their interactions. Poor Gwenvael still does not get the great worshipping he thinks he deserves.
It is also great to see so many characters from the previous books. There is a serious problem with Annwyl and Dagmar comes in very helpful in preventing what could be a terribly devastating situation.
Hollie Jackson’s narration is fun and I love her voices for the characters. You can really get the full comedic impact of Gwenvael’s attitude.
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