G.A. Aiken is known for her crazy hysterics in her books,
but LIGHT MY FIRE, the seventh book in the
series might top them all.
Celyn the Charming had the simple task of watching over a
human who was sent to assassinate the queen. Instead of
doing that, he places her in prison and completely
forgets about her. Months later, Annwyl the Bloody has
use of the human and wants Celyn to retrieve her. Now,
Elina Shestakova wants nothing to do with the annoying
dragon who constantly asks her questions especially as
she is now tasked by the queen to return home and try to
negotiate with her mother to see Anne Atli.
As you can see, the politics and war are still very much
part of this series and is the driving force in moving
the plot forward. I strongly suggest reading the series
in order to fully understand the plot arc as the details
get more and more complicated as the book goes on. Aiken
makes tremendous leaps towards her endgame as so much
occurs in this book. At over four hundred pages, this
book has absolutely everything a reader could want in a
book: action, sex, craziness, passion, lunacy and plenty
of Gwenvael and his humor.
Annwyl the Bloody isn't shoved to the side either. Her
presence might just be one of the best things of the
book. Similarly, the children are growing into their own
and are becoming huge players in this world. I cannot
wait to see what else Aiken has planned for them!
Best of all, the romance stands strongly beside all of
it, never once being overshadowed by all the action and
plot progression that Aiken adds in. If readers who
previously felt that Aiken's books were all about the
craziness, I can assure you that each page is necessary
to reach the epic ending. LIGHT MY FIRE will definitely
put readers into a book hangover.
The trouble with humans is that they’re far too sensitive.
Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few
months–and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the
one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I’m trapped
with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the
Midnight…gods! That endless name!
But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct
orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female.
Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely
unimpressed by me. How is that even possible? But I know
what I want and, for the moment, I want her. And I’m sure
that she, like all females, will learn to adore me. How
could she not when I am just so damn charming?