- Title: “Dragon Actually”
- Author: GA Aiken
- Genre: Fantasy romance
- Series: Dragon Kin #1
- # of Pages: 445 screen pages
- Paper or plastic: Nook
from Goodreads: It's not always easy being a female
warrior with a nickname like Annwyl the Bloody. Men tend to either cower
in fear - a lot - or else salute. It's true that Annwyl has a knack for
decapitating legions of her ruthless brother's soldiers without pausing
for breath. But just once it would be nice to be able to really talk to a
man, the way, she can talk to Fearghus the Destroyer.
Too bad that Fearghus is a dragon, of the large, scaly and deadly type. With him, Annwyl feels safe - a far cry from the feelings aroused by the hard-bodied, arrogant knight Fearghus has arranged to help train her for battle. With her days spent fighting a man who fill her with fierce, heady desire, and her nights spent in the company of a magical creature who could smite a village just by exhaling, Annwyl is sure life couldn't get any stranger. She's wrong...
- My thoughts: Took me a bit to actually choose this book to read. #1: It’s digital. #2: It’s Fantasy (not my favorite genre). #3: When you open it, the total page number indicates 707 (707? Really? No, not really). But SOMETHING apparently drew me into buying it (unless I got it for free—highly possible). That something was the story. The fantasy was easy for me to picture and the romance was great. Really great. So glad I finally read it. But apparently the rest of the book (the other 200+ screen shots) is a short story about characters from this story I don’t wish to read about, so I won’t. It would have been nice if I was warned there was more than one story in this “book,” but there was nothing—NOTHING—to indicate it was anything but one story. And a really long one. Now I’m kind of disappointed.
Today Hubby and I are on a Park/Beach excursion in Isla Roaton (
which is an island off of .
First trip here. I expect I’ll take lots of pictures, just won’t guarantee
you’ll see them before I leave. That would mean I’d have to download the camera
and then upload the pictures with this slow internet connection. Yeah, I don’t
think so. I have a cruise to enjoy! Honduras
So… Do large page counts (or the assumption of such) keep you from picking up certain books? In my favorite genres, heck no. The bigger the better. Actually, I’m more of a fan of larger books. It’s the novellas that are starting to bug me. Not enough meat to them.