Dragons Wild

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Dragons Wild

I’ve read Robert Asprin’s books for years, starting with his M.Y.T.H. series and adding the Phule’s series. He’s always written hilariously funny fantasy novels, so I was delighted to discover he had another series featuring dragons.

This first novel was different in that it takes place in our world, with Griffen McCandles as an aimless young man who discovers that he and his sister are dragons. As almost purebred dragons, they face challenges, Griffen especially. He must not only figure out what being a dragon entails, but also stay alive, which can be difficult with a faceless assassin on his tail. Griffen and his sister Valerie land in New Orleans and soon start to make their mark on the town as only the McCandles can.

Robert Asprin has taken a new twist on the dragon genre and made it his own. This book has his humor and twist on the normal fantasy story, combined with interesting characters and intriguing plot twists. I put the first book down eager to track down the rest of the series, always a sign of a good book.

Book Blurb for Dragons Wild

First in the series that’s a breath of hot air?from the New York Times bestselling author of the Phule’s Company and Myth books.

A low-stakes con artist and killer poker player, Griffen McCandles drifted through college, always taking for granted that there’d be a family job waiting for him after he graduated. He just never suspected what his family was?

His mysterious uncle drops the bomb: Griffen and his sister, Valerie, are dragons?and almost purebred ones to boot. Unwilling to let Uncle Mal take him under his wing, so to speak, Griffen heads to New Orleans with Valerie to make a living the only way he knows how. And even the criminal underworld of the French Quarter will heat up when Griffen lands in town

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2014 4.50