I am so excited that I was able to get my hands on this book early. Everything G.A. Aiken/Shelly Laurenston writes is pure gold. I have read the Dragon Kin series so many times and each time I love the re-read more than the last.. and this book is no exception.
The Blaksmith Queen has everything you could possible want in a fantasy book. There are centaurs, dwarfs, wood elf, barbarians, a chained lava dragon, war monks, a drunk warrior cousin, a pretend fated queen, a mad cow with no soul hell bent on taking over the world? Yeah this book has all that and more. Oh let’s not forget that this book will literally have you laughing out loud. I read this book during my lunch break at work and I would just laugh and laugh and everyone else would stare but I don’t care! It is honestly just that funny. And you don’t see the humor coming. It’s one of the things I love most about it.
If you haven’t read the Dragon Kin series.. one you are nuts, two: you have a month before this book comes out. I highly recommend that you read that series before this one. It is absolutely 100% not necessary but they do mention the Dark Plains a few times but I just think that series will give you a little bit of a start when you read this one. Plus we now have to wait for the second book in this series, you can re-read the Dragon Kin series and trust me you will want to.
I can not recommend this book enough. The characters are all fantastic. The storyline is fantastic. The world is fantastic. Yeah… everything is fantastic. The only problem is now I have to wait for the next one!
I received a copy of this book from Kensington Books/Netgalley