Playing with Fire by Katie MacAlister

31 Dec

playingwithfiremacalisterFavorite Lines: “I will lock you away in the darkest depths of Abbadon,” Magoth warned, his voice taking on a pitch that was painful on the ears. “I will make you suffer every torment I can think of, and I assure you, minion, I have spent millennia devising tortures to bring even first-class demons to their knees begging for release. ..You will survive each day, living in perpetual torment, with no hope of reprieve, May Northcott. No hope whatsoever.” (p. 328)

May Northcott is a doppleganger whose twin gave her to one of the dark lords of Abbadon and as a minion is forced to do his bidding, which usually involves stealing something he wants. Her latest assignment puts her in the home of an archimage, a powerful man and one of the leaders of Otherworld, to steal a bottle. She takes more than she is sent for. Before she can take it back, the irate man puts out a bounty on her head.

Gabriel Tauhou, leader of the silver dragons, is impressed by May after discovering her tussling with Drake and Aisling’s guards. He can see her when others can’t, even when she is slipping into the shadows. A mistake has May drinking out of Gabriel’s cup and bam…they discover May is Gabriel’s mate.

Katie MacAlister continues her dragons series with the first book about the silver dragons, Playing with Fire. Healers, they are under a curse that even they can’t break; no mate of a silver dragon will be born. So, when Gabriel finds May he is stunned and pleased to find she fits the bill as a person created and not born.

May is not free to love though. She feels love, but as a minion knows her lord could demand anything and feels it’s not right to sacrifice or endanger Gabriel. She also has a little problem of being hunted by Otherworld’s law and her sister is being blackmailed. May is a lovable person, created into a horrible position and worthy of finding love.

This book had me laughing out loud and crying at the end. It is a fun read that will be sure to capture your heart and a spot on your keeper shelf.

Curled Up, Library Girl, and A Gaggle of Girls, all read Playing with Fire. How about you?


3 Responses to “Playing with Fire by Katie MacAlister”

  1. Carolyn Jean December 31, 2008 at 10:12 am #

    I started this but put it off…I think I wasn’t in the mood and I got annoyed by the sidekick. I really want to keep going, thought, bc I know Macalister’s great!

  2. A Library Girl December 31, 2008 at 11:27 pm #

    Thanks for the mention. The one thing I hated about this book was Cyrene – unfortunately, if she had been left out, there wouldn’t be much of a book, since she was the root of pretty much all of the book’s conflicts. Still, I wish MacAlister could’ve toned down her silliness…

  3. scooper January 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm #

    I hated Cyrene. I know she traded her common sense, but dang what a stupid thing to trade. *grin*

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