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Ysolde Bouchier is still coming to terms with the dragon part of her, while at the same time trying to free a friend of Baltic-her Black Dragon lover-from the weyr, get Baltic to meet with the dragons who want him dead, rescue a half-dragon damsel in over her head, raise the shade of the man everyone says killed her, and once and for all clear Baltic's name of the murder charges that continue to plague him.
For Ysolde, being a dragon is starting to bite.
Successful authors may never run out of ideas if they can resurrect dead villains and begin anew. Luckily, MacAlister's latest offering, the second in her Light Dragon series, rewards readers with the banter and mishaps common when heroines, like Ysolde de Bouchier, must deal with stubborn dragons like her husband, Baltic. Reunited despite their deaths, Ysolde turns her attention to determining why the First Dragon brought her back to life, as well as the task she must uncover and complete to bring peace to the different dragon sects. For irregular series readers, the motivation to fulfill the quest set forth by the First Dragon may seem murky, particularly the scenes meant to be part illusion. However, this can be overlooked in favor of enjoying Ysolde's awkward attempts to control her wonky magic, which make for laugh-out-loud moments. As always, Jim, the demon, and MacAlister's familiar dragons from previous outings are a welcome addition to the farce.