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Hardcover Playing with Fire (Silver Dragons, Book 1) Book

ISBN: 0739496662

ISBN13: 9780739496664

Playing with Fire (Silver Dragons, Book 1)

(Part of the Dragon Septs (#5) Series and Silver Dragons (#1) Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Gabriel Tauhou, wyvern of the silver dragons, has found the one woman who can withstand his fire. Too bad May Northcott is already bound to a demon lord. When the demon orders May to steal one of...

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5 ratings

The first Silver Dragons Book (and some Ash, Drake & Jim)

Playing with Fire was a great contiuation of the story line from the Green Dragon books. Aisling, Drake, and Jim, plus Gabriel of course. May is another strong heroine, but different enough from Aisling to make her interesting. I read the book in less than three days. As usual, the end left you wanting more, but we won't have to wait long for the next book (October 2008). If you like Katie MacAlister, you'll like this book. If you haven't read her before, start with the Aisling Gray/Green Dragons or you'll be lost (in my opinion), and you'll enjoy this book that much more.

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire is the first Katie macAlister book I have ever read. The relationship with Gabriel and Mayling is funny and believable. I wish there had been a real ending to the is disappointing to have to wait for the sequel to come out in Oct.08 to find out what happens. The author's writing style made me feel like I was in the room and that alone make the story worthwhile. I promptly ordered her previous series and placed a pre-order for the sequel. The writing style is pure entertainment. I laughed out loud a number of times and hopefully will continue to do so. Terri Lloyd

Excellent Aisling Grey sidebar romantic fantasy

While spellbound to the demon lord Magoth, naiad Cyrene created her doppelganger twin May Northcott to take some of the demands off her. Due to her connection to Cyrene, May is also obligated to Magoth. The demon uses her to steal valuable magical objects. While on a mission for her liege, she is caught in spite of her skills to hide in shadows. Gabriel Tauhou of the Silver Dragons learns she is his soulmate when she survives his fire. However, although she desires the hunk, who somehow always sees her; she has other horribles besides her heart to contend with. Her twin worries that May is in menopause since she is no longer fun to be with; a powerful outraged mage has invoked the Otherworld law and set a price on her head for her head; a black dragon demands fiery satisfaction from an affront he accuses her of doing; and finally Magoth owns her. HOLY SMOKES this Aisling Grey sidebar romantic fantasy will have readers rooting for the heroine who lands in more fiery situations than a fire spirit. The story line is fast-paced as May proves she can play lead instead of third fiddle. Fans of the series will enjoy the first feature length Silver Dragons tale as Kate MacAlister proves her skill as a magician when PLAYING WITH FIRE, she places Aisling in a secondary role yet enchants her audience. Harriet Klausner

Ga Ga for Gabriel!

Great book! I LOVE Katie's writing style and I loved it even more to see that you still get to see Aisling and Drake even though it's a book about Gabriel! I'm looking forward to Up in Smoke - the cliffhanger at the end of this one left me wanting more and more and more!!

4.5 Stars - Gabriel's 'Fire' gets the Silver Dragons off to a Sizzling Start

Exploring another corner of the world of sexy dragons, guardians, demons and such from her Aisling Grey series, Katie MacAlister brings a new pair to the spotlight. Playing with Fire is the first in a new series starring the yummy silver Wyvern Gabriel as he joyfully discovers his mate, the woman who can share his dragon-fire in doppelganger and demon-bound thief May. Gabriel and May are not Drake and Aisling, so even though we pick up pretty much at the end of Holy Smokes (Aisling Grey, Guardian, Book 4) -- and the background plot continues the confrontation between the Gabriel's Silver dragons and Drake's brother's Black dragons -- this series has a different enough feel that it is not a rehash. May is something we haven't seen in yet in MacAlister's otherworld. May was created by a demon lord from her naiad "twin" Cyrene's shadow in exchange for her sister's "common sense", as a doppelganger this gives May the ability to shadow-walk to become almost invisible in the shadows which is quite useful her "career" - May is bound to the former silent film-star demon lord who created her, and forced to obey his commands to steal for him. May meets Gabriel when she stumbles onto Drake's estate while attempting to return a stolen item that had put a price on her head. Quite by accident Gabriel discovers that May is a wyvern's mate and seeks to claim her. The ever sensible May tries to refuse Gabriel, knowing the danger the demon poses - May has spent her life avoiding relationships knowing that should she take a lover the demon lord who wants May's body would likely order May to kill her lover. But Gabriel assures May that dragons are not so easy to get rid of and of course Gabriel is totally irresistible, so May lets Gabriel claim her in a fiery joining that literally burns up the sheets. But all is not smooth sailing for May and Gabriel, May will have to outsmart the demon lord or risk an eternity in Abbandon to avoid betraying Gabriel when her demon-lord commands a theft of a powerful artifact that will put all the dragons under the demon lord's control. Gabriel is not as reserved as Drake or as controlling, so I enjoyed his relationship with May more than Drake's with Aisling. I liked that Gabriel was more willing to defy dragon etiquette and express his delight in his new mate and that he was unable to act with restraint in their romantic encounters. Also Gabriel's willingness to support May as she has to handle some dangerous situations in the book, trusting in the competence of his mate, and his willingness to place May's need to save her kidnapped sister over his need to acquire an object important to his Sept makes Gabriel a much more appealing love interest than Drake. Much of the cast that we've grown to love from the previous books Drake, Aisling, and Jim are back in supporting roles. Since May isn't MacAlister's normal angsty impetuous heroine, Cyrene along with the ever irreverent Jim, the demon in dog form, serve to bring
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