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Dragons Luck (Dragon Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Asprin
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

New York Times bestselling author Robert Asprin scales new heights in his series of Big Easy-dwelling dragons…
 
Griffen McCandles is adjusting well to running his gambling operation in the French Quarter of New Orleans and to his newfound status as head dragon. But he still doesn’t know much about dragon protocol—or what he’s really capable of. Other dragons are getting a whiff of his reputation, though, and they’re not happy about it. Which is why there’s suddenly a hit out on Griffen.
 
And, just in time for Halloween, the ghost of a voodoo queen wants Griffen to moderate a supernatural conclave. And though the strange goings-on will barely be noticed in a city used to drunken conventioneers and wild revelers, it’s Griffen’s chance to spread his wings—or crash and burn…


Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Robert Asprin's Dragons series:

“Asprin tackles a new kind of comic fantasy…featuring a likable rake and plenty of action and quirky humor.”—Library Journal

“Colorful.”—Publishers Weekly

“Joyous fantasy with continuous action and a creative cast of characters.”—SFRevu

About the Author

Robert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946. While he has written some stand alone novels such as Cold Cash War, Tambu, The Bug Wars and also the Duncan and Mallory Illustrated stories, Bob is best known for his series: The Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve; the Phule novels; and, more recently, the Time Scout novels written with Linda Evans. He also edited the groundbreaking Thieves World anthologies with Lynn Abbey. His most recent collaboration is License Invoked written with Jody Lynn Nye. It is set in the French Quarter, New Orleans where he currently lives.


Product Details

  • File Size: 791 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Ace; Reissue edition (April 7, 2009)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0020BUWYG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #346,385 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent April 11, 2009
Format:Paperback
Siblings Griffen and Valerie McCandles were raised as humans unaware that they were the offspring of two half-dragons until their unique powers started to manifest. Dragons are a selfish species with a need to accrue more power, which makes them ruthless and avaricious. Griffen is different perhaps an anecdotal proof of nurturing over naturing, but he is only interested in running the gambling empire his mentor turned over to him. A George, a mercenary who kills dragons for a fee, is impressed with Griffen, who is learning to use his new skills. West Coast dragon Flynn watches the New Orleans based Griffen with a close eye trying to ascertain whether this new hybrid is a threat to him or will he be an asset if he decides to bring him into his organization. His lover Mei also keeps a close surveillance on Griffen because her Asian dragon cartel has their eye on him.

Griffen is content with his lot and cares about his friends including the ghost of the former Voodoo high priestess Rose. She asks him to host the Conclave where the various supernatural groups are coming to town to talk and have fun. Griffen agrees to be the moderator for the Conclave. His prime function is to keep the diverse parties from brawling with each other. However, when one of the conventioneers is murdered, someone insures Griffen looks like the culprit. Out of respect for their host and to keep the human police from meddling in supernatural species affair, the Conclave search for the killer.

Because Griffen is atypical of the dragon species, he has many diverse supernatural friends who come through for him when he is framed. That paranormal support cast is three dimensional with the various groups containing radically different overarching personalities; while within a group multiplicity exists just not as lucid. The whodunit is fun sort of a paranormal version of Fritz Lang's M with the supernatural hunting the killer instead of the criminals.

Harriet Klausner
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dragons Luck August 28, 2011
By K.O.
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The second book in the Griffen McCandles series is a bit cumbersome. Although I enjoyed the characters the plot was difficult to get into for the first half of the book. The pace picked up during the second half of the novel and by the time I was finished I wanted the story to continue. Overall this is the weakest book in the three book series, but it is definitely worth reading if you enjoyed Dragons Wild. However, if you do not care for the characters or the New Orleans setting skip this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sad when it ended... June 3, 2009
Format:Paperback
After I read the first book in this series, I knew I would want to buy the sequels as soon as they were available. This one is a quick read, is fast-paced, accessible, and the characters are very real. The ending just cries out for a sequel, but since I didn't read the book jacket until after I read the book, I didn't learn until it was too late that the author had died and that I was likely reading the last in the series. The difference between 4 and 5 stars is, to me,is that since it doesn't look like there will be a 3rd book, this one ends a bit abruptly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Halloween Gathering December 4, 2009
Format:Paperback
Dragon's Luck (2009) is the second Fantasy novel in the Dragon series, following Dragon's Wild. In the previous volume, Valerie became perturbed with Nathaniel after learning of his family connections. Gris-Gris found the man who had knifed him. Griffen met the George and won their fight, with a little help from Valerie.

In this novel, Griffen McCandles is a nearly pureblood dragon. He is also very good at cards. He is currently running a gambling ring in New Orleans.

Valerie McCandles is Griffen's younger sister. She is living in the same complex as Griffen, but is working as a bartender.

Harry Harrison is an NOPD vice detective. He spends most of his duty time in the French Quarter. He knows Griffen as an up and coming leader in the gambling ring.

George is a dragon hunting group. Their main operative is a chimera, a shapechanger with strong regenerative powers. The George leaves a Knight of Swords as his calling card.

Flynn is a California dragon. He heads an agency that mostly represents sports stars.

Lizzy is the crazy sister of Nathaniel. They are both children of Melinda, a power among dragons in the northeast.

Rose is the ghost of a voodoo queen. She arranged a meeting with Griffen to check out his character. Now they are friends.

In this story, the George reports back to Flynn. He has already provided a written report and doesn't like to meet his employers in public, but Flynn has insisted on the face-to-face meeting. George emphasizes the potential risks of interfering with Griffen.

Rose asks Griffen to be moderator of a conclave of supernatural and preternatural beings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Robert ASPRIN! February 5, 2014
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The only bad thing about these books is that I learned at the end when I read the author biography that Mr. Asprin has died. He was one of those authors with whom I'd have enjoyed sitting with and hearing his mind at work. I have read the four books of this series published so far and hope that Ms.Jody Lynn Nye who wrote Dragons' Deal as coauthor and Dragons' Run as a solo effort continues the series as I love the characters, the location, and the story line.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars I reread it semi-annually
The descriptions are vivid, the ensemble of characters entertaining. The book...worth re reading. A whodunnit with dragons and other supernaturals.
Published 4 days ago by 'bekah
5.0 out of 5 stars Forward the new hero!
Robert Asprin wrote the chuckle headed hero, the clumsy puppy with a heart of gold and a mighty roar when things that MATTERED happened. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ron
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Must read
Published 6 months ago by Christy Glaze
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read, easy, funny, entertaining
Published 6 months ago by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Product delivered promptly, and item was as advertised.
Published 6 months ago by amazon customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Dragons Luck
I like this new series by Robert Asprin. His Myth series is still my favorite,but think the dragons will be a close second
Published 11 months ago by Chili dog
5.0 out of 5 stars Get the whole series of four
Was hooked with the first book and finished the whole series. Can not give it high enough praise. Felt like I was back in New Orleans.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story
This Asprin/Nye series is beautifully written and I am very glad to hear lately that Ms. Nye has written another book to continue if not at least give closure to the story. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jeff P. Slatton
4.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Series
I guess I still am not sure whether I like this series. It is not quite Sci-fi and not quite drama.
Published 19 months ago by Todd Jaffe
2.0 out of 5 stars Should have stopped at 1 book
He should have stopped at one book, while I couldn't put the first one down, I could and did put the second one down. Read more
Published 22 months ago by VTMark
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