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Dragons Luck (Dragon Series Book 2) Kindle Edition

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Length: 388 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled


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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.


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  • File Size: 786 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Ace; Reissue edition (March 24, 2009)
  • Publication Date: April 7, 2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0020BUWYG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,467 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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By K.O. on August 28, 2011
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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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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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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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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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