Thursday, January 11, 2018

J says :) #2

Let’s talk about…
Dragons!

Ok, I have a question for you guys, so here it goes: If you could pick one magical creature to be your companion on an adventure or your shape-shifting form, which one would you pick? And why would it be a dragon? Just kidding, you can pick anything you want, but for me this question have only one correct answer and it’s in the title :)

Don’t get me wrong, I love all magical creatures because they’re all so unique, like pegasus, gryphons or even unicorns (I‘m not here to judge). But one of them I love just a little bit more than all of the others (as you can see), but I suppose every one of us has a thing, and this is mine :) I actually have a few dragons in my room, one of them is a small wooden sculpture, the other one is a little bit more scary – all black and sitting on a rock and the last one is right next to my bed, it’s something like wall sticker, but with a cool tribal tattoo vibe kind of way. Also if I ever decided to get a tattoo, dragon is like in the top 3 of my choices :)

As you all know, this is a blog mostly about books, so I could’t resist mentioning about dragons in some of them. To be totally honest I don’t know so many, but I can definitely vouch for couple of books in Elder Races series byThea Harrison, precisely I’m thinking about book #1 – “Dragon Bound” and #5 – “Lord’s Fall”, there are also a few amazing short stories about Pia and Dragos. And what a couple it is… let me tell you only how their story begins, because if I start talking about them I’ll never finish. So the story goes: there was a dragon, who kept his treasures in a vault, and there was a beautiful thief, do you see where I’m going with it? Exactly, give this book a chance and see for yourselves what can happen when someone dare to steal a penny from a dragon ;)

In “Heart of Fire” the very first book in Legends of the Storm series by Bec McMaster, there are no dragons exactly, but there are dreki. And one of them in particular (of course it is the main character, come on – the name is Rurik) is just spectacular. I know A has a review here somewhere so you can check it later or now, don’t be shy :)

Of course when I say I love dragons in books, it doesn’t have to be always a magical creature. Sometimes it’s just about what they represent, for me it’s strenght, power and mystery. And who check all the boxes and comes from Ireland? (ahhhh Irish accent, I know it’s a book, but I have very strong imagination) It’s a rethorical question, of course I’ll tell you, it’s Roarke from In Death series by J.D. Robb. These books are about an NY homicide detective, and later lieutenant, Eve Dallas. The year is 2058 so it’s a little different from the times that we know, but it makes it all the more interesting and in every book there is a case to be solved. Roarke is actually the leading suspect in the investigation in book #1 and why not, right? We’ve all read such stories, but I dare you to read those books and not think about him in dragon category. Come on listen to this: he’s one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome and we only know him by his last name – Roarke, and if that isn’t true mystery I don’t know what is…

So why dragons, some might wonder… As with all the things that I love ,I can’t rationally explain it. I’m a woman, we don’t work that way, ok? It’s just something about them that I can’t put a finger on. Maybe it’s because even that they are all called dragons in general, there is so much more than one type. I like to think that they can live everywhere and evolve according to the terrain they’re on, for example: on the desert, in the jungle, in the mountains, in Iceland (heloooo ice dragons, right?) but for me it always comes back to Ireland – with green landscapes everywhere and magic at every turn. To be honest it’s one of many places I would like to visit :)

So basically, for me, dragons represent not only magic and fantasy worlds, but so much more. I definitely think we need them in our everyday life. For example who doesn’t like to read about such creatures and places on the way to the office, or watch a movie in the evening after a really long day. It’s great a way to break away from reality, even just for a little while :) My favourite time for dragons is at night, right before I go to sleep, just like now, when I feel like the whole world is asleep and there are only moon and stars in the sky, and possibly if you look hard enough you’ll see something more…

J

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