Mouse And Dragon

Title: Mouse And Dragon
Author: Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Genre: SF
Series: Liaden
Copyright: 2010
Ranking: Good
Binding: Hardback
LibraryThing: Title:Mouse And Dragon ISBN:978-1-4391-3381-1 (Add Book)
Type: Owned

Aelliana Caylon has endured much, and finally, she appears to have won all: a spaceship, comrades, friends - and the love of a pilot she adores. Even better that her lover - the man who was destined for her, a man as much a loner as she - is also the Delm of Korval, arguably the most powerful person on all of Liad. He has the power to remove her and protect her from the toxic environment of her home Clan. Best of all, he agrees to sit as her co-pilot and her partner in a courier business. Even happy endings sometimes show a few flaws. Such as Aelliana's home clan being not as agreeable to letting her go as it had first seemed. And the fact that someone is stealing pilots in the Low Port, which falls within the Delm of Korval's honour. Oh, and the revelation that the man she loves isn't entirely the man she thought he was. And finally, she discovers that even the lift from Liad she'd so fervently desired is part of a larger plan, a plan requiring her to be someone she never thought she was or could be.

  • (22) Mouse And Dragon completed H Start:2011-8-19 End:2011-8-21 (sf liaden)
    sequel to Scouts Progress
    2010-8-3 This was the sequel I didn't even dream of. And it's lovely. 2011-2-15 and I got all the way through up until the epilogue and then I got stuck 2011-8-19 Now starting again. Glad this begins with a recap of sorts.
  • (253) Mouse And Dragon pending H Start:2014-8-26
    keeping up the momentum, following on from Scout's Progress

Thoughts

I expected to like this because Daav and Aelliana are my favourite characters in this universe, and I did.

What I didn't expect was the nature of the conflicts that drove the plot. One thing that I thought would be a big deal, wasn't, while another thing that I considered solved in the previous book, turned out to be a whole heap of trouble waiting to happen. Which was good, this meant that it wasn't predictable. Others might find it a bit boring, because this is more a relationship story than an adventure. Then again, so was "Scout's Progress".

There was definite character growth as both of them make mistakes, not stupid mistakes, but mistakes because they are both unused to taking another person into account before making a decision.