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Dragons Luck (Griffen McCandles Series #2)
     

Dragons Luck (Griffen McCandles Series #2)

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by Robert Asprin
 

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The New York Times bestselling author 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. Other dragons are getting a whiff of his reputation, though, and they're not happy about it. Which is

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The New York Times bestselling author 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. 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 him.

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

From the Publisher
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441016808
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/07/2009
Series:
Griffen McCandles Series , #2
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
887,731
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet 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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Dragons Luck (Griffen McCandles Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Kittytm More than 1 year ago
Dragon's Wild introduced the idea of dragons living among us looking very human, but having their own subculture and power struggles. Griffen McCandles, however, did not know he and his sister were very nearly pure blooded dragons. Which is why some funny things happen to them, as they try to figure out what being a dragon means to them. Dragon's Luck, the second of the series, is just as enjoyable. Griffen is beginning to organize a life for himself in New Orleans, but his sister is still a little on the sidelines. Life gets very strange when Griffen is asked to moderate a slightly unusual conference. This story has a bit of an episodic feel in places, but this is really the very best of escapist reading! Asprin's style is just so much fun, and the characters are interesting and sympathetic.
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A totally different type of dragon story. Inventive and interesting.
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I-luv-2-read More than 1 year ago
This book is a continuation of a series by Robert Asprin. I have always liked his humor and enjoy his jokes and wit. It is my opinion that this is something that I lucked into after reading the first of the series Dragon's Wild and look forward to more from him. Dragons are not usually thought of in this mannor or treated with the joy and laughter of his style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Upbeat and zany - Better than the first book. I enjoy the characters, the mystery, the plot twists. This is light reading that is fun and allows you to escape from the very real problems of today. It also helps to put some things into perspective.
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catfoot More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book as much as the first book in the series. The concept that Mr. Asprin had set up for this universe in the first book continued in this one quite well. I will admit that I was a little surprised to see this book because I had heard of Mr. Asprin's death. I have always enjoyed his stories and this was as good as any of them.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
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