Just picked up "Up in Smoke" myself for background info and thought it was a fun read. The book is cute and has enough action to satisfy.
Neptune the god is a surfer.
Gold acts as an aphrodisiac/cat nip to dragons. One whiff and they become very sexually aroused.
The demon lord in training that was once a Sally May sales rep.
Lol, there has always been ridiculous Demon Lords, i.e Aisling Grey lol.
Everything is "Immortal" so gun fire and explosions, while inconvenient and painful, cannot kill anybody. Only beheading kills one dragon in the book.
Dragons also have natural almost an abhorrent dislike for elements that are not their own, excluding fire. The dragons aren't indestructible, they can be killed in battle, hence in the Aisling Grey Novels they make mention of fighting to the death to challenge a Wyvern.
The demon lord that insists on being whiny and stupid the whole book at the same time you are supposed to be concerned about what he will do with access to the mortal world.
Well yeah, they may be whiny but they carry a lot of power, it would be sheer stupidity to underestimate one, especially if they are one of the main princes of Abbadon.
The dragons have no problem worrying about human authorities either bribing them or beating the hell out of them whenever they pose a obstacle with no repercussions for their actions.
I would to lol.
But yeah do we have anyone wanting to be a Dark One, believe me when I say that Dragons are not that much more powerful than they are, at least in this game they aren't.