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Dragon Spear

Dragon Spear

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by Jessica Day George
     
 

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With peace established between the humans and the dragons, young couple Creel and Luka are planning their wedding. But then the dragon queen, Velika, is kidnapped by a band of rogue dragons in need of a ruler. When Creel and Luka rush to help, they discover that Luka's father has plans to take back the Far Islands from the dragons. Creel's happily ever after just

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With peace established between the humans and the dragons, young couple Creel and Luka are planning their wedding. But then the dragon queen, Velika, is kidnapped by a band of rogue dragons in need of a ruler. When Creel and Luka rush to help, they discover that Luka's father has plans to take back the Far Islands from the dragons. Creel's happily ever after just might be postponed . . . again.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
Seamstress Creel is busily preparing for her wedding to Prince Luka, designing and creating the perfect wedding gown. She carries the unfinished gown along when she, Luka, and her brother, Hagen, travel to the Far Isles to carry black sand for glassblowing to the exiled dragons who live there. Creel is looking forward to a quiet visit with her dragon friends, particularly King Shardos and Queen Velika who are awaiting the hatching of their clutch of eggs. In this quiet setting, she plans to put the finishing touches on her exquisite wedding gown. However, it is soon obvious that a traitor lives among the dragons. The queen and her eggs are kidnapped by a group of smaller, sickly dragons who enslave humans. They are descended from the sister of Velika's ancestor and feel justified in resorting to treachery to gain a new queen. As friends of the dragons, Creel, Luka, and Hagen are drawn into an ugly battle for the safety of the hatchlings. Wedding plans are temporarily put aside while the unfinished wedding gown is put to innovative use. Volcanic eruptions, aerial dragon battles, and beautiful dragon-blown glass combine to create an exciting adventure. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson
Kirkus Reviews
This third installment in the series about Creel that began with Dragon Slippers (2007) and followed with Dragon Flight (2008) continues as the alliance between humans and dragons develops. Luka's father, the king, has exiled the dragons from his land, but they are happily ensconced in the Far Isles-until a foreign group of dragons kidnaps their queen, Velika, whose eggs are almost ready to be laid. Characters such as Creel's brother Hagen step to the fore while many that will be familiar from past books stay more offstage, with the clear assumption that most readers will be familiar with this world. The clash is between good and misguided for the most part, but evil lurks and there is a strong element of danger and threat to both humans and dragons. Creel is her usual strong-minded self, driven by her love of her dragon friends, and as she and Luka inch forward toward their wedding, her elaborate gown and the womanly art of sewing provide counterpoint to the more serious kidnapping. A tasty snack for dragon lovers. (Fiction. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599905167
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Series:
Dragon Slippers Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
91,589
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Jessica Day George is the author of Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, Dragon Slippers, and its sequel, Dragon Flight. Originally from Idaho, she studied at Brigham Young University and lived in Delaware and New Jersey before settling down in Salt Lake City, Utah. She had been a movie store clerk, librarian, bookseller, and school office lady before she got her big break. Jessica lives with her husband, their young son, and a five-pound Maltese named Pippin in a house that needs to be vacuumed much too often.
www.JessicaDayGeorge.com www.dragonslippers.net

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