Dragonfly

Dragonfly

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by Resa Nelson
     
 

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Rejected by her own community.
Cast away with a stranger.
Desperate for a place to belong.

Greeta knows she's different. It's clear-all anyone has to do is look at her. But now it's more obvious than ever. Born in the Northlands, her father and aunt brought her to the Great Turtle Lands so long ago she can't remember anything about her homeland.

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Rejected by her own community.
Cast away with a stranger.
Desperate for a place to belong.

Greeta knows she's different. It's clear-all anyone has to do is look at her. But now it's more obvious than ever. Born in the Northlands, her father and aunt brought her to the Great Turtle Lands so long ago she can't remember anything about her homeland.

An adopted member of the Shining Star Nation, Greeta always assumed she belonged. But in a single day she's rejected by her own family as well as the young man she's loved all her life. Forced to leave home, she wonders if she'll ever return.

Greeta's journey leads to an unexpected place with surprising ties to the mysterious past she can't remember. And she'll learn that the name given to her by the Shining Star Nation-Dragonfly-has a much deeper meaning than she could ever imagine.

Dragonfly is Book 1 in the Dragonfly series (Series #2 in the Dragonslayer World).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781507626207
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/2015
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Dragonfly 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
NihilsedTempus 5 days ago
This an ‘arc” copy eBook supplied by the author. I am not receiving any monetary benefit or any kickback for this review. I received this arc for an honest review. This review is cross-posted on Amazon, Goodreads and given directly to the publisher. Dragonfly is a story about a girl trying to find her place in the world. Nelson writes a solid tale with an interesting twist. The premise is strong but seemed to stall in the beginning. The main character just didn’t seem to be getting anywhere. There was a scene that threw the mc into turmoil, but it didn’t feel resolved before the new turmoil began. But it was able to hold my attention and was fairly easy to read. Dragonfly is about finding yourself and your strength even when everyone including yourself is against you. It is written in a historical fantasy type setting, with third person point of view. It intricately intertwines Viking (Northman) and native American ideologies with our main character having one foot in each world. This could have been a higher rating for me, but I didn’t feel like I could connect with any of the characters. I have an intense need for strong, and dimensional characters. So many characters in Dragonfly seemed to show up, move the plot and then disappear. They didn’t stay or interact with the main character long enough for me to care about them. The only strong characters that I had a small connection with was the main character Greeta and the antagonist Finehurst. Greeta was interesting. She slowly grew a strength and backbone. I really liked the twist in her character. She was complex in the fact that she was the flux of strength and weakness. She was naïve and oblivious but had a cleverness about her that was not noticed in the beginning. Finehurst was a good antagonist. Hopefully, we will see and hear more of this character. Because he did his job as an antagonist in pushing the protagonist to be better. The plot was unique. I was surprised by the mixing of historical ideology and fantastical. That was what intrigued me most about this story. All in all, I like Dragonfly. Nelson had a compact writing style. It flows well from action to expose. The writing style is easy to read. I was left with so many questions. More questions than answers, unfortunately. But I see that there are 4 books total. So hopefully, we will get those answers. Especially, since it ended with a cliffhanger. Cliffhangers make me sad. I will be looking for the next book in the series. I give Dragonfly 4 out of 5 stars. I needed more character interaction and development.
Anonymous 11 months ago
It took me awhile to get into it because it started so slow, but eventually, it moved a little faster, but not without some glitches and gaps which makes me wonder about the whole "dreamtime" scenario. Those could have been more elaborately composed, giving more depth to the characters and their meaning. It almost appears that the author needed to hurry and find Shadow to finish the story without really having a direction or explaining Shadow's disappearance.