Sign of the Dove

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Lyf has always been pampered, ever since she caught vermilion fever and drank dragon's milk to cure it. The milk turned her eyes green — a sure sign that she could speak with dragons. But being able to communicate with dragons is not a coveted gift, not when the Queens' forces are killing the dragons for their hearts and imprisoning all who try to stop them.

Now the last of the dragon eggs are hatching, and the dragons and draclings are in greater danger than ever before. Thier ...

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Lyf has always been pampered, ever since she caught vermilion fever and drank dragon's milk to cure it. The milk turned her eyes green — a sure sign that she could speak with dragons. But being able to communicate with dragons is not a coveted gift, not when the Queens' forces are killing the dragons for their hearts and imprisoning all who try to stop them.

Now the last of the dragon eggs are hatching, and the dragons and draclings are in greater danger than ever before. Thier safety lies with a few dragon friends who bear the sign of the dove, like Lyf. But in order to save the dragons, Lyf will have to leave behind her life as a pampered child and accept a treacherous journey — one she may not survive.

In this final chapter of The Dragon Chronicles, travel with Lyf to a land of wonder and magic, where dragons still live and where heroes are born.

As the last of the dragon eggs, laid long ago, begin to hatch, Lyf becomes a reluctant friend who tries to save both the dragon mothers and their newly born children from their enemies.

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Gr 5-7-Fans of Fletcher's Dragon's Milk (1989) and Flight of the Dragon Kyn (1993, both Atheneum) will welcome this return to Elythia, while new readers will be inspired to seek out other titles in the series. Once again, dragons are threatened by bounty hunters and a young girl must find a way to lead them to safety. The heroine this time is Lyf, Kaeldra's frail foster sister. Fletcher frames her tale with the comments of a sly harper, a device that adds humor and suspense to the telling as well as offers a glimpse of Lyf's fate after the adventures are over. The story itself is fast paced and features a multiplicity of characters and events. While characterization of minor players is sometimes tantalizingly brief, it's a measure of the author's skill that many readers would prefer to linger with her lively creations, especially the young dragons. Lyf's development from a cosseted child to a determined, self-reliant protector of those in need takes place gradually and believably, while her unique talent (an ability to enter the consciousness of birds) plays an important part in the tale's resolution. Youngsters will appreciate the fact that despite the presence of caring and helpful adults, it is Lyf, Kaeldra's young son Owyn, and other children who effect the ultimate deliverance of the threatened draclings. Given the perennial popularity of the subject matter and Fletcher's engagingly accessible style, this book should be popular in most libraries.-Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689824494
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Series: Dragon Chronicles Series , #3
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Fletcher is the acclaimed author of the Dragon Chronicles, composed of Dragon’s Milk, Flight of the Dragon Kyn, Sign of the Dove, and Ancient, Strange, and Lovely as well as the award-winning Alphabet of Dreams, Shadow Spinner, Walk Across the Sea, and Falcon in the Glass. Ms. Fletcher lives in Wilsonville, Oregon. Visit her at SusanFletcher.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2007

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    the book was fantastic at parts it left you hanging and i just kept wanting to read it forever and ever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2003

    not the best

    i think that it was the worst of the three and did not have enough character development and i think Susan Fletcher has done better. The only people i recommend this book to are the younger people that have a hard time understanding more complex plots.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2001

    A Great Conclusion to the Trilogy!!!

    Vivid desciptions and characters. A book sure to please of all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2001

    This book was awsome!

    This book was great!I love all of the books by Susan Fletcher.She is a wonderful author and is very imaginable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2001

    This book is GREAT!

    I think this book is outstanding!!! I have read all three of The Dragon Chronicles and enjoyed each and every one of them. I recomend that you read all of them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2001

    I LOVED THIS BOOK!

    This was my favorite book out of the series! I really enjoyed the plot and the intensity of the charicters! I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good dragon book, or anyone who should, which basically is everyone! LOL

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2001

    Sign of the Dove

    Susan continues to amaze and enchant her readers with the 3rd book in the series. No-one should leave this book out of the series.

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