The second novel in the tetralogy encompasses the years from 913 to 2013, when the shape-shifting dragon Water summons her ally Earth and his human guide, the girl Erde, on a mission to save the planet from environmental destruction.
Writing dialogue is sometimes like standing around in the middle of a party, madly eavesdropping. The first volume of The Dragon Quartet, called The Book of Earth, was written from one character's very personal point of view. But I want to accumulate protagonists as I move through the Quartet, without losing each one's strong personal voice. So the first challenge of The Book of Water was to add the voice of the new protagonist, a modern young African named N'Doch, and keep it just as intimate and personal as the continuing voice of Erde, a girl from 913 in the first volume. And then there were also the voices of the dragons to weave in, translated through the minds of their dragon guides. It's been quite a party.
Marjorie B. Kellogg
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
THis book was awesome! I can't wait until the Book of Air comes out. She really threw you into the book. I absolutley loved it!
I loved this book so much. I have read the first book The Book of Earth and as of now reading the book of fire. I am a little mad though that she has not written the Book of Air. So i guess when it comes out i will get it then. But i recomended first time novel readers read this and also if you love books on dragons. It is funny though how N'Doch dosen't know his destiny but is Grandfather Dja does. Well there is always that single person who helps them understand there destiny. The Baroness Von Alte, Papa Dja, and in the book of Fire, House (for those who have not read spoiler space. House is like the first two.) I enjoyed it and I can't wait till the last book to come out.
The second book in the dragon quartet depicts a ravaged future. Earth and Water are reunited, and they realize that things are only going to get more complicated. If only they could find Fire and Air. Excellent book.