Dragonfly

Dragonfly

by Julia Golding

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Dragonfly by Julia Golding

Princess Taoshira of the Blue Crescent Islands is appalled when she is ordered to marry Prince Ramil of Gerfal in order to unite their lands. And he's not too pleased, either. They hate each other on sight. So, when Tashi and Ramil are kidnapped, they fear there's no escape - from their kidnappers or from each other. Can they put aside their differences long enough to survive ambush, unarmed combat, brainwashing, and imprisonment? And will the people they meet on their adventure help them or betray them to the enemy?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780957053977
Publisher: Frost Wolf
Publication date: 04/24/2014
Pages: 412
Sales rank: 648,814
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

Julia Golding is a multi-award winning writer for children and young adults. She also writes as Joss Stirling (Finding Sky) and Eve Edwards (YA historical).

Former British diplomat and Oxfam policy adviser, she has now published over thirty books in genres ranging from historical adventure to fantasy. Read carefully and you'll spot all sorts of material from her diplomatic and Oxfam careers popping up in unexpected places. She has a doctorate in English literature from doctorate in English literature from Oxford.

Studying for this prompted her to write her first novel, 'The Diamond of Drury Lane', set in 1790 and told by her intrepid heroine, Cat Royal. It went on to win the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2006 and the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 (formerly known as the Smarties Prize). In the US, 'Secret of the Sirens' won the honor book medal of the Green Earth Book Award. 'Dragonfly' won the 2012 Beehive Book Award, Young Adult Division, given by the Children's Literature Association of Utah and voted on by readers in schools and public libraries.

Over half a million of her books have been sold worldwide in many languages.

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Dragonfly 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
mrdarcy3 More than 1 year ago
The country of Holt threatens war in the known world upon the surrounding countries. Those countries form an alliance and make an unusual pact - requiring one prince and one princess to marry. When the Fourth Crown Princess of the Blue Crescent Islands arrives in Gerfal, she's unhappy with her new situation and insulted by Gerfal's lack of protocol. They know nothing of her ways. Taoshira's not used to such treatment and takes offense. Neither she nor her betrothed, Prince Ramil, are interested in this alliance. They realize they must perform the duty their countries ask of them, but that was before their kidnapping, the religious persecution, and their imprisonment. Can they find a way to work together in order to survive? Written in alternating perspectives, this novel flows beautifully and is an addicting tale. I don't particularly like this cover, it's really hard to see the face on my copy. I love Tashi's feisty attitude and independent streak. Julia Golding writes a fantastical romantic masterpiece full of adventure, betrayal, near misses, combat, and loyalty.
OdetteMarie More than 1 year ago
This is my new favorite book! It balance the two characters beautifully will engulfing the reader into a completely new world so fully that they can actually smell the flowers. Unlike other royal fanatasies it doesn't focus completely on the world or the characters but is completely developed in all spheres. The only thing is it doesn't come in nook format and I didn't even realize that there was a face on the cover until I looked online lol.
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erwhrw More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I was really immersed in it.
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Loved it. Exceeded expectations.
JenGJG More than 1 year ago
it's a great book, but I mean i love books filled with action, but through the story i found it lacking and me skimming the page trying to find where her story moved to.I loved the romance of the book and it was great except for the drawl in the middle of the book.
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