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Summary: An epic novel of politics, religion, war and love that will leave you wanting to read everything Julia Golding is capable of writing. Dragonfly (Dragonfly, book 1) by Julia Golding – book cover, description, publication history. Dragonfly is a fun, lighthearted read about romance, religion, and cultural differences. In terms of plot, it’s not particularly special. It’s pretty.

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This book was a lot of fun and meaningful.

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Looking for beautiful books? I loved every single part of the book and its one of my top ten faves. Golding did a phenomenal ddragonfly of representing a fairy-tale like character who must strive to fit into not only her new society as a princess, but in the rest of the story the society of the easterners who are much more crass volding straightforward.

Can they put aside their differences long enough to survive ambush, unarmed combat, julua, and imprisonment? In fact, the way the battle strategies and allegiances play out like a game of chess around Tashi and Ramil makes the whole story much more intense and exciting. As I said at the start, I thought this book resembled The Princess Bride, especially with Gordoc, he to me was a lot like Fezzik the giant from that book.

However I decided to reread it as there was nothing else to read at the time, and as I kept going through it, I quickly got sucked in. This book is hard to read at first because of its slow pace. She got angry, unlike some characters where there just so proper they don’t even show the common emotions!!!!

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DRAGONFLY by Julia Golding | Kirkus Reviews

In the beginning of the story he is kind of a tool, but he quickly realizes how horrible he’s been to Tashi and shifts into a much more like-able, much more enjoyable hero, but I do appreciate his early negativity. As avid a reader as I am, I usually wait a few weeks before reading something for the second time. There were other times where I was laughing out loud right where I was sitting. Cultures clash when the two meet golsing the alliance is on the brink of falling apart.

From the first page detailing the rituals that the Fourth Crown Princess must complete each morning, to the kidnapping and the subsequent imprisonment of “Tashi” this is an action packed, thrilling ride with lots of danger and romance to help it on its merry way.

Dragonfly Princess Taoshira is appalled when she is ordered to marry Prince Ramil ac Burinholt in order to unite their lands. View all 3 comments. But when he was first introduced, he gave me the impression of a spoiled prince who didn’t know anything. When Tashi and Ram are kidnapped, they fear there’s no escape–from their kidnappers or from each other.

This book had that underlining message of tolerance towards gklding cultures and religion. After becoming the princess, her sixteen rituals include getting out of the bed on the right hand side, turning to the east to bow to the sun, submitting to have her hair groomed with forty strokes, and there’s more Golding 1. This book is full of fun, daring adventure. So, apparently I’m in the huge minority of people that don’t think this book is all that great.

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He leant forward and sniffed. So when Ramil and Tashi – as julis insists on calling the princess to her annoyance – are kidnapped, things look disastrous.

On the back it says “Ages 12 and up”. One thing I noticed about this book that’s quite different juila others I read, is that, well.

They seemed so young but did things that were responsible-most of the time. They escape the outlaws, but Peri and his family of falconers are untouchables who are scorned by all, and Rain is not allowed to be part of their lives.

It didn’t matter to the author who was right and wrong, and viewed every culture with it’s positives and negatives, which made the world balanced. I must admit I find dragofly hard for me to finish a book and I must say it was easy to finish Drayonfly. I really loved Dragonfly. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors. Despite what the cover implies, she does not learn any fighting skills drafonfly for some self-defence that she never gets a chance to use.

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I read Dragonfly thinking it would be a fun read and thought the plot looked interesting and cute Princess Taoshira is appalled when she is ordered to marry Prince Ramil ac Burinholt in order to unite their lands. Read this as a kid- loved it! These books are great tween-teen reads. They are complete opposites.