Thursday, March 19, 2020

Rise of the Dragon Moon by Gabrielle K. Byrne - OPTIONAL

Rise of the Dragon Moon by Gabrielle K. Byrne, 306 pages. Imprint (Macmillan), 2019. $23.

Content: G



Toli, 12yo, may the queen-in-waiting, but she is much more concerned with proving her prowess on the battlefield. Specifically her skill at perhaps taking down the source of their Queendom’s problems – dragons! A year earlier a dragon killed her father.  Now, a dragon has invaded the Queendom and taken the queen.  Toli is determined to rescue her mother and kill a dragon.  Her younger sister and her best friend refuse to let her leave them behind.  Together they brave the frozen wastelands of the far north and the anger and manipulations of a rogue dragon with ulterior motives. Oh – did I mention that Toli is taking along a baby dragon whose chrysalis she discovered in a remote cave?

A good optional purchase for libraries with lots of fantasy readers.  I especially like Toli learning that there is more than one way to see the same incident.  The little dragon, Ruby, is also cute.  For the rest, it drags a bit at the beginning, so slower readers will be less inclined to continue reading.

Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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