Summary: An epic novel of politics, religion, war and love that will leave you wanting to read everything Julia Golding is capable of writing. Chapter 1 The Fourth Crown Princess of the Blue Crescent Islands had sixteen rituals to observe from the moment of waking to when she broke her fast. 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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But sometimes, a bit Sep 20, Maria rated it it was amazing. It’s obviously for teens ages 12 up because it has the typical dragoonfly guy and the heroes.
Review | Dragonfly by Julia Golding
I know I would have loved this book at age twelve or thirteen, and would have read and reread it passionately. I think the romance is at least somewhat like Fire. Make the story even longer with a comment: This makes sense for her culture, and it was fascinating, but it also served to close her off to me. Jul 21, Olivia–Porcrastinator Extraordinaire rated it really liked it.
I really liked the arrogant sarcasm that came out of this little queen. If I were still teaching, I would have bought a copy instantly for my classroom shelves. Golding did a phenomenal job 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 and straightforward.
There is never a dull moment. There is a man who has been systematically taking over the known world piece by piece think Attila the Hun or any Roman dude ever. Thank goodness for the Second Princess! There were other times where I was laughing out loud right where I was sitting.
I really liked seeing both characters grow SO much in this book. The Crescent Islands in some ways reminded me of Japan, with the face paint and the strict code of honor and drragonfly, and the fact it was made up of 4 islands. After reading some of the reviews for this book I was skeptical starting it, but it was a fun read.
Dragonfly by Julia Golding
This is an alternate world fantasy rather than a magical fantasy – that is, while there is no m While Prince Ramil’s land and culture feel very familiar – it’s the standard-issue, medieval Europe-type kingdom – the Blue Crescent Islands are captivatingly exotic, what with the government run by four chosen Princesses who are more like priestessesthe Goddess-based religion, and an extremely formal, ritualized culture.
One thing I noticed about this book that’s quite different from others I read, is that, well. The competing cultures were detailed and extremely interesting to learn about. They need to be interesting as individuals and there needs to be a spark bet 3.
This book has a great world and I want to read more books that take place here! She’s strong of will but passive by upbringing: It’s almost as if she doesn’t show any emotion at all for Ramil. And he stood up for her when it would cost him.
For example, Princess Taoshira gives him a paper dragonfly she made which represents friendship and loyalty Otherwise it was rather unremarkable. The Best Books of This was the best I ever found!
May 27, Elissa rated it really liked it. Yeah, the more I think about it, it really is like The Princess Bride. The Crescent Islands and Gerfal contrasted greatly, as was the point.
So simple and easy to read, yet thoroughly jlia. The action parts were good, but even they needed that little boost that is usually filled in by the charisma of the characters.
Melletin doesn’t have a whole lot of depth but he is very sweet to Yelena and really that’s all that matters to me.