AMAZING, that sums up “The Summer Dragon” quite well. I was so taken with this book and I absolutely loved the pictures. It helped me see more of the characters and what was going on. Everything about this book was magical, from the talking dragons to the caretakers who look after them. A war is stirring and the enemy is taking out as many opponents as they can, that includes dragons.
Maia and her family have been raising dragons for years. Not only that but they come from a family of riders, so Maia is very anxious to get a dragon of her own. When the Summer Dragon visits her valley things in Maia's life change, for better or worse? That is up to you to decide.
“The Summer Dragon” was a very addicting read and I hope that there will be a second story. I would love to read more about Maia, Keirr-baby dragon- and the rest of her family. I highly recommend this story for anyone who loves a fantasy world intermingled with adventure and self-discovery.
The debut novel from the acclaimed illustrator--a high fantasy adventure featuring dragons and deadly politics.
Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, she hopes for a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. But the war goes badly, and the needs of the Dragonry dash her hopes. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon—one of the rare and mythical High Dragons—makes an appearance in her quiet valley. The Summer Dragon is an omen of change, but no one knows for certain what kind of change he augurs. Political factions vie to control the implied message, each to further their own agendas.
And so Maia is swept into an adventure that pits her against the deathless Horrors—thralls of the enemy—and a faceless creature drawn from her fears. In her fight to preserve everything she knows and loves, she uncovers secrets that challenge her understanding of her world and of herself.