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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Friday, July 03, 2009

The Dragon Trelian

The Dragon Trelian by Michelle Knudsen.

 

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Candlewick (April 14, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0763634557

Product Description
Calen, a lonely young mage-to-be, never dreamed that Princess Meglynne would become his friend. And impulsive Meg never imagined that secretly tending a baby dragon would cause her to be "linked" to the winged beast — for life. Being attuned to a dragon’s thoughts and feelings is exciting but scary, especially when their destinies are tied (for better or worse). And now Meg’s sister is about to marry a prince to end a war between kingdoms, a celebration that only Meg and Calen know is endangered by a murderous plot. How can a girl, a boy, and a dragon merge their magic and strength to bring down a powerful traitor before it’s too late? From the author of Library Lion comes a classic middle-grade fantasy soaring with sorcery and suspense, spunk and adventure, friendship and first romance, and a cast of truly enchanting characters.

Well.. first off is the blame game recipient.. which would be Becky!  Now that I blamed her I will officially thank her!  Thank you Becky!!!  When you are done here you can read Becky's wonderful review of the book here.

This has been the most enjoyable read I've had in a while.  Don't get me wrong I've enjoyed the other books I've read.  But something about this book just made it seem right.  And I don't even know what I mean by that!

The book has a castle in it.  It has princesses in it.  It has a Mage in it and a mage's apprentice.  It has a dragon in it.  And it has an evil villain.  Nothing new there right?  You'd think this would be a ho-hum read right?

Then tell me why I couldn't put the book down????  oh yeah, I enjoyed this book... a lot.   And I would recommend it to anyone who wants a light and easy read with really good characters, some kid stuff, some danger, some romance. 

I can't say enough about this book.  It very much can be a stand alone book but the door was left open for other books should the author decide to do more with these characters... and I do hope she does!

 

When I was taking pictures of the book BooBoo decided to become a Dragon Slayer!

 

6 Comments:

Blogger Memory said...

Sometimes it's the most familiar stories that move us the most. I've got to admit, I do love a good dragon/mage/princess story. :)

10:16 AM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

I just think BooBoo is wanting to give it a read! You really shouldn't deny your cats their book time just because they don't have opposable thumbs!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

LOL..love Carl's comment. Well this is going right onto my wishlist! Sounds really really cool! I don't even remember Becky reviewing this one, so you'll get the point ;) And I love that cover too!

Oh, by the way. I got that book that you were telling me about that's set in England...the mystery book..Wait for What will come...that's the name! I'm also reading a mystery set in victorian England right now that's REALLY good so far! It's called Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and it feels like Dickens :)

3:52 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

memory: maybe it was my mood, I just know it was an enjoyable read from beginning to end!

Chris: oh cripes lol i can't believe you sent for that book! Did you at least look around and read about it first?? sheesh!

oh..thanks! now I have to look into THAT book!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

I can't believe there are *so* many books about dragons out there...

Oh gawd, I just noticed that you're reading the Pratchett. 8-S

7:44 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Cath: yep, finished Truckers (don't want them to drive me anywhere) and will begin Diggers today!

6:19 AM  

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