Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Dragon Flight by Jessica Day George
The second book in George's Dragon series, I found Dragon Flight just as delightful as Dragon Slippers!
I suppose I'm just a sucker for a girl-teams-up-with-dragon-and-kicks-butt story... These books make me think of Patricia Wrede's Enchanted Forest books. That's definitely a compliment!
Creel is frantically sewing for the crown prince's wedding, when all heck breaks loose... again. This time it's another kingdom to the south that has declared war-- with their entire army mounted on dragons!
So Creel is off to see what can be done, with a couple of our favorite dragon friends in tow! The plan is to meet up with Prince Luka, who's gone into hiding after his death was ordered in Citatie. Of course, meeting up with Luka is a bigger draw for Creel than dealing with the dragons, but she's not letting herself think about that. After all, she's just a dressmaker... and the king all but hates her.
But really, she's not thinking about that.
Soon she's up to her eyeballs in dragon intrigue, problematic politics, and trying to keep Shardas from getting himself killed in an epic battle with his psycho brother.
And she thinks she's just a dressmaker.