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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Ramil is a “boor” who is used to hunting and horse riding. I think it didn’t work for me because I had two major issues with this book. This is an alternate world fantasy rather than a magical fantasy – that is, while there is no magic, this is certainly not our world, and as in many fantasies, this is a pre-industrial society jula the Blue Crescent Islanders do possess gunpowder technology. I love the alliance that he makes with Ramil as they bond over Tashi.
But by the end of the novel, he suddenly respects all women because a he’s fallen in love with one, partly because she’s pretty and b he’s accompanied by “the best female fighter they’ve ever seen,” which clearly proves all women are awesome and should be respected and treated, wait for it, like men? Grades 7 and up She began the book as a very timid girl, but she grew considerably through the book becoming a woman I would have loved if only she would let me. They both learn to trust and rely on each other, and the end result is a breath taking love story that left me with a happy sigh at the end of their story.
In the beginning of the story he is kind of a tool, but he quickly realizes how horrible he’s been to Tashi and shifts into a much more like-able, much more enjoyable hero, but I do appreciate his early negativity. And those are always the kind of books I love.
I felt like I was never able to get around her walls and know her on a deeper level. It’s no surprise that Taoshira Tashi for short finds Ramil an uncouth boor. I read it for my English class and needed an example of a great review. I enjoyed the set up of the two cultures and how developed they were. I liked seeing the relationship between Ramil and Tashi progress, and although dragonflj writing seemed a bit juvenile to me at times, I was able to go jjlia the book Ok so at first I kind of hated this book, and only got through the first few chapters before DNFing it.
He had no desire to marry a Blue Crescent witch.
Review | Dragonfly by Julia Golding
I was also chosen by Waterstone’s in as one of their dragonfl authors for the future’. My latest series, which starts with Mel Foster and the Demon Butler, about an intrepid Jjulia orphan who lives in a household of monsters, won Bronze in the Primary Teacher awards in Taoshira, or “Tashi” as she used to be known, submits to the formalities and rituals but a part of her is never entirely comfortable with them.
It’s hate at first sight and then realizing they love each other. They need an alliance against the evil, conquering Fergox of Holt–who is forcing worship of his bloodthirsty god over conquered territories–and his equally nasty sister Junis.
This tale is satisfying and at times fascinating.
And then there were times where I wanted the characters to pull it together and realize there feelings for each other. From the first chapter of “Dragonfly” I was totally hooked.
Ramil and Tashi’s romance didn’t even have a chance to really mature. Taoshira, Fourth Crown Princess of the Crescent Islands and former goat-herder was plucked from obscurity to become a symbol of her people’s government and religion. The characters were well written and not flushed out. Devout and petite with golden 4. Now, did I enjoy reading this? Jun 10, Emily rated it it was amazing Shelves: She assimilates so quickly into a new, male-dominated society that we hardly remember her as she was in the beginning: My work as a diplomat took me from the high point of to My journey to becoming an author has been a roundabout one, taking in many other careers.
Golding also touches on many current issues, including racism, the fear of and prejudices against cultures and religions we do not fully understand. Tashi is just like “yeah, i g It’s a fun fantasy book.
The plot was decent but the world building was a bit sloppy on the details. That felt like a let down after all the lead-in to it. This makes sense for her culture, and it was fascinating, but it also served to close her off to me.
My biggest complaint wa Draginfly I got into the book and wanted to know what happened to the characters, it was very predictable. Instead of instantly falling in love. I do, however, not feel any strong feelings about this book, at all, so I feel like three and half stars is as high as I can go.
This wonderful tale of adventure, self-discovery and love is marketed to the year-old age group like Anne of Green Gables – always a surprise, since when I finally dravonfly around to reading it at 14 I really struggled with itbut is highly enjoyable for any age group. Her ordeal was very interesting and I think that kept me more glued to the pages than the romance aspect of the plot.
I thought one book did it fine.
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This was done well, meaning I didn’t feel like I was being bashed over goldjng head with the message. I liked seeing the relationship between Ramil and Tashi progress, and although the writing seemed a bit juvenile to me at times, I was able to go through the book Ok so at first I kind of hated this book, and only got through the first few chapters dragonf,y DNFing it.
I liked Ram, and I wanted him to struggle even more because I liked him.