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 from a country called Gerfal, which has the feel of a medieval-european society. A combination of western life and eastern tradition. If the plot sounds interesting to you, then I think you should give it a try for sure.

She has a doctorate in English literature from doctorate in English literature from Oxford. We want her to be happy, don’t we?

They can’t do it alone because teamwork is greatly needed the most goldjng. It was a lot of fun to read and I really enjoyed getting to know the characters and their situations and relationships and how this fantasy world worked, but it wasn’t at all exceptional in my mind.

Usually I would hate it, but there’s something very regal and admirable in the way she chooses to put aside her own wants in favour of being a good ruler to her people. They hate each other on sight.

This is one of my first books I’ve read by Julia Golding and its one of the best books I’ve read aswell. Goding also grows to love Tashi and their relationship, with its customary share of blunders, painful separations and joyous reunions was overall well done, if predictable and I would welcome another story on how things turned out for them, even though it is not needed.


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Review | Dragonfly by Julia Golding – Short Story Long

From the rigid culture of the Blue Crescent Islands to the barbarous and bloody land of Holt, the backdrop is a vivid as the action taking place at centre stage. Suddenly Gerfal and the Blue Crescent Islands are targets of the dictator Fergox; the countries decide to form an alliance. Read carefully dagonfly you’ll spot all sorts of material from her diplomatic and Oxfam careers popping up in unexpected places.

I just hate what’s being written curren So I definitely don’t love this as much as I remember loving it about ten-ish years ago, but it’s still far from bad. I think it didn’t work for me because I had two major issues with this book.

This is a stand-alone story, so no sequel or cliff hanger although there is a companion novel. After they got kidnapped, I felt as if the situation after this was a little more credible.

Review | Dragonfly by Julia Golding

And will the people they meet on their extraordinary adventure – including a circus strongman, a daring rebel leader, a sinister master goldinf spies and the best female fighter they have ever seen – help them or betray them to the enemy.?


Darcy than you will definitely love this book. Heck even the horses have personality. But both of their countries are under threat from a fearsome warlord, and the only chance of peace is to form an alliance. When the West versus East comparison was This I know all protagonists in books change from the beginning to the end, but then I just never notice.

I’d definitely recommend this for anybody who is looking for a light fairy-tale-esque, somewhat politically intriguing, romantic story. On leaving Poland, I exchanged diplomacy for academia and took a doctorate in the literature of the English Romantic Period at Oxford. They will gather some loyal companions along the way, and the more they learn to respect each other, the better they become as individuals and the more devoted they become to protecting their own nations and in liberating dragobfly who suffer under Fergox’s rule.

The story is perfect for a 13 year old. Cancel reply Enter your comment here But sometimes, a bit The leaders are distant from their subjects and people speak politely and elaborately. Admittedly this plot did drag a little bit. This is a stand-alone story, so no sequel or cliff hanger although there is a companion novel.