Original Release Date:
October 3rd, 2006
Date I Read The Book:
My Star Rating:
Standalone Children’s Book
The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.
Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara’s home. And only a winter child–and the ice dragon who loved her–could save her world from utter destruction.
The Ice Dragon marks the highly anticipated children’s book debut of George R.R. Martin, the award-winning author of the New York Times best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire and is set in the same world. Illustrated with lush, exquisitely detailed pencil drawings by acclaimed artist Yvonne Gilbert, The Ice Dragon is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and sacrifice by one of the most honored fantasists of all time.
My Review: (Vague Spoilers)
First things first, the illustrations of this book are incredibly beautiful, they are done entirely in blue lines, which fits the story perfectly. It is a short sweet story, about 100 pages, the sort of story you’d read a 8-10 year old. Its an enjoyable story, it took me about an hour to read. It was very enjoyable, and if you want something entertaining and short, or just like dragons, this is perfect for you. It also supposedly takes place in the same world as Game of Thrones, but as I’ve yet to read those books, I can’t comment much on it.