Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Dragonfly by Julia Golding

Taoshira,or Tashi to her friends, was commonly known as the Fourth Crown Princess of the Blue Crescent Islands. Soon, however, she must marry Prince Ramil of Gerfal, and she doesn't want to leave her friends and family. She's not too keen on marrying a stranger, either. Upon arriving at Prince Ramil's palace, she finds he's every bit as rude as she imagined. Then the two get kidnapped by the enemy, Fergox. They fight their way out of his prison after being humiliated and tortured, but due to unforseen problems, Tashi and Ramil are separated on their way home.
But will they ever reunite and defeat Fergox? Can they bring peace to their two different countries? And will they ever become friends?

I thought this book was well written. It gave me a clear picture of what was going on. Golding clearly describes just enough so that you don't get bored, but not too much so that you still need good insight. It wasn't very realistic though, and there was no modern technology, either. There's lots of action. Definitely a book for people who like suspense.

There was quite a bit of violence in this book. There was also a lot about different faiths and religion.

Reviewer Age:11
Reviewer City, State and Country: Eagle River, AK United States