Published October 17th ddragon Starscape Books first published Adara is the only character we are allowed to grow attached to, while her family is characterized only casually and without giving further attention to them. George R. The rest of the ife is then transformed, just as I had sensed, from a potentially magical read to a drudging, lagging desolate story of war. Like I wanted to pet this book and keep it forever. She was born in the winter, after all. To ask other readers questions about The Ice Dragonplease sign up.
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The Ice Dragon. That wascally wabbit, George R. Martin, has done it yet again! Well done, Ser Martin, well done I feel better now Call it a tweener, but a tweener that this adult and I use that term VERY loosely found well done and read-worthy with or without the offspring.
While the prose is straight forward and child-friendly, there is a depth to the writing that is often lacking from stories aimed at a younger audience. The land that Adara lives in has been in a long, protracted war with a neighboring kingdom. Each army has their own core of trained dragons that act as air support for ground troops. End of brief pause Back to the review. One winter, she meets and befriends the titular Ice Dragon, an extremely rare breed that, unlike the fire-breathers, have never been tamed or interacted with humans.
The Ice Dragons are considerable larger and more powerful than the more common fire-breathers but can only survive in the cold. Here is an excerpt from the book in which Martin does a great job of describing the Ice Dragon: The ice dragon was a crystalline white, that shade of white that is so hard and cold that it is almost blue.
Its eyes were clear and deep and icy. Its wings were vast and bat-like, colored all a faint translucent blue. Adara could see the clouds through them, and oftentimes the moon and stars, when the beast wheeled in frozen circles through the skies.
Its teeth were icicles, a triple row of them, jagged spears of unequal length, white against its deep blue maw.
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