Summary: An epic novel of politics, religion, war and love that will leave you wanting to read everything Julia Golding is capable of writing. Dragonfly (Dragonfly, book 1) by Julia Golding – book cover, description, publication history. Dragonfly. Princess Taoshira is appalled when she is ordered to marry Prince Ramil ac Burinholt in order to unite their lands. And Ramil’s not too pleased either .

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Princess Taoshira is appalled when she is ordered to marry Prince Ramil ac Burinholt in order to unite their lands.

Recommended to Michelle by: Can they put aside their differences long enough to survive ambush, unarmed combat, brainwashing and imprisonment? This was such fun.

Cultures clash when the two meet and the alliance is on the brink of falling apart. You kinda know what’s going to happen and some elements of jluia story weren’t that much of a surprise.

And he really grows and matures and becomes more juliia to other cultures. The Glass Swallow Rain designs exquisite stained glass for the windows of her city.

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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. Unfortunately, xragonfly takes it and puts it in his pocket without much care.

Account Options Sign in. Taoshira is a young girl who is forced into a life she never expected of herself. My journey to becoming an author has been a roundabout one, taking in many other careers. Rate this juulia Clear rating 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site.

They jupia and get into a lot more action, meeting a variety of colorful characters along the way. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. If you love a medieval book with YA romance me!!


Everyone else was special and defined and I thought the bad guy was “terror”ific Wow that was bad. Gerfalians are military, with only men in charge, but they use crossbows and spears.

Can they put aside their differences long enough to survive ambush, unarmed combat, brainwashing, and imprisonment? Born in London, she grew up on the edge of Epping Forest.

And those are always the kind of books Julix love.

Review | Dragonfly by Julia Golding

That felt like a let down after all the lead-in to it. Tasha and Ramil begin to change their attitudes toward each other–and to grow up fast, as they are constantly threatened with death.

Rain designs exquisite stained glass for the windows of her city. Jan 26, bibliophile Romance Addict rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Secret of the Sirens The Companions Quartet, 1 4. But both of their countries are under threat from a fearsome warlord, and the only chance of peace is to form an alliance. Devout and petite with golden 4.

Aug 06, Hollie rated it really liked it Shelves: This site uses cookies. It didn’t matter to the author who was right and wrong, and viewed every culture with it’s positives and negatives, which made the world balanced.

She lives in Oxford, England. I then joined Oxfam as a lobbyist on conflict issues, campaigning at the UN and with governments to lessen the impact of conflict on civilians living in war zones – a cause about which I still feel very passionate. The Diamond of Drury Lane: They dragonflg complete opposites.

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Goldign will the people dragonflg meet on their extraordinary adventure – including a circus strongman, a daring rebel leader, a sinister master of spies and the best female fighter they have ever seen – help them or betray them to the enemy.? She went from goat-girl to a princess with highly strict formal rules to follow. Along the way, Ramil and Tashi learn much about themselves and one another, and through the cast of characters they encounter – bolding circus strongman, dashing rebels, brave slaves and many ordinary people – they begin to see a way to bring the mighty Fergox Spearthrower low, and save their beautiful lands from devastation and war.


So simple and easy to read, yet thoroughly entertaining. The conflicts between nations were complex enough to be realistic, but not so complicated that you can’t follow them. I’d say the story is inspired by The Princess Bride – you have a princess kidnapped by a dwarf and a giant, rescued by a prince, and the giant becomes her good friend and protector.

But dgagonfly me, the Easterners were also flawed: This book had that underlining message of tolerance towards other cultures and religion. Stripped of it by her kidnappers, she’s again just a girl with no real skills and few resources. On the other island called Gerfal, there is a prince.

She has a doctorate in English literature from doctorate in English literature from Oxford. Tasha, regarded everywhere as a witch though the Crescent people don’t do magic–there doesn’t seem to be any magic in this worldis treated badly and then thrown into a dungeon until she agrees to give up the goddess and worship the bloody god.

Then this book is goldung for you. They escape the outlaws, but Peri and his family of falconers are untouchables who are scorned by all, and Rain is not allowed to be part of dragonfl lives.