The Ice Dragon Hardcover – 4 Dec 2014
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“The Ice Dragon brims with the magic and beauty of Martin's velvety rich prose. […] Audiences of all ages will be enchanted by the fantastic delivery of this timeless tale of heroes and dragons, the strength of a family, and the coming-of-age of a very special girl. It is a great book to share.” ―VOYA
“[T]his fantasy is a slim but rich introduction to the genre, one that should appeal to both boys and girls.”
―School Library Journal
“A must-buy for all Martin fans.” ―SFRevue
About the Author
George R. R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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The Ice Dragon
An enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series that inspired HBO's Game Of Thrones. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon.
From ancient times 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 childand the ice dragon who loved hercould save her world from utter destruction.
George R. R. Martin
George R.R. Martin is the author of fifteen novels and novellas, including five volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire, several collections of short stories, as well as screenplays for television and feature films. Dubbed ‘the American Tolkien’, George R.R. Martin is an Executive Producer on HBO’s Game of Thrones, which is based on his A Song of Ice and Fire series. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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For fans of Martin, this tale for younger readers will surely be a treat, as you can share your love of his work with them. For those who have not discovered his work before, this may well ignite an interest. It is a very short tale, I would have loved for there to be more to it - Martin is excellent at weaving worlds and characters, after all - but as a quick, easy read for winter, this tale was a winner.
The book “the ice dragon” is about a girl who was born in the middle of a blizzard and became very cold, her mother died in the process. That is the main concept and although I can continue, I do not want to spoil anything.
Personally I like the idea of the book but my one major criticism is that nothing happens, there is no character development and everything seems plain, so much so that I thought I was still at the beginning of the book until I saw that I was in the middle. The only part when anything happens is at the end but it just feels anticlimactic. I want to read more about that world but there isn't anything to read.