The book Dragon Seer by Canadian Author, Janet McNaughton, had me from the first pages! A book set in what are the Orkney Islands and the long forgotten race of people known as the Picts, makes for a wonderful read. The reader is caught up with Madoca story; a strong character who struggles with revenge and her impulsiveness — and her diemma of how should she rescue her beloved charges from annihilation? We watch how Madoca training , determaintion and personal growth also earns her Tollie’s respect and admiration. Her eventual maturity allows her to reach a painful decision for saving her dragons.
Though a teen read, this book of magic, history and dragons will definately appeal to the more mature reader as well!
Reading ability: Intermediate; Senior
Genre: Fantasy; Historical fiction; Romance
Theme: Magic ; Dragons; Orphans; Love
Who would like this book? Girls looking for strong women role models; readers interested in dragons, history and magic!
Authors, Website: http://www.janetmcnaughton.ca/