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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And he stood up for her when it would cost him. She went from goat-girl to a princess with highly s This was a truly precious book.

How come I don’t have a big guy to watch over me, shove off anyone who’s giving me a look? Tashi was nice, but part of her personality was that she was very closed off and removed.

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Julia Golding is now friends with Goldingg of the Midnight Stars. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. They hate each other on sight. Not love at first sight either.

They endure two days of mutual dislike before they get captured, and hauled back to Fergox as part of the latter’s expansion plans. King Lagan was always hugging people he barely knew, or patting them on the shoulder, which seemed way too personal, especially for a king. Lots of fortuitous friendships are happened upon. There is a second story I will be looking into getting but it is not of the same characters.

There were times where I juliz freaking out about what was going to happen, if the characters I had grown to love were going to live or die. If Tashi was being made to denounce her faith in Jesus Christ for this blood thirsty god or whatever, whose worshipers cut themselves and made human sacrifices, than I would of been more feeling toward Tashi, but instead Golding makes the goddess that Tashi worships be full of peace and light, throwing this other god in just to make Tashi’s goddess shown in a better light.


Open Preview See a Problem? Born in London, she grew up on the edge of Epping Forest. Dargonfly Golding Yes, it is true and we are slowly making progress. I’ve never been particularly interested in politics, nor do I really understand much of it, but Golding weaves it into her story so effortlessly it doesn’t feel like a burden to read. Taoshira is from a small draagonfly in the south side of the Blue Crescent Islands. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Retrieved 13 October The war torn land that they travel in is full of a variety of people and cultures. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Former British diplomat and Oxfam policy adviser, she has now published over thirty books in genres ranging from historical adventure to fantasy.

Aug 13, Arya rated it it was amazing Shelves: Can they put aside their differences long enough to survive ambush, unarmed combat, brainwashing and imprisonment? 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.

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It just didn’t hit me quite hard enough.

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I loved that for once it was the guy getting jealous of the girl. Princess Taoshira is the fourth crowned princess of the Blue Crescent Islands. The romance develops and amazingly the heroine’s and hero’s problems, which seem insurmountable, get resolved, through courage, perseverance, goodness, and love.

Retrieved 14 October Want to Read saving…. Dragnofly for beautiful books? Married with three children, I now live in Oxford between two rivers, surrounded by gargoyles, beautiful sandstone buildings and ancient trees. The pacing keeps moving along at a fast clip, and there is plenty of action and fun dialogue. Share your thoughts with other customers. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. It doesn’t sound that appealing but it doesn’t sound that ugly either.

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From the first page detailing the rituals that the Fourth Crown Princess must complete each morning, to This was an awesome book, exploring issues such as arranged marriage, religious freedom, tyrannts, political alliances and racial prejudice. As I said at the start, I thought this book resembled The Princess Bride, especially with Gordoc, he to me was a lot like Fezzik the giant from that book. Golding lives in Oxford and works as a freelance writer.