Monday, 18 February 2008

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

"Many stories tell of damsels in distress, who are rescued from the clutches of fire-breathing dragons by knights in shining armor, and swept off to live happily ever after.

Unfortunately, this is not one of those stories.

True, when Creel’s aunt suggests sacrificing her to the local dragon, it is with the hope that the knight will marry Creel and that everyone (aunt and family included) will benefit handsomely. Yet it’s Creel who talks her way out of the dragon’s clutches. And it’s Creel who walks for days on end to seek her fortune in the king’s city with only a bit of embroidery thread and a strange pair of slippers in her possession.

But even Creel could not have guessed the outcome of this tale. For in a country on the verge of war, Creel unknowingly possesses not just any pair of shoes, but a tool that could be used to save her kingdom…or destroy it."

This book took the age old damsel-in-distress story and turned it on its head. Creel, the main character, isn't about to let life beat her down. She is clever and creative (and I love that she fascinated by fabric and embroidery). Even the dragons are not your standard fire breathing, eating people creatures we are used to reading about. The author has given the dragons wonderful personalities. The story sparkles with description and humor. It is an enjoyable book and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.


Marcia Mickelson said...

I absolutely loved this book!

Autumn Ables said...

I simply can't keep up with you these days! What are you a speed reader, girl?!

Stephanie Humphreys said...

It's a good thing I'm a speed reader, or I would never be able to keep up. I have two more books to read before my vote has to be turned in on Wednesday. I've started both of them, so it shouldn't be a problem.

Shanna Blythe said...

I really really like Jessica Day George!!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Hey Stephanie,

Would you e-mail me at tap AT tristipinkston. com


Stephanie Humphreys said...

Tristi, I emailed you, let me know if you didn't get it.

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