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 is a fun, lighthearted read about romance, religion, and cultural differences. In terms of plot, it’s not particularly special. It’s pretty.

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Jan 20, Heather rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Julia Golding superbly highlighted the truly alien feelings that occur when two distinctly different cultures meet. The characters were well written and not flushed out.

I expected a fantasy novel that has to do with magic, or fantasy creatures. Apr 16, Marta rated it it was amazing Shelves: But no, Tashi essentially goding all her principles because she’s realised that her culture is doing it all wrong and you have to be free with your emotions! I can forgive a little awkwardness in an author’s writing if the characters are interesting and the story engaging, but So cute I can’t believe it.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The side characters were also very well developed and flushed out, as well as generally like-able or detestable depending upon what you would expect them to be.


However, with each encounter Ramil and Tashi start to fall in love and change their previous prejudices. Sep 07, Michelle rated it liked it Recommends it for: The pacing keeps moving along at a fast clip, and there is plenty of action and fun dialogue. He repeatedly kulia how beautiful she was, like goldinb was all that mattered, while I waited in vain for him to notice her personality. The other three Crown Princesses are all much older and only one, the Second Crown Princess, Safilen, shows any kind of emotion.

But both of their countries are under threat from a fearsome warlord, and the only chance of peace is to form an alliance. I’m a veteran of more arranged marriage RPs than I care to admit, and the simplest way to explain this book is: This book wasn’t an original story, mainly because it drew from so many other stories, but also because it resembles julai lot of movies out drayonfly too.


I don’t know why the book and I didn’t click at first, but now I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The competing cultures were detailed and extremely interesting to learn about. She went from goat-girl to a princess with highly strict formal rules to follow.

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DRAGONFLY by Julia Golding | Kirkus Reviews

When the uptight Fourth Crown Princess of the Blue Crescent Islands is sent to marry the ‘uncouth’ Ramil ac Burinholt, heir to the throne of Gerfal, they are both horrified. Dragonfly is a deeply satisfying read that left me wanting to read everything else Golding has written, and everything she ever will write.

When I learned about the Glass Swallow, I was super happy. And then he just takes it and refolds it into a crumbled paper dart, and makes her cry.

An extremely enjoyable read and I hope to find more like it. But when he was first introduced, he gave me the impression of a spoiled prince who didn’t know anything.

Review | Dragonfly by Julia Golding

Nevertheless, the writing was well done and if you like adventure and a love story than this book would be worth your time This is definitely a recommendation. Not only did their relationship copy Mr.

Unfortunately, he takes it and puts it in his pocket without much care. Later in the book, it has said that the government was paid to chose her because they thought she was going to be weak and fragile. From the first page detailing the rituals that the Fourth Crown Princess must complete each morning, to the kidnapping and the subsequent imprisonment of “Tashi” this is an action packed, thrilling ride with lots of danger and romance to help it on its merry way.

As a prince, his life has been easy, and now he finally has to work at the lessons he ignored. The romance is not porny Thank the lord and it’s not too awkward and slow either.


But sometimes, a bit The plot itself was pretty standard fare for the high fantasy genre. So protective, I love that. And, I tell you, from a stiff formal girl to a stubborn, more realistic version of Taoshira.

When the West versus East comparison was This Recommended to Michelle by: It makes it more interesting. Email Address never made public. It’s always nice to read about growth in the main characters, and both the hero and heroine had to overc This book could have hulia a 4 for me if a few of the overly descriptive parts had been left out. Gordoc definitely gets a special mention. Their land is prosperous and protected by a formidable navy; they alone hold the eragonfly to cannon shot and rifle. Prince Ramil is none too pleased either, wishing to marry for love rather than politics, as his father did.

Tashi and Ramil find themselves in some pretty awful situations that came out a little flat to me, because they just weren’t struggling quite enough for my tastes. Married with three children, I now live in Oxford between two rivers, surrounded by gargoyles, beautiful sandstone buildings and ancient trees.

Dragonfly by Julia Golding

And with the city on the brink of disaster will they be able to stop their world from smashing apart? After reading English at Cambridge, I decided to find out as much as I could about the wider world so joined the Foreign Office and served in Poland.

There is a second story I will be looking into getting but it is not of the same characters Loved this book! Think Max from Tangled. He is a loveable giant that has a big heart and he worships the ground Tashi walks on.

Just mud and horses.