EmmaMaree.com is kicking off the ‘Flight to Dragon Isle’ blog tour with an extract from the upcoming book – the prologue! ‘Flight to Dragon Isle’ is a children’s fantasy novel by Scottish Author Lucinda Hare that comes out in August.
This is the follow up to The Dragon Whisperer, which was highly commended as a brilliant book for tween girls or boys, described by Amanda Craig at The Times as: “…one of the most captivating new books for 8+ to be published for some time… It made me laugh, cry and remember exactly what’s so special about the time when you or your child live in hope of finding a dragon of your own.”
The synopsis of the first book, ‘Dragon Whisperer’:
Quenelda has always had a magical bond with dragons, and her greatest wish is to fly one and fight alongside her father in the war against the hobgoblins.
Root, on the other hand, wishes only to avoid the fearsome creatures, so the role of Quenelda’s esquire is the last thing he needs.
But an unexpected friendship is forged, and when Dragons Dome is besieged by a deadly plot, this unlikely duo must find a way to defeat the dark forces.
Epic battles, whispered legends and soaring magic combine in this breathtaking debut fantasy, Book One of the Dragonsdome Chronicles, with black and white illustrations by David Wyatt.
Just like ‘Dragon Whisperer’, ‘Flight to Dragon Isle’ looks gorgeous. Take a look at that cover! The inside of the book is nicely done as well – the first book even includes some stunning sketches throughout. My younger self would have treasured myself, and I still find myself coveting their gorgeous, dragon-y prettiness.
Here’s the story synopsis:
A brutal war against the united hobgoblin tribes rages, and Quenelda longs to accompany her hero Dragon Lord father into battle. But when the elite Stealth Dragon Services are betrayed and defeated – due to the dark treachery of the Grand Master – and her father is presumed dead, the Seven Sea Kingdoms are thrown into turmoil. Evil plots swirl – with even Quenelda’s own beloved dragon in mortal danger – but Quenelda finds a magical, secret solace at the heart of the fabled fortress Dragon Isle. Can she use her new powers to set the tide of victory turning against the hobgoblins?
And without further ado, the Extract from Chapter 1. Hover over it and click ‘View in Fullscreen’ to read it.