#IARTG THE DRAGON DREAMER by J.S. Burke, #YA #Sci #Fantasy
Drakor foresees the doom of dragons . . .
Drakor seems like a normal young ice dragon with a talent for making lightning swords. But he alone feels the changing heart of his island Volcano. It destroyed his beloved sire. Now he foresees their doom, but none will listen. As he seeks proof, the Volcano shakes him off into the frozen sea.
Arak was mocked as a worthless dreamer until he and Scree, a fearless undersea misfit, saved the dragons. Now dragons and octopi sail north in search of mythical ice dragons. They find Drakor and a terrifying reality. When Scree enters the abyss to check his volcano, she discovers everyone is in peril. Can this crew of unlikely friends save three realms?
“Dragon Lightning” is stand-alone book II of the award-winning Dragon Dreamer series: science fantasy adventure with dragons, an undersea world, and unlikely friendships. This upbeat, young adult book is for readers age 9 and older. “Dragon Lightning” won the Pinnacle Award for Best Science Fantasy and the IAN Award for Best Science Fiction.
Another inventive tale
This is a wonderfully imagined story with characters I’ve come to really like. I love Scree. She’s brave and adventurous. She also tries to bring peace to dangerous situations. There are beautiful and vivid descriptions of the sea, sky, land, and jewels that the dragons find on their journey, and I love the blend of fantasy and real science.
There is an inventive dragon version of ‘rock, paper, scissors’ which I can imagine children wanting to play but what I love most about this book is that the characters choose to learn from the other dragons/octopuses/squid that they meet, adapting and using those skills to improve their own and combining resources to make life better for all. I’ve also enjoyed the growth of the characters through the first book and this sequel.