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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She has a doctorate in English literature from doctorate in English literature from Oxford. Looking for beautiful books? Dragonfly is a deeply satisfying read that left me wanting to read everything else Golding has written, and everything she ever will write. Cultures clash when the two meet and the alliance is on the brink of falling apart. It’s a rollicking good tale from start to finish, very well-written, and my one complaint is the outcome for the Empire – though, given the dragofly and characters, they probably couldn’t even conceive of a different way of governing.

Dragonfly & The Glass Swallow Series by Julia Golding

They escape the outlaws, but Peri and his dragonflu of falconers are untouchables who are scorned by all, and Rain is not allowed to be part of their lives.

There were a bunch of things that made me smile though.

While Golding has an excellent writing style and nice flow, I found myself skimming a few random parts that were only cosmetic to the story, and was still able to keep up with no problem. This book could have been a 4 for me if a few of the overly descriptive parts had been left out. But then it turns out she was blonde and I was like, nevermind. It’s hate at first sight and then realizing they love each other.



You are commenting using your WordPress. In this island, women are more dominant to men. Um, sorry, but no. The princess is used to a life of discipline, ritual and splendour, Ramil to a life spent hunting and carousing.

Dragonfly by Julia Golding – book review

It made for a fast paced sweet read. And when Merl came along she wasn’t so naive.

On the mainland, the Spearthrower is expanding his empire from Holt and Kandar to Brigard and now has his eyes on Gerfal to the north. This book was a lot of ddragonfly and meaningful.

The international intrigues were one of the best parts of the book. Summary Fergox Spearthrower, the conquering tyrant of the most of the continent and worshipper of a vicious war god has set his eyes on the two last independent countries: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

They go on many unforgettable adventures together as well as going though near death experiences. The other countries think that Tashi and her people, the Blue Crescents are a cult, an eerie, supernatural people with magical powers. Even at his most insolent, in the beginning, he’s still endearing and likeable, probably because his predicament is understandable and sympathetic. From the rigid culture of the Blue Crescent Islands to the barbarous and bloody land of Holt, the backdrop is a vivid as the action taking place at centre stage.

A young girl goes to wed a prince, but before the two of them can wed they are both kidnapped [s].

Not only is the setting beautiful and vivid, but the characters are lively. And will the people they meet on their extraordinary adventure – including a circus strongman, a daring rebel leader, a sinister master of spies and the best female fighter they have ever seen – help them or betray them to the enemy.?


Unfortunately, Tashi and Ramil get off to a very bad start, as neither wants to marry the other. Aug 13, Arya rated it it was amazing Shelves: He was such a softy under all the muscle and I loved that he was like an uncle to Tashi!!

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. A note about Ramil: How A teriffic plot and a memorable story. To ask other readers questions about Dragonflyplease sign up. Cancel reply Enter your comment here I love the alliance that he makes with Ramil as they bond over Tashi. Country attempts to make alliance with other country but they are too different and friction ensues.

Sep 19, Melissa jullia it it was amazing Shelves: The characters were well written and not flushed out. There’s just so much going on that as soon as I finished reading and I really raced through it, reading it in one night I wanted to go back to the beginning and read it again. After I read the book, I noticed you reviewed it perfectly with detail and all but enough so people who want to read it can without a big plot showing through. Though the world is fantastical, it is paralleled with our own in dragnofly ways, and it’s easy to draw comparisons between the prejudices Tashi faces from Ramil and his people to the prejudices faced by many people within our own dragojfly.