Dragon's Keep

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Magic Carpet Books, May 1, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 302 pages
249 Reviews
Far away on Wilde Island, Princess Rosalind is born with a dragon claw where her ring finger should be. To hide the secret, the Queen forces her to wear gloves at all times until a cure can be found, so Rosalind can fulfill the prophecy to restore the family to their rightful throne.    But Rosalind's flaw cannot be separated from her fate. When she is carried off by the dragon, everything she thought she knew falls apart. The dragon sees beauty in her talon where her mother saw only shame, and Rosalind finally understands what her mother has truly denied her.    Carey has written a stunning portrayal of the complex relationship between a mother and daughter in a lyrical novel sure to thrill readers who love fantasy—and those who don't.

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However, I really enjoyed the overall plot. - Goodreads
Writing was a little bit dull. - Goodreads
The love story aspect was very subtle, yet intense. - Goodreads
Characterization felt a bit spotty, too. - Goodreads
And what a brilliant ending. - Goodreads
I think why it has so many bad reviews is the writing. - Goodreads

Review: Dragon's Keep (Wilde Island Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Casey Anderson - Goodreads

I had a hard time getting into this but loved the 2nd half. It picked up a lot once she was more of a teenager I guess. It was a different take on dragons for me, though I have read much in the field ... Read full review

Review: Dragon's Keep (Wilde Island Chronicles #1)

User Review  - Kimberly Kay - Goodreads

A really unique idea (girl born with dragon claw? Oh yeah!), and the world was well thought out. However, the pace was slower than I prefer, and I didn't connect with the main character. The book ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

JANET LEE CAREY received the Mark Twain Award in 2005 for Wenny Has Wings. She lives near Seattle, Washington.

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