The Ice Dragon

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
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The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child--and the ice dragon who loved her--could save her world from utter destruction.

The Ice Dragon marks the highly anticipated children's book debut of George R.R. Martin, the award-winning author of the New York Times best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire and is set in the same world. Illustrated with lush, exquisitely detailed pencil drawings by acclaimed artist Yvonne Gilbert, The Ice Dragon is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and sacrifice by one of the most honored fantasists of all time.

 

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User Review  - Beammey - LibraryThing

I loved this book. I'm slowly making my way through his series now (Still on Game of thrones, NOOOO!) but this story was great and the artwork even greater. I'll admit the ending tore my heart out ... Read full review

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User Review  - kdf_333 - LibraryThing

eh, shrug. i like didn't and i didn't like it. i know it was written for children but the story is very simple in some ways and very adult themes in others. the writing style seems to fit more for ... Read full review

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George R.R. Martin, author of the acclaimed, internationally best-selling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, has been a full time writer for over 25 years. He has won multiple science fiction awards, including 4 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, the Bram Stoker, the Locus Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Daedelus, the Balrog, and the Daikon (Japanese Hugo).

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