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Dragon Daughter

Authored by Liz Flanagan
Published by David Fickling Books

A fiery fantasy of family, friendship and freedom… Oh! And dragons.

Dragon Daughter focuses on main character Milla, a servant to a well respected family on the island of Arcosi. After she see a mysterious stranger murdered, she becomes embroiled in a complex, but never confusing, story of power and politics.

What I admire most about Dragon Daughter are all the contributing elements that make up this story. Themes of friendship, politics and family all treated equally, which is one of the reasons you’ll whip so through the pages.

The book’s cast of characters is equally varied. Milla is a valiant protagonist, whose development is a joy, as too is her friends’, twins, Tarya and Isak. But all the characters deserve to be written about, especially the villain, whose grip on Arcosi tightens as the plot develops.

Liz Flanagan also does a great job of world building. Arcosi is a spectacular setting with a rich history. This helps create the book’s central themes of immigration, integration and the rights of indigenous people.

This book would be great in any school or class library. It also has the potential for some quality in depth book talk.

And if that’s not enough… there are DRAGONS!