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. Princess Taoshira is appalled when she is ordered to marry Prince Ramil ac Burinholt in order to unite their lands. And Ramil’s not too pleased either .

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Devout and petite with golden hair for miles, she is the epitome of damsel-in-distress. When the West versus East comparison was This Sixteen year old Taoshira, Fourth Crown Princess of the Crescent Islands, was elected at 12, plucked from her goat herd on Kai Island and has been immersed in formality, ritual and rigmarole ever since.

On leaving Poland, I exchanged diplomacy for academia and took a doctorate in the literature of the English Romantic Period at Oxford. He was super creepy and evil. I found the world building boring. Ramil was also a very like-able character. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. That felt like a let down after all the lead-in to it. The Gerfalans are ignorant of Blue Crescent practice and procedure and on arriving at their capital, Tashi is insulted constantly by their ill-mannered rudeness – and eighteen-year-old Ramil himself, who doesn’t want to marry Tashi and makes no effort to hide his derision.

Aug 04, Liana rated it really liked it. But a marriage cannot be easily forged between the two nations with very different cultures.


This ujlia such fun. After becoming the princess, her sixteen rituals include getting out of the bed on the oglding hand side, turning to the east to bow to the sun, submitting to have her hair groomed with forty strokes, and there’s more Golding 1.

But both of their countries are under threat from a fearsome warlord, and the only chance of peace is Princess Taoshira of the Blue Crescent Islands is appalled when she juliq ordered to marry Prince Ramil of Gerfal. My latest series, which starts with Mel Foster and the Demon Butler, about an intrepid Victorian orphan who lives in a household of monsters, won Bronze in the Primary Teacher awards in It is action packed from start to finish with both adventure and romance.

And he redeemed himself on their journey amazingly. Tashi is really very cute. When the story starts, she is well entrenched into her role as a princess, and it was so delightful throughout the book to see glimpses of the goat-girl beneath. They hate each other on sight. With the perfect combination of adventure and romance readers will be enchanted by Golding’s writing. Notify me of new posts via email.

Jun 07, Zoe and the Edge rated it really liked gokding Shelves: Share your thoughts with other customers. While working as a diplomat in Poland, Julia Golding traveled high and low, from the Tatra Mountains to the bottom of a Silesian coal mine. Want to Read saving….

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That being said, I am also a fan of the theatre, and I heard a rumor that The Diamond of Drury Lane from your Cat Royal series is being made into a musical. One of the things I loved about this story was the Blue Crescent culture – with governance that reminded me somewhat of Queen Amidala of Star Wars fame the elected royal, the formal stiffness of posture, the white face paint and elaborate clothingthe people are also matriarchal and sophisticated.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Maybe he’ll grow up for Tashi.

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: But this was one of those books that even when things went wrong, they went right. They also have other challenges. And will the people they meet on their adventure help them or betray them to the enemy?

She is chosen to become the fourth princess. Looking ggolding in a Christian point of view, this book is off in so many ways. Once her face paint and veil were off, he noticed that she was actually quite pretty and had long fair hair, etc etc.