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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With the perfect combination of adventure and romance readers will be enchanted by Golding’s writing. Once goldibg face paint and veil were off, he noticed that she was actually quite pretty and had long fair hair, etc etc.

Title and Author Game. As a prince, his life has been ju,ia, and now he finally has to work at the lessons he ignored.

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They both learn to trust and rely on each other, and the end result is a breath taking love story that left me with a happy sigh at the end of their story. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What readers are saying To ask other readers questions about Dragonflyplease sign up.

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. Retrieved 13 December 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 is ordered to marry Prince Ramil of Gerfal.

I hope I can get that published in the next year or so. Usually I would hate it, but there’s something very regal and admirable in the way she chooses to put aside her own wants in favour of being a good ruler to her people. Refresh and try again. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Ramil, in trying to help, thinks about the big questions for the first time, but he also has lessons to learn. Write a customer review. But then further along the track, I started getting invested with the story.


I grew up on the edge of Epping Forest and was that dreamy kind of child who was always writing stories. 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.

The Blue Crescent people are peaceful goddess worshippers. Sep 07, Michelle rated it liked it Recommends it for: Pages with related products.

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The conflicts between nations were complex drgaonfly to be realistic, but not so complicated that you can’t follow them. Ramil, a frivolous, daring, horse- loving prince, is going to be forced to marry a disciplined, serious princess that he doesn’t even know.

However, if you endure the first several chapters, it is worth it. I don’t know why the folding and I didn’t click at first, but now I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Review | Dragonfly by Julia Golding

The composers are now in talks with a couple of theatres and have someone lined up to write the …more Yes, it is true and we are slowly making progress.

This book had that underlining message of tolerance towards other cultures and religion. They can’t do it alone because teamwork is greatly needed the most now. Retrieved from ” http: The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or gloding offensive content eg. Can they put aside their differences long enough to survive ambush, unarmed combat, brainwashing, and imprisonment?


There were a bunch of things that made me smile though. He doesn’t do much to prove himself either in the beginning. Mines of the Minotaur The Companions Quartet, 3 4. If I were still teaching, I would golxing bought a copy instantly for my classroom shelves. I also disliked how the only reason Ramil started to fall in love with Tashi was because she was beautiful.

What’s the Name o He repeatedly mentioned how beautiful she was, like it was all that mattered, while I waited in vain for him to notice yolding personality. I goldding loved how each character got over the other’s differences.

Golding also touches on many current issues, including racism, the fear of and prejudices against cultures and religions we do not fully understand. Never allowed to show emotion, always dressed in intricate ornamental robes with her hair covered, and her face painted white, with sixteen rituals to observe before she can even eat breakfast, Tashi finds her life a challenge, but accepts that it is the Goddess’s will. When Ramil starts making an effort to woo her, Tashi brings out her saucy side, and it’s really so much fun.

Dragonfly Princess Taoshira is appalled when she is ordered to marry Prince Ramil ac Burinholt in juila to unite their lands. And will the people they meet on their adventure help them or betray them to the enemy?