Saturday, October 26, 2013
THE GIRL AND THE DRAGON by Alice M. Roelke gets LADYBUGGED
Rare is the read that leaves you stunned, and sad for it being over, but THE GIRL AND THE DRAGON is such a read.
Adella knows nothing about who she is, except her parents sold her to the gypsies, who in turn sold her to slavers when she began showing an ability to communicate with animals...but not until she ended up being sold to a viciously cruel landowner, Sir John does she find love...not the love of another human, but the love of a stately beast so mistreated by Sir John himself, like Adella he's hungering for love, tenderness, and someone to make him feel he belongs. I am, of course speaking of Sir John's dragon.
This is the time of knights, but not all knights are honorable, nor the people serving or sold into their care compassionate to those weaker than they are, and vulnerable to the perpetuation of their own cruelty.
Fate steps in forcing these two to flee Sir John under the worst of circumstances wanting nothing more than to find a place to hide away in a place as safe as two runaways can hopefully be.
Adella and her Dragon fear the world around them, but for each other rise above it in ways neither could have ever imagined...and yet...
THE GIRL AND THE DRAGON...this story will haunt me.
The cover created by Charlotte Volnek is what first called me to this book. The power in the cover talks to your bones, much the way Adella talks to animals. You'll never forget it, and as such is my third, to date, cover I, Lady Bug Lin, am awarding one of my
GREAT BOOK COVER AWARDS to.
And for the equally potent story of THE GIRL AND THE DRAGON by Alice M. Roelke, I am profoundly honored to award
Thank you, Ms. Roelke...I am not the YOUNG ADULT Target audience for this book, but I am so glad you wrote it, and I had the opportunity to read it.