Title: The Ice Dragon
Author: George R. R. Martin
This short book tells the story of a little girl touched by the cold named Adara. Living with the fact that her mother died giving birth to her Adara has never smiled or cried and only finds comfort in the long cold winters that cover the land in ice. She is different in a way that she has a colder body temp than all the other people in her town and she is never really bothered by the cold even when it's bitter. Then one day fate seems to shine on here the day that an ice dragon lands right in front of her allowing her to touch it's icy skin. A friendship was created that day which will be tested a few years later when army forces with dragon riders threatens to take over the only place her family calls home. Adara hopes that with the help of her ice dragon friend that all will be saved but Adara learns that you must give in order to keep the ones you love safe from harm.
Thoughts: This was a gorgeous book with a heartfelt story inside complete with beautiful art work done by the famous artist Luis Royo. The story is filled with dragons and dragon riders along and instills hope in whoever reads it. This would be a lovely book for a younger audience ages 10 and up and just gives you a slight glimpse into the fantastic world created by a fantastic author. A lovely book to add to any lover of fantasies collection.