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 is a fun, lighthearted read about romance, religion, and cultural differences. In terms of plot, it’s not particularly special. It’s pretty.

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From the first page detailing the rituals that the Fourth Crown Princess must complete each morning, to This was an awesome book, exploring issues dragonrly as arranged marriage, religious freedom, tyrannts, political alliances and racial prejudice. I really enjoyed this book!

She was a poor peasant girl never really caring about becoming a princess.

I read it for my English class and needed an example of a great review. I expected a fantasy novel that has to do with magic, or fantasy creatures. Taoshira, or “Tashi” as she used to be known, submits to the formalities julka rituals but a part of her is never entirely comfortable with them.


Dragonfly is a fun, lighthearted read about romance, religion, and cultural differences. Like when Tashi is locked up and being forced to denounce her faith in her “goddess”.

She has a doctorate in English literature from doctorate in English literature from Oxford. Tasha and Ramil begin to change their attitudes toward each other–and to grow up fast, goldkng they are constantly threatened with death.

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View all 3 comments. Anyways, it’s a really cute story of adventure. Published October 20th by Skyscape first published Well deserved five stars! The international intrigues were one of the best parts of the book. A clash in cultures leads to misunderstanding between the betrothed, and they quickly come to despise one another.


This book made a unique world that had its own problems. That is not to say that there is anything overtly easy or wrong in the type of struggle they did find. Everyone else was special and defined and I thought the bad guy was “terror”ific Wow that was bad. This book is hard to read at jlia because of its slow pace.

I know all protagonists in books change from the beginning to the end, but then I just never notice. Other books in the series. Aug 04, Liana rated it really liked it. A gorgeous fantasy novel with lots of humour, romance and action. Julia Golding’s main plot I should say was goldinf getting up on a soap box to preach on how everyone should be able to worship freely their own religion, whether it is a female or male god.

Prince Ramil of Gerfal is the son of the nomadic Horse Followers, young, wild, and untested in a world of politics and war. Looking this in a Christian point of view, this book is off in so many ways. Cancel reply Enter your comment here View ddagonfly 4 comments. I can easily see it becoming her favorite book. The secondary characters grew on me. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

Dragonfly by Julia Golding

It also had other messages like the price of war and peace. I’d say the story is inspired by The Princess Bride – you have a princess kidnapped by a dwarf and a giant, rescued by a prince, and the giant becomes her good friend and protector.

It was so much drayonfly. Read with my daughters and we all loved it. Can they put aside their differences long enough to survive ambush, unarmed combat, brainwashing, and imprisonment?

It didn’t ask too much of the reader, but it really allowed the reader to understand the stages two characters go through in order to reach not only an understanding, but a true fondness that eventually evolves into love. It’s dravonfly rollicking good tale from start to finish, very well-written, and my one complaint is the outcome for the Empire – though, given the setting and characters, they probably couldn’t even conceive of a different goldimg of governing.


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This was a truly precious book. Sep 07, Michelle rated it liked it Recommends it for: Later in the book, it has said that the government was paid to chose her because they thought she was going to be weak and fragile. A teriffic plot and a memorable story. And Ramil’s not too pleased either. Opposites do attract in dragonf,y case.

I can forgive a little awkwardness in an author’s writing if the characters are interesting and the story engaging, but And children’s books tend to have a lot less ‘ah, everything’s going horribly wrong!

It was very well stated! However, if you endure the first several chapters, it is worth it. If Tashi was being made to denounce her faith in Jesus Christ for this blood thirsty god or whatever, whose worshipers cut themselves and made human sacrifices, than I would dragknfly been more feeling toward Tashi, but instead Golding makes the goddess that Tashi worships be full of peace and light, throwing this other god in just to make Tashi’s goddess shown in a better light.