An enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series that inspired HBO's Emmy Award-winning GAME OF THRONES. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon.
From ancient times, the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.
Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara’s home. And only a winter child—and the ice dragon who loved her—could save her world from utter destruction.
“The Ice Dragon brims with the magic and beauty of Martin's velvety rich prose. […] Audiences of all ages will be enchanted by the fantastic delivery of this timeless tale of heroes and dragons, the strength of a family, and the coming-of-age of a very special girl. It is a great book to share.” —VOYA
“[T]his fantasy is a slim but rich introduction to the genre, one that should appeal to both boys and girls.”
—School Library Journal
“A must-buy for all Martin fans.” —SFRevue
About the author
George R. R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Nice short story
I enjoyed the story and the illustrations very much.
However it only took me 30 minutes to read so it’s not very good value for money.
Apple charge too much for such short stories.
None the less the writing was beautifully done as you’d expect from the brilliant George R.R Martin.
Lovely story but I feel robbed of the price £8.99 for 126 pages that took a mere 1 1/2 hrs to read is a ridiculous. What a shame I only purchased this because of the authors writing and story telling abilities. The publishers greed here has taken advantage of George martins fan base and should be ashamed of themselves. Mr Martin if you read this take notice, surely this is not the reviews you wish your readers to have???? In stead of leaving me with wanting more!!!!I only feel less especially my wallet