The Ice Dragon

The Ice Dragon

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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" marks the highly anticipated children's book debut of George R.R. Martin, the award-winning author of the "New York Times" best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire and is set in the same world. Illustrated with lush, exquisitely detailed pencil drawings by acclaimed artist Yvonne Gilbert, "The Ice Dragon" is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and sacrifice by one of the most honored fantasists of all time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 129.54 x 187.96 x 10.16mm | 22.68g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765355396
  • 9780765355393
  • 133,639

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Praise for "The Ice Dragon":

The "New York Times" Bestseller

" Martin' s charming tale is filled with passion and power... a touching adventure with all the taut storytelling skill one would expect from this award-winning author." -- "January Magazine "

" Martin goes beyond the expected to bring us an extraordinary children' s tale. A must-buy for all Martin fans, this is a good book for anyone... who loves winter and dragons." -- SFRevu
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About George R. R. Martin

George R.R. Martin is the author of the acclaimed, internationally bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, adapted into the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. He is also the editor and contributor to the Wild Cards series, including the novels "Suicide Kings" and "Fort Freak," among other bestsellers. He has won multiple science fiction and fantasy awards, including four Hugos, two Nebulas, six Locus Awards, the Bram Stoker, the World Fantasy Award, the Daedelus, the Balrog, and the Daikon (the Japanese Hugo). Martin has been writing ever since he was a child, when he sold monster stories to neighborhood children for pennies, and then in high school he wrote fiction for comic fanzines. His first professional sale was to "Galaxy" magazine, when he was 21. He has been a full-time writer since 1979. Martin has bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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12,342 ratings
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4 40% (4,972)
3 30% (3,696)
2 6% (688)
1 1% (161)
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