In the Time of Dragon Moon
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In the Time of Dragon Moon

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A rich medieval fantasy novel from an author whose work has been called TRULY ORIGINAL . . . FANTASY AT ITS BEST. A perfectly crafted combination of medieval history, mythology, and fantasy, set on Wilde Island, featuring Uma Quarteney--a half Euit and half English girl, who has never been fully accepted by her Euit tribe--and Jackrun Pendragon--a fiery dragonrider with dragon, fairy, and human blood. On the southernmost tip of Wilde Island--far from the Dragonswood sanctuary and the Pendragon Castle--live the native Euit people. Uma wants to become a healer like her Euit father. But the mad English queen in the north, desperate for another child, kidnaps Uma and her father and demands that he cure her barrenness. After her father dies, Uma must ensure that the queen is with child by the time of the Dragon Moon, or be burned at the stake. Terrified and alone, Uma reaches out to her only possible ally: the king's nephew Jackrun, a fiery dragonrider with dragon, fairy, and human blood. Together, they must navigate through a sea of untold secrets, unveil a dark plot spawned long ago in Dragonswood, and find a way to accept all the elements--Euit, English, dragon, and fairy--that make them who they are."show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 472 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 45.72mm | 589.67g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Dial Books for Young Readers,US
  • United States
  • English
  • 0803738102
  • 9780803738102

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Praise for "Dragonswood" and "Dragon's Keep" "Painful, cathartic and cautiously hopeful."--"Kirkus" (starred review for "Dragonswood") "Readers will look forward to the future of Wilde Island. . . Perfectly crafted"--"SLJ" (starred review for "Dragonswood") "Stunning, lyrical prose."--"Booklist" (starred review for "Dragon's Keep") "While the story has roots in traditional fairy tales and legends, the author has crafted something new and magical."--"SLJ" (starred review for "Dragon's Keep")show more

About Janet Carey

Janet Lee Carey was born in New York and grew up in California. She is the award-winning author of several young adult novels, most notably her epic fantasy novels set on Wilde Island--"Dragon's Keep," "Dragonswood," and the upcoming "In the Time of Dragon Moon." Janet lives near Seattle with her family where she writes and teaches writing workshops.show more
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