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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Review | Dragonfly by Julia Golding

If you liked the adventure in the Princess Bride than you will like dragonf,y book, and if you liked the relationship between Elizabeth and Mr. Witty and smart, and finally got some girl power going on!!!! Along the way, Ramil and Tashi learn much about themselves and one another, and through the cast of characters they encounter – a circus strongman, dashing rebels, brave slaves and many ordinary people – they begin to see a way to bring the mighty Fergox Spearthrower low, and save their beautiful lands drsgonfly devastation and war.

Read carefully and you’ll spot all sorts of material from her diplomatic and Oxfam careers popping up in unexpected places. Okay, first things first, favorite character: Oh gosh, the blurb sounded like a recipe for success, but unfortunately the actual story fell flat for me. Even at his most insolent, in the beginning, he’s still endearing and likeable, probably because his predicament is understandable and sympathetic.

And never once did he stray from his feelings for Tashi. Instead of instantly falling in love.

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There was a couple of sexual comments I modified as I read. I just want to snuggle him! But sometimes, a bit I especially liked that he doesn’t beat around the bush when he realises he loves Tashi.

Preview — Dragonfly by Julia Golding. The competing cultures were detailed and extremely interesting to learn about. The romance is not porny Thank the lord and it’s not too awkward and slow either. I would definitely recommend this book.



Studying for this prompted her to write her first novel, ‘The Diamond of Drury Lane’, set in and told by her intrepid heroine, Cat Royal. However, I wasn’t disappointed dragonfy learn that this has nothing to do with my expectations. She began the book as a very timid girl, but she grew considerably through the book becoming a woman I would have loved if only she goldig let me. There are few books that completely sweep me away into their worlds, and leave me thinking about them days after I’ve read them.

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Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Tashi and Ramil are quite a dynamic pair. How A teriffic plot and a memorable story. Dragonfky is a lot of action and I had a hard time putting the book down. Read this as a kid- loved it! Sixteen year old Taoshira, Fourth Crown Princess of the Crescent Islands, was elected at 12, plucked from her goat herd on Kai Island and goldig been immersed in formality, ritual and rigmarole ever since.

Is there a cliffhanger? Never allowed to show emotion, always dressed in intricate ornamental robes with her hair covered, and her face painted white, with sixteen rituals to observe before she can even eat breakfast, Tashi finds her life a challenge, but accepts that it is the Goddess’s will.

Um, sorry, but no. View all 9 comments. See all 3 questions about Dragonfly…. I knew there was supposed to be romance in this book but I expected it to be different.

Dragonfly is a fun, lighthearted read about romance, religion, and cultural differences.

Dragonfly by Julia Golding – book review

I wish I could have gotten into there heads a little more. Well deserved five stars!

The only qualm I have with the book was Tashi. They became flat and dull, but I enjoyed how they fought their own separate battles in order to be together, instead of having the woman cling on to the man like a leech.


Another note on the romance: Thank you for the review! He irritated me so much with his bravado, impulsiveness, and stubborn inability to see beyond his own perspective. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Refresh and try again. I was kinda sad when it was over, knowing there isn’t going to be another book. Prince Ramil is none too pleased either, wishing to marry for love rather than politics, as his father did. On the back it says “Ages 12 and up”. It’s always nice to read about growth in the main characters, and both the hero and heroine had to overcome pre-programmed prejudices against each other’s cultures. Overall a cute enjoyable read. Usually I would hate it, but there’s something very regal and admirable in the way she chooses to put aside her own wants in favour of being a good ruler to her people.

And then he just takes it and refolds it into a crumbled paper dart, and makes her cry. Sep 27, Monique V rated it really liked it Shelves: If your looking for an action pack love story, this is the book for you. If you’ve enjoyed this book then we think that you might also enjoy Anila’s Journey by Mary Finn.

Dragonfly has everything I could want in a fantasy book — action, romance, a beautiful cover, and well defined characters — but I just could not get into it. May 30, Small Dragofly rated it liked it Shelves: