Monday, February 22, 2016

17:120 The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin

A simple fairy tale, likely (but not specifically stated to be) in the same world as his Song of Fire and Ice series.  Adara was born in winter and has always felt the chill of it for as long as she can remember.  She almost melts in summer and is miserable until the weather turns cold again.  Then she meets the ice dragon and he becomes her secret friend until the day the invaders come to her village and threaten her family. Adara will do anything to save them, even giving up everything that made her Adara.

A truly lovely little tale with beautiful illustrations.  I've heard that this tale is available in one of GRRM's other anthologies so as such, it might not be worth buying by itself (like my version) but honestly, I'm glad I have this version because the illustrations are fabulous.

Page count: 121p/4,706p ytd/254,753p lifetime

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