The Ice Dragon by George RR Martin Published by Harper Voyager 2014
A review with a difference... a story of my own and a plea to publishers. The Review Bit The Ice Dragon by George RR Martin is being heralded as his first book for children, having been first published as a short story for adults in 1980 and now repackaged in short chapters and with fantastical illustrations by Luis Royo.
It is the story of Adara, a winter child born during the worst freeze ever, and her
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