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With the Dragon Wars over, Creel finds herself bored with life as a seamstress. Then word comes that a bordering country has been breeding dragons in preparation for an invasion. Never one to sit around, Creel throws herself headlong into an adventure that will reunite her with her dragon friend Shardas, pit her against a vicious new enemy and perhaps rekindle a friendshiWith the Dragon Wars over, Creel finds herself bored with life as a seamstress. Then word comes that a bordering country has been breeding dragons in preparation for an invasion. Never one to sit around, Creel throws herself headlong into an adventure that will reunite her with her dragon friend Shardas, pit her against a vicious new enemy and perhaps rekindle a friendship with Prince Luka that seems to have gone cold. Funny, heart-felt, and action packed, this is a sequel that will satisfy on every level.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/29/2008Pages: 272Reading Level: Age 10 and Up...

Title : Dragon Flight
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ISBN : 9781599901107
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Number of Pages : 262 Pages
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Dragon Flight Reviews

  • AhmedEjaz
    2018-11-29 11:03

    "An unexpected sequel" author said in the Acknowledgements. Really! I just want to deduct a star from the previous book because she didn't intend to write this book. Previous book's ending wasn't satisfactory for me. I rated that book because I had in mind that there is a sequel..!!Anyway, forget it! Let me start the review.This book was pretty amazing. But I found the previous one more amazing. Remember I said that beginning of the previous book is quite uneventful. In contrast, this book has an eventful plus thrilling beginning. BUT!! What the heck was last 20%?! I haven't read anything like this. Normally author writes slow beginning and fast ending. But in this book we get SLOW ending! Little boring to be precise except for the last 2 chapters. This is the very problem of the series. Can't do balance.OVERVIEWCreel has gotten bored with her dream work. Then she receives a news of an approaching attack by Citatie, a country, from Prince Luka of Feravel who is in Citatie as an ambassador. They want to take control of Feravel The army is mounted on dragons. It is also revealed that in Citatie the dragons are being forced to mate to make huge army. (view spoiler)[ The king of Citatie is being controlled by a dragon named Krashath. He is the brother of king of dragons, Shardas. Centuries ago Krashath wanted to be the king of dragons but the queen of dragons, Velika, didn't choose him as her mate because she knew he just wanted power. So she chose Shardas. For this both brothers fought till death. Now Krashath is back and Shardas has to kill him. 😳 (hide spoiler)]RANDOM THOUGHTS=> Last chapters were boring. Didn't enjoy them. => Prince Luka and Creel's relationship has developed in this one. It was likeable. But in my not-so-humble opinion, there shouldn't be romance in this series. This book tried to touch YA genre. I would have preferred middle-grade more. Because I started this series as a middle-grade. But it is turning into YA. 😒(view spoiler)[=> Dragons has gotten their own lands. Great! It would be amazing to read the next book with this.(hide spoiler)]Overall, it's amazing. I enjoyed it. I would still recommend this book.🌟🌟4 Stars🌟🌟P.S.It was the short book but it took me little long to finish it. Because I hadn't been reading for 3 days. Don't know why I just wasn't in the mood. Or I felt that this book did something to me. Whatever! Now I will finish the last book in the trilogy as soon as I can. By the way, I don't think there is a need of third book. Let's see what happens.June 19, 2017

  • Jessica
    2018-12-01 18:16

    Reading aloud to my son, May 2011.Just finished reading aloud to my son. Don't remember the ending being so romantic! Yay, me! (I have a hard time with the mushy stuff!)

  • Carrie
    2018-12-14 18:23

    Definitely a worthy sequel to Dragon Slippers, especially concerning the fact that Dragon Slippers wasn't supposed to have a sequel. Just as in the first book, Dragon Flight is a creative and humorous story with a clever and inviting writing style. 'Flight' may even be better than 'Slippers'... I can't decide. I wasn't particularly impressed at the beginning of the story. The whole almost-dying-but-not-actually think is kind of cliché, and felt very plot device-y. But in the end, I didn't at all mind having Shardas back--I love it. He's so cool. <3 Also, I was slightly put off but at the same time interested in the vague plot given at the beginning. Oh look, the country is randomly being attacked... that's annoying. But I knew from Dragon Slippers that there would certainly come more depth to the plot in time. I was right. I became more than interested in the story. I was wrapped up in it, enthralled. More so than in Slippers, I believe.The story curve was also sort of weird... the powerful climactic moments happened in the middle of the book. However, it wasn't at all bad. It's certainly better than the two or so pages of resolution that some books have. Dragon Flight was a great and happy book with a bunch of great ideas and plot twists. Now that this is a series, I'd love another sequel. I'm sure that if Jessica Day George can spin a second Dragon War that still feels completely original and makes for such an excellent book, she can do it again... or even come up with a completely new idea.

  • Cassie
    2018-11-23 18:15

    This book entertained and enchanted me just as much as the first one, Dragon Slippers, if not more. Everything that the author set up in the first book was carried through perfectly into the second. Dragon Slippers was one of those books that didn’t quite *need* a sequel, but definitely benefited from one. I felt that the story of Creel wasn’t quite tied up yet, and Dragon Flight completed her story nicely. After this, I can be happy without any more tales about Creel, though I wouldn’t argue if the author decided to return to this world. My biggest problem with these books is something the author has no control of, and that is how they are marketed. Yes, these books will appeal to middle grade readers, but they will also appeal to older teens and adults, except that the books look incredibly young. Once again, the publisher chose to put characters on the cover who look about twelve years old at the most. Guess what? All the characters are in their late teens. I completely passed up the first book due to the cover for a long time, yet I think these are some of the best middle grade books I’ve read. Publishers need to realize that having a childish cover can really turn older readers away from a book. The British cover of Dragon Slippers is kind of goofy, but I don’t think it limits the marketing appeal as much as the American one did, though it was kind of girly.Personally, I would have loved to see the author design this as a bit more of a young adult book than middle grade. Really, she wouldn’t have had to change much. Up the romance a touch, deal with a bit more of the cruelty that the kingdoms were inflicting on the dragons, add a pinch more of political intrigue, and this book would easily have stood on par with one of my favorite political intrigue/romantic books, Crown Duel. At least the author’s other new book, Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, was rightfully marketed and designed to appeal to young adults. I am left with one question though, after these two books — Why is it so easy to enslave dragons? Makes me wonder if it’s just as easy to control other species and if anyone has tried this? Both books centered around dragons being made to fight against their own will. Which is a crucial point since the dragons in this book are no more good or evil than your average human. Still, I wonder how many different ways there are to control dragons. read the rest of my review

  • Danielle
    2018-11-22 15:07

    *WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS*Dragon Flight was a devastating read because it 1.) made me realize I was becoming an avid fan of George's writing and 2.) it clearly showed that if she keeps up this maniac writing pace I am going to remain quite poor thanks to my book fund being repeatedly emptied! The story opens very sweetly, if not just a little bit boring. Quickly, the reader is thrust back into Creel's world so that even if they had forgotten minor details, it really doesn't matter. I found myself drawn to Creel for different reasons then I was when reading Dragon Slippers. Other characters such as Marta, Tobin, Luka, Niva, Velika, Feniul, and Amacarin were given larger and more important roles then in Dragon Slippers, and then rose to the challenge magnificently. Dragon Flight also introduced us to new characters and places that were very easy to become attached to and intrigued by. The sequences that dealt with the Dragon's were very well written. My only complaint was that sometimes the dragon acted almost too human. There were also a few parts where a few dragons performed alchemy, and I felt that it was never really explained how they learned it or why they were able to work it. Little details like that were missing, but since the book is written for a slightly younger crowd it will take a very observant reader to notice this. It was very obvious from reading this that no longer are we dealing with an inexperienced author; instead, George's writing is filled with vibrance, detail, and a very well thought out plot for a book that was never meant to be! Overall, I have very few complaints about this book, and many compliments! I hope that George will continue to produce ever more splendid reads such as Dragon Flight in the future! Maybe a sequel to the sequel?

  • Valerie
    2018-11-26 17:16

    It’s books like this that made me a fantasy reader in the first place. Creel is a bold, headstrong character with a big heart. With the threat of war, dragon battles, and her in the mix it’s absolutely a fun read. And she is not the only bold character in the bunch.As compared to the first Dragon Slippers, I think I like the first a little better though the difference isn’t by much. I still enjoyed the adventure immensely and we get to see more dragons, different people, and more action. Creel is the same, which went both ways with me. She didn’t seem to develop all that much in the book. However, she never acted out of character just to make the story more interesting like some authors do. One thing that I was happy about was the people’s reaction to the dragons was realistic, even for a juvenile fantasy. And it doesn’t go into great length about it. Again, I am grateful that Creel's story could end here even if there is a third book. Looking forward to the final book Dragon Spear.

  • The Winter Rose
    2018-11-27 15:25

    This was a fun and entertaining follow-up to the first book, Dragon Slippers. I enjoyed the story arc and the characters. Once more I was pulled into the world and its characters. There's not too much for me to add because it was a solid read and a satisfying sequel.Warning: Spoilers Below...My only complaint is I didn't like how Creel kept stealing the spotlight at both weddings at the end. It was addressed only briefly and dismissed with little more than a hand-wave. I wish the author had chosen to have the dragons crash the reception of the prince and princess rather than the wedding ceremony itself. And I think Creel and Luka were being incredibly rude and disrespectful to Marta and Tobin during their wedding as well. It's just bad manners and it shouldn't be seen as socially acceptable. Again, that whole scene could have easily taken place at the reception when they were dancing so it wouldn't have been as distracting. I just don't see Creel or Luka as being rude so the whole thing seemed really out of character for them. It was a misplaced scene.The only other thing that annoyed me a bit is (*SPOILER ALERT*) how trusting Creel was of the advisor. It was so obvious that he was in on the plot and there was nothing about his behavior to make it seem like he was trustworthy so I found it odd that Creel trusted him. But in all honestly, those were really my only two issues. Otherwise, I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading the third and final book of the trilogy now.

  • Dakota★Magic in Every Book
    2018-11-25 17:08

    These books are so much fun to read. The characters are great, the dragons are amazing, and the main character Creel is a bad ass. She's a smart heroine, and not one of those MCs where the author says they're smart but than the character constantly does stupid stuff. Creel is the real deal: intelligent, no-nonsense, sarcastic but also incredibly kind-hearted and I love her!

  • Natalie
    2018-11-25 15:19

    Great sequel. The story was intriguing and surprising. The one disappointment was the relationship between Luke and Creel. I didn't feel it was developed enough. Luckily, that was forgivable since Creel's relationship with the dragons is so fantastic. I love the unique personalities of all the dragons and how much Creel cares for each of them. Fun series!

  • Amy Finnegan
    2018-11-23 11:20

    Once again, Creel entertained me on every page. I love how consistent the characters are in this book series. Each character - dragon and humans alike - has a distinct personality and a believable role to play in the plot. Creel has never been a damsel in distress, which I've always liked, but even better, she is usually the first to speak up and persuade others to have courage. And Jessica Day George does this in a realistic way, not how some writers try to tell you a character is a hero by using forced, cliché circumstances. I also like that Luka is an important part of the story first, and a love interest second. He and Creel have a cute but mature relationship, where they don't swoon all the time, but rather have a true friendship and mutual respect for one another's opinions and talents. I LOVE that. I'm so tired of tortured, brooding men showing up in children's literature - who somehow still need to be saved by the girl who keeps tripping over things. That isn't at all what you find in Dragon Slippers and Dragon Flight. Everyone has their moments of needing support, and everyone has their moments of triumph. The writing is spectacular in that way without ever feeling forced. Yet another thing I like about these books is that Creel has a full cast of genuine friends who serve different purposes in her life. They all come together to create snappy, realistic dialogue, and a fun plot.

  • Mary
    2018-11-16 11:21

    Another big <3

  • Lana
    2018-11-19 15:00

    How I love this series...I don't even know if I can express how awesome they are. Obviously the second book doesn't have that "first book charm" that first books do...but it is an awesome sequel. There is always more to learn about the dragons, and the plot was really awesome as well. And, of course, I love Creel and Luka. And Marta and Tobin...and all the dragons...and everyone. I just love this series! It's awesome enough that I still notice new things after multiple times reading, and yet it's so comforting to read a book that I've loved and know I'll love again. Dragons, magic, embroidery, fighting...it's all here and it's all awesome. These books make me so happy.

  • Wendi Lee
    2018-12-11 15:18

    This is the fifth book I've read by George, and the first that has disappointed me. There wasn't enough story here, we find out the mystery of the dragons about 60% of the way through, and the rest is just talking basically.

  • Hannah
    2018-12-03 10:25

    Having read reviews that mentioned enjoying the first book, Dragon Slippers, more than the rest, I picked this one up with slight apprehension. I never expected to enjoy Dragon Flight even more than the first installment!The previous book had laid the groundwork, allowing this one to build upon our knowledge of the existing characters and spice it all up with an extended cast and considerably more action. Reading about Creel, Luka, Shardas and co. again was like meeting old friends, and it was wonderful to see relationships between these characters strengthened. The action was the true highlight of this novel, though; the Second Dragon War was at least twice as exciting as the first, and it was very much reminiscent of the breathtaking battles in Naomi Novik's Temeraire series. Brilliant stuff.Above everything else, I absolutely loved the author's own version of dragonlore. Everything is so vividly described that I can clearly envision her dragons, from their wide array of colours to their behaviour, habits and personalities. As with the first book, however, my one issue is that there are places that could seriously benefit from being expanded upon. There are small sections that feel too brief, like necessary details were glossed over or roo vague. Again, I think this is more a problem of the limits of the intended audience rather than the fault of the author. The book is clearly marketed towards younger readers, and it's a real shame, because I think people of all ages would enjoy these books if the covers weren't so childish. I was actually a little embarrassed when I went to the library and searched for this because it was packed alongside picture books in the Junior Fiction section.That aside, Dragon Flight was even better than Dragon Slippers, and I wish it was easier to get a hold of these books! Time to start looking for Dragon Spear.

  • Becca
    2018-12-06 11:23

    Creel, from Dragon Slippers, now has opened her own shop. But one of her acquaintances, Prince Lukas, has left the country. While he is over there he sends letters to Creel some of them talk about how tense it is where he is. To help him Creel travels across the ocean to help him. But when she gets there things are so tense that they must go into hiding. While there they discover some unsettling things, and they team up with others to protect their rights. Creel and Lukas are the one who finish it off, and they go home and they have good times there. All Creel had need was everything to turn out ok with her life and it did.The theme of this book is that you are your own person. When Creel and Lukas team up with the natives, the natives are kind of unable to do what they want but still do what they think is right. When Creel went over the ocean Lukas hadn't asked her to go, but she went. She went when her friend told her not too, but she did it because she's the boss of her. When I mentioned Creel bought her own shop she did it when she was advised against if by her employer. But she did it because she was her own person. Some things I liked about this book was that it was very intense and kept you interested in it every step of the way. Something else I liked was that it didn't take forever on the exposition, it had the exposition and then it was rising action in a good time. It didn't take forever to get what the problem was and what things needed to happen to fix it. It was not a very fast moving book, nor was it a very slow moving book. I didn't like that it got a little confusing to me at some parts in the book, but it was just because of how many characters were talking and what was going on in the book. Over all it was a really good book, and it kept me interested.

  • Melissa
    2018-12-15 11:01

    Jessica Day George is quickly becoming one of my favorite YA fantasy authors. While I have to admit that I probably liked Dragon Slippers--her first effort--a bit better, Dragon Flight is still a very enjoyable read that is easy to get lost in.What truly makes these books so enjoyable is the colorful cast of characters. I have found it so easy to become attached to Creel, Prince Luka, and others that help them along the way. And anyone who gets in their way is depicted so well in their opposition that you can't help but appreciate them for what they are in these stories. So while the plot might be a bit (just a bit) lighter in this book, the characters and their antics more than make up for that slight weakness. Marta comes into her own during the latest Dragon War after she and Creel get into a pretty impressive scrape when trying to help Prince Luka and the Faravelan soldiers in their effort to stop the invasion.Again with this story, George's writing is easy to read and wonderfully vivid to the imagination, which I always think is important for YA fantasy novels. When I pick books like this up, I want to be swept away into the world I am reading about, and that is just what happens with George's books. I am looking forward to reading Dragon Spear and concluding this series, though no doubt I will be sad to leave Creel and her adventures behind. If you (or someone you know) is looking for an enjoyable YA fantasy read, I highly recommend these books!

  • Reading Vacation
    2018-11-18 11:05

    REVIEWI have been trying to get ahold of this book forever; however Dragon Flight was worth the wait. Dragons and more DRAGONS!The story starts out a little slow, but once it picks up there’s no stopping the action. Creel is persuasive and has a beautiful relationship with the Feraval dragons. There is a special bond between Creel and these dragons. I loved that they were not portrayed as monsters – but instead as creatures with human-like qualities (feelings and dreams). Amazing!Who doesn’t love a good love story? I really wish there had been more scenes with Creel and Luka. These two are meant to be together. I have a feeling there will be more on this pair in the next book, Dragon Spear. I hope so!Magical, action- packed, and girlie at the same time. I know that sounds crazy, but it’s true. Jessica Day George wraps it all into one stunning package. I am so happy that I have discovered her beautiful books. RATING4 Plot4 Characters4 Attention Grabbing5 Girlie Meter5 Ending22 TOTAL5 STARS

  • Jackie
    2018-11-21 12:15

    The start of Dragon Flight begins where Dragon Slippers leaves us...that is, Creel (Heroine of the Dragon War) is creating magnifient gowns for Isla (soon to be married to Prince Miles) with her partner Marta. These two girls are very busy since their dressmaking and embroidery skills are exceptional. But, when news of an imminent invasion by Citatie soldiers is coming, Creel and Marta are up to the task of joining forces with her dragon friends, Shardas and Feniul to meet the enemy. Prince Luka is acting as ambassador to the Citatie nation and is in danger himself. Creel, Marta, and Luka discover some very disturbing facts about who is actually controlling the Citatian people. But, with some clever tactics and fine stitchery, they are able to meet the enemies with force. Creel is one strong and fiesty girl...one that is sure to capture the heart of a young, diplomatic prince (even though his father doesn't quite agree!).

  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation
    2018-11-29 13:10

    I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email informing me that my copy of Dragon Flight had come in at the library. Luckily, my husband had to go into work today so I was able to curl up and continue the story of Creel and her dragon friends. I was a bit nervous to start, wondering if I would like it as much as the first, and was pleased when I started reading and things picked up right where we left off. The story was original and full of adventure. It was a great sequel and again draws you into the wonderful world of Feravel. Creel is charming as ever, and you fall in love with her best friend Marta. My only complaint is that the relationship between Creel and Luka is not used enough, or at least I didn’t feel like there was enough interaction between them. It’s said that they correspond through letter, and in some parts of the book they are together, but it felt a little lacking. I am very eager to read the third book and hope that Luke and Creel will be together more.

  • Kathy
    2018-12-02 18:17

    Dragon Flight is the second book in Jessica Day George's Dragon series. I loved the first book Dragon Slippers and was excited to read the sequel. I think I liked Dragon Slippers just a little better than the sequel. The first half of Dragon Flight dragged a little bit for me but it picked up and had a fabulous ending making it a great read in the end. Start with Dragon Slippers if you enjoy it I'm sure you'll love Dragon Flight.Content: This is a clean read. There is nothing objectionable in it. Just a fun fairytale type story appropriate for all ages. It would make a great read aloud for ages 8+. As a read alone perhaps ages 10+.Rating: A solid 4 star book. A great read that I'm glad I read. Well worth the time. I'll definitely read the next book Dragon Spear. In fact it's already on hold at the library ready for me to pick up.http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot....

  • Becky
    2018-12-17 12:05

    I've spent the last week rereading Jessica Day George's oh-so-lovely dragon series starring Creel, Prince Luka, and their dragon friends. One war with the dragons is over and done with, but, a second is about to begin. And this time, it may not be an evil human controlling the dragons through alchemy, but, an evil dragon controlling a human king controlling dragons through alchemy. Not that Creel could guess that before she slips off to her second war as a spy. (She doesn't go into enemy territory alone, she takes some of her dragon friends.) I liked this one. Did I love, love, love it as much as Dragon Slippers? Probably not. But I still really loved it. I loved meeting Shardas' mate--the queen of dragons. I loved spending time with Creel and her friends, her dragon friends, and her human friends. The book has plenty of action and drama. Quite a showdown! But it isn't done without attention to characters. Overall, I definitely recommend this book and this series.

  • Lana
    2018-11-16 14:19

    This was actually my favorite of the two sequels, though the original still won my heart the most. The issues in this particular book are engaging and turn the tables on the "humans enslaving dragons" from the first book, but I enjoyed the twist and Creel's reaction to it. The ending was a bit rough for me and while completely understandable that a king would want to boot the dragons out of his nation for the sake of safety, I found his unwillingness to bend on dragon's being reasonable and thoughtful creatures irritating given that he was sitting in the garden with one talking to them. The removal of them, thus, seems a little contrived in the face of the evidence presented and left me irritated.Overall, same as Dragon Slippers - great adventure, characters, and I want to go make dresses that are that beautiful.

  • Leigh Statham
    2018-12-17 10:21

    This was a great little book! I couldn't get the first one in the series from the library but wanted to check out this author. Thanks for recommending her Amy! I really enjoyed the read. Sort of filled up my craving for dragon lore until the new Christopher Paolini book comes out. And honestly, I thought it was a much better read than certain popular vampire books that seem to be ravaging the country right now. I'd like to have lunch with Ms. George.

  • Cheri
    2018-11-28 14:28

    I gave this book 4 stars rather than 5 only because it breaks a rule of writing that has been pounded into my brain, and by breaking that rule it sort of detracts from the end--for me. But the characters from Dragon Slippers are back and as fun and lively as ever. I kept reading because I love Creel and her friends.

  • Allison
    2018-12-03 16:19

    This wasn't as good as the first book. It had more dragons, which I liked, but the rest of it was lacking. The political intrigue and personal high stakes were missing, and the characters were like snapshot memories of the more dynamic ones in the previous book. I suppose that's always the danger when you enjoy a book that's only first in a series.

  • Daria
    2018-12-01 12:58

    Sadly, this book had lacked the appeal and fervor the previous one engaged me in. The first one was unique, but this book not as much... An enjoyable, light-hearted tale nonetheless; maybe her pace is just a little too fast for my liking.

  • Brian
    2018-11-20 16:05

    Almost gave this a 5-star, but it wasn't quite there. GREAT story, full of action, and with the same attention to fabric that the first one had. These two make a wonderful 3rd-4th grade read, particularly for girls who like fantasy.

  • Heidi
    2018-12-07 13:24

    The this first of two sequels, Creel and Luka are sent to investigate rumors of a dragon army preparing to invade their homeland. Both books provide the same delightful storytelling and character development as the first. I highly recommend this series for anyone who loves fantasy.

  • Alexandra
    2018-12-03 11:05

    1/27/18 $1.99 for Kindle.

  • Shuhui jiang
    2018-11-24 12:07

    it was a awesome book