Dragon's Milk

Dragon's Milk

Susan Fletcher / Sep 20, 2020
Dragon s Milk You must go to the dragon You must leave tonight Before she even hears the words Kaeldra already knows what she must do She must search out the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and som
  • Title: Dragon's Milk
  • Author: Susan Fletcher
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  • Page: 204
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  • You must go to the dragon You must leave tonight Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows what she must do She must search out the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and somehow get some of her precious milk It s the only way to save her foster sister s life Kaeldra would rather not go It s much too terrifying, much too dangerous But Kael You must go to the dragon You must leave tonight Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows what she must do She must search out the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and somehow get some of her precious milk It s the only way to save her foster sister s life Kaeldra would rather not go It s much too terrifying, much too dangerous But Kaeldra knows that she s the only one who can do it For she is the only one who can actually communicate with dragons.But little does Kaeldra know what she s getting into She s about to begin a journey that will entwine her fate with that of three little draclings and one would be dragonslayer A journey that will become a struggle for life.
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      • Susan Fletcher

        Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Please do, however, be aware that this thread is no longer kept up to date.Susan Fletcher is the author of a popular trilogy that includes the books Dragon s Milk, Flight of the Dragon Kyn, and Sign of the Dove, as well as of several other novels for young readers.With a medieval setting inspired by pictures of the Welsh countryside from where Fletcher traces her roots, the dragon trilogy features Fletcher s imaginative, dragon centered plots, which have won praise from reviewers and readers alike Calling 1993 s Flight of the Dragon Kyn a joy to read, Booklist contributor Deborah Abbott added Fletcher pens some of the best yarns around Born in Pasadena, California, in 1951, Fletcher and her family moved to Ohio when she was seven years old She had dreamed of being a writer ever since she entered the third grade Back then my name was Susan Clemens, she once explained One day my teacher told us about a famous author named Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, whose daughter s name was Susan It was fate, I thought I decided not to become the daughter of a famous author which is impossible to arrange , but to become a famous author myself which is difficult enough Returning to California in sixth grade, Fletcher graduated from high school in 1969, having spent her senior year as fiction editor of her school s literary magazine She enrolled at the University of California at Santa Barbara and earned her bachelor s degree in English She then moved to Michigan, where she earned her master s degree in English from the University of Michigan Moving again to Colorado, Fletcher got a job with a local advertising agency and met her soon to be husband, Jerry they were married in June of 1977 Moving again, this time to Minneapolis, Minnesota, she put her writing talent to work creating copy for radio advertisements, which she enjoyed and was good at When her husband relocated to Portland, Oregon, Fletcher planned to look for a similar position, but those plans changed when she discovered that she and her husband would soon be having a child Magazine writing became her new focus it was something Fletcher could do from home and from there it was a short step to becoming a children s book writer.Fletcher s first novel for young readers, 1988 s The Haunting Possibility, was inspired by Oregon s Lake Oswego area and the practice of draining the lake each winter to allow dock repairs to be made Learning the nuances of characterization and plotting as she went, Fletcher completed the manuscript and sent it to almost twenty publishers before it was accepted She quickly involved herself in a local group of children s writers, meeting several editors and gaining constructive criticism of her work in the process.

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    1. This was one of my favourite books as a kid I was a huge dragon nut, to the point where I refused to read Harry Potter because of something I read in the back summary of the first book that lead me to assume JK Rowling was doing it wrong, so I turned my nose up at the whole series Seriously I recall this vividly Kids say the darndest things.Anyway, the Dragon Chronicles series was one of my favourites for a variety of reasons I loved that the dragons were intelligent, misunderstood creatures who [...]


    2. This author lives right near me and I ve had the pleasure of meeting her Not only if she a lovely, intelligent lady, but her books are as well I really enjoyed reading this trilogy when I was younger, and now that I m older I still enjoy them as much as I did then she has this writing style that gets to me.Also, bonus points for having a female lead that s badass Seriously, this is extremely rare in fiction I think one of the only times I ve encountered a badass female in fantasy was Howl s Movi [...]


    3. When I read a book I don t enjoy, I have to read a couple books I know I ll love to get the bad taste of bad reading out of my head It s usually a recently discovered comfort read, but if it was a really bad book, I might feel compelled to reach deep into the past and draw out a very old favorite.I read a very bad book the other day This book is a very old favorite I probably read it first when I was nine or ten, and it immediately became a much read favorite possibly just because it was so dif [...]


    4. Originally posted at Worlds AboundDragon s Milk starts with our introduction to Kaeldra, a young girl living in a small village on a farm with her adoptive family Unfortunately for her, she is obviously the only Krag a type of people that are tall and blond in a village full of Elythians smaller people with dark hair When her younger sister, Lyf, contracts Vermilion fever Kaeldra s grandmother reveals to Kaeldra her heritage of dragon speaking and that the only way to save Lyf is to get milk fro [...]


    5. I read this at least a dozen years ago What I remember there is a young girl possibly adopted, but definitely less parentally favored who tries to save her sick younger sister with doses of dragon s milk To get the milk, she makes a bargain with a dragon But after the mother dragon is killed, Kaeldra takes on the responsibility of the three baby dragons left behind She and a would be dragon slayer traverse a surprisingly well thought out fantasy world, trying to keep ahead of their enemies.


    6. Actual Rating 3.5 starsFor the most part, I enjoyed this book, mainly because it had baby dragons in it They were cute, cuddly and adorablet what you would expect from dragons Even their names were cute Embyr, Pyro and Synge Of course, there were also the deadly, dangerous adult dragons as well, who weren t nearly as sweet and cuddly Ms Fletcher s descriptions of them, however, were vivid and compelling.The dragon s milk in the title played only a small part in the beginning of the story, but t [...]


    7. I can t believe I missed this book in my younger days It would ve fit in perfectly during my Tamora Pierce Robin McKinley binges A strong heroine, twisting adventure, humor this has everything that younger me really loved in a book And older me really enjoyed returning to that kind of world I can t wait for the other three in the series


    8. Deze recensie is als eerste geplaatst op Carpe LibraWat me in eerste instantie aantrok om Dragon s Milk te lezen was natuurlijk de fantastische kaft Oh, daar is veel moeite in gestoken, dat zal dan ook wel een geweldig verhaal zijn om te lezen , waren mijn eerste gedachten Normaal gesproken is dat ook zo, kijk maar naar de Timber Wolves Trilogy van Tammy Blackwell en The Summer King Chronicles van Jess E Owen Prachtige covers en super geweldige verhalen Helaas was dit niet het geval bij dit boek [...]


    9. This book had a decent story, but in my opinion wasn t very well written It s about a girl named Kaeldra who lives with her adoptive family She feels excluded from society because she is from a far away land Not only that, but she has the green eyes of a dragonsayer, one who can communicate with dragons When her foster sister Lyf falls ill, her grandmyr sends her on a journey to retrieve dragon s milk from a nearby dragon Kaeldra finds the dragon easily, and eventually settles on a trade milk in [...]


    10. This book truly is magical The characters, plot, everything The book starts off with a good and steady pace Kaeldra first of all, let me apologize if I spell her name wrong It s a mouthful soon learns that her foster sister has grown terribly ill She must set off on an adventure she never would have believed before Let me just say that I LOVE THE DRAGONS They re described beautifully Everything about them is beautiful Even their names They re misunderstood creatures who honestly mean no harm to [...]


    11. 3.5 I read this book a long time ago, so my memory is kind of fuzzy on certain details I ve been reading a ton since I read this one, so that s why P but I did actually like this book It was well written, and the storyline made you want to keep reading WARNING, SPOILERS AHEADI mean, yes, it s good that the heroine lives and gets the guy and saves the day, but the thing is, there WAS no saving the day, all of the dragons, save for her chicks, died And, yeah Aside from the ending, it was good The [...]


    12. This book truly is magical The characters, plot, everything The book starts off with a good and steady pace Kaeldra first of all, let me apologize if I spell her name wrong It s a mouthful soon learns that her foster sister has grown terribly ill She must set off on an adventure she never would have believed before Let me just say that I LOVE THE DRAGONS They re described beautifully Everything about them is beautiful Even their names They re misunderstood creatures who honestly mean no harm to [...]


    13. Wow, I think it s been at least 15 years since I ve last read this book Back then, I had no idea it was going to be part of a series, but I remember loving it So, now that the series is finished, I am going to read them all I can t wait This book is even better than I remember it, and even 15 years later I m still a big fan of dragons This book is great for both boys and girls, juveniles, tweens and teens fantasy fans and dragon lovers Action Suspense Adventure Lots of walking summarized very we [...]


    14. I read this when I was younger, so I decided to try it again Wow, I was surprised by how much I still enjoyed this book Sure, the vocabulary and word choice is a little simple, but this book was written for young adult readers I definitely got in to it, and even though I ve read it before, I couldn t put it down


    15. This was the book that got me hooked on dragons The author won the Young Readers Choice award when I was in 4th grade and gave a presentation at my school about the research she did for the book It s a great blend of different mythologies and includes some classic intrigue and coming of age storyline.


    16. This book grabbed me the first time I read it I was pestering my mother for a whole month or so until she finally read it Good read Loved the special clay




    17. This book gives me all the feels I read it when I was about 11 or 12 I loved it then and I still love it now It has the ability to make me cry for so many different reasons, and I just love that


    18. This is one of those classic younger fantasy books that I don t think holds well for readers outside that target audience Having come to it new rather than nostalgic or the right age I feel like I missed out In that respect, I m glad that I have a copy for my children to enjoy and later be super nostalgic about.Kaeldra reminded me of the majority of my reading at around seven to nine years old She s ostracised to a mild extent by her people and even family mostly her stepmother because she is so [...]


    19. The book starts off strong, but then events seem to rush forward crazily The trained birds seemed a little odd, since in some ways they were super intelligent leading a girl dragons to a far off destination but it also just leads her to random places when she d be better off hiding Oh, and gets unceremoniously shot Why are dragons entranced by a pipe Why do they float Why would an entire kyn of dragons come just to get a couple of babies Considering the adult dragons that got slain, I don t thin [...]


    20. When I was a kid, I read a book called Dragon s Milk This appears to be the only book by that title, so I m assuming it was this one, but I ve been re reading it and finding it not only very unfamiliar but of the high fantasy style that I have never liked, even when I was a child.I don t remember much about the book I have a vague impression of a girl hiding dragons babies in a shed or a barn or something of the sort, which doesn t seem to actually happen in this book The only reason I know I re [...]


    21. 2.5 stars rounded upBy the end of the first chapter, I did question why so many names had a y in it It was a bit strange view spoiler I was kind of annoyed at Kaeldra s reluctance to go back to Fiora and then to take care of the draclings I mean, come on But at the same time, yeah okay, it s a responsibility you didn t want But still Bleh.I also got a bit annoyed when she got royally pissed at Jeorg without fully listening to what he was trying to tell her But I was also a bit annoyed at Jeorg f [...]


    22. All creatures bleed the same blood, be they man or be they beast Our fates are intermingled Whosoever spills the blood of any of earth s creatures, there spills the blood of man Landerath s private journalsI didn t realize this was juvenile fiction when I requested it from the local library, but I read it anyway I m glad I did, because it was wonderful There were pertinent messages of doing what s right even when it s the last thing you want to do, coupled with the message of respecting all livi [...]


    23. The ancient ones, dragons, hatch, and Kaeldra has to find a way to travel and protect three draclings This is a fun and dark fantasy tale geared for younger readers The prose is great, eloquent yet not dragged out The novel takes form of a fairly archetypal coming of age fantasy story A young orphan heroine is learning her place in the world and ends up on a quest full of danger and magic But it has some great political themes of feminism, wildlife protection, and prejudice I did enjoy Dragon s [...]


    24. Kaeldra, possesses the power to communicate with dragons and uses her power to to save her sister from an illness that only dragon s milk can cure She understands the danger in approaching the dragon mother the dam with a request for some of her milk, and is terrified, but knows of her heritage as a dragon sayer, and recognizes that it is her destiny The three baby dragons, draclings, that Kaeldra babysits in exchange for milk, are the stars of the show They are so endearing Kaeldra is a fairy t [...]


    25. Once I got past the odd names and the odd, albeit original, mythology regarding dragons, I was actually pretty impressed While I m still skeptical regarding a dragon weaning her baby dragons with milk for obvious anatomical reasons, the plot of the book was very engaging and I enjoyed it than I expected I d probably give this closer to 3.5 stars if I had the option, but 3 stars was too low.I feel like this book would be enjoyable to people of any age who like dragon stories.


    26. I know this is a children s book, but I was definitely hoping for plot wise This story was very skeletal, it could have been fleshed out just a little and still have qualified as a kid s book I did enjoy the story, obviously I felt like there were a ton of unanswered questions and holes in the story I know I m asking too much Sorry,


    27. I read this in late elementary early middle school, and loved it It s not your typical swash buckling adventure fantasy It touches of themes of being persecuted for being different and searching for home Certain elements of this series are bittersweet, even as I remember it from years away from my first reading I would recommend this book series to anyone esp kids who like dragons.



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