Secret of the Crystal Dragon

Guardians of the Blue Planet Book 1

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
154 Pages
Reviewed on 03/16/2013
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Author Biography

Paula is a native Rhode Islander, living in the Green Country of eastern Oklahoma with her husband, a retired Navy commander/pro golfer/vintage car rebuilder. Traveling extensively throughout the United States while raising four sons, she and Chet now enjoy their grown men and their families, including twelve grandchildren.

After working as an NSA intelligence analyst and a children's librarian, Paula established a career as a fiction writer. She has published many short stories, both romance and fantasy. Several of these stories are included in her prize-winning anthology, OTHER WORLDS.

Paula's young adult novel, COURT OF HONOR, won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award. EARTH MAGIC, was the Oklahoma Writers Federation's Best Juvenile Book of 2002. She has also written two children's picture books, and a paranormal romance novel, DREAMTIME. Her latest release is the YA fantasy novel, SECRET OF THE CRYSTAL DRAGON, first in the series, Guardians of the Blue Planet.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Dianne Bylo for Readers' Favorite

"Secret of the Crystal Dragon" by Paula Blais Gorgas is a delightful fantasy about two worlds whose histories have been closely tied together since the beginning of man’s time on Earth. Myra Goodfellow, now twelve, has heard the stories of the Dreamkeeper and a place called Kasan where the Dragon People lived since she was very young. Of course Myra knew these were make-believe, that is until one day when she finds a dragon egg in the woods! With her new friend Aiden, they discover a special connection to the baby dragon and dream-travel to the world of Kasan, home of the Guardian Dragons of Earth. Myra must protect ‘Baby’ from the Red World Society, an alien group trying to take over both Kasan and Earth, while learning to put her trust in others and still find a way back home. Can she save the dragon and find its mother? Is this the beginning of some hidden destiny for Myra?

Myra’s struggles with her parents’ divorce, her sense of loss and betrayal, as well as her mannerisms and speech are very realistic for a twelve-year-old girl. In creating a world closely paralleling life on Earth, Paula Blais Gorgas has made “Secret of the Crystal Dragon” an easy to understand read for younger children, while still be entertaining for adults with vivid descriptions and constant action. I was captivated throughout and strongly recommend this book to younger readers with its positive outlook and fast-paced plot! A perfect chapter book!