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Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite
The Legend Of The Dragon Child takes place on Urthe in which humans live below, while a few peaceful dragons live hidden. They came from a world that was filled with destruction and other dragons that only want to control and conquer. It is these dragons that the Urthe humans remember and fear. The story begins when a child is born to a mother who dies in childbirth. Queen Starleira decides that this little girl is the child that both the Urthe humans and Hail Dragons have prophesied about. The chosen child who will learn the ways of the dragons and help bridge the gap between humans and dragons was named Kaida (which means little dragon).
As the little girl grows up and her powers and ability increase, verifying that she is the child that they had been waiting for, a war is waging between the dragons of Urthe and those from other worlds. Queen Starleira tries negotiating peace but to no avail. The dragons from Jodrugs and De Dezertico are full of hatred and greed. They don’t want peace; they wish to destroy. It is during this time that the queen and her king feel that Kaida needs to go back to her own kind in order to learn from her own people. She is their hope that will bridge the gap formed many years ago so once again dragons and the Urthe people could live in harmony.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I think that Cheryl Rush Cowperthwait has created an amazing world that you can’t help getting lost in. After reading so many history books and historical fiction books, it’s always nice to find a fantasy book that transports you elsewhere. The characters and the development of the story are excellent. I think it’s really hard for fantasy writers in general because they must create whole new worlds and legends that go with it. I think The Legend Of The Dragon Child is a great example of this. I have seen that the author has two other books of the series currently on Amazon. I will definitely be checking them out as I am eager to find out what happens to Kaida and her dragon family.