Book du jour: Dragonfly
by Julia Golding
The Fourth Crown Princess of the Blue Crescent Islands had sixteen rituals to observe from the moment of waking to when she broke her fast.
Adventure and romance make a winning combination in this “alternate world” fantasy. There’s no magic to speak of, but Princess Taoshira of the Blue Crescent Islands and Prince Ramil of Gerfal find plenty of human-made obstacles on the road to self-discovery, armed resistance, and true love. I do enjoy world building where women can be government officials or war leaders as a matter of course. But I would have liked to see more of the Blue Crescent origami... It looks like there's a companion book due out soon, so maybe next time?