George R. R. Martin – The Ice Dragon

Having read the entire Game of Thrones series a few years ago, this was definitely not what I expected to come from the same author. More a Grimm’s fairy tale than an epic fantasy, it’s miles away from the violence and sex filled saga that I’d read previously.

Having read  a bit more into it, this was actually first published in 1980 and is most definitely a children’s novel – a story of an unlikely friendship between a little girl and a dragon, but one that is overwhelmingly sad.

The book was short, it only took around 30 minutes to read, but the illustrations were beautiful, I did wish I had the physical book rather than the kindle version so I could appreciate them more.

There were definite morals/things that you can take from reading this short tale, but I don’t want to give away any spoilers for a beautiful little story, so all I’d say is if you like George R.R. Martin and you’re a fan of fairy-tales, I’d recommend picking this up for a quick read. Make sure you read it through for yourself first before reading it to a child though, it might not be the disney-style everything-is-okay tale they’re used to.

My rating: 4/5Average rating: 3.78
128 pages. Published in: 1980
Read in E-bookon 1st-2nd February 2018

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