Friday, April 20, 2012

The Joy of Dragons

Being English, I have to have a soft spot for dragons, although, with St. George on our side, I suspect we'd be more likely to fight than to settle down and converse on the meaning of magic. What's the difference between being good at using magic, and being good at letting magic use you? Which shows more power, getting your own way, or being ready to wait for a better way? And what do you do when you want to be something you're not?
Today I'm joining in Jackie Gamber's blog tour for her Leland Dragon series. The second book, Sela, has just come out with Seventh Star Press. Redheart (book 1) was good, but Sela's even better, a smoother, steadier ride with convincing characters, teens who feel rejected, bad guys who feels empowered, dragons and people who think they know better than the stories the magic might tell, and mystery.

The mystery's still unfolding by the end of the tale, but like all the best series writers, Jackie Gamber succeeds in creating a complete story that works just as well whether you've read the earlier book or not, and feels complete whether she's written the third yet or not. That said, I'm eagerly awaiting book three. And...

...If you've ever felt you wished you were someone you're not
If you've ever felt like you're letting everyone down
If you've ever felt rejected and let down by someone you love
If you've ever felt like the task's too big for you...

Sela's a great book, full of wonderful lessons that slip from the story like flowers blooming where they're planted. These dragons would would make St. George sit down and talk, and we'd all be the better for it.

Jackie Gamber is the award-winning author of “Redheart” and “Sela”, Books One and Two of the Leland Dragon Series, now available! For more information about Jackie and her mosaic mind, visit http://www.jackiegamber.com
And meet Jackie elsewhere on the world wide web at:
http://www.lelanddragons.com

1 comment:

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Great post. Sela is awesome