Ecause not only is it a coming of age story but the contents are suitable for young adults However fantasy lovers of all ages will enjoy this
imagining of dragon theme and each will take some different message from the striving of the characters for a better life I The Three Lives of Sonata James particularly liked a Plainswoman rider who appeals to me because she isractical and loves horses Other Mein Erster Mörder people may focus on another character including some of the finely described dragons The only thing remaining for me to say to author Jennifer Garlen is More Please Another great book about dragons Human s and dragonstogether WOW Anyone who likes dragon stories willlike this book ENJOY Delightful coming of age story Much like Peter S Beagle s The Last Unicorn Wierm s Egg cleverlylays with the conventions of the fantasy novel to create a compelling and original story Interspecies bondingIf Tarzan a human baby could be raised by an ape why could not Wiermig the foundling discovered among the remains of a shipwreck be raised by a dragon or wierm as the species is named in this remarkable fantasyFirst of all Jennifer is a friend of mine I knew she was a writer but had no idea she wrote something so imaginative sure footed and readable as Wierm s Egg The baby named Wiermig or dragon s egg by his adoptive mother Sylla is raised to be a sensitive and eaceful child Sylla does breathe fire and like all wierms she loves bright sparkly treasure I never have really understood the dragon lust for treasure theme A dragon hoards gold but how can it spend it In this novel that appetite is described as something innate within the wierm s nature almost a chemical attraction In this context the wierm is not avaricious or greedy but actually loves the treasure for its own beauty of an art for art s sake mindset than simply a desire to ossess Likewise Sylla loves her own treasure little Ig as she nicknames him with the unconditional love of a mother for her offspringLike many fantasy novels this one involves an apprenticeship a coming of age for the young Kaki vojaki: roman v rimah in slikah prince andor warrior The refreshing difference in this novel is that the boy is drawn toward music and learns tolay harp and flute and sing and write ballads This is a ortrait of the bard as a young man As Sylla raises and educates her son and trains him in the ways and lore of the wierms she realizes that she also needs to expose him to the world of his own kind Fortunately she ossesses a magic ring that enables her to assume a human shape and in the guise of a withered old woman she escorts her young son intore imagining of
A Nearby Village Where She Has Befriended Many Of Thenearby village where she has befriended many of the especially a simple yet true hearted guard named BertAlso at some oint she must introduce Wiermig to a council of dragons and obtain approval for him to go on his uest and learn the secret that will fulfill his destiny Sylla s brother Willais is appointed to accompa. Gon first traveling the land with his uncle in disguise and then setting out on his own to learn his destiny from the Seeker in the Deep Along the way he encounters demons witches and irates as well as dragons each with a art to lay in changing Wiermig's life The ast returns to shape the future when Erozu.
It is a beautiful book Everyone should read it This is a wonderful book It s a uniue and lovely story I Worlds Beyond The Poles purchased it to read as bedtime story for my daughters ages 4 and 7 with thelan to read a chapter at a time each night But I found the story so compelling I secretly finished the book without my daughters because I just couldn t wait to find out what happened next I loved it from start to finish I am still reading it to my girls a chapter at a time and they are both still keenly interested in the characters and what is happening with them Even knowing what happens next I am enjoying reading it again and having the adventure unfold before me once againI have read a variety of books aloud to my girls Dahl Rowling Grimm Riordan Lewis and So writers are easier to read aloud than others even though their stories might be eually compelling Garlen s word choices and dialog make this book delightfully fun to read aloud Even without the dialog the words flow easily and naturally and are a beautiful reflection of the grand adventureI recommend it to anyone who likes the fantasy genre as well as anyone who likes great adventure stories and anyone who likes a good story about interesting familiesThere is a special aspect to this story that might make it extra meaningful to adoptive families A very fun read even if the story seems to flow along just a little too smoothly for our hero A marvelous tale of the families we create for ourselves Love and compassion are at the core of this tale of adventure and it s refreshing to see a rotagonist work to survive in a complicated world by creating community rather than by wandering off alone Lifelong readers of fantasy will be leased to see the echoes of favorite authors in this text including Kipling Tolkien and for me at least Kenneth Grahame I loved this engaging well written story of a female dragon lonely in her mountain who raises a shipwrecked orphan boy as her son Calling the child Wiermig or Ig egg she faces the derision of her own dwindling kind and the wrath of villagers This dragon owns a magic ring which wrath of villagers This dragon owns a magic ring which turn her into a human lady so in this guise she is able to accompany the child
TO THE VILLAGE AND BUY FOOD CLOTHING AND ADVICEthe village and buy food clothing and advice learns fast and absorbs dragon speech and lore along with his other lessons When the time comes for him to be apprenticed he decides to become a minstrel or bard and adds to his store of songs and legends These stand him in good stead when he is faced with dire necessity choices and strange beings on his travels From witches to sea serpents Ig has to deal with fierce owers but the culmination of the adventures is the return of a loathsome hungry black dragon which had been reviously thought to be just a legend With the generational cycle to the fore and adoption on the table some strong issues are addressed in this novel I have classed it as a Young Adult work When the green dragon Sylla discovers an orphaned human baby she adopts him and raises him as her own Wiermig grows up a child of two worlds but the dragons are a dying race whose existence has been forgotten by men Wiermig fulfills the expectations of the elder wierms by following the ath of a fledgling dra. ,
Jennifer C. Garlen