Thursday, October 20, 2016

Lady Dragon, Tela Du Review

Lady Dragon, Tela Du is here! I'll be reviewing this awesome book in just a second, but first the description.

Kendra's content advisory:
"Romance: Pretty strong since I'm dealing with a married couple, but doesn't go past minimally-described kissing and sharing a bed.
Violence: Mild fantasy sort. I can't write gore to save my life.
Magic: Fairly strong. You can read a full description of how I use magic in this series here."

Two girls with one face
Two girls with twisted fate
One in purple, one in red
One shall speak the other’s death
Who shall win their final war?
Lady Dragon or Tela Du?

Amber, the Lady Dragon, has been promised a fifty-year reign over Rizkaland and nothing can stop her from claiming it. But when you've lived six thousand years, fifty is such a pitiful number. Only one person can keep her from making this reign permanent - the Tela Du, a girl who shall share Amber's face.

The last thing Petra wants is a magical world interrupting her plans for a normal life, let alone an ultimate battle against the Lady Dragon with only one prophesied survivor. She has her childhood best friend, Reuben, at her side, but she's not sure if he's more of a help or a hindrance right now. Though she'd much prefer to just return home and forget about this whole crazy affair, things change when she discovers that the world has surprising connections to her own family - including her sister who disappeared without a trace two years before. Still, Rizkaland can't possibly expect her to risk her very life, can it?


I wasn't terribly excited about this book to start with--I wanted book three so I could have more Clarand. But that sort of sentiment? Totally foolish. Because while I still can't wait for book three (and want it even more now), LDTD is AWESOME! Like, way better than WPFP. I didn't think that was possible, but wow. You find out so much about Amber and Granite, and there are Reuben and Petra!

First Reuben. I'll be interviewing him next week, so you'll get to meet him. Reuben is the brother I never had. Seriously, this guy is a total fantasy lover, the kind of kid who looked for Narnia in the back of his closet, a sweet puppy dog, very excitable, and just so much fun. But yet, he knows how to be serious when it counts. And he loves Petra so much (and is slightly obsessed with her hair). He's so sweet, so amusing, so adorable. Love that guy.

Petra. That girl. She's very much an introvert, very dependent on Reuben, very much against having a romantic relationship. After all, she's only sixteen. And she's very insistent that her sisters Sarah and Sylvia and Reuben's brother Richard are real, even though she and Reuben are the only ones who can remember them. Even though Petra can be--difficult--at times, I love her. And I love her relationship with Reuben. And their telepathy. They're just perfect for each other.

Then there are Summer and Tyler, Ashna and Noraeto, and Amber and Granite. They're all so different from each other, and they all add something unique to the story. I didn't think I'd enjoy Amber and Granite's story as much as I did, but it was quite...interesting.

The storyline contains a lot drama. But I can't say much because of spoilers. Still, it's a book that is all about family, and I loved it. Petra, as the Tela Du, is supposed to kill Amber, the Lady Dragon. And things happen.

Read Lady Dragon, Tela Du. Seriously. You won't regret it. And then book three is totally going to rip your heart out, but it'll be awesome. Because Clarand AND Reutra.

Kendra E. Ardnek is a homeschool graduate who picked up a pen at an early age and never put it down. The eldest of four, she makes her home in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her parents, younger siblings, giant herd of giraffes, and honor guard of nutcrackers.  


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October 19
Kendra: Party Kick-off
Thoughts of Anna S. Brie - Me
Elvish Pens, Fantastic Writings - Summer
Sutori no Hana
Ketura's Korner - Review and Author Interview

October 20
Kendra: Book 3 Title Reveal
One Sparrow Song - Me
Dreams and Dragons - Petra
Overactive Imagination - Me
Morgan Huneke
The Flowering Vales
Scattered Journal Pages

October 21

Kendra: Inspirations for LDTD
Read, Write, Laugh, DANCE - Me
The Rambling Rose - Noraeto
Whispers on the Wind - Me
Shire Reviews
Written Rest
Other - Facebook Party!

October 22

Kendra: Cut Plot Elements
The Flowering Vales: Laura
Written Rest - Granite
One Sparrow Song

October 23
Kendra: Petra and Clara
Writing in the Light: Me
Dreams and Dragons
Lianne Taimenlore - Colors of LDTD Guest Post

October 24
Kendra: Ships I Ship Because of Reutra
Morgan Huneke - Reuben
The Flowering Vales - Me
The Rambling Rose - Me
Writing Anyone?

October 25
One Sparrow Song - Ashna
Read, Write, Laugh, DANCE - Amber
Thoughts of Anna S. Brie
Tyrean Martinson - 5 Reasons to Write with Pinterest Guest post


  1. I didn't know it was possible to be better that WPFP either. But I agree - LDTD tops it!

  2. I knew it was possible to be better than WPFP . . . I didn't expect it to be, but I knew it could be.
    That being said: REUBEN. I love Reuben. And I agree; it was awesome to have a book with so much focus on family.


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