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By George R. R. Martin

The Ice Dragon is a fascinating story of braveness and sacrifice for younger readers and adults via the wildly renowned writer of the number 1 New York Times bestselling track of Ice and hearth sequence, George R.R. Martin. Lavish illustrations through acclaimed artist Luis Royo increase this fascinating and heartwarming tale of a tender woman and her dragon.

In the area of A tune of Ice and hearth the ice dragon was once a creature of legend and worry, for no guy had ever tamed one. whilst it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate chilly and frozen land. yet Adara used to be now not afraid. For Adara was once a wintry weather baby, born through the worst freeze that any one, even the previous Ones, might be mindful.

Adara couldn't keep in mind the 1st time she had visible the ice dragon. It appeared that it had constantly been in her lifestyles, glimpsed from afar as she performed within the frigid snow lengthy after the opposite youngsters had fled the chilly. In her fourth yr she touched it, and in her 5th yr she rode upon its vast, chilled again for the 1st time. Then, in her 7th yr, on a relaxed summer season day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceable farm that used to be Adara's domestic. And just a iciness child―and the ice dragon who enjoyed her―could keep her international from utter destruction.

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Every now and then she heard her father swearing, or Hal calling out her identify. She stayed excessive within the branches of the oak she had climbed, and smiled down at their lighting fixtures as they combed from side to side throughout the fields. eventually she drifted off to sleep, dreaming in regards to the coming of iciness and pondering how she might reside till her birthday. It was once nonetheless decades away. sunrise woke her; sunrise and a noise within the sky. Adara yawned and blinked, and heard it back. She shinnied to the uppermost limb of the tree, as excessive because it might undergo her, and disregarded the leaves. there have been dragons within the sky. She had by no means obvious beasts fairly like those. Their scales have been darkish and sooty, now not eco-friendly just like the dragon Hal rode. One used to be a rust colour and one was once the color of dried blood and one used to be black as coal. them all had eyes like gleaming embers, and steam rose from their nostrils, and their tails flicked backward and forward as their darkish, leathery wings beat the air. The rust-colored one opened its mouth and roared, and the wooded area shook to its problem, or even the department that held Adara trembled a little bit. The black one made a noise too, and whilst it opened its maw a spear of flame lanced out, all orange and blue, and touched the timber less than. Leaves withered and blackened, and smoke started to upward thrust from the place the dragon’s breath had fallen. the only the colour of blood flew shut overhead, its wings creaking and straining, its mouth half-open. among its yellowed enamel Adara observed soot and cinders, and the wind stirred by way of its passage was once fireplace and sandpaper, uncooked and chafing opposed to her dermis. She cringed. at the backs of the dragons rode males with whip and lance, in uniforms of black and orange, their faces hidden in the back of darkish helmets. the single at the rust dragon gestured along with his lance, pointing on the farm structures around the fields. Adara appeared. Hal got here as much as meet them. His eco-friendly dragon was once as huge as their very own, yet one way or the other it appeared small to Adara as she watched it climb upwards from the farm. With its wings totally prolonged, it used to be undeniable to work out how badly injured it was once; the suitable wing tip was once charred, and it leaned seriously to at least one facet because it flew. On its again, Hal gave the look of one of many tiny toy infantrymen he had introduced them as a gift years ahead of. The enemy dragonriders break up up and got here at him from 3 facets. Hal observed what they have been doing. He attempted to show, to throw himself on the black dragon head-on, and flee the opposite . His whip flailed angrily, desperately. His eco-friendly dragon opened its mouth, and roared a problem, yet its flame used to be light and brief and didn't succeed in the enemy. The others held their hearth. Then, on a sign, their dragons all breathed as one. Hal was once wreathed in flames. His dragon made a excessive wailing noise, and Adara observed that it used to be burning, he used to be burning, they have been all burning, beast and grasp either. They fell seriously to the floor, and lay smoking amidst her father’s wheat. The air used to be jam-packed with ashes. Adara craned her head round within the different course, and observed a column of smoke emerging from past the woodland and the river.

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