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ISBN: 0765316315
Author: George R. R. Martin
Language: English
Publisher: Starscape (October 3, 2006)
Pages: 112
Category: Fairy Tales Folk Tales & Myths
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 697
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An ice dragon had been seen flying across the face of the moon on the night Adara had been born, people said, and each winter since it had been seen again, and those . George r. r. martin series: A Song of Ice and Fire. The Tales of Dunk and Egg.

An ice dragon had been seen flying across the face of the moon on the night Adara had been born, people said, and each winter since it had been seen again, and those winters had been very bad indeed, the spring coming later each year.

The Ice Dragon marks the highly anticipated children’s book debut of George . Martin, the award-winning author of the New York Times best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire. Illustrated with lush, exquisitely detailed pencil drawings by acclaimed artist Yvonne Gilbert, The Ice Dragon is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and sacrifice by one of the most honored fantasists of all time.

The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had. That wascally wabbit, George R. Martin, has done it yet again! He's written an elegant, pulchritudinous children’s/YA novella that spins a captivating tale that has the added virtue of respecting the brain matter of its readers.

The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed on. Also, I simply have higher expectations when purchasing an illustrated book, be it for children (though there has been some debate as to whether this is or is not a "children's story") or adults.

The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead. This is not to say that Gilbert is not a fine artist. Martin is the author of the acclaimed, internationally bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, adapted into the hit HBO series Game of Thrones

The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. Martin is the author of the acclaimed, internationally bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, adapted into the hit HBO series Game of Thrones.

The Ice Dragon is a children's fantasy novella by George R. Martin, originally published in 1980 in the Ace Books anthology Dragons of Light, as illustrated by Alicia Austin. It was later included in Martin's 1987 collection Portraits of His Children, as illustrated by Val Lakey Lindahn and Ron Lindahn. The story was reworked in 2007 with artwork by Anne Yvonne Gilbert, and again in 2014 with a series of original paintings by Luis Royo.

In Westeros the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate, frozen land

In Westeros the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate, frozen land. No man had ever tamed one. Adara first glimpsed the ice dragon as she played in the snow long after the other children had fled the cold. But Adara was not afraid: she was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone could remember. In Westeros the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear.

The Ice Dragon brims with the magic and beauty of Martin's velvety rich .

The Ice Dragon brims with the magic and beauty of Martin's velvety rich prose. Audiences of all ages will be enchanted by the fantastic delivery of this timeless tale of heroes and dragons, the strength of a family, and the coming-of-age of a very special girl. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Martin, George Book Three: A Storm of Swords. Book Four: A Feast for Crows. Book Five: A Dance with Dragons. Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle).

Book Three: A Storm of Swords.

The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember. Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child--and the ice dragon who loved her--could save her world from utter destruction. The Ice Dragon marks the highly anticipated children's book debut of George R.R. Martin, the award-winning author of the New York Times best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire and is set in the same world. Illustrated with lush, exquisitely detailed pencil drawings by acclaimed artistYvonne Gilbert, The Ice Dragon is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and sacrifice by one of the most honored fantasists of all time.

Comments:

Jeb
In all truthfulness, I am a big fan of George R. R. Martin. I hold him firmly entrenched amongst my top three favorite authors of all time. I adore his Song of Ice and Fire and love HBO's televised adaptation, Game of Thrones, almost as well.

I have been aware of The Ice Dragon for some time and, though I am enduring my Westerosi withdrawals with as much grace as I can muster, I had not gotten around to reading or purchasing The Ice Dragon until now. Primarily because I, by no means, expected this story to be akin to the much-anticipated Winds of Winter. Also, I simply have higher expectations when purchasing an illustrated book, be it for children (though there has been some debate as to whether this is or is not a "children's story") or adults. When a book comes illustrated, the greater part of the reader's imagination retires throughout the reading experience and I honestly did not like Yvonne Gilbert's artwork in the previous edition of The Ice Dragon. This is not to say that Gilbert is not a fine artist. Her work simply did not align with my imaginings of Martin's world(s) and so I sadly put off The Ice Dragon with hopes that some day the proper stars would align and I would find myself reading it then.

So, when I heard the news that The Ice Dragon was to be re-released with new artwork drawn by my number one favorite artist, Luis Royo, I immediately pre-ordered the book. The stars had aligned in my favor and then some!

I was not disappointed. Royo's art for The Ice Dragon is snowy perfection and managed to somehow exceed my extremely high expectations. Each illustration is beautiful, summoning Martin's words with a lovely combination of subtlety and daring. I was able to surrender the eyes of my imagination easily. I found Martin's story to be interesting and unique and I enjoyed the intimate fireside flow of The Ice Dragon. As I read, I felt like a Stark child listening to one of Old Nan's tales. I won't give away any spoilers but, for me, the ending was typically Martinesque and left me conflicted. As a "Winter Child" myself I wanted things to end differently for Adara and her dragon. I did not find the ending to be rushed or incomplete as some other reviewers have. I only found it to be bittersweet.

As I finished this story, I was left with a distinct feeling that I have encountered only once before, every time I watch The Labyrinth and am angry with Sarah for leaving Jareth behind in favor of bringing Toby home to her mundane life in a world devoid of fantasy and magic.

I would recommend The Ice Dragon to all fans of A Song of Ice and Fire. It is rife with foreshadowing and hints of what Martin has created in his epic fantasy series can be found throughout. I would not be the least bit surprised to find ice dragons soaring through the skies beyond the Wall and, perhaps, even crossing it in the novels yet to come.
Tebei
What a disappointment!! I thought this was an actual book—it's written by GRRM so I figured, hey, nice thick book with a great story, right? Sigh. I didn't look carefully enough to see that it is advertised as a 120 page book. And that would have been a bummer, but it is NOT in fact 120 pages. It starts on page 11, and finishes on page 107, so 97 pages. But 22 of those 97 pages have no text on them, so only 75 pages of text. But there's more! 37 of the remaining 75 pages are only half pages because they have illustrations on them. Sooo...really only about 57 pages of text for this story.

Now don't get me wrong, it is a good story. But I wasn't looking for a short story, I was looking for a novel. I have now paid hardcover novel price for a short story. To finish this sad tale, this wasn't even a NEW story by GRRM!! I already had it, in a short story collection about dragons called Dragons of Light that came out in the 1980s.

So. Cute preteen short story with a dragon. If that's what you are looking for, you will be thrilled.
Bolanim
I would rate this between a 3 and 4 star. The story was good, but needed more. I bought this for my 12 year old who has been into dragons the past few years. I've read ASOIAF books and have watched the television series. She gets a PG version of certain story lines from me and was excited to get a George R.R. Martin book for herself. But she finished it in about 90 minutes and said it was "too short". I thought so too. My daughter is an advanced reader for her age, but her writing skills are actually lower. So, in trying to improve her writing skills, especially with giving detail, I have also read to her various passages from ASOIAF books food and clothing related passages are great. This book is also a fine example for tweens in writing descriptive details.
Dangerous
I thoroughly enjoyed this GRRM novel. It's pretty dumb to leave poor reviews because a story was not what you expected and/or you did not READ the product description. This is NOT a new book, people. This is from the late 80's. Just be aware that this is written for a younger audience and is a short book. Print is about 120 pages. As an adult who loves GRRM and GoT, I still enjoyed reading this book. I gave it 4 stars because it is overpriced for how short it is, however you're paying for GRRM.
from earth
This is a good story about sacrifice that is made for one you love. Even though this is directed toward teens, it's great for people of all ages. Love the art work in it. The book was worth it just for that. I was debating on a kindle book or hardback. Glad I got the hardback (it is also cheaper than the kindle) as I can appreciate the art on paper more than on a screen. The girl looks a lot like a girl from a book that was published in the 1950's. Fun, quick read for when you want something you can finish in an hour or two.
Boraston
upon receipt of this book, I realized I had ordered a children/juvenile book in error. However, as I leave no cereal box or book in my possession unread, I spent a pleasant afternoon with this book. The now famous imagery of George RR Martin did not falter here. The characterization of the main person in the book was strong, with the reader feeling the loneliness and longing for a warm relationship with the family. Still, you are drawn to the development of the acceptance of the Ice Dragon as well. The climax and resolution were not unexpected, but still well done by Mr. Martin, as not one, but all, characters had to accept the inevitability of life, death, and loss. This acceptance is maturity. A good story for all.
Gigafish
It's a beautiful story of a girl and "her" dragon ice. It is narrated in the world of ASOIAF at the time of the first dance of dragons. While it is a short story, I think it's important for fans of ASOIAF, because it kind of helps you to understand how people relate to magic and/or how magic works in this world. I loved it

I do not remember all the details, but I think it can be read by childrens. So, I recommend to parents, but check it first ;)

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