Rise of the Dragon Moon
The ice never forgives.The ice never forgets.Princess Toli may be heir to the throne, but she longs to be a fierce hunter and warrior. Alone in a frozen world, her queendom is at the mercy of the dragons that killed her father, and Toli is certain it’s only a matter of time before they come back to destroy what’s left of her family.When the dragons rise and seize her mother, Toli will do anything to save her— even trust a young dragon who may be the only key to the Queen's release.With her sister and best friend at her side, Toli makes the treacherous journey across the vast ice barrens to Dragon Mountain, where long-held secrets await. Bear-cats are on their trail, and dragons stalk them, but the greatest danger might be a mystery buried in Toli’s past.(Imprint/Macmillan) August 6, 2019

Rise of the Dragon Moon Details

TitleRise of the Dragon Moon
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 6th, 2019
PublisherImprint
ISBN-139781250195562
Rating
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Dragons

Rise of the Dragon Moon Review

  • Gita Trelease
    January 1, 1970
    I felt the temperature drop around me as I read the opening pages of RISE OF THE DRAGON MOON and entered a harshly beautiful world of ice and snow—and ferocious, talking dragons. Set in the northern queendom of Ire, whose queen has vanished to deal with the threat the dragons pose, her daughter Toli, haunted by her own failings, must leave safety behind to find her mother. As Toli determinedly ventures farther into her frozen country, she’s joined by a charming cast of characters who refuse to l I felt the temperature drop around me as I read the opening pages of RISE OF THE DRAGON MOON and entered a harshly beautiful world of ice and snow—and ferocious, talking dragons. Set in the northern queendom of Ire, whose queen has vanished to deal with the threat the dragons pose, her daughter Toli, haunted by her own failings, must leave safety behind to find her mother. As Toli determinedly ventures farther into her frozen country, she’s joined by a charming cast of characters who refuse to let her go it along—including one adorable and unexpected ride-along. But the path they take will be full of perils...Gabrielle Byrne’s gorgeous writing and astonishing imagination create a feast for the senses. Her characters are beautifully drawn and her dragons are like none I have ever encountered: utterly unique and so very real. Meeting up with one of them is not for the faint of heart, and Toli faces that challenge and more in this beautifully thrilling story of adventure and self-discovery.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    RISE OF THE DRAGON MOON by Gabrielle Byrne is a book with so much heart (and my heart skipped happy and fast when I got to read it before its release)! Set in the snow-covered Queendom of Gall, I shivered while reading the passages describing the ice-cold surroundings. But the next moment, I warmed all over at Toli’s stubborn resolve and the way her friends wriggled past all her attempts to face things alone. This story is full of adventure and humor, regret and love, acceptance and friendship. RISE OF THE DRAGON MOON by Gabrielle Byrne is a book with so much heart (and my heart skipped happy and fast when I got to read it before its release)! Set in the snow-covered Queendom of Gall, I shivered while reading the passages describing the ice-cold surroundings. But the next moment, I warmed all over at Toli’s stubborn resolve and the way her friends wriggled past all her attempts to face things alone. This story is full of adventure and humor, regret and love, acceptance and friendship. And the dragons!! Their fire blazes through the story, both the legends surrounding them and their interactions within the world of Ire.RISE OF THE DRAGON MOON is so, so good!!!!
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  • Kelly Coon
    January 1, 1970
    This story is absolutely magical. I didn't realize how much I needed iridescent, talking dragons in my life until I read RISE OF THE DRAGON MOON. Toli, the 12-year-old mc is fierce, but harbors a terrible secret that both motivates her and threatens her ability to trust the ones she loves. Byrne's world-building was PERFECTION, too. I felt freezing cold in the queendom, surrounded by the ice, and hot in the dragon's lair. The kicker? Flying high over the frozen landscape clutched in a dragon's t This story is absolutely magical. I didn't realize how much I needed iridescent, talking dragons in my life until I read RISE OF THE DRAGON MOON. Toli, the 12-year-old mc is fierce, but harbors a terrible secret that both motivates her and threatens her ability to trust the ones she loves. Byrne's world-building was PERFECTION, too. I felt freezing cold in the queendom, surrounded by the ice, and hot in the dragon's lair. The kicker? Flying high over the frozen landscape clutched in a dragon's talon. I highly recommend!!!!!!!
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  • Carissa
    January 1, 1970
    I like to describe this epically amazing MG fantasy as How to Train Your Dragon + Frozen. It follows the story of two princesses as they try to keep their queendom alive when their mother disappears on a quest. Set in a gorgeous, icy, dragon-threatened world, this book was both thrilling and heartwarming. I was super lucky and was one of Gabrielle’s readers for an earlier version of the book, and I absolutely cannot wait to read the final version!!!
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  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    I was thrilled to read a pre-release version of this awesome middle grade fantasy. An interesting world, an awesome ensemble cast led by Anatolia Strongarm, and DRAGONS! A compulsive read.
  • Malayna Evans
    January 1, 1970
    There's a lot to love about this charming book, but one word of advice: have a cozy blanket nearby before you crack it open. The writing is so crisp, and the scenes so vivid, you'll want to cuddle up as you read about the princess's daring, cold weather adventures to save her mother/people and the unexpected friendships she develops along the way. I mean sure, you've met other dragons in other books. But you haven't met these dragons. And trust me, you'll want to.
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  • Kip
    January 1, 1970
    This was the perfect book to read during a January snowstorm, but the atmospheric setting will surely come through even if you read it in August. Toli was such a realistic heroine, faults and all, and the cast of supporting characters (that includes some excellent antagonists) round out the whole story. I'll admit that my favorite character was a certain dragon! Best of all, the writing was absolutely gorgeous, capturing the gorgeous setting with words to match. A great read for all MG fantasy a This was the perfect book to read during a January snowstorm, but the atmospheric setting will surely come through even if you read it in August. Toli was such a realistic heroine, faults and all, and the cast of supporting characters (that includes some excellent antagonists) round out the whole story. I'll admit that my favorite character was a certain dragon! Best of all, the writing was absolutely gorgeous, capturing the gorgeous setting with words to match. A great read for all MG fantasy and adventure fans!
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