About the Book
Title: Princess Madeline and the Dragon (Princess Madeline Trilogy, Book #3)
Author: Kirstin Pulioff
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Caliburn Books
Number of pages: 135
Recommended age: 10+
After a season of battle and rebuilding, the Kingdom of Soron is exhausted. With the return of the exiled wizards, the Spring Faire, and her upcoming wedding, Princess Madeline is looking forward to a peaceful season of celebration. When the mysterious green dragon reappears, threatening the kingdom and the king, Princess Madeline and Prince Braden won’t rest for long. Faced with this incredible new danger, Princess Madeline and Prince Braden must find a way to lead their kingdom and secure their future. Can they find the answers hidden within their mother’s cryptic messages from the past, or will the dragon destroy everything they hold dear? Follow Princess Madeline as she embarks on a dangerous new adventure to save her kingdom and her family.
This is the final part of Princess Madeline’s story, and it rounds the trilogy off nicely. Once more the author’s imaginative and bewitching description of this world leaves the reader enchanted by its vividness. I won’t repeat the summary since the official one is just above, but it is a surprisingly short story wrapped up in delightful description of the sights, sounds and even smells of the castle and its immediate environment. Although there is imminent danger from the first page, it is not until well into the second half of the book that Madeline actually embarks on her challenging adventure. It ends on a moralistic note, which is rather cliched, but probably necessary to the story.
I was surprised to find so many grammatical errors and other editing mistakes. I wonder if it was rushed out to meet a deadline? It could do with a thorough revision, since it tends to spoil the reader’s enjoyment. I think Princess Madeline deserves it, after all she’s been through.
I received a free copy of this book to review as part of the blog tour.
More Buzz About The Book
“The story is engaging on many levels, as is Pulioff’s writing, but on this occasion I was mostly drawn into the action and the mystery as how to prevent the worst from happening. This is great entertainment and should do well across a wider age range.” ~ 5 Star Review,ChristophFischerBooks, Amazon
“Kirstin Pulioff has saved the best for last. ‘Princess Madeline and the Dragon’ is the final instalment in the ‘Princess Madeline Trilogy’. I thought the first two books were finely wrought stories, but this novel surpasses its predecessors. Prophesies, family tragedies, magic and – of course – dragons, combine to produce a tale that is an instant classic. Written with a great deal of charm, ‘Princess Madeline and the Dragon’ will not disappoint Ms Pulioff’s young fans. I look forward to seeing where next her imagination will take this natural storyteller. ” ~ 5 Star Review, Diogenes, Amazon
“Princess Madeline and the Dragon is an exciting and thoroughly satisfying final chapter in this fantasy/adventure series. As she did with books one and two, the author has created a fantasy world in a rich medieval setting that we can believe in–and want to visit, over and over…Along with adventure, a sweet romance, and a theme that centers on the power of love, you may find a surprise or two! If your tween or teen loves princesses, brave heroes and fairytales of daring-do, they shouldn’t miss this one!” ~ 5 Star Review, Ally S., Goodreads
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About the Author: Kirstin Pulioff
Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Forest Management. Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in Oregon, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she’s not writing, she is busy with her kids and church.
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Good, balanced review. I have the first book of the series on my to-read shelf, and hope it does not share the editing issues, as few things put me off faster.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the book Jemima in the Princess Madeline and the Dragon Blog Tour. I’m sure the author will take your feedback to heart and examine how the book can be improved.
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