Dragon Daughter


'Fiery friendships, forgotten family and the struggle for power collide in Dragon Daughter - the epic new saga from Liz Flanagan.

Published by: David Fickling Books

Date: 04 October 2018

HB ISBN: 978-1-78845-020-1

PB ISBN: 978-1-78845-021-8

 
 
 
 

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Dragon Daughter is a fantasy novel aimed at readers aged 9-12, but suitable for anyone who loves an exciting saga! 

It is set on the imaginary island of Arcosi, where servant girl Milla witnesses a murder and finds herself caring for the last four dragon eggs. 

As unrest spreads across the island, who can she trust? 

 
 
 
 

REVIEWS

The Bookseller highlighted Dragon Daughter as “one to watch”, describing it as “a thrilling fantasy quest”.

I’m honoured by this wonderful review by children’s book expert Gordon Askew, who writes: “Dragon Daughter is an outstanding example of the power of story.”
Read the review here.

Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books calls Dragon Daughter:
 “a fantastic middle-grade read full of rich detail ... an epic adventure that is thrilling, captivating.”
Read the full review here

I’m thrilled with this review from Pam Norfolk at the Lancashire Post:

“Teeming with tension, danger, fast-paced action, fiery friendships and dragon riders, this is a thrilling middle grade epic full of heart, hope and themes of migration and tolerance which will strike a chord with youngsters.”
Read more here.

Dragon Daughter was Book of the Day on the Booktrust website. Their reviewer wrote: “This is the first book in a new epic fantasy saga that takes readers on an unusual adventure, dealing with important themes of friendship, belonging, migration and difference, as well as the utter joy of dragons.”
Read the full review here.

Dragon Daughter is Chapter Book of the Week - “immaculate worldbuilding, glorious characters and wonderful creatures” - over on ReadItDaddy blog: click here to read the glowing review!

Meanwhile, bookseller extraordinaire Tamsin Rosewell at Kenilworth Books has done a wonderfully in-depth review of Dragon Daughter and calls it “an astonishing book; this is storytelling at its very best – exciting, political, poignant and utterly enchanting.”
Read the full review here.

 

FOR TEACHERS

RESOURCES

I’m very lucky to have teacher friends! These resources were designed by experienced teacher Susan Williams and are available to download here. Feel free to adapt them to suit your needs, along with Chapter One available below.

SCHOOL VISITS, WORKSHOPS AND MORE

I can deliver assembly talks, readings and creative writing workshops, working at Key Stages 1, 2 & 3.

 

Cover art by Angelo Rinaldi

Beautiful interior art by Paul Duffield

A collection of eggs - from my chickens, not from dragons!

A collection of eggs - from my chickens, not from dragons!

"As a story for our times, Dragon Daughter is luminous... This is storytelling at its very best - exciting, political, poignant and utterly enchanting." Kenilworth Books