Dragon Daughter was published in the UK by David Fickling Books on October 4th 2018

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

Cover art by Angelo Rinaldi

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? 

Beautiful interior art by Paul Duffield


The first reviews are coming in! 

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

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!

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.

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.”

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

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

Information for teachers

The egg cycle in Dragon Daughter is based on watching my flock of hens raise their own chicks. 

Please watch this space for resources about dragons and fantasy creatures; about life cycles; and discussions around migration and belonging.