Dragontamer's Daughters, Part 1: Pearl
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Dragontamer's Daughters, Part 1: Pearl

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"To-Ho-Ne calls Mama 'Princess, '" Alijandra whispered. "If she's a princess, doesn't that make us princesses, too?" "We aren't princesses," Isabella whispered. "Princesses live in palaces, not...not here." "Here" is the unforgiving high desert in the Old West of an alternate Earth. Isabella-who is almost 13 years old-and her sister Alijandra-who is almost 8-scratch out a...more
Paperback, 302 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by CreateSpace
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In an alternate world filled with powerful dragons, two young girls find a small dragon with eyes the color of pearls who is near death and seemingly harmless. After all, their father is a dragon tamer and will know what to do with the small creature, if only he would come back home from his hunt. Meanwhile, their father has become an outlaw, the family is destitute, living in this world’s version of the Old West in the desert, where eeking out a life is a brutal task. As the small dragon, now n...more
Cayt Landis
I bought this book, as well as Part 2, at Balticon last year. I didn't know much about it but I've always enjoyed dragons and young adult books so I gave it a go. Much to my pleasant surprise, I really loved it! The story was very well written and every character was realistic. I am an only child so I'm not the best person to ask, but the relationship between the sisters seemed very authentic and loving. The mother's love for her children was also very evident. Of course, the world was interesti...more
A.L. Phillips
I just finished this first part of a two-part tale, and was pleasantly surprised. "Pearl" is both well-written and creative. I especially liked the author's descriptive abilities; his scenes seem to come alive in the imagination, and a reader can watch the happenings of the book unfold with clarity. As a warning to readers, this book is not a complete story. It is, truly, only the first part of a story that (I hope) resolves with the second book.

Strengths of "Pearl": Good use of language, reali...more
Barbara Ann
Kenton Kilgore has written an imaginative novel that younger readers may find appealing. The novel is lengthy, approximately 600 pages and is broken down into two separate books. I’ve just finished Part I: Pearl, which takes readers into a fantasy world where empires rely upon the mystical gifts of dragons to protect their lands from enemy invaders. The plot centers around the family of former well-respected dragontamer, Thad Anerson and his family who were once prominent members of Ysparrian so...more
Mary Hillier
Kilgore really knows the American desert and the Native Americans who lived there long before there were reservations. He has taken this knowledge and created a fantasy world where dragons not only exist, some can be tamed and their power used to change the balance of power. Questioning the wisdom of using such a dangerous weapon costs the Nunez family their wealth and station in court and now Juanita and her two little girls, Isabella and Alijandra, with the help of Juanita's devoted nanny To-H...more
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My opinion: What a wonderfully CLEAN read this book was! This book would a fantastic introduction to the world of fantasy or dystopian literature for the young reader. I found the novel to be fast paced with likable characters that a pre-teen or early teen could identify with. The author did a dynamic job in really writing this as a light fantasy novel without the characters or the setting being too crazy, which could turn off new readers.
Karina M.
This book was really interesting, I just could not stop turning the pages, my eyes were glued on to the page. I brought it everywhere. I was even asked to stop reading during my English class. Even though I enjoyed this book, this might not be very ones type of book so I would consider trying it and you'll know if this book is or is not for you.
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