Dragon Flight (Dragon Slippers, #2)
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With the Dragon Wars over, Creel finds herself bored with life as a seamstress. Then word comes that a bordering country has been breeding dragons in preparation for an invasion. Never one to sit around, Creel throws herself headlong into an adventure that will reunite her with her dragon friend Shardas, pit her against a vicious new enemy and perhaps rekindle a friendship...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 29th 2008 by Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
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Jessica
Jun 07, 2011 Jessica rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Reading aloud to my son, May 2011.

Just finished reading aloud to my son. Don't remember the ending being so romantic! Yay, me! (I have a hard time with the mushy stuff!)
Carrie
Definitely a worthy sequel to Dragon Slippers, especially concerning the fact that Dragon Slippers wasn't supposed to have a sequel. Just as in the first book, Dragon Flight is a creative and humorous story with a clever and inviting writing style. 'Flight' may even be better than 'Slippers'... I can't decide.

I wasn't particularly impressed at the beginning of the story. The whole almost-dying-but-not-actually think is kind of cliché, and felt very plot device-y. But in the end, I didn't at all...more
Cassie
This book entertained and enchanted me just as much as the first one, Dragon Slippers, if not more. Everything that the author set up in the first book was carried through perfectly into the second. Dragon Slippers was one of those books that didn’t quite *need* a sequel, but definitely benefited from one. I felt that the story of Creel wasn’t quite tied up yet, and Dragon Flight completed her story nicely. After this, I can be happy without any more tales about Creel, though I wouldn’t argue if...more
Valerie
It’s books like this that made me a fantasy reader in the first place. Creel is a bold, headstrong character with a big heart. With the threat of war, dragon battles, and her in the mix it’s absolutely a fun read. And she is not the only bold character in the bunch.

As compared to the first Dragon Slippers, I think I like the first a little better though the difference isn’t by much. I still enjoyed the adventure immensely and we get to see more dragons, different people, and more action. Creel i...more
Danielle
Feb 26, 2008 Danielle rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Danielle by: myself
Shelves: fantasy
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Amy Finnegan
Once again, Creel entertained me on every page. I love how consistent the characters are in this book series. Each character - dragon and humans alike - has a distinct personality and a believable role to play in the plot. Creel has never been a damsel in distress, which I've always liked, but even better, she is usually the first to speak up and persuade others to have courage. And Jessica Day George does this in a realistic way, not how some writers try to tell you a character is a hero by usi...more
Mary
Another big <3
Hannah
Having read reviews that mentioned enjoying the first book, Dragon Slippers, more than the rest, I picked this one up with slight apprehension. I never expected to enjoy Dragon Flight even more than the first installment!

The previous book had laid the groundwork, allowing this one to build upon our knowledge of the existing characters and spice it all up with an extended cast and considerably more action. Reading about Creel, Luka, Shardas and co. again was like meeting old friends, and it was w...more
Melissa
Jessica Day George is quickly becoming one of my favorite YA fantasy authors. While I have to admit that I probably liked Dragon Slippers--her first effort--a bit better, Dragon Flight is still a very enjoyable read that is easy to get lost in.

What truly makes these books so enjoyable is the colorful cast of characters. I have found it so easy to become attached to Creel, Prince Luka, and others that help them along the way. And anyone who gets in their way is depicted so well in their oppositio...more
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I have been trying to get ahold of this book forever; however Dragon Flight was worth the wait. Dragons and more DRAGONS!

The story starts out a little slow, but once it picks up there’s no stopping the action. Creel is persuasive and has a beautiful relationship with the Feraval dragons. There is a special bond between Creel and these dragons. I loved that they were not portrayed as monsters – but instead as creatures with human-like qualities (feelings and dreams). Amazing!

Who doesn’t lov...more
Jackie
The start of Dragon Flight begins where Dragon Slippers leaves us...that is, Creel (Heroine of the Dragon War) is creating magnifient gowns for Isla (soon to be married to Prince Miles) with her partner Marta. These two girls are very busy since their dressmaking and embroidery skills are exceptional. But, when news of an imminent invasion by Citatie soldiers is coming, Creel and Marta are up to the task of joining forces with her dragon friends, Shardas and Feniul to meet the enemy. Prince Luka...more
Lana
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Keidy
I'm a HUGE fan of dragons. I love reading stories about them in various ways, but I am often disappointed in many stories where the dragons are just background characters, pets or merely steeds where their primary function in the story is less important than the humans that control or fight against them. There are very few stories in which dragons are the primary characters, capable of intellect, cultural and economical changes. I will have to put Jessica Day George's "Dragon Slippers" series as...more
Virginia Heart
I am now officially a fan of Jessica Day George. After reading Dragon Slippers. I could not wait to get my hands on Dragon Flight. I loved being back with Creel and Luka and so ecstatic to be back with Shardas. And the plot couldn't be better. It started with a looming second Dragon War. But once the war is over, the problems aren't. This book, this story, this beautifully interwoven and complex tale. I enjoyed it. It did not fall short as sequels have a terrible tendency to do. There was the s...more
Angie
It has been a year after the events of Dragon Slippers. Creel has become a famous dressmaker and is still friends with the dragons and Prince Luka. They find out that dragons are being trained in a neighboring country and invasion is imminent. Creel and her friends and dragons must try to figure out a way to free the captive dragons and stop the war. Turns out dragons are being bred for war and there are thousands to save. It also turns out that the the country is under the control of a rogue dr...more
Christina
Another great book by Jessica Day George. I was a little worried that Dragon Slippers would be hard for a sequel to live up to, but this managed pretty well.

Dragon Flight has slightly more serious tones than its predecessor, but there are still humorous moments and light and cheerful events. The main characters are as entertaining and strong as in the first book. I like that there was a dragon antagonist here. The dragon race is shown to be as varied, deep and complete in their personalities and...more
Natalie
Great sequel. The story was intriguing and surprising. The one disappointment was the relationship between Luke and Creel. I didn't feel it was developed enough. Luckily, that was forgivable since Creel's relationship with the dragons is so fantastic. I love the unique personalities of all the dragons and how much Creel cares for each of them. Fun series!
Allison
This wasn't as good as the first book. It had more dragons, which I liked, but the rest of it was lacking. The political intrigue and personal high stakes were missing, and the characters were like snapshot memories of the more dynamic ones in the previous book. I suppose that's always the danger when you enjoy a book that's only first in a series.
Adrienne
Creel's dressmaking business is booming, and she has found out that her dear friend Shardas, king of the dragons, and his mate didn't die in the Dragon War as believed, so things seem to be going well. But when Prince Luka sends word that a nearby country has an army of hundreds of dragons and plans to attack their country soon, Creel enlists her dragon friends' help and heads off to see if she can prevent a war, never suspecting who is behind the plan to take over.

Creel is still an engaging pro...more
Daria
Sadly, this book had lacked the appeal and fervor the previous one engaged me in. The first one was unique, but this book not as much... An enjoyable, light-hearted tale nonetheless; maybe her pace is just a little too fast for my liking.
Susan
I really enjoyed Dragon Slippers, and was pleasantly surprised to find that this was the sequel. Then I enjoyed it even MORE than the first, probably because it was more satisfying for me.
Tirzah


Not that Shardas could literally fit into my purse...you get it, though, right? I carried Shardas and Creel's second adventure along all weekend and it helped pass the time of waiting during meetings, appointments, etc. Even it I did not have the book handy, I think I still would have found spare time to finish it rather quickly, because I was as hooked on it as I was with the first book. I am so glad author Jessica Day George decided to write a sequel! The third installment, Dragon Spear is on...more
CLM
Too much war, too many sad dragons, not enough creativity, and SEVERAL grammatical mistakes. Are there no proofreaders at Bloomsbury?
K.C. Rivers
I just so enjoy these sweet stories. As I mentioned in my first review, I'm probably a little biased because the author has a writing style almost identical to my own. Still, the next chapter in Creel's adventures was just as exciting as the first.

This story once again made me feel like it could be either young adult or middle grade. An advanced middle grade reader could probably get through it with no troubles, and there are probably many teens who would enjoy it as well. As much as I look for...more
Lauren Hawkins
I knew it! What happened at the end of the book hsa always been so obvious. I knew it was going to happen! So sweet and romantic!
Ashley
Oct 22, 2008 Ashley rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Ashley by: libraian
This book is as good as the first!!!!! I love it
Maggie
Love this book
Qnpoohbear
When the king learns that another kingdom has mounted an army on dragon and plans to attack, he asks Creel to help save the kingdom with the help of local dragons. Upset at the king's attitude towards dragons, Creel sets out to prove that the enemy dragons are not fighting of their own free will. Together with her friend Marta, Martha's betrothed Tobin, Prince Luka and her favorite dragons, Creel sets off to spy on their enemies in Citatie. Creel and Marta uncover a dangerous and deadly secret t...more
Ashley
Even though Dragon Slippers didn't end on much of a cliffhanger, I loved it so much that I had to read the next book in the series. Dragon Flight may not be as good as the first book (hard to beat the awesome twist on dragon folklore), but it comes very close. I had a hard time deciding which one I enjoyed more.

There is a lot more action throughout the story with all the battles that take place. As a result, it is a little more violent than the previous book with all the dragons fighting each ot...more
Jillian
This second installment of the Dragon Slippers series was just as fun, exciting, and interesting as the first. I've mentioned before how much I LOVE George's writing style and she doesn't stray from it in this one. The characters are realistic and likeable (or hate-able) and most importantly, I finished with a smile on my face and an uplifted heart.

The only problems I had with this one, was that Creel (can't stand her name) and Luka spend tons of time together, but we don't really get to see any...more
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“We should do that,” he whispered. “Wear flowers in our hair?” I was watching the ceremony and not really paying attention to Luka, despite the warmth of his arm. Tobin’s eldest brother, the head of the household since their father’s death some years ago, had come forward. Skarpin had surprised us by being as garrulous and emotional as Tobin and Ulfrid were silent and controlled. His red beard was a sharp contrast to his shaved head, and he had six earrings in each ear, a sign that he was a wealthy landowner. He took the loaf of bread from the priest and began the traditional praising of the bride’s skills. “No,” Luka said. “We should get married.” Now I gave him my full attention. “What?” 0 likes
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