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Dragon Spear (Dragon Slippers #3)

4.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  11,174 Ratings  ·  647 Reviews
With peace established between the humans and the dragons, young couple Creel and Luka are planning their wedding. But then the dragon queen, Velika, is kidnapped by a band of rogue dragons in need of a ruler. When Creel and Luka rush to help, they discover that Luka's father has plans to take back the Far Islands from the dragons. Creel's happily ever after just might be ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books (first published May 12th 2009)
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Jul 11, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Reading aloud to my son, June 2011.

This book, for the record, is rather pushing the top edge of what I would think of as middle grade. Just FYI: there is a wedding, several fights to the death, and a gooey dragon birth scene. Not sure how much my son really "got" of the ending. He's six, but he really wanted to know what my books were about.
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Dragon Spear is the exciting finale to the Dragon Slippers trilogy. Characters I have come to know are joined by a band of tiny rogue dragons on a mission. These mini dragons are stubborn, proud, and quirky – while the Feraval dragons collect luxuries, these new dragons collect PEOPLE. So weird!

Nothing is simple as Creel and Luka plan their wedding. Rather than dealing with some played-out-love –triangle, these two deal with dragons trapping them in a pit and a wedding dress that refuses t
May 24, 2009 Virginia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the third installment of Jessica Day George’s dragon series, Creel and her prince charming, Luka, visit the dragons’ Far Island home just in time to witness the abduction of Queen Velika. They set off to help Shardas and a handful of dragons rescue the queen from a band of strange dragons with evil intentions. To make matters worse, when they find her, she is about to lay a clutch of eggs, and can’t be moved.

Dragon Spear is an exciting adventure with a plot that kept me guessing and delighte
Emily Collins
Dec 01, 2011 Emily Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am somewhat sad to be finished with this book, because it certainly was an excellent series. In terms of Luka and Creel, I am very glad that she did decide to make this final book because I did want to hear how all of that would work out, with Creel's crazy aunt and all. I am also so happy that Velika is with children in this volume, as I did so hope that there would be another heir to the dragon throne (which, it turns out, is the plot of this book). It doesn't take place in the same lands as ...more
May 22, 2009 Meredith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, series
EEEEE!!!! I was so excited to get back into the adventure of Creel, Shardas, and Luka. And I wasn't disappointed. The first book is still my favorite, but I was amazed at how fun and different this adventure was from the previous ones. A very satisfying ending to a wonderful trilogy.
Aug 20, 2011 Valerie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I flip flopped a lot on what to give this book a 3 or 4 since there are no half stars but I decided on 3 because I enjoyed the books leading up to it and I liked how Creel's story ended but I was disappointed about a few aspects.

This one didn't have as much embroidery or sewing going on like it did in the last two but it did present itself in Creel's wedding dress and of course to help save the day-more or less, not exactly.

It didn't feel as dire to me even though it probably could've. Sure th
3.5 Stars.

I am a big massive Jessica Day George fan, and while this book tied the series up in a few ways which I will not give away, I felt it lacked a certain spark and freshness that the first two had.

Some characters felt tacked on as there was little build for them in previous books. As predictable as it may have been, I admit I would have liked to see Alle find love with Creel's brother. Again, this may have been predictable, but that kind of feel good addition I could have lived well with.
The third and final book in the Dragon series by Jessica Day George. Probably my least favorite of the series. Shardas and the other dragons go to live on their own islands and have to deal with the other crazy dragons that live on the surrounding islands that seem to think that they can just take Velika and her dragon hatchlings. Because of blood and birthrights, etc. Creel, Luka, and friends flew out with the dragons to spend some down time and hang out with their friends and, as per usual, ge ...more
Jun 05, 2009 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun conclusion (at least, the author claims that she's done with these characters) to a fun trilogy. We learn more about Creel's world, more about the dragons and their lore and history, and we finally get to see Creel's happy ending, in spite of annoying relatives, sacrificed clothing, and selfish, prideful dragons. We also get to see Velika show that she is truly queenly, and that made me want to stand up and cheer. What a great lady. Thanks, Jessica, for letting us watch Velika come ...more
My 10 year old self: I only read part of this book, but I can still review it and say that I put it down because it was SO BORING! It was also very confuzzling. There were way to many characters. You may try this out if you really want to, but there are so many other good books that I have reviewed that are WAY BETTER. Try something else.
Elinor  Loredan
Jan 27, 2014 Elinor Loredan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, 2014
This installment in the Dragon Slippers series is more about negotiation and the difficulties with diplomacy than about adventure, though there are certainly some action scenes. I find this shift in main focus innovative--rather than having a ton of fighting and struggles, there is a lot of tension-laden dialogue. The three books in the series have a nice progression: the first introduces dragons, how they are mostly gentle and even friendly to humans when respected as intelligent, reasoning bei ...more
Of all three books, Dragon Spear would have to be the one I disliked the most. Creel seemed to be wedding gown obsessed (which bored me to tears. I know the wedding gown was important to her, but not to the extent that Creel showed), and the actual plot was messy. You could see the author try to inject some complexities into the situation, but instead of being engaging and well written, it was rather clumsy and needed better execution overall.

It's not all bad. For the most part, if you liked th
Lady Knight
This one was a bit of a disappointment to me. I guess I had gotten spoiled by the preceeding two books! It wasn't bad, it just wasn't great.

Creel, Luka, Shadras, and the rest of the gang are back, and things are about to get interesting. Luka is constantly pushing Creel to agree to move their wedding date up, Creel is panicking about her dress, her family shows up at the palace and expect to be treated like royalty, and Luka and Creel are suppossed to be going to visit the dragons new home. Whe
Nancy O'Toole
After the Second Dragon War, Creel’s world has changed dramatically. Shadras and the rest of the dragons have relocated to the Far Islands, and Creel and Luka have become engaged. Before they can get married, Creel is going to take one visit to the Far Islands to visit her dragon friends. She arrives to find that they've settled in paradise, but not all of the dragons have the same ideas about how things should be run. What will Creel and Shadras do when Velika, the queen of the dragons, is kidn ...more
Apr 21, 2014 Joelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Dragon Spear
Dragon Slipper's #3
By: Jessica Day George
5 stars

Reviewed by:Angels
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing
Source: Purchased Copy Gene:Young Adult Fantasy

Book Blurb/Synopsis-

As far as Creel is concerned, all is finally right with the world. The dragon king, Shardas, and his queen, Velika, have made a home for themselves on the Far Islands, and for the first time in centuries it seems dragons and humans might be able to live together in peace. So what better
Kathy ~ Bookworm Nation
This is the third book in the Dragon Trilogy, and probably my least favorite of the three. Don’t get me wrong, I actually enjoyed the story and thought it was a good book. It just didn’t capture me the way that Dragon Slippers did. It was a fun story, I loved being reunited with all my favorite characters again, and watch as they go through yet another unbeatable obstacle. I love Shardas and Velika, as well as many of the other dragons. George goes into a lot more detail about dragon history/cul ...more
Jun 07, 2009 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, middle-grade
Dragon Spear by Jessica Day George
Bloomsbury, 2009

Reviewed by Heather Moore

Dragon Spear is a delightful third installment of the Dragon Slippers series. In book three, Creel and Luka go on a mission together to the new colony of dragons—the Far Isles. If you’ve read the other books in the series, you’ll know that Creel has a special relationship with the dragons. And although the creatures aren’t welcome everywhere and reasonably feared by most humans, Creel has managed to become their closest f
Denae Christine
Though I still the first one was definitely more fleshed out, more 3-D, the second two have done credit to JDG and her characters. They're still funny, adventurous, and unique. The characters are well-rounded and not too complicated (like, the dragons are very typical, just with singular hoards). The world is very big, and JDG tells the reader all he/she needs to know about this vast place as the story unfolds.
In this one, Dragon Spear, I love Creel's dedication to her wonderful dress, though, s
Miss Clark
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The Winter Rose
This is the 3rd and final installment of the Dragon Slippers series.
In this adventure, Creel visits her dragon friends in their new home on the Far Islands.
When pregnant Velika, Queen of the Dragons, gets kidnapped, Creel and her friends must try to rescue her from a lost tribe of dragons.

Personally, the first and second book resonated more with me than this one. There was certainly nothing bad about this one, but it just didn't hold my interest the way books 1 & 2 did. That said, overall i
Another quick read in the Dragon Slippers series. The setting in this one takes place on islands far from Feravel due to the dragon's banishment. I really enjoyed the ending to the series. It nicely summed up all the others with happy closure. I was very eager for dragon babies and this book filled it and for the first time the humans weren't the bad guys. I found Daryym very hateable as all good antagonists should be and of course I still loved the previous characters. My daughter loves this se ...more
Lana Tessler
Aug 13, 2011 Lana Tessler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Mrs. Tessler's Classroom: Fantasy: Other Worlds

A speedy read just like it's two predecessors in the series, more adventures with Creel and dragons and references to gorgeous fashion. I'm convinced this is the fantasy series to hook girls with enough romance to counter-balance the idea of adventure and large scaly monsters. I love George's characterization of the dragons, making them just as understandable, empathetic, and fun as their human counterparts. I sometimes find Creel to be a little
Dakota (Magic in Every Book)
I'm a sucker for a happy ending :) This whole series was just fun, adorable, and heart-warming, with a great cast of character and interesting adventures.
Eve Long
Jan 24, 2016 Eve Long rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book and has lots of adventure in store.
Mark Buxton
Nov 24, 2015 Mark Buxton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Creel and Luka visit the new home of Shardas and Velika, the king and queen of all dragons. Velika is carrying her first batch of eggs when she's kidnapped. A dragon they rescued in book two leads a band of smaller dragons who take the queen to a faraway island. These smaller dragons are dying off, including their queen, and they need a new queen to help their colony grow. With the help of the king and other friendly dragons, Creel tracks Velika to the island and finds she's being held captive i ...more
Dragon Spear is the last in the series. I struggled with this one the first time I read it. At the time, I blamed it completely on the fact that I hadn't read the other two books recently enough. Surely, if I had remembered the first two books better, this one would be just as wonderful, right?! Did reading all three books within a week help? Yes. That being said, did I love this third book? Not as much as I wanted to love it. I wanted to love it just as much as the first book, so the series wou ...more
Nov 08, 2014 Suze rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Creel has been looking forward to visiting Shardas and the other dragons on their island. Now that humans and dragons are no longer allowed to live together they seem to be happy and in peace. Creel, Luka and Hagen are spending some time with the dragons and Creel is feeling like she's finally back with her family. Her brother Hagen loves being among the dragons and he tries to learn as much from them as possible. Creel and Luka can be together without the suffocation of the court and Creel's au
Aaron Jun29094
This was a good book with great use of vocabulary but I am sorry to say but this one was the worst so far out of the three books of this series. Even though this book had many flaws with how the story was unexciting and I didn't get that feeling that I want to keep reading and reading because it was kind of obvious to know what was going to happen next, it was quite enjoyable because the other books were too sudden and it happened too easily with the main events while this one could show that th ...more
Jul 28, 2014 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
Creel and Luka are engaged to be married and the dragons are safely living in the Far Isles. Creel is working hard on her wedding dress, but wants to visit Shardas and Velika before she gets married. While they are visiting Velika is kidnapped and spirited away to a far off land. Creel, Luka, Shardas and the others follow them to try to get Velika back. She has been kidnapped by rogue dragons who are failing and believe they need a queen to make them better. Problems arise because Velika is so c ...more
Tiffany Baugh
Jul 25, 2009 Tiffany Baugh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've loved every book that I've ready by Jessica Day George and this was no exception. My husband says that secretly I'm a 12 year old nerdy girl because I read books about dragons, but I've loved this series! It's been very interesting, funny, and clever. I really like the main characters and liked this book.
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“We startled some strange, long-necked shaggy creatures that had been grazing in the field, and I swear one of them spit at Feniul. Hagen slipped off of Leontes'neck and started to follow the creatures into the little copse of trees they had taken shelter in, fascinated, but I called him back.
"They spit."I said. "They probably bite as well."
"They are ill tempered things,"Amacarin agreed."But I saw someone riding one yesterday. It did not look like a smooth-gaited beast, though."
Now there was even more longing in Hagen's face."
Luka started laughing. "I shall buy you one when you finish your apprenticeship." He told my brother. "It can be your mastery gift. A hairy, spitting cow horse.”
“I could never live like this," I whispered to Luka.
"No," he agreed. "I've seen you grovel. It's not very convincing.”
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