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(Leland Dragon Series #2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Peace was fleeting. Vorham Riddess, Venur of Esra Province, covets the crystal ore buried deep in Leland's mountains. His latest device to obtain it: land by marriage to a Leland maiden. But that's not all.

Among Dragonkind, old threats haunt Mount Gore, and shadows loom in the thoughts of the Red who restored life to land and love. A dragon hunter, scarred from countless
Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published March 16th 2012 by Seventh Star Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Sela is the second of Jackie Gamber’s Leland Dragon series, but it stands alone perfectly well. Darker and richer than book one, it’s a smoothly told tale of a girl who believes she’s a dragon (or is that a dragon believing she’s a girl). Cast out from her dragon home for her own protection, she suffers all those natural teen angsts about rejection. Meanwhile her uncle attempts to protect her, only to find she’s taking foolish risks in an attempt to protect him. Ah, if only we’d just tell the ...more
Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I had just finished Sela and all I wanted to do was write my review and tell everyone how much I loved Sela Redheart. Sadly nothing coherent came to mind other than gushy babble so I sat back and thought on it some. Pretty much all I can come up with still is gushy babble.

Jackie holds a special place in my heart with her book Redheart being the first that I was asked to review by a publisher.

Charming, sweet YA fantasy. The kind of book someone young would love and equally loved by someone old
***Originally posted to: Bookish Book Blog |YA and Adult Book Reviews, Author Interviews, Guest Posts, Giveaways and news! ^___^

When asked by Seventh Star Press to participate in the blog tour for the second book in Jackie Gamber's Leland Dragon Series, Sela, I didn't think twice before immediately jumping on board with it. I have read and absolutely loved the first novel in the series, Redheart, and knew that I simply couldn't afford to miss the sequel. Having devoured and been totally
--Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog--

In Redheart, Kallon and Riza's deep inner wishes are granted and they can finally be together as dragons.
So as Sela begins as a reader its a real wonder to find that Sela is the daughter of Kallon Redheart and Riza not Diantus but now Redheart! She's an artistic girl and very much like her mother wanting to look for her place in life. As the dragon-born daughter of Kallon and Riza she had an idea of what her life would be
Apr 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Review taken from my blog, The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia ( ).

First Sentence:
"Sela's art was dead inside, just like her hope."

The first page of the book can make or break a story for me. So, I was quite excited when I sampled the first three pages of Sela and found myself not wanting to put it down (definitely a sign that the book is going to be good).
While Sela is not about Riza and Kallon, her parents, I still found myself enjoying this read because there was more intrigue than there was
A Book Vacation
Mar 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Gamber has written another wonderful novel in that of Sela, the sequel of Redheart, which picks up many years after Redheart’s conclusion and focuses on the second generation of dragons in Leland province. Though there is a generational gap between the novels, I found it extremely refreshing as new characters permeate the novel, and yet our beloved older characters still pepper the story enough to have a healthy presence. Gamber’s choice to continue her story through this generation gap allows ...more
William Bentrim
Mar 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Sela by Jackie Gamber

This is the sequel to Redheart, Jackie’s first book in the Leland Dragon Series.
I first posted my review on Redheart at Book Review: Redheart by Jackie Gamber on Blogcritics which will theoretically get me more traffic on my posts. I still don’t know if that is true. Sela is every bit as good as Redheart and deals with the coming of age of some young dragons.

The cast of characters and location are familiar in this book. Leland is the province where Kallon Redheart, a red
Robin Blankenship
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Sela was a very fast moving and enjoyable fantasy. It is the second book in the Leland Dragon series that began with Redheart. I think that it has moved to one of my top ten favorite books of all time. I love fantasy and I love engaging, intelligent, strong women in fantasy and just like in Redheart, Sela did not disappoint.

Something that struck me in Jackie Gamber's first book and holds true in the second her writing style makes the fantasy fun and engaging. Many times fantasy is all about the
Splash Of Our Worlds *Yiota*
Apr 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Awesome awesome awesome! I really liked Redheart but i totally fall in love with Sela. Not only the author grows but same goes for the world and characters of Leland.

I said before, that the dragons in those series are amazing. A world fully created with certain ideas. mythology, history. Here i loved them even more. The previous book was darker in the aspect of dragons, and we even had a dragon as the main hero. Here they get a secondary role, which show us a different aspect and version of
Apr 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
I received this novel for review from the publisher.

Sela is book 2 in Jackie Gamber's Leland Dragon series of fantasy novels about dragons. These books are great for fantasy novel lovers aged 10 and up.

Riza and Kallon are back, although our main characters now focus on Sela and Drell. Some of the main characters from Redheart are also back, and I have mixed feelings about them. However, my review of Redheart included spoilers, and I am going to try to keep this review spoiler-free.

Sela is the
Ali (Ali's Bookshelf )
Jackie Gamber does it again, with the second book in the Leland Dragon Series. I was so excited to get my hands on this book and as soon as I opened up the first page I was hooked. I couldn't put this one down just like the first book.

I loved all the little details of this story and enjoyed reading about each and everyone of the characters that fill the pages of Sela. I have no idea how Jackie Gamber keeps track of all of them when she is writing, but that's what makes her so amazing and
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
This may be the second book in the series, but it can almost stand alone. Set in the generation following the first book, this story featured a dragon stuck in human form, whose sole desire is to be herself.

The story sees the return of a number of characters from the first book, as well a whole new generation of characters. I love this mixture of new and old, giving readers a familar basis while providing some exciting new changes. Sela is a strong girl who really undervalues her own worth and
W. Brad "Zorknot" Robinson
Aug 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
A marvelous and engrossing story.

While I didn't like this one quite as much as Redheart (the first book in the Leland dragon series) , I enjoyed seeing more of the world of Leland and watching a multitude of fully fleshed out characters interacting. My favorite character was Layce. Dark, conflicted, even manipulative, but all the while wanting to do the right thing. I liked how she seemed to have just enough power to get her in trouble. I enjoyed the main character, Sela, as well, but until the
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, romance
Sela is the 2nd book in the Leland Dragon series. I have read the first one which was great but this has to be my favorite of the two. Sela takes up a several years after Redheart and starts with the next generation of dragon. You do not need to read the first one to know what is going on with Sela as Redheart had no cliffhangers and Sela has enough information from the last book to get you reading.

Sela in trapped in her human form she is desparte to go back to being a dragon. I love Sela she
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sela is a fantasy novel about dragons. It is the second book of the Leland Dragon Series. I have not read the first book yet. I wish I had read the first book, because I enjoyed this one. I felt like it gave me enough background to know what was going on, though. See my full review on December 14 at
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My complete review can be found on my blog.
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Utterly brilliant. And one where I need to find out what will happen next.
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Other books in the series

Leland Dragon Series (3 books)
  • Redheart (Leland Dragon #1)
  • Reclamation (Leland Dragon #3)