Granmyr's voice came, close to her ear. "I--I felt something." "Ah," Granmyr
said. She touched Kaeldra's arm. "Listen." Outside the wind howled. The
cellar shook with the rattle of hail. And then--there it was. High-pitched
and plaintive, a new sound twined around the wind wail. It mingled at first,
then, growing, dominated, hushed the wind entirely. It was not a human
sound, but the feelings it voiced were human. There was triumph in it, but
also the underside of triumph: regret, loneliness and despair. It rose, a
great soul-sung lament, then all at once it, too, fell silent, its echo
retreating back across the moors into the mountains."
As soon as Kaeldra hears the cries in the storm she knows that something is
not right. She has always been different: the only farin, the only Krag
among the Elythians. Everything about her is wrong. Then the storm comes and
with it something bigger and more powerful than anything Kaeldra has ever
imagined. It is then that Granmyr tells her of her mother, and of her
great-grandmother, Kara of the Green Eyes, Kara the Dragon-sayer. Thrust
into the middle of an adventure which she is reluctant to be a part of,
Kaeldra must cast aside all that she has ever known, all that she has ever
wanted, and become the hero that the dragon-friends so desperately need.
Susan Fletcher is an amazing author. Dragon's Milk is a truly amazing
tale. I found my copy at a local book sale for 25 cents. It was worth a
hundred times that. I've read it so many times that the spine is starting to
crack and break. It is one of the best books I have ever read. I just love
it. I would also recommend that anyone who likes Dragon's
Milk read the rest of the series: Flight of
the Dragon Kyn and Sign of the Dove. Dragon's Milk is
actually the first book in the Dragon Chronicles but I recommend that you
read Flight of the Dragon Kyn before the other two. It will make much
more sense. Girls from the ages of 8-14 will thoroughly enjoy this book and
all of the others in the series.
I give Dragon's Milk a shiny gold five out of five stars.