Kaeldra is tall and blonde, nothing like the petite, dark-haired folk of her foster family. If the old tales are true, her green eyes mean she can speak with the long-vanished dragons…
Rumbles in the mountains and suddenly missing sheep make people whisper that the dragon eggs hidden centuries ago must be hatching. And where there are baby draclings, there must be a mother dragon to nurture them.
When her foster sister falls ill with vermillion fever, Grandmyr tells Kaeldra that only dragon’s milk can save Lyf, so Kaeldra follows the rumbles and signs until she meets the mother dragon and her draclings. Pulled reluctantly into a powerful journey that she never could have imagined, Kaeldra learns more about herself and the world than she ever dreamed.
Can Kaeldra save Lyf and save the draclings, too? Who can she trust when everyone she encounters wants a part of the dragons’ magic and power?
This exciting tale is preceded chronologically in the The Dragon Chronicles by The Flight of the Dragon Kyn, and followed by Sign of the Dove.
Recommended by Katy Manck, Librarian-at-Large, (retired academic/corporate/school librarian), Gilmer, Texas, USA
Dragon's Milk (Dragon Chronicles, 1)Hot
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1989
- being different
- foster family
- girl power
- making a difference
- overcoming obstacles
- part of a series
- special gifts