Dealing with Dragons, by Patricia C. Wrede

Title: Dealing with Dragons
Author: Patricia C. WredeDealing-with-dragons-first-edition
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Age Category: 10+

Fantasy for Young Female Readers

Sixteen-year-old Cimorene is tired of being a princess.  She is fed up with embroidery lessons and etiquette and arranged marriages, and would much rather study magic and sword fighting and Latin. So when a talking frog suggests that she run away from home, that’s just what Cimorene does.  Before long, she finds herself gainfully (albeit dangerously) employed as a dragon’s princess, sorting treasure and brushing up on her Latin and trying out spells to her heart’s content.  But life in the Mountains of Morning isn’t all fun and games–obnoxious, dimwitted knights keep trying to rescue Cimorene, and evil wizards have been popping up all sorts of places they’re not supposed to be.  Everyone knows wizards can’t be trusted; clearly, some sort of nefarious plot is afoot.  With the assistance of an amusingly down-to-earth witch, a rather timid princess, and a stone prince, Cimorene must figure out what the wizards are up to, and stop them, before it’s too late. Continue reading

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