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The Dragon and Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff: A Book Review

The Dragon and Princess Madeline
Author: Kirstin Pulioff
Genre: Children's, Fantasy
Publisher: Kirstin Pulioff
Release Date: 2015
Pages: 129
Source:  This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: Princess Madeline is ready to celebrate. With the foundation of her future in place, it seems nothing can hurt her. Then the return of a mysterious green dragon threatens her kingdom and king. Will this challenge prove to be too much for Princess Madeline and Prince Braden, or will they find the answers they seek hidden in cryptic messages from the past? 

     Can Madeline save her kingdom from the dragon, or is the real danger something else? 

     My Review: The Dragon and Princess Madeline is the final book to The Princess Madeline trilogy. The story picks up where The Battle for Princess Madeline has ended. Princess Madeline is ready to be queen of a new kingdom and marry her knight, Daniel. However, the green dragon has appeared that threatens to destroy everything that Madeline holds dear. However, clues from the past may give her a clue as to how to beat the dragon. Can Madeline save her kingdom from the dragon before it is too late?

     Madeline has really grown throughout the course of the three books. I like how she has grown to be very confident and self-assured. She is willing to take charge and be a queen. I also like how she is ready to make her own decisions. Madeline is also very observant. She looks for clues to solve the situation with the dragon. Overall, Madeline has become a leader. She makes very wise decisions, and people follow her reasoning. Therefore, she gets people around her to listen to her advice. Thus, I believe that she will make a good queen.

Overall, this story is about friendship, love, and family. The message of the story is to be yourself and to follow your heart. I  found this story to be very fast-paced, and I felt that all the loose ends were tied together neatly. My only complaint is that aside from Princess Madeline, there was not much development with the side characters, including her love interest, Daniel. They just seemed to be there. Still, I found this trilogy to be very light, charming, and enjoyable. I recommend this book to anyone who loves fierce heroines and fantasy books about dragons.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


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